Apr
28

Coconut — Gluten-Free Menu Plan April 28

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SpringIt’s Coconut Week at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap. The roundup of menus is posted at GlutenFreeWeek, where Lori shares some recipes and lots of good information about coconut.

I’m not a big fan of coconut, so I don’t buy fresh coconut. I do, however, buy and use a variety of coconut products. I use Coconut Flour in baked goods, Coconut Oil for cooking and for making chocolate coating, Coconut Milk for making whipped cream, and Coconut Nectar and Coconut Crystals to replace sugar/honey. I even purchase, on occasion, So Delicious coconut milk yogurt and ice cream for a dairy-free treat.

A few of my favorite recipes with coconut:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Apple Crumb Pie

Apple Crumb Pie

Marinated Flank Steak

Marinated Flank Steak

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Monday – Pizza and Apple Crumb Pie, as requested by the birthday girl

Tuesday – Flank Steak, Roasted Potatoes, Asparagus

Wednesday – Teriyaki Chicken Tenders, Jasmine Rice, steamed Broccoli

Thursday – Eating Out

Friday – Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Rice Noodles and Spinach

Saturday – Spaghetti and Meatballs, Tossed Green Salad

Sunday – leftovers

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, visit GlutenFreeWeek.
  • Join us again next week at CeliacFamily.com for sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for using Chocolate in your meals.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.

 

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Apr
21

Spinach — Gluten-Free Menu Plan April 21

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SpinachIt’s Spinach Week at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap. I may be overdoing it a little, but I’m going to consume spinach every day this week. I have been doing really well lately to avoiding sugar and extra carbs. That is, until the Easter Bunny paid us a visit. ;) I’m hoping the spinach helps me feel a little more energized by the end of the week. I don’t have spinach planned for every dinner this week, but I will be adding it daily to smoothies for breakfast and in salads for lunch.

I’ve heard that because Kale has become the trendy green to eat these days, the market is experiencing a shortage this year. The price of Kale is also expected to rise, so don’t forget about spinach! It is full of good nutrition, too. It is very high in vitamins A, K, and C, as well as folate and manganese. I actually prefer spinach over kale to put in smoothies and salads. The tougher texture of kale, however, makes it a good choice  for cooking — sautéing, and adding to soups and casseroles. Whichever one you choose, you’ll be doing your body good by adding it to your menus.

You’ll find more meal ideas at our past roundups for Spinach and Kale.

Check below our menu plan for more gluten-free menus and ideas for including spinach in your meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Chicken Spaghetti

Chicken Spaghetti

7-layer Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

Seven-layer Salad with Spinach

Monday Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries, Spinach sautéed with bacon

Tuesday – Roasted Chicken, Potato Salad (planning to add leftover spinach to it)

Wednesday – Grilled Steaks, Potatoes and Broccoli

Thursday – Chicken Spaghetti (leftover chicken from Tuesday, Baby Spinach, tomatoes, etc.)

Friday – Parmesan Chicken Nuggets, Fries, Berry Fruit Salad

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Seven Layer Salad (spinach, carrots, purple cabbage, diced ham, garden peas, creamy dill dressing, and bacon bits)

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Like me, Lori is having spinach every day this week! She is starting the week with Spinach Salad and Spinach sautéed with garlic and olive oil. You will also find spinach in her Lentil Soup, Meatballs with Marinara Sauce, and Spinach and Potato Bites. She has a picture of Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas that looks delicious! And check out her Spinach Frittata and Beef Stir-Fry for more ideas for using spinach.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
This week, Kimberlee has Fried Eggs with Spinach on her breakfast menu. For dinners this week, she’ll be eating Ranch Chicken Casserole, Steak Fajitas, Cheeseburgers, Baked Potatoes, Slow-Cooker Chili, Italian Chicken Pasta Salad, and Taco Bowls.

Thanks to everyone who joined us this week. Check back with us next week at GlutenFreeWeek, when we’ll be sharing menus and meal ideas for coconut.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Next week’s theme will be Coconut. The roundup will be posted at GlutenFreeWeek.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.

 

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Apr
14

Eggs — Gluten-Free Menu Plan April 14

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EggsSince Easter is this Sunday, Eggs seemed like a fitting theme for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap. Although eggs is one of the top eight allergens identified by the FDA, I’m happy to say that our family does not have a problem eating them (at least not that we’ve discovered, yet!).

I like to hard-boil eggs and keep them in the refrigerator for a quick way to add protein to breakfast or lunch. For all those hard-boiled, decorated Easter eggs you may have left after the holiday, you may want to consider making Creamed Eggs for breakfast or My Favorite Egg Salad for lunch.

We also use eggs in most of our baked products: Cornbread, Banana Coffee CakeChocolate Chip Banana Mini-MuffinsCinnamon RollsKing Cake, etc. For other treats, I like to use egg whites to make Meringue Tarts and  Cookies and egg yolks to make Chocolate Creme Brulee.

Check below our menu plan for more gluten-free menus and ideas for including eggs in your meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Egg Salad Sandwiches

Egg Salad Sandwiches

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Eggs & Hashbrowns Casserole

Egg & Hashbrown Casserole

Monday My Favorite Egg Salad Sandwiches with Avocado, Berry Fruit Salad

Tuesday – Roasted Chicken, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Wednesday – Bacon-wrapped Chicken, Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli

Thursday – Grilled Flank Steak , Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Friday – Baked Salmon with a Balsamic Glaze, Rice Pilaf

Saturday – Grilled Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries

Easter Sunday – Eggs and Hash Browns Breakfast Casserole with Tropical Fruit Salad
We’ll also be taking Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (using Namaste Spice Cake Mix and Tofutti’s Better Than Cheese Cream) to our family celebration, and maybe some Deviled Eggs, too.

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori’s family will be starting the week with a Broccoli and Cheese Quiche and Chicken Fried Rice, two very tasty ways to eat eggs. She also has Egg Salad on her menu this week, along with Chicken Sausage, Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas, and Pizza.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
I’m happy to see that Elisabeth, the girl who can’t eat anything, can eat eggs! :) In fact, she says she’ll eat them in a variety of ways. She enjoys shirred eggs with potatoes and The Pioneer Woman’s Muffin Melt recipe. For dinner this week, she’ll be having Pancakes, Tacos, Tuna Fish and Apple Salad, Cauliflower Alfredo, Pizza, and Pink Panther Smoothie.

Check back later to see who else will be sharing with us their gluten-free menus and meal ideas with eggs this week.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Next week’s theme will be Spinach. The roundup will be posted at Celiac Family.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.

 

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Apr
07

Beets — Gluten-Free Menu Plan April 7

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SpringThis week’s theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Beets. 

I don’t eat beets. I’ve tried them a couple times, but was never really motivated to eat more. It did, however, get my attention at the market last week. I’ve heard people rave about eating them roasted or pickled, and even grilled. So, I thought I should take another look at this root vegetable.

According to this article at Mercola, beets have numerous health benefits:  They can help lower blood pressure, increase stamina, fight inflammation,  support detoxification, and more. So, I went looking for some new recipes and methods for cooking beets.

I found quite a variety of recipes to try:

Check below our menu plan for more gluten-free menus and ideas for including beets in your meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa

Rainbow Salad w/grapes

Rainbow Apple Salad

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

Monday – Chicken TacosAvocado Salsa

Tuesday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Fried Potatoes and Onions, Roasted Balsamic Beets

Wednesday – Grilled Steaks, Sweet Potato Fries, Beet Greens with Bacon

Thursday – Grilled Pork Chops, Rainbow Apple Salad

Friday – Grilled Tilapia, Cilantro Lime Rice

Saturday – Indian Chicken, Jasmine Rice, Green Beans

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Like me, Lori isn’t big on beets. But this week she is trying a new recipe from Jamie Oliver for Smoked Beets. She may even use the leftovers to make a beet hummus. In addition to those this week, she’ll be having Sirloin Steaks, Chicken Pho, Beef Stir-Fry, Black Bean Soup, Baked Potatoes, and Fish Sticks.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
No beets in Kimberlee’s menu this week. She’ll be making Southwest Chicken Chili, Baked Potatoes, Baked Spicy Chicken Thighs, Fettuccine Alfredo, Taco Bowls, and Hot Dogs.

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free, and Paleo AIP Candida
No beets for Melissa this week either. Instead, she’s planning for Beef Roast with Potatoes, Pumpkin Chili with Turkey, Chicken Apple Sausage with Kale and Rice, Hamburgers, and Tuna Noodle Casserole.

Check back later to see who will be sharing with us their gluten-free menus and meal ideas with beets.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Next week’s theme will be Eggs. The roundup will be posted at Celiac Family.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.

 

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Mar
31

Asparagus — Gluten-Free Menu Plan March 31

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This week’s theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Asparagus. 

I am ready for some spring weather. Mother Nature keeps teasing me with a few warm days, and then sending us cold, wind, and even snow flurries. But I am moving forward with eating fresh spring vegetables, and I’m starting with asparagus.

I found some enticing asparagus recipes to try:

Check below our menu plan for more gluten-free menus and ideas for cooking with asparagus.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Simple Asparagus

Simple Asparagus

Rainbow Apple Salad

Rainbow Apple Salad

Monday -  Leftovers

Tuesday - Chicken Nuggets, Sweet Potato Fries, Roasted Asparagus

Wednesday - Eating OutRed Robin maybe

Thursday - Beef (Marinated Sirloin Strips) Stir-fry with Broccoli, Asparagus, and Mushrooms

Friday - Grilled Chicken, Rice Pilaf,  Simple Asparagus

Saturday - Pizza, Rainbow Apple Salad

Sunday - Grilled Burgers, Corn on the Cob, Crunchy Asparagus Fries

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
Kimberlee is starting her week with a Greek Pasta Salad and Tomato and Cucumber Salad. If you wanted to add asparagus to your meals, you could certainly toss it into either salad. For the rest of the week, Kimberlee will be having Baked Pork Chops, Sweet and Spicy Crock Pot Chicken, Slow Cooker Chili, Chili Cheese Fries, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, and Hot Dogs with Baked Beans.

Mom’s Plans: Paleo AIP Candida
No asparagus on Melissa’s menu plan this week. Instead, you’ll find on her menu Pork, homemade fries, Baby Back Ribs, Italian Wedding Soup made with spiraled zucchini instead of pasta, Fabulous Fish Tacos using lettuce for shells, Turkey and Broccoli Bake, Cabbage Wrapped Lamb Burritos, and Lemon Terragon Salmon Fillets.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori has a great-looking asparagus with bacon and parmesan on her menu this week. She is also making a  Potato and Asparagus Frittata that looks great. The remainder of her week will include Roasted Chicken, Grape and Craisin Chicken Salad, Cobb Salad, Kid-Friendly GF Hamburger Helper, and Tacos.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth says her family enjoys eating asparagus steamed or grilled. Her young daughter doesn’t enjoy the harder stems, but does like to eat the tips. Elisabeth also likes to add leftover asparagus to scrambled eggs. This week’s dinner options include Vegan Gluten-Free Waffles, Tacos with a Lentil/Quinoa filling, Beans with Hot Dogs, Veggie Pot Pie (with asparagus, perhaps?), Pizza, Smoothies, and Fish Sticks.

Thanks for joining us this week. Be sure to come back next week for more gluten-free menus and meal ideas including Beets.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Next week’s theme will be Beets. The roundup will be posted at Celiac Family.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.

 

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