Nov
09

Gluten-Free Turkey — Menu Plan Nov. 9

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ThanksTurkey1Continuing with Thanksgiving themes… this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme is Turkey.

Turkey is probably the most commonly served entree at Thanksgiving meals. And, although it may seem unnecessary (because it is), some whole turkeys you buy in the grocery store may contain gluten. This is due to the fact that broth is sometimes added to make turkey juicier and more flavorful. Broth does not necessarily contain wheat, but it could.

Fortunately, most whole turkeys, both frozen and fresh, are labeled to show they are gluten-free. Make sure you read the ingredient label. It’s always good to check for additives, even if you’re only expecting one ingredient: turkey!

Some brands of turkey to look for that claim to be gluten-free:

Butterball says their whole turkeys are gluten-free. “For our products that are packaged with gravy packets, the gravy packets are gluten free as well. The gravy contains rice flour instead of wheat flour and the modified food starch is corn based (as of 2007).”

Empire Kosher provides a long list of turkey products that are gluten-free.

Foster Farms says in FAQs: “Our fresh natural chicken, turkey and individually frozen chicken are gluten-free. Our ground chicken and turkey with natural flavors contain only spice extractives and are also gluten-free.” Check ingredient labels on other products.

HoneyBaked has a great Special Diets Wizard that allows you to check from a long list of potential allergens to find out what is safe for you to eat. Whole Roasted Turkey and Roasted Turkey Breast are listed gluten-free.

Honeysuckle White has many turkey products. Make sure you check the label, they clearly mark their Frozen Whole Turkeys as being Gluten-Free.

Jennie-O website provides a long list of gluten-free turkey products.

Mary’s Free Range Organic Turkeys are gluten-free.

Norbest allergen sheet states no gluten or gluten-derivatives, though the sheet was not available to read on the website when I published this post. Check the ingredient label before purchasing to confirm.

Organic Prairie Whole Young Turkey has one ingredient listed: turkey.

Perdue labels clearly indicate “Gluten Free.”

Plainville Farms FAQs on their website state that their turkeys do not contain gluten. However, their turkey gravy and homestyle dressing do contain wheat, so avoid those.

Shady Brook Farms has many turkey products. Make sure you check the label. They clearly mark their Frozen Whole Turkeys as being Gluten-Free.

Shelton’s has a long list of gluten-free and casein-free products, which includes whole turkeys, turkey chili, and turkey meatballs!

I hope this helps you shop for your Thanksgiving turkey. Once again, make sure you read the labels before purchasing and consuming a turkey to confirm the product is gluten-free.

I also have some gluten-free turkey recipe links in my menu this week. I may be overdoing the turkey a little, but with such a variety I don’t think anyone will care. Don’t forget to check below our menu for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup, where you’ll find more gluten-free menus, meals, recipes, and ideas for adding turkey to your menu.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: 

Wild Rice Salad

Wild Rice Salad

Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa

Triple Berry Fruit Salad

Berry Fruit Salad

Monday – Pork Chops, Wild Rice Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Tuesday – Turkey Tortilla CasseroleAvocado Salsa

Wednesday – Cod, Fries, and Steamed Green Beans

Thursday – Turkey Tetrazzini, Spinach Salad with strawberries and Poppyseed Dressing

Friday – Pizza with Berry Fruit Salad (berries on sale right now)

Saturday –Grilled Turkey Breast, Roasted Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts

Sunday – Turkey Meatballs with Orange Cranberry Gravy

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Gluten Free Detroit Metro: Gluten-Free Menu
Amanda shares some great local (to Detroit area) resources for turkey. She’s also sharing some recipes for ground turkey this week: Sloppy JoeTater Tot Casserole, and Italian Wedding Soup. Her menu for the week includes Turkey Breast, Roasted Chicken, Burgers with Mac ‘n Cheese, Chicken Pot Pie (would be great for turkey leftovers), Hawaiian Pork Chops, and Sausage and Peppers with Spaghetti.

Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for eating turkey.

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.
  • Join us next week for sharing gluten-free menus, recipes, and ideas for gluten-free gravies and sauces.
  • 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. We welcome suggested themes, too!

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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Nov
02

Gluten-Free Pumpkin — Menu Plan Nov. 2

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ThanksPumpkin1This month’s themes at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap are all to help me (and maybe you, too?) start thinking about Thanksgiving. To start it off, we’re sharing Gluten-Free Pumpkin recipes and meal ideas.

It’s a perfect time to eat pumpkin. That is partly because it’s in season and plentiful. It’s also because pumpkin has so much nutritional value to help keep you healthy through the holidays. So don’t wait for Pumpkin Pie at Thanksgiving.

I found lots of delicious gluten-free recipes with pumpkin that you can eat everyday:

Breads/Breakfast

Lunch/Dinner

Snacks/Desserts

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, recipes, and ideas for eating pumpkin.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: 

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa

Potato & Green Bean Salad

Red Potato/Green Bean Salad

MondayBaked Chicken Nuggets, Sweet Potato Fries, Steamed Green Beans

Tuesday – Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Wednesday – Pumpkin Chicken Chili, corn tortillas

Thursday – Hamburger Stroganoff, Roasted Broccoli

Friday – Fish Sticks, Pumpkin Fries, Peas

Saturday –Pork Tenderloin, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Melissa shares recipes for her Pumpkin Carob Cookie Bars (GF, DF, Egg-Free) and Lynnae McCoy’s Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Chili this week. On her menu plan, you’ll also find recipe links for Quick Chili, Chicken Apple Sausage and Kale Soup, Tuna Noodle Casserole, Jamie Oliver’s Spaghetti Sauce, Homemade French Fries, and Zucchini & Sweet Potato Hash. Check out her post for her complete menu plan and links.

Gluten Free Detroit Metro: Gluten-Free Menu
Amanda says she likes to have pumpkin in breakfast items like pumpkin waffles, Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins, and Pumpkin Quick Bread. For dinner this week, she’s planning Grilled Ham & Cheese with Veggie Soup, Taco Salad, Burgers, Dinner at Renee’s Pizzeria, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Homemade Hamburger Helper, and Chicken Pot Pie.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
This week, Elisabeth is making Mini Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffins and Spiced Pumpkin Bread. Dinners at her house this week will be Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki Bowls, Vegan Singapore Noodles, One Pot Cheezy Taco Skillet, Eggs and Bacon, Chicken a la King, Trader Joes Chicken nuggets, and Pizza. For more recipe links and meal ideas, check out her full menu.

Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for eating pumpkin.

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.
  • Join us next month for sharing gluten-free menus, recipes, and ideas for Thanksgiving Celebrations.
  • 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. We welcome suggested themes, too!

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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Oct
26

Witches’ Brews and Cocktail Concoctions — Gluten-Free Menu Plan October 26

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HalloweenBrewThis week’s Halloween theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is “Witches’ Brew and Cocktail Concoctions.” 

I couldn’t decide what to share this week — soups or drink recipes — so, I found some of each. I think these would all be fun for a Halloween party. And the Soup Shooters, of course, would also make a nice, warm bowl of soup for little ghosts and goblins to eat before a cool evening of trick-or-treating.

Soup Shooters

Addams Family-Friendly Drinks (aka non-alcoholic)

Cocktail Concoctions for the Adult Ghosts and Goblins

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, recipes, and ideas for Gluten-Free Halloween soups and drinks.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: 

Wild Rice Salad

Wild Rice Salad

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Rainbow Veggie/Fruit Salad

Rainbow Apple Salad

Monday – Grilled Chicken, Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli

Tuesday – Grilled Fish, Wild Rice Salad

Wednesday – Tomato Basil Soup, BLT sandwiches

Thursday – Eating Out

Friday – Red Beans and Rice, Green Beans

SaturdayButternut Squash Soup with Bacon

Sunday – Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Rainbow Apple Salad

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for gluten-free Halloween soups and drinks.

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.
  • Join us next month for sharing gluten-free menus, recipes, and ideas for Thanksgiving Celebrations.
  • 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. We welcome suggested themes, too!

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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Oct
19

Gluten-Free Transylvania Treats — Menu Plan October 19

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HalloweenTreatsThis week’s Halloween theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is “Transylvania Treats.” 

It’s getting closer to Halloween, and perhaps some Halloween parties?? Even if you aren’t planning a party, you may be thinking about making something special for Halloween this month. I’ve compiled a list of some fabulously fun Gluten-Free Halloween Treats to try:

More Gluten-Free Snacks for Halloween parties:

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, recipes, and ideas for Gluten-Free Halloween Treats.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: 

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Salmon, Balsamic Glaze

Hot Dogs in Pizza Dough

Hot Dogs in Pizza Dough

Monday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Onions and Peppers with Spaghetti Squash

Tuesday – Traditional Chili, Corndog muffins

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – Parmesan Chicken Nuggets, Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans

Friday – Pizza, Spinach Salad

SaturdayBalsamic Glazed Salmon, rice, Roasted Asparagus

SundayParty Dogs (I think I’ll try making these into Mummies like Angela’s.)

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Melissa is focused on eating healthier meals this week, so no Transylvania Treats for her. Instead, she’ll be using her Slow-Cooker for Chicken Roast, Italian Pot Roast, and Chicken Chili. Melissa is also planning for Grilled Turkey Veggie Burgers, Chicken Pot Pie, and Skinny Beef Taco Rice Skillet. Sounds good to me!

Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for gluten-free Halloween treats and snacks.

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.
  • Join us next week for sharing gluten-free menus, recipes, Halloween Monster Menus, and ideas for Witches’ Brew or Cocktail Concoctions. 🙂
  • 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. We welcome suggested themes, too!

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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Oct
12

Screaming Good Gluten-Free Soups! — Gluten-Free Menu Plan October 12

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HalloweenSoupScreaming Good Gluten-Free Soups is the theme for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap. 

I love to eat soups and chilis during cooler weather, but finding tasty gluten-free soups in the stores isn’t always easy. Most canned soups are made with wheat flour or starch for thickening. And, even if there aren’t any gluten-containing ingredients listed on the label, you may worry about cross-contamination. Even so, it’s really nice to just open a can of soup to heat up for lunch. Here are some brands that have gluten-free soups that have worked for our family: Amy’sHealth Valley, and Progresso.

Of course, your best bet for ensuring your soups are gluten-free (and tastes to your liking!) is to make them yourself. Here are some great recipes for Gluten-Free Soups to try:

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, recipes, and ideas for eating gluten-free soups.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: 

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Easy, Hearty Gumbo

Easy, Hearty Gumbo

Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder

Monday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Roasted Potatoes, Salad

Tuesday – Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Roasted Broccoli

Wednesday – White Chicken Chili, Rice, Avocado

Thursday – Bacon Wrapped Chicken, Wild Rice Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Friday – Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo, Rice

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Clam Chowder, Garlic Toast

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Gluten Free Detroit Metro: Gluten-Free Menu
Amanda is making Italian Wedding Soup this week. She is also sharing her easy recipe for roasted veggies this week: potatoes, turnips, zucchini,  yellow squash, etc. roasted in the oven sounds yummy. For the remainder of dinners this week, Amanda’s family will be eating Baked Chicken, Shredded Chicken Tacos, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Salmon and Green Beans, and Slow-Cooker pot roast and veggies.

Thanks for joining us this week. Join us again next week for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for Transylvania Treats.

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.
  • Join us next week for sharing gluten-free menus, recipes, and ideas for Halloween Monster Menus and Transylvania Treats. 🙂
  • 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. We welcome suggested themes, too!

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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