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Spinach — Gluten-Free Menu Plan April 21

Posted By Heather On April 21, 2014 @ 12:19 am In Menu Plan | 1 Comment

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Spinach [3]It’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 [4] and Kale [5].

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 [6]

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Chicken Spaghetti [7]

Chicken Spaghetti

7-layer Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing [8]

Seven-layer Salad with Spinach

Monday Pulled Pork [6] Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries, Spinach sautéed with bacon

Tuesday – Roasted Chicken, Potato Salad [9] (planning to add leftover spinach to it)

Wednesday – Grilled Steaks, Potatoes and Broccoli

Thursday – Chicken Spaghetti [7] (leftover chicken from Tuesday, Baby Spinach, tomatoes, etc.)

Friday – Parmesan Chicken Nuggets [10], Fries, Berry Fruit Salad [11]

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Seven Layer Salad [8] (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 [12], Meatballs with Marinara Sauce, and Spinach and Potato Bites. She has a picture of Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas [13] that looks delicious! And check out her Spinach Frittata [14] and Beef Stir-Fry [15] for more ideas for using spinach.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
This week, Kimberlee has Fried Eggs with Spinach [16] 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 [17], 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 [17].
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page [18] has the current schedule of themes and hosts [19]. 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?

  • smallbutton [20]Laura at OrgJunkie.com [20] 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 [21].

 


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[4] Spinach: http://celiacfamily.com/menu-plan-may-14-spinach/

[5] Kale: http://celiacfamily.com/menu-plan-jan-7-kale/

[6] Image: http://celiacfamily.com/pulled-pork-recipe/

[7] Image: http://celiacfamily.com/leftover-chicken-dinner/

[8] Image: http://celiacfamily.com/seven-layer-salad/

[9] Potato Salad: http://celiacfamily.com/potato-salad-for-a-crowd/

[10] Parmesan Chicken Nuggets: http://celiacfamily.com/parmesan-chicken-nuggets/

[11] Berry Fruit Salad: http://celiacfamily.com/berry-good-summertime-salad/

[12] Lentil Soup: http://www.glutenfreeweek.com/content/lentil-soup

[13] Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas: http://www.glutenfreeweek.com/content/chicken-and-spinach-quesadillas

[14] Spinach Frittata: http://www.glutenfreeweek.com/content/spinach-frittata

[15] Beef Stir-Fry: http://www.glutenfreeweek.com/content/beef-stir-fry

[16] Fried Eggs with Spinach: http://thepeacefulmom.com/2011/10/01/fried-egg-w-sauteed-spinach-gf/

[17] GlutenFreeWeek: http://www.glutenfreeweek.com

[18] Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page: http://celiacfamily.com/gluten-free-menu-swap/

[19] schedule of themes and hosts: http://celiacfamily.com/gluten-free-menu-swap/schedule/

[20] Image: http://orgjunkie.com/2014/04/menu-plan-monday-april-2114.html

[21] past menu plans: http://celiacfamily.com../category/menu-plan/

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