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