Want to spice up your meal plan without having another pot of chili this week? How about some lean boneless pork loin seasoned with green chilis? That’s good by itself, served like a stew, with maybe a green salad on the side, but you can also fill out the gluten-free meal by serving the pulled pork over some bean burritos. If you like, add a dollop of sour cream or a sprinkle of shredded cheese, and some salsa.
Here we are again being inundated with ads for rich desserts and treats. This time it’s for Valentines, which I’m all for, naturally, but aren’t there some other desirable gifts besides candy and jewelry? Chocolate may be rich in antioxidants, but it’s also usually rich in sugar and calories that I don’t really need to focus on right now. Instead I’m concentrating on one of my favorite lunches, a salad with beans, crisp veggies and a little Dijon dressing. Maybe we’ll talk about chocolate later….
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean I don’t want a salad for lunch. When the snow is piling up on the roads like recently, though, I’m not as eager to shop for fresh salad ingredients as often. This combination from my pantry and refrigerator made an easy salad on one of those snowy days.
Are you looking for a light soup for lunch that still has the fiber and protein to last you for hours? A few days ago I made this soup for lunch and found it lasted me well through the afternoon, even though it’s without noodles or rice. It was also soothing for a tender tummy when I was a little under the weather recently. There’s plenty of flavor without being overpowering.
Have you ever been hungry for a bowl of hearty tomato soup? I wasn’t sure what “hearty tomato soup” meant the other day, but that was the kind of tomato soup I wanted. We were having guests for dinner but they would be arriving late, after another event, and I was preparing steaks to broil and veggies and rice on the side. A crockpot meal would have been ideal for that uncertain dinner hour, but since steaks don’t broil in a crockpot, I opted for soup instead. Tomato soup with some extras that might tide us over till a late supper, or be a good first course. Here is what we had. No leftovers.
Full-flavored, eye-appealing, nutrition in a bowl – Multibean Soup suits an autumn day perfectly! The red, tan and brown colors of this soup match the fall leaves in my yard right now.
I love to start a pot of soup and have it simmer away while I go about other things. Then I know we’ll have a healthy, fiber-rich, gluten-free lunch or supper later on in the day.
The aroma filling the kitchen draws him every time, ready to eat before he even sees how good this quiche looks with its dark green spinach, golden cheeses and tomato topper. My hubby likes this often for breakfast or lunch. The recipe is gluten-free and low carbohydrate naturally, without using special ingredients.
Every so often we just need to have an old favorite, so I make a lean sandwich with some Beef Round Eye Roast. It’s one of my hubby’s favorites. I like using Round Eye Roast for sandwiches because it needs very little trimming, slices easily and is very lean. Since I make it myself, I don’t have to worry about additives or extra processing, or cross-contamination on a deli slicer.
Gluten-free and Gluten-y family members alike will all absolutely love this beef round steak with vegetables from the crock pot recipe.
It's a classic stick-to-the-ribs family-style meal that is every bit as good as your favorite stew... And, you can thicken the delicious broth that you'll get after simmering for several hours in your slow cooker into a silky-smooth gravy that will make the meal even better.
This meal only takes 20-minutes or so to put together and then can simmer for as long as necessary... Whatever that means in your world. It's a low preparation-time recipe that you and your whole family are sure to enjoy.
This week's Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan is high-lighted by a quick-and-easy 30 minute meal featuring Roasted Chicken Breasts garnished with veggies. I've used some of my favorite cut vegetables in Day 5's treat. However, you can modify the recipe to use yours!
But, no matter what you top it with... Steaming hot from the oven, it's sure to look good and taste delicious too!
... I usually use my own preference for the proportion of pasta to vegetables in this dish. Try it and decide what works best for you. I often cook more veggies than the recipe calls for. And, I'll keep them in a separate dish so that I can add more of them to my plate if the mood strikes me. Depending on how many carbs I've already had that day, I may skip the pasta entirely and just have my sauce with the veggies... I really like just the veggies in sauce sometimes. This is one of my family's favorite gluten-free ground beef recipes. The gluten-free sauce combined with the ground beef seasoned perfectly to your taste can be a marvelous addition to your meal time.
… As I looked around the Internet recently I noticed articles and comments about individuals becoming ill because they used condiments which were not gluten-free. I understand from first-hand experience how very easy it is to accidentally contaminate your food with condiments such as Worcestershire sauce, bouillon cubes and things like this. I’ve done it myself... I don't know how many times.
This week's Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan is highlighted by the fact that it's got 2 Slow Cooker Meals and 5 quick, 30 Minute Meals. The meals are all quick or "no-brainer" easy! I guess it reflects the fact that I've been out of the office for several weeks on a temporary assignment. So I'm "knockin' 'em out" fast and furious today.
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