This week the Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan begins with a dinner fit for a celebration, at least in our house… we all like it that much.
Tender, juicy salmon fillets with spinach on the side is one of my family’s favorite dinners. And, to make it even better, it includes a Flourless Chocolate Cake for dessert, which is always good for a party. The cake takes advanced preparation and then it needs time to cool. But, the rest of the dinner takes only 30 minutes to cook.
The last few weeks have been so hectic that I’ve missed preparing my menu plans, and that’s really made things even more hectic. This week is off to a better start already since I’ve put together a gluten-free diet menu plan to help me out.
I hope those of you in the U.S. are enjoying your Independence Day weekend! Mine has been sunny and not too hot, with lots of flags and fireworks. Our neighbors like a lot of the noisy kind of fireworks. They are fun to watch, but I can’t say that our three dogs appreciate the noise.
Here are my ideas for a week’s worth of family-pleasing gluten-free dinners. I hope you have a wonderful week!
This week the Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan focuses on low carb dishes. These meals are simple to make 🙂 … And, even without a lot of starchy side dishes, it’s filling and probably a lot healthier.
Personally, I feel better when I eat low carb meals like these. I’ve always been a fan of the Atkins and similar diets.
And, these are dishes that the rest of my family likes, too…
I’ve discovered an absolutely delicious sandwich bread recipe. It’s called “Sandwich Bread with Sourdough Starter.” I’m using it in the sandwich supper I’ve included in the Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan this week. You can find the link in the menu plan.
Several weeks ago I started my own batch of sourdough starter by following Amy Green’s directions and I found it has worked just as her instructions say… It really is simple to make!
This week’s Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan features “yummy” favorites for the entire Mothers Day extravaganza beginning with brunch and ending with a lovely dinner that includes a “chocaholic” fudge and vanilla ice cream brownie dessert.
The rest of the week is filled up with six more healthy, family-pleasing meals with flavors ranging from cheeseburger to paprikash and from mustard dill sauce to garlic cheese bread.
The Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan for this week begins with a fall-apart tender sandwich dinner of Beef Short Ribs in a tangy sauce. Sliced onions are optional.
Following that is a celebration of Cinco de Mayo featuring Carne Guisada, a spicy Mexican-inspired beef stew that can have onions, tomatoes and even potatoes in it. Like most stews, the ingredients can vary some. It’s been a favorite of mine since I first had some in San Antonio years ago.
I’m so happy to see daffodils and tulip trees blooming! It’s also fun to add a few spring veggies to this week’s Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan.
Asparagus, sugar snap peas, spring salad greens and green peas are a few sides that I like to add to the menu any time of year. But, they are even better when I can find them fresh, so I’ve added them to several of the meals below.
There’s a slow cooker meal, a sandwich supper, a paleo chicken dinner, a salad supper, a shrimp sauté, a “breakfast for supper” and a crock pot turkey breast supper this week.