I started the Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan this week in the easiest way possible. I took a family request!
Sometimes when I just don’t know where to begin, I need to remember that I don’t always have to come up with the answers – I can ask the rest of the family what they want.
This time the request was for Cabbage Rolls and Blueberry Pie. How could I go wrong with that?
This week’s Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan starts off with a South of the Border chicken entrée that is good enough for guests, with a dessert of flan and a snack to start the week off of Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Bars.
For the next day, which will be St. Patrick’s Day, there is a traditional corned beef dinner which, even though I’m not Irish, I cook at every opportunity.
I’ll try to save enough of it to make the Corned Beef Hash Skillet a couple of days later.
The Gluten Free Menu Plan this week includes a variety of gluten free meals which run the gamut from Beef Pot Roast to Chicken Stir-Fry to Fish Fillets. It even has a TexMex Crockpot meal of Green Chili Pulled Pork on Day 5.
Plus, to make this week’s menu plan even better, I have listed 2 tasty, but healthful, treats for any family members who might just have a sweet tooth. So, you’ll find some Walnut Muffins and Oatmeal Spice Cookies in the menu plan, too. (Just in case we all need something to snack on. )
My husband, Al, and I are enjoying the sun shining in our windows this afternoon while we’re holding hot mugs of tea and trying to ignore what the thermometer on the deck says.
Since it’s been in the low teens, I’m inspired to find more gluten-free recipes for the oven for this week’s gluten-free menu plan. Not all of this week’s dishes are oven-baked — some are in the slow cooker and some are 30 minute meals on the stove top — but plenty are..
Come join us and let me know what your favorite is.
Our dinners this week reflect the cold weather that we are still having here in the Snow Belt. I’ll be SO happy when things warm up! But, since that hasn’t happened yet, I’ll put our oven to use almost every day for this Gluten-Free Menu Plan.
There’s a slow cooker full of corned beef dinner that simmers all day long to start the week, and we’ll try to save some corned beef for sandwiches a few days later.
After that there are five meals that use the oven at least in part, from baked fish fillets, a chicken casserole, some flatbread to make corned beef sandwiches to go with curry soup, a meatloaf and then a pizza dinner.
The final dinner is a chicken stir-fry, but I will use the oven that day, too, to make some cookies.
This week I’m sharing the top 12 main dishes from 2013 on Elegantly, Gluten-Free.
These are the most popular with visitors, so I’m featuring them here in the first full week of 2014 instead of a gluten-free diet menu plan.
Some of these are a complete meal by themselves. Some are only the main dish. For those, when I choose side dishes, I usually try to include some healthier options, like low carb veggies to replace my serving of pasta or starchy dishes.