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Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan for the Week of December 16, 2012

These recipes are ideal for a gluten-free diet menu plan.  They’re dishes that I make and eat and that my family likes to eat, too, even though they’re don’t have to be gluten-free like I do.   Three of these dinners are 30 minute meals to keep things short and sweet, and there’s a slow cooker meal for one night.

Since the holiday season is here, I’ve gone overboard with baked goodies every day this week — except one of them is not baked, although it is definitely a goodie.  That’s the Almond Bark with Dried Cherries.

Gluten-Free Beef Round Eye Roast, Hot from the Oven and Ready to Eat

Gluten-Free Beef Round Eye Roast, Hot from the Oven and Ready to Eat

with baked goodies every day this week — except one of them is not baked, although it is definitely a goodie.  That’s the Almond Bark with Dried Cherries.

I hope you’ll enjoy sharing these with me this week!

 

Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan for the Week of December 16, 2012

 

Day 1

Oven-Cooked Beef Round Eye Roast

Baked Potatoes

Brussels Sprouts

Oatmeal Spice Cookies with Dates and Pecans

 

Day 2 – 30 Minute Meal

Chicken and Penne with Kale and Tomatoes

Marshmallow Crispy Treats Dressed up a Little

 

Day 3 – Slow Cooker Meal

Green Chili Pulled Pork in the Crockpot, Over Bean Burritos

Sour Cream

Salsa

 Butterscotch Bars

 

Day 4 – 30 Minute Meal

Shrimp Stir-Fry with Napa Cabbage, Mushrooms and Spinach (I’ll sub Napa Cabbage for the Bok Choy in this recipe)

Rice

Peanut Butter Cookies with Cashews

 

Day 5 – Low Carb Meal

Beef Fajitas With Peppers

Salsa (see link in Day 3)

Tortillas and Beans are optional

Pumpkin Bread With Honey and Maple

 

Day 6 – 30 Minute Meal

Chicken Wrap with Onion, Romaine and Thousand Island Dressing (I’ll sub sliced chicken for the beef bologna, romaine for the lettuce, Thousand Island for the mayo and horseradish, and leave out the cucumber and cheese)

Carrot Sticks and Broccoli Florets

Almond Bark with Dried Cherries (I’ll sub dried cherries for the cranberries in this recipe)

 

Day 7

Spinach, Cheddar and Monterey Jack Quiche

Butternut Squash Baked with Apple-Cinnamon-Walnut Stuffing

Pecan Pie Minis

 

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This gluten-free menu plan is designed for those with gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, or celiac (coeliac) disease, but I’ve found that people who have no food allergies like these gluten-free recipes, too.   They are wheat-free, barley-free and rye-free.  Many are also casein-free, dairy-free, egg-free, lactose-free, nut-free and refined sugar-free.

Remember, be sure you check all your ingredients each time you buy them to make sure that nothing contains any gluten.  If the label doesn’t show clearly that something is gluten-free, check with the manufacturer.  That may seem rather obvious, but it’s easy to overlook.  The manufacturer doesn’t actually have to state that gluten is in the ingredients.  They only need to state if there is wheat or any of the other seven common allergens. (I discuss this in more detail in my ebook, Eating and Living a Gluten-Free Diet…The Official Guide.) That means that barley, rye and some other less common gluten-y grains can actually be in the ingredients in amounts too small to require being listed by name.  For example, the all-inclusive, commonly seen “flavorings” covers a lot of ingredients, some of them gluten-y.

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