For this week of celebrating the new year, I start off with some Broiled Salmon Fillets, fully intending for this gluten-free diet menu plan to include healthier meals as much as possible.
On New Year’s Eve we’re planning some gluten-free recipes that are favorites, but they could possibly tempt one to overindulge. This is a meal that could suit just you and your family…or you plus a whole crowd of friends…Bean Salad with Dijon Dressing and Romaine, Bacon-Cheese Potato Skins, Easy Meatballs Subs, deviled eggs, Cannellini Hummus and Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Bars.
Following that is a dinner on New Year’s Day that starts with a dish of Blackeyed Pea Soup with Veggies. Whether it brings good luck or not, I don’t know, but it sure is a tradition that tastes good! The rest of dinner includes baked ham, green beans, roasted butternut squash cubes and an Apple Galette with Pecans.
My healthier plans for a week of “out with the old and in with the new” continue the next day with a super simple Turkey Breast in the Crockpot with some Cajun flavor added. Plan to have some leftover turkey for sandwiches the next day! Sweet potato hash browns and broccoli are also in this meal.
The rest of the week includes sandwiches from leftover ham and turkey breast, a tuna casserole, Brussels sprouts, Fudge Brownies with Lentil and Cocoa, Boneless Beef Short Ribs, new potatoes and Napa Cabbage Slaw.
Have a wonderful New Year and thanks for visiting today!
Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan
For the Week of December 30, 2012
Fresh Pineapple Chunks
Day 2 – New Year’s Eve
Bacon-Cheese Potato Skins on Redskin Potatoes
Easy Meatballs with Mini-Sub Rolls (Dinner Rolls)
Cannellini Hummus with Rice Works Chips and Celery
Day 3 – New Year’s Day
Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze
Green Beans with Chives and Parsley
Roasted Butternut Squash Cubes
Apple Galette with Pecans (just sprinkle 2 tablespoons of chopped pecans over the apples before baking)
Seasoning Blend for Pat (adapted from Emeril’s Cajun Spice Blend)
Broccoli with Garlic and Olive Oil
Shredded Hash Brown Sweet Potatoes with Onion
Day 5 – Sandwich Night
Ham Sandwiches with Tomato, Mayo and Mustard
Turkey Breast Sandwiches with Tomato and Horseradish Sauce
Tuna Rice Bake
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Boneless Beef Short Ribs (gravy is optional)
Boiled New Potatoes with Garlic and Olive Oil
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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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