Hot and humid describe life around here this week. With that in mind I’m happy with a gluten-free hamburger cookout, a couple of slow cooker meals, a sandwich or two, a cool salad dinner and several 30 minute skillet dinners.
With the heat comes a tendency to want to move around less, so I am even more careful than usual to serve lean meats, plenty of vegetables and fruits and main dishes that often don’t need any carbs for side dishes.
Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan
For the Week of July 14, 2013
Day 1 – Hamburger Cookout
Day 2 – Paleo Diet 30 Minute Meal
Sweet Potato Fries
Day 3 – Cool Salad Supper
Day 4 — Paleo Diet in the Slow Cooker
Baby Kale Salad with Vinaigrette
Day 5 – 30 Minute Meal with Low Carb Option
Rice or Noodles (optional)
Day 6 — Sandwich Supper
Red, Green and Yellow Pepper Strips
Steamed Collard Greens with Garlic and Lemon
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 and are suitable for a wheat-free diet. These wheat-free recipes are also suitable for the paleo diet or may be casein-free, dairy-free, egg-free, lactose-free, nut-free or 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. 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.
The Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday
Vegetarian Mamma’s Gluten-Free Fridays where this week there’s a Better Batter giveaway.