Summer is living up to expectations by being hot and humid…humid on steroids here in N.E. Ohio!
Who wants to spend much time cooking in a kitchen that’s already steamy?
I’m keeping the gluten-free diet menu plan easy by starting the week off with Easy Beef Cube Steaks in the Crockpot, a slow cooker meal that has a low-carb option.
When days are hot like this, there’s another simple meal we like — spicy Chili and Beans with Tomatoes. This easy version goes great with a tossed salad and some fresh guacamole, so you can have dinner ready in 30 minutes. I’m making a little extra to have for lunch the next day.
On most days this week I’ll be eating fewer carbs, so you’ll see that several meals have that option. Most of the time, though, I also cook rice, pasta or potatoes for those in the house who want carbs with dinner. If I don’t, I’ll hear such pitiful whining…
For the Independence Day holiday we’ll be cooking some burgers on the grill to be accompanied by some seasonal sides and dessert. Tomato Salad with Oil-Free Vinaigrette is simple and colorful. We’ll also have Quinoa Salad with Cucumber, Onion, Parsley and Tomato. Blueberry Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream will make dessert.
Have a wonderful week and a beautiful Fourth of July!
Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan
For the Week of June 30, 2013
Day 1 – Low-Carb Slow Cooker Meal
Serve with a Tossed Salad or on a Bun
Day 2 – 30 Minute Meal
Day 3 – 15 Minute Meal
Tapioca Pudding Cup
Day 4 – 30 Minute Meal
Day 5 – Independence Day Cookout (can be Paleo, too)
Grilled Hamburgers with Sliced Tomatoes, Onions and Lettuce on
Vanilla Ice Cream
Day 6 – Low Carb Slow Cooker Meal
Steamed Rice (for the carb-loving husband)
Day 7 – 30 Minute Meal
Flatbread for a wrap
Chocolate Almond Ice Cream
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. Many are also suitable for the paleo diet or may be casein-free, dairy-free, egg-free, lactose-free, nut-free or refined sugar-free.
The Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday
Vegetarian Mamma’s Gluten-Free Fridays