In the United States of America, the first Monday in September is Labor Day. So that makes it this weekend!
It’s a legal holiday here and, because of that, we all get a day off from work or school, normally on Monday.
That makes it a long weekend… Sadly, it’s also sort of a “goodbye” to summer :-(. But, the day is usually perfect for a cookout if it isn’t raining or too cool!
This year, I’ve planned a simple meal Monday which will include some old favorites… Grilled Hot Dogs with GF Buns, a Sautéed Garbanzos, Zucchini and Tomato Skillet dish and for dessert what could be more appropriate than Somemores with Gluten Free Graham Crackers.
I hope you enjoy the day off as much as we will!
Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan
For the Week of September 1, 2013
Mini-Meat Loaf with Mushroom Sauce and Green Pepper Rings for Garnish
Salad of Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Lemon Meringue Pie (I’ll make some without crust for my G.F. share and the rest with regular crust)
Day 2 – Labor Day Holiday Cookout
Grilled Hot Dogs with Gluten-Free Buns (like Schar’s)
Somemores with Gluten-Free Grahams (like Kinnikinnick’s)
(do you wonder if marshmallows ARE gluten-free?)
Day 3 – 30 Minute Meal for a Paleo Diet
Zucchini and Sweet Potato Hash Browns from Allergy Free Alaska
Avocado and Tomato on Red Leaf Lettuce with Red Wine Vinaigrette
Day 4 – Slow Cooker Meal with a Low-Carb Option
with extra Cabbage (and I’ll leave the potatoes and carrots for the rest of the family)
Red and Green Seedless Grapes
Day 5 – Sandwich/Wrap
(I’ll sub sliced chicken for the beef bologna and Thousand Island for the mayo and horseradish)
Day 6 – Slow Cooker Meal
Sweet Butter Lettuce & Pistachio Salad with Dijon Dressing
Day 7 – 30 Minute Meal with Low Carb Option
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 whole foods and are also suitable for a wheat-free diet or the paleo diet and may be casein-free, dairy-free, egg-free, lactose-free, low-carb, nut-free or refined sugar-free.
< Linked to: The Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday where you can find more menu planning resources.
Vegetarian Mamma’s Gluten-Free Fridays where there are lots of gluten-free recipes (not just vegetarian)