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Gluten-Free Menu Plan for the Week of February 8, 2015


Gluten Free Mini-Meat Loaf with Mushroom Sauce

Gluten Free Mini-Meat Loaf with Mushroom Sauce

I hope that this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Plan will encourage you to plan your menus in the future. I have found that when I plan my meals not only does the week seem to work better, it also helps to bring variety to our meals as well lower food costs.

If I ask my family what they want for dinner, I’ll usually get a very small list of suggestions… Generally something like spaghetti, meat loaf or hamburgers. I think they’d get tired of that short list really fast! So, I try to help them out.

Planning helps me combine what they want with what I know they need AND it helps me avoid going shopping again mid-week when I discover 4 or 5 things that I forgot to buy.

If I can make do with what is in my kitchen, I’m happier, but having everything that I need is much better. A good plan helps me do that; and do it well! 😉

For instance, if I make a stir-fry one day that uses every fresh/frozen vegetable in my refrigerator, it may taste terrific but then I won’t have any fresh veggies for the next day when I may need some shredded cabbage to go with my meatballs and sauce. You can see below just such a possibility in Day 6 and Day 7 – Chicken Stir-Fry one day and Meatballs with Sauce the next.

When I plan properly, I spend less time shopping for and preparing meals… And that gives me more time for other things.

The plan is not the ultimate taskmaster. Rather, it is a tool that helps things run better ALL week.

If you haven’t tried making your own menu plan, give it a shot. You will be surprised at how easy it can be. But, until you get to the place that you can do that, use mine each week.

Here’s this week’s menu plan.


Day 1



GF Mini-Meat Loaf with Mushroom Sauce

Gluten Free Mini-Meat Loaf with Mushroom Sauce

Gluten Free Mini-Meat Loaf with Mushroom Sauce




Steamed Broccoli
Noodles


Blueberry Pie
Gluten-Free Blueberry Pie with Cornstarch & Agave

Gluten-Free Blueberry Pie in an Almond Flour Crust



Day 2


Fish Fillets Fried with Cornflake Crumb Breading

Fish Fillets Fried with Cornflake Crumb Breading

Fish Fillets Fried with Cornflake Crumb Breading


Baked Potatoes
Green and Yellow Beans
Fresh Fruit and Yogurt



Day 3


GF Navy Bean Soup

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Gluten-Free Navy Bean Soup



Easy GF Banana Peanut Butter Muffins

Easy-Gluten-Free-Banana-Peanut-Butter-Muffins

Easy Gluten-Free Banana Peanut Butter Muffins




Day 4


Turkey Breast for the Crockpot (including the Gravy)

Gluten-Free-Turkey-Breast-for-the-Crockpot, Sliced

Gluten-Free Turkey Breast for the Crockpot, Sliced and Ready to Eat



Mashed Potatoes or Riced Cauliflower
Buttered Peas and Carrots
Strawberry Sorbet



Day 5


Beef Round Steak and Vegetables in the Slow Cooker

Beef-Round-Steak-in-the-Slow-Cooker

Beef Round Steak in the Slow Cooker



Chocolate Cream Pie

Gluten-Free-Chocolate-Cream-Pie

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cream Pie




Day 6


GF Chicken Stir-Fry with Celery and Onion (and maybe some Broccoli, too)

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Gluten-Free Stir-Fry with Celery & Onion


Sautéed Shoestring-Cut Zucchini “Noodles” or Steamed Rice
Grapefruit and Orange Sections with Sliced Apple and Grapes


Day 7


Easy Meatballs (with Extra Garlic and Basil Sauce)

Gluten-Free-Meatballs-Simmering-in-Spaghetti-Sauce

Gluten-Free Easy Meatballs


Sautéed Shredded Cabbage or GF Pasta
Grated Parmesan


Applesauce Snack Cake

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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Applesauce Snack Cake



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