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Menu Plan for March 5, 2012

I’ve been fighting an ongoing battle against comfort foods lately.  It seems like they’re trying to take over my life!

Here I am trying to cook healthy, gluten-free meals that my whole family will like, but those subversive comfort food impulses keep sneaking in to insist that I serve meals like smoked ham, cottage fries and creamed veggies with pie for dessert.

Gluten-Free, Low-Carb Spinach, Cheddar & Monterey Jack Quiche

Gluten-Free, Low-Carb Spinach, Cheddar & Monterey Jack Quiche

My gluten-free menu plan for the week is finally here, even if it is a day late…I like to start my week on Sunday.

Today I’m putting this week in order with a menu plan that will simplify my daily routine, help with my shopping and more effectively manage my family’s apparent tendency towards our less-healthy old favorites.  Now when we have a comfort food, it will be in the plan!

No more last-minutes changes to what’s for supper.  The gluten-free diet that sounds good at the beginning of the week will make it easier to stick to the plan each night.

Gluten-Free Menu Plan

Sunday

Hamburger Steak

Pinto Beans with Onion

Tossed Mixed Greens with Ranch Dressing

Monday

Chicken and Dumplings with Gluten-Free Bisquick®

Green Beans

Melon

Tuesday

Green Chili Pulled Pork in the Crockpot

Corn Tortillas

Tossed Romaine Salad with French Dressing (from Lexie’s Kitchen)

Grapefruit Halves

Wednesday

Spinach, Cheddar and Monterey Jack Quiche

Napa Cabbage Slaw with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Pumpkin Bread with Honey & Maple made as cupcakes (but not frosted)

Thursday

Gluten-Free Chili with Tomatoes

Gluten-Free Chili with Tomatoes

Chili with Tomatoes

Tossed Salad with Thousand Island Dressing (from Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom)

Crusty Whole-Grain Corn Bread

Sliced Peaches

Friday

Fish Fillets Fried with Cornflake Crumb Breading

Spicy Paprika Roasted Carrots (from Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free)

Baked Potatoes

Gala Apples

Saturday

Chicken Stew with Carrots and Celery

Rice

Banana, Grape and Melon Salad

Peanut Butter Cookies with Cashews

Best wishes for a healthy, gluten-free week!

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