Leftovers may seem boring, but…what if you don’t know they’re leftovers? For this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Plan I’ve paired dinners made from the same meat dish without it being obvious that the second one is “left over.”
Sometimes the same dish two days running makes people happy. Chili, for example, gets rave reviews at my table even on the second night. On the other hand, lasagna might make one of my sons happy, but not my husband, Al.
Serving the same dish the next day can be okay with everyone, but if not, below are some follow-ups that are not so obvious.
This week’s gluten-free menu plan has a couple of quick and easy days, a scrumptious braised Tex Mex meal, a casserole, a crock pot dinner that makes enough for sandwiches the next day, and a pot roast dinner.
With a menu plan like this it’s easier to do my shopping, and I need that help even more since gluten-free shopping can take longer with all those labels to read. The manufacturers sometimes change things without any notice, and I hate finding out after I’ve eaten something that it was not gluten-free anymore!
This Gluten Free Menu Plan features some of my favorite meals and goodies
However, I’m changing my focus for the Elegantly, Gluten-Free blog a bit a bit.
In addition to traditional gluten-free family-friendly recipes, I’ll be including more recipes that are also low carb and refined sugar-free.
That’s what I’ll be eating, although the rest of my family doesn’t always follow such guidelines. At times I’ll share dishes they love that may be gluten-free but not necessarily low in carbs or refined sugars.
I hope you’ll enjoy the change. Not only will it improve the variety of the recipes I’ll be sharing with you, it will also be healthier.
Now, let’s get on with this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Plan!
Here is a delicious meal that has more than meets the eye. Each forkful of this gluten-free casserole is rich, flavorful and saucy, and more than that, it’s also full of veggies and healthy stuff, too.
Vegetables are wonderful… I love them. But some of my family members are hard to convince that they’re worth eating… especially eggplant!
However, that is not a problem with this moussaka. It looks good, it tastes good and everyone at my dinner table has always liked it, even though it’s full of meat plus eggplant, onion, potatoes, mushrooms and tomatoes.
Just for the record, I have found…
This week the Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan begins with a dinner fit for a celebration, at least in our house… we all like it that much.
Tender, juicy salmon fillets with spinach on the side is one of my family’s favorite dinners. And, to make it even better, it includes a Flourless Chocolate Cake for dessert, which is always good for a party. The cake takes advanced preparation and then it needs time to cool. But, the rest of the dinner takes only 30 minutes to cook.
The last few weeks have been so hectic that I’ve missed preparing my menu plans, and that’s really made things even more hectic. This week is off to a better start already since I’ve put together a gluten-free diet menu plan to help me out.
I hope those of you in the U.S. are enjoying your Independence Day weekend! Mine has been sunny and not too hot, with lots of flags and fireworks. Our neighbors like a lot of the noisy kind of fireworks. They are fun to watch, but I can’t say that our three dogs appreciate the noise.
Here are my ideas for a week’s worth of family-pleasing gluten-free dinners. I hope you have a wonderful week!
This week the Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan focuses on low carb dishes. These meals are simple to make … And, even without a lot of starchy side dishes, it’s filling and probably a lot healthier.
Personally, I feel better when I eat low carb meals like these. I’ve always been a fan of the Atkins and similar diets.
And, these are dishes that the rest of my family likes, too…
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