Well, we survived another 4th of July weekend. We had a birthday party, fireworks and the usual visitors to the area that we live in. It’s hot and likely to stay so for another few days, so I’ve come up with a menu plan that is oriented towards one thing (besides being delicious and fun)…it’s easy.
There are three 30 minute meals, a slow cooker and an assortment of several fairly easy traditional dishes. I don’t like cooking when it’s so hot out and I expect that many of you feel the same way I do.
Two meals of note: Day 1 has a Paleo meal of Braised Pork Loin Chops in a somewhat traditional format. Day 4 also features a healthy Paleo 30 minute meal. I hope your family enjoys this week’s menu plan as much we do.
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 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.
It’s finally June and summer is just around the corner…
… So I think that it’s time to talk about cookouts, complete with buns and all the trimmings.
In fact, I’ve planned two cookouts in the gluten-free diet menu plan this week. So, we’ll have gluten-free hot dogs one evening and gluten-free hamburgers another evening.
Valentines Day week can seem a little crazy with special treats, Candy Kisses and Red-Ribboned Boxes of really tempting Holiday Chocolates. But your gluten-free diet must stay intact in spite of those marvelous goodies.
To help you with that, here is my gluten-free menu plan for the week. And, best of all, there are plenty of healthy meals for everyone ;-).
I start off with Roasted Chicken Breasts for the first day. While that’s roasting, you can make…
It’s not every week that I start off with hors d’oeuvres. But I did this week. Al and I just love the taste of the hummus and this particular brand of crackers. We are getting nothing for the mention but we really do like them.
And, it’s a great warm up for the Easy Meat Balls, Red Skin ‘Taters, Salad and Almond Bar dessert that complete the eatin’s fer the day!
The week continues with Braised Pork, Roasted Beets and Sweet Potatoe Wedges… Al (he sure is getting mentioned a lot this week) thought that they were gross when I roasted the beets myself in the oven. But, their sweet meaty taste and texture were worth it.
The Chicken Pot Pie is a traditional recipe but it’s buddy…
This week’s gluten-free diet menu plan has favorites for everybody.
It begins with a warming pot of Multibean Soup, served alongside fish sticks and salad. Then, the next day I’ve included a bit of Tex-Mex flair with some Avocado, Tomato and Cheese-Topped Chicken. My husband Al really likes this one.
For Day 3 I put together a slow cooker meal of Beef Pot Roast. It’s gluten-free and can also be low-carb or paleo if you want it to be that way. Be sure to save some of the sliced beef for Roast Beef Sandwiches for tomorrow’s dinner (“Wednesday Night Blue Plate Special” at the Home Diner ).
Just click over to the Menu Plan to see the rest. You’re sure to enjoy it….
Welcome to another Elegantly Gluten-Free Menu Plan designed specifically to help you fill out your own gluten-free diet with wholesome, nourishing meals. Here where I live we are in the midst of winter with snow on the ground and more on the way. It’s great for building a fire in the fireplace every chance we get and stopping at the slightest excuse to have another cup of tea.
And, with weather like this, knowing that you have great meals to prepare is a real plus. I know it makes my life easier. Especially, when Al says “Honey, what’s for dinner?”
I hope your new year is off to a good start and I’m so glad you stopped by.
Here’s this week’s menu plan…
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