Hot and humid are the most frequent descriptions of life around here this week. With that in mind I’m happy with a hamburger cookout, a couple of slow cooker meals, a sandwich or two, a cool salad dinner and several 30 minute skillet dinners.
With the heat comes a tendency to want to move around less, so I am even more careful than usual to serve lean meats, plenty of vegetables and fruits and main dishes that often don’t need any carbs for side dishes.
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.
This week’s Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan is high-lighted by a quick-and-easy 30 minute meal featuring Roasted Chicken Breasts garnished with veggies. I’ve used some of my favorite cut vegetables in Day 5’s treat. However, you can modify the recipe to use yours!
But, no matter what you top it with… Steaming hot from the oven, it’s sure to look good and taste delicious too!
Have you ever wondered how you can maintain your overall health in spite of the disease that is causing you to be gluten intolerant? This is a serious problem and I sometimes worry about it myself. I think that I’ve found something that can help.
Over the last year or so, I’ve noticed that there is increasing interest in the Paleo Diet around the world. It seems to me that it is a valid dietary choice which many people are embracing because of the benefits they attribute to the diet.
Its popularity began in the 1970s and has grown as more and more people have discovered the benefits of this highly nutritional diet.
I’ve wondered about it often and have now overcome my personal inertia and did something about my curiosity. I liked what I found. And, because of that, I’ve become very interested in it myself since it is, by definition, gluten-free! It contains no grains… Period!
Plus we will be adding a sub-menu as well as a category for Paleo information on the Elegantly, Gluten-Free website.
With its high nutrition and ease of cooking, salmon is a natural for a quick but elegant dinner, like this combination of salmon, acorn squash and sautéed vegetables.
Is quick and easy what you have time to cook, although healthy is what you need? Asparagus and slivered almonds in a wok or skillet will do all that and also taste great.
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