Summer is a time for celebrations and special family togetherness…
… It’s warm, humid and maybe even punctuated by a quick afternoon thunder shower or two.
Special meals and picnics, sparklers and fireworks, vacations and trips to the mountains, beaches and grandma’s house are perfect for bringing out the best summertime has to offer. And, one way you can add to the celebration is by using colors to enhance your meals to make them exciting and enjoyable!
So, this week, I’m going to make my gluten-free menu plan shine by celebrating summer with…
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.
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.
There are so many activities going on besides the usual right now — graduations, weddings, vacations, sports — that it seems life is even more hectic than usual. That’s when planning ahead with a Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan is even more helpful.
Here are seven days’ worth of menus with slow cooker meals like Green Chili Pulled Pork and Beef Round Roast, 30 minute meals like Chicken with Cannellini Beans and Tomatoes, Pasta with Sauce and Veggies, and a skillet full of Scallops Stir-Fried with Garlic, Carrots and Spinach. There are plenty of goodies, too — Oatmeal Applesauce Snack Cake, Trail Mix and Rhubarb Pie to satisfy your sweet tooth….
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!
This week’s Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan is highlighted by the fact that it’s got 2 Slow Cooker Meals and 5 quick, 30 Minute Meals. The meals are all quick or “no-brainer” easy!
I guess it reflects the fact that I’ve been out of the office for several weeks on a temporary assignment. So I’m “knockin’ ’em out” fast and furious today.
Are you wondering how to stay on a gluten-free diet and still enjoy a traditional St. Patrick’s Day feast? Here are some menu ideas that will see you through the day and take your menu plan all the way to the end of the week.
Two of these main dishes are made in the crockpot – the corned beef and the beef round roast — to make great meals without hours of watching something cook.
There are three 30 Minute Meals this week – corned beef sandwiches, broiled salmon and pizza topped with shrimp. The chicken stir fry is quick, too, but the sweet black Thai rice that is paired with it takes a little longer to cook so I usually allow almost an hour total time for that dish.
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