Menu Plan Monday – May 13, 2013

by angelaskitchen on May 13, 2013

My menu plan is now sponsored by the great people over at Better Batter Flour.  The menus will also be published at Start Gluten Free, an online resource made to welcome people into the gluten free living community and help them not feel overwhelmed by new dietary restrictions.  I am thrilled to be a small part of this vibrant community!  Stop by and say “Hi!”

GF Menu Swap - Strawberry

I am excited to host the Gluten Free Menu Swap this week.  The theme is Strawberry.  I am loving all the tasty berries that are showing up at the market right now!  We like strawberries plain, sliced on pancakes or salads, and tossed into smoothies.  Some other things we make with strawberries are Strawberry JuliusStrawberry Rhubarb Raspberry CrumbleStrawberry Buckwheat MuffinsStrawberry Rhubarb Bread, in our dairy free fruit on the bottom yogurt,Strawberry Rhubarb Salad DressingStrawberry Banana SmoothieStrawberry-Rhubarb SmoothieRed Berry SmoothieStrawberry Drop SconesStrawberry Banana Muffins, and in both the dairy free Strawberry Custard “Ice Cream” and the Strawberry Philadelphia-Style “Ice Cream.”  How do you serve strawberries?

 

Freezer cooking plan for the week:  Stir Fry Chicken and Thai Chicken Burgers are making their way to my freezer this week.

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The week’s breakfast options:  Freezer Smoothies with Veggies and  Strawberry Banana Muffins, scrambled eggs with wilted greens and garlic, and various fruits.

The week’s lunch options:  Peanut butter and Banana Bread (make a double batch, one for the freezer) or ham on GF Oatmeal Bread sandwiches, and various fruits and veggie sticks.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Enchilada Meatballs

Gluten Free Dairy Free Thai Chicken or Turkey Burgers

 

Printable grocery list for this week’s dinner menu.

 

 

Monday: 

Stir Fry Chicken (with bok choy and sweet bell peppers) over rice

For the freezer:   Make a double batch of  Stir Fry Chicken Serve one batch at dinner.  Mix up the second and package in a freezer bag, removing as much air as possible, label and freeze.

 

Tuesday:  

Tuna Noodle Casserole (from the freezer)

 

Wednesday:  

Enchilada Meatballs with Creamed Corn Cornbread and steamed green beans

 

Thursday:  

Thai Chicken Burgers on gluten free Hamburger Buns with sautéed asparagus and strawberries

For the freezer:   Make a double batch of  Thai Chicken Burgers Serve one batch at dinner.  Freeze the remaining patties in a freezer bag separated by waxed paper.  Remove as much air as possible, label and freeze.

Friday:

Spinach Salad with poached eggs and homemade Turkey Sausage.  Dessert will be Strawberry Nut Shortcake (made dairy free using a dairy free sour cream and margarine and using dairy free coconut ice cream instead of whipped cream)

 

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What is on everyone else’s plate?  (If I receive your link for the Gluten Free Menu Swap after 8 a.m. Central Time, I will get it added after I get home from work today.  Thanks for understanding!)

Heather of Celiac Family is jumping back into her smoothie routine with Banana Berry Smoothies.  Yummy way to start your day and get more strawberries in your diet!  For dinner this week she is serving Grilled Steaks with Roasted Potatoes and Spinach Salad topped with Sliced Strawberries and Poppyseed Dressing, Bacon-wrapped Chicken with Seven-Layer Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing, Grilled Hamburgers with Sweet Potato Fries and Berry Fruit Salad, Fish Tacos served with Red Cabbage slaw and Tropical Black Bean Salad, and Chicken with Patak’s Jalfrezi Curry Simmer Sauce and rice and green beans.  Sounds delicious!

 

Melissa from Mom’s Plans now making the full time transition to gluten free for her family, so is now going through the changes that entails.  On the plus side for us, hopefully that means we get to see more of her wonderful menus for the Gluten Free Menu Swap!  This week she is dishing up Mexican Chicken & Bean SoupTaco Soup, Goulash, Spaghetti with The Best Tomato Sauce Ever4 Ingredient Beef, Potatoes, & Carrot Slow Cooker Meal, and French toast (with GF bread & rice milk) with eggs and sausage.  So tasty!

 

Kimberlee of The Peaceful Mom has a tasty menu of Ranch Chicken Casserole, Baked Potatoes with bacon, steamed broccoli and cheese, Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries, Hot Dogs and Baked Beans, and Chicken Enchiladas with rice and Tropical Fruit Salad.  Thanks for sharing, Kim!

 

Samantha of Awkward Girl Gets Fit is rocking out a yummy menu of Grilled Chicken with Grilled Squash Ribbons (skipping the prosciutto and probably basting with a vinaigrette instead of serving with a dipping sauce), something from the freezer grilled with Baked with Hancock Salad, Peppers and Zucchini in Foil (or maybe just stir fried, Carne Asada with Salad, and Paleo Swedish Pancakes with Berries and Sausage.  Delicious!

 

Elisabeth from The Girl Wo Couldn’t Eat Anything is eating a yummy menu of Bok Choy Brown Rice Salad, Fried Rice, Grilled veggie wrap with a flax-seed wrap, Maple Lentil Sweet Potato Bake, Fish with sweet potatoes, roasted beets and brussels sprouts, Pizza with Salad and a leftover night.  :)

 

Erin from Little E’s Kitchen joins us this week with a paleo meal plan.  They will be eating grilled shrimp and green beans, nitrate free hot dogs and cauliflower, sloppy joes on paleo bread.  Yum!

 

Need more menu planning inspiration?  Head over  for Menu Plan Monday at Organized Junkie.

 

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Kimberlee May 13, 2013 at 8:59 am

Here is our Menu from The Peaceful Mom, it’s called- Simple Gluten Free Menu {+ Easy Recipes} 5/13
http://thepeacefulmom.com/2013/05/13/simple-gluten-free-menu-easy-recipes-513/

Thanks for hosting!
Kendra with thepeacefulmom.com

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Samantha @ Awkward Girl Gets Fit May 13, 2013 at 9:39 am

Strawberries get eaten too quickly at our house to do anything else with them, especially now that they’re fully in season and super sweet!

Here’s our menu plan for this week: http://wp.me/p2GN4Y-hb

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Elisabeth May 13, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I love strawberries. They are my favorite fruit!

Here’s my menu plan for the week:
http://thegirlwhocouldnteatanything.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/menu-plan-monday-may-13th/

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Little E's Kitchen May 17, 2013 at 7:46 am

Strawberries are my favorite!! Here is our meal plan for the week. Fast, and SIMPLE!!
http://littleekitchen.blogspot.com/p/weekly-meal-plan.html

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