Menu Plan Monday – July 15, 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!”
I am hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap this week over. Woo-hoo! The theme is Stir Fry. Stir fry is one of my favorite dinners. Besides being delicious, it is so easy to pull together and really any combination of veggies you have on hand can be used. Love that! A lot of time I don’t use a recipe, just slice and sauté what is in the fridge or garden until I have enough for dinner, but I do have a few stir fry recipes that may inspire you, such as Mongolian Chicken and Veggies, Teriyaki Chicken, Gingered Beef and Broccoli Salad Bowl, Stir Fry Chicken, Ginger-Beef Stir Fry, Orange Beef Lettuce Wraps, Curried Shrimp and Rice, Stir Fried Bok Choy. What do you like in a stir fry?
The week’s lunch options: Sandwiches made with Gluten Free Wholesome Multi-Seed Bread, veggies and fruit.
Monday: Chicken and Kale Stir Fry with Cauliflower “Rice” with fresh apricot slices
For the freezer: Make a double batch of Chicken and Kale Stir Fry and Cauliflower “Rice”, one for dinner, and one for the freezer. Allow second batch to cool while eating dinner, then package into individual lunch sized portions, removing as much air as possible, seal, label and freeze.
Wednesday: Ginger Beef Stir Fry over quinoa with cantaloupe
For the freezer: Make a double batch of Cashew Chicken with Bok Choy and Basic Brown Rice, one for dinner, and one for the freezer. Allow second batch to cool while eating dinner, then package into individual lunch sized portions, removing as much air as possible, seal, label and freeze.
What is on everyone else’s plate?
Heather of Celiac Family is just back from vacation and is in the mood for an easy veggie filled menu – perfect for stir fry week! She is serving up Chicken stir-fried with carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and spinach served with cauliflower rice, Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken with Sautéed Peppers and Onions and paleo corn tortillas, Pulled Pork with Sweet Potato Fries and Melon Salad, Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry over Rice, Pizza with Spinach Salad with Strawberries, and Bacon-wrapped Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans. Sounds delicious, Heather!
Kimberlee of The Peaceful Mom joins us with Ranch Chicken Casserole with steamed green beans, BBQ Pepper Jack Bacon Burgers with corn on the cob and watermelon slices, Crunchy Chicken Salad with Tropical Fruit Salad, Cheeseburger Pasta with steamed green beans, Parmesan Chicken Strips, with Tomato Cucumber Salad, Authentic Mexican Enchiladas with rice and watermelon slices, and Chocolate Chip Pancakes with scrambled eggs. Yummy!
Elisabeth from The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything is dishing up chicken with sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts, hot dogs & beans, Chili and corn bread, burgers (maybe an Italian burger), and Pizza and salad. Sounds tasty!