Gluten Free Menu Swap – February 9, 2015

by angelaskitchen on February 9, 2015

GF Menu Swap-Clementine

Hello! After quite a long time of a tricky tummy and low energy due to some health issues I feel like I am actually back to the blog. (Side note: if you have Celiac, be sure any medication you take is gluten free. Even after all these years I hadn’t checked up on the status of a generic variant of a med I take for my thyroid. Really, I had gotten lazy and stopped checking up on it. And, yep- it contained gluten. So… months later of low energy, severe anemia, inflammation in the small intestines and their lymph nodes, swollen joints and a bleeding ulcer later, we figured it out. Yay! Healing is taking a bit of time, and I’m still in the midst of it, but feeling SO much better and with better energy. Check your meds for gluten! That stuff is sneaky…) I have an appetite again and have enough energy to do life with my family, my job and still love up the blog. I can’t wait until my full energy is back. Watch out – LOL!

I hope you have still been following along with the Gluten Free Menu Swap each week while I’ve been off. It’s such a great resource for recipe and menu ideas for gluten free families that can help you get out of the same old meal rut. Heather of Celiac Family is hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap this week. The theme is Clementines. We generally eat clementines straight up, freshly peeled and gobbled down. And Santa always tucks one in the toe of our Christmas stockings. How do you eat clementines?

Roasted Fish with Potatoes, Tomatoes & Olives

Cashew Cheesy sauce on GF noodles for GFCF Mac'n Cheese

Ginger-Beef Stir-Fry

Gluten Free Dairy Free Valentine Pizza 2

 

 

 

 

 Printable grocery list for this week’s menu.

Monday: Roasted Fish with Potatoes, Tomatoes and Olives and mixed greens salad with favorite dressing

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken with Cauliflower Rice and Salad

Wednesday: Veggies with Dairy-free Creamy Cashew “Cheese” Sauce on Rainbow GF Spiral Pasta (our version of Mac’n’Cheese with lots of color!) with clementines

Thursday: Ginger Beef Stir Fry over quinoa with a salad

Friday: Mexican Fiesta Avocado Stuffed Turkey Burgers with all the fixin’s

Saturday: Pizza night!  Heart shaped for Valentine’s Day. 🙂

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather @CeliacFamily February 9, 2015 at 10:41 am

Angela! So glad you figured out the problem, and that you’re feeling better!! Looks like a great menu, as usual. 🙂

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angelaskitchen February 9, 2015 at 8:31 pm

Thanks, Heather! It’s nice to finally find food tasty sounding again and have enough energy to make it! 🙂 I am thrilled to be blogging again. I’ve missed it!

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Margo Ervin February 9, 2015 at 11:04 am

Would you mind telling us which brand of generic thyroid medicine had the gluten in it and which one you switched to? My pharmacy recently switched from Mylan levothyroxoid to Sandoz levothyroxoid, and I called Sandoz about a year ago to see what fillers they used and they said it was potato starch. I hope they didn’t change it since then!

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angelaskitchen February 9, 2015 at 8:30 pm

As I actually don’t do very well on the generic (my blood levels don’t stay very steady), I am back on the regular brand. A good place to check for a quick check is http://www.glutenfreedrugs.com. As brands change so often, I highly recommend having a standing order with your pharmacy (which I have now) to double check EVERY time your prescription is filled with the company they are dispensing from. It may take an extra day or two to get the info and fill your prescriptions, but for me it is worth it. Good luck!

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