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Monday, July 15, 2013

Meal Plan Monday: Gluten-free & Oven-free Meals for July 15-21

 
Here is what's on the menu at our house this week. Items in BLUE are recipe links.

I am in the middle of a month long coffee-free, low-carb, low-sugar diet to help maintain even blood sugar levels throughout the day. You can get an overview of what I can and cannot eat HERE. I will be altering the plan slightly by adding brown rice, GF oats, cheese (a few times a week), and a few lower sugar fruits (cherries, sour apples, pears and berries) sparingly. All meals and snacks are gluten free and most are very low in sugar/carbohydrates. Many meals are also dairy/cheese free (yogurt is allowed on this diet).

If you haven't checked the weather forecast for SW Ohio this week--it's gonna be HOT! We have no central air and only a couple of window AC units. If I attempt to use my oven in 90 degree weather, my first floor rises at least 3-4 degrees. And at dinner time--the hottest part of the day--let's just say that's not an option for this momma! So, this entire menu is oven-free and our meals will be made using the stove top, grill, crockpot, microwave and toaster oven. Stay cool, friends!


Breakfasts
Creamy Brown Rice Porridge topped w/Butter, Cherries, Nuts, Seeds & Cinnamon

Oat Flour Pancakes w/Cinnamon Maple Cream Cheese & Sliced Pear
Nitrate Free Breakfast Sausage Links (Al Fresco makes these.)
Oat Flour Pancakes -- these were delish! used honey instead of sugar and applesauce instead of oil
Buckwheat Granola & Mixed Berry Parfait (I'll make the granola in my new toaster oven!)

Cherry Vanilla Chia Smoothie


Lunches
Dinner Leftovers

Tuna Melts in Lettuce Cups

Apple Almond Quinoa

MapleSausageAppleAlmondQuinoaSalad_03_mini


Snacks
Trail Mix Energy Bites


 
Raw Veggies & Hummus

Green Apple w/Almond Butter

Yogurt Covered Strawberries

Dandy Blend Iced "Coffee" w/Almond Milk




Dinners
Zucchini Lasagna Rolls* w/Marinara Sauce
Cheesy Cauliflower Bread (Use pizza stone on the grill)
Tossed Salad w/Homemade Ranch
*Make zucchini rolls, cover with sauce and cook on low in crockpot for 2-3 hrs.

zucchini-herbs-cheese Recipe

Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Avocado (BLAT) Wraps*
Cilantro Lime Quinoa Salad w/Black Beans & Roasted Corn
*Use GF tortillas or wrap the filling in a large lettuce leaf.
 
Blackened Chicken on the Grill
Baked Sweet Potatoes (crockpot) w/Butter & Cinnamon
Sauteed Fresh Green Beans

 
Taco Turkey Burgers
Cucumber Tomato Salad

Southwest Chili Cornbread Casserole (made in microwave)
Tossed Salad w/Homemade Ranch

Beef Pepper Stir Fry w/Brown Rice Noodles
Smoothies


I seriously do not know how I did menus before Pinterest. Do you use Pinterest for meal planning? Leave me a comment with your Pinterest link. I am always looking for new friends (with yummy pins!) to follow.


2 comments:

  1. I love Pinterest for menu planning. It's the best.
    I hope you have a wonderful and delicious week.

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