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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!

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

Dinner Leftovers

Tuna Melts in Lettuce Cups

Apple Almond Quinoa


Trail Mix Energy Bites

Raw Veggies & Hummus

Green Apple w/Almond Butter

Yogurt Covered Strawberries

Dandy Blend Iced "Coffee" w/Almond Milk

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

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.


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