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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Meal Plan Monday: Gluten-free Menu for Aug. 26-31


 
Here is what's on the menu at our house this week. Items in BLUE are recipe links. We leave for vacation on Sunday, so these meals are for Monday-Saturday.
 
*Meal Planning Tip*:  Make your family's menu with your calendar in hand. For example, this week I have a meeting on Tuesday night. Therefore, I needed a meal my hubby and kids could serve themselves. I also know this weekend we'll be busy getting ready for vacation, so I chose meals for Friday and Saturday that used up leftovers or were super quick to put together.
 
Take a look at your schedule for the week and decide if there are nights that a crockpot meal would work best (i.e. you'll be gone most of the day and you'll have no time to make a meal). Maybe you have lots of afterschool activities and something quick/portable like walking tacos or sub sandwiches would save your sanity. Sit down with your calendar and think about the week's schedule ahead of time for a less stressful, less take-out dependent (healthier!) menu.
 
 
Dinners
Farmers' Market Butternut Squash
Steamed Broccoli
 
 
Crockpot Black Bean Chili Soup

 
Teriyaki Lime Chicken Kabobs (Chicken, Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms & Pineapple)
Brown Rice
 
 
Farmers' Market Green Beans
 
 
Taco Salad*
Tropical Smoothies
*Drain leftover chili, reheat and serve over lettuce & tortilla chips. Top with cheese, salsa and sour cream. 
 
Quinoa Pizza Bake ~ RECIPE COMING WED!
Raw Veggies w/Homemade Ranch

Desserts
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
UM. phenomenal. I would mix in vanilla protein in the greek yogurt first, it’d be like vanilla frosting!!… OR CHOCOLATE PROTEIN for a chocolate covered strawberry.. omy
I want to leave work & go home right now to try this!!!!! :D
get-thinspiration:

healthylivingforyou:

defining-me:

Dip strawberries into Greek yogurt, freeze, and enjoy!

Things like this is why I love Tumblr. Haha

looks super yummy!

 


I'm using a lot of farmers' market produce this week. What is your favorite fall fruit or veggie recipe? Leave a comment or link to your recipe in the section below. Have a great week!


4 comments:

  1. great looking menu Ashley! Lots of yummy things for your family to eat! I just sat down with the calendar for September and made the menu plan too - I love the C.O.S.T. principle - it really works well for our family, as well as making freezer meals ahead. I can't wait to try the Gluten Free Corn Bread recipe - it looks so good!

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    1. Heather, what is the C.O.S.T. principle? I've never heard of that. Thank you for stopping by!! I'm making cornbread tonight so I will let you know how it turns out.

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  2. Oh my goodness. Our son would totally love the Bacon Wrapped Chicken. I'll have to check that out.

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    1. It's good to see you again! Thanks for stopping by! I think you'll love the chicken--it is yummy!

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