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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.
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


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



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!


  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!

    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.

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

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