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Aug 22 2013

Gluten Free Meal Ideas

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Many of you have showed interest in the fact I have gone gluten free.   I went gluten free because I found out I have a gluten intolerance.  I have been sharing ideas and recipes with you and realized I have not shared a typical week of what meals looks like in our house.  I have so many interested in what we are eating and how many of our family meals are completely gluten free I thought it was about time I shared some of those ideas on here with all of you!

Now from week to week this looks different, but here is a general layout of our/my week.

 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Breakfast GF Pancakes and Sausage
Milk to drink
Rice Crispy Cereal w/ Milk and an apple Milk to drink Eggs, GF toast w/ margarine and jelly Juice to drink GF Waffles and syrup Milk to drink GF Doughnut and banana Milk to drink Chex Cereal w/ Milk and eggs Juice to drink Eggs, hash browns, and Turkey Bacon Juice to drink
Lunch Turkey and cheese on GF Bread, carrots, apple Crystal light GF Noodles w Alfredo Sauce & grilled Chicken Crystal light Healthy Choice Chicken and rice soup, & yogurt water Salad w chicken, cheese, tortilla strips  and ranch, and an apple Sprite Burger(no bun or GF bun), baked fries, & fruit crystal light Homemade Potato Soup water Salad w Turkey, cheese, and Ranch, Cottage Cheese & fruit sprite
Dinner BBQ Chicken, baked potato, green beans, and strawberries Milk to drink Spaghetti w/ meatballs (rice noodles), salad w/ cheese and ranch, & grapes
Water to drink
Tacos-hard shells or corn tortillas (shredded chicken or beef) Lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, Mexican rice, refried beans Lemonade to drink Baked Chicken, peas, rice and pineapple
Milk to drink
Pork Chops w/ GF breading, Mashed Potatoes, Milk Gravy (made with GF flour) Corn on the Cob Lemonade to drink Homemade GF Pizza with sauce, cheese and pepperoni, carrots and ranch, strawberries
Water to drink
Chili with ground beef (watch the seasoning)  GF Corn Bread,  carrots, bananas Lemonade to drink
Snacks yogurt rice snacks fruit cottage cheese veggies w/ ranch chips w/ salsa GF Crackers

If you are beginning or looking at starting a gluten free way of life it is important to remember to always read the labels!  You will be amazed by all the products that contain wheat!  I can not tell you how many times I have been reminded of that when I forgot to read the label and ate something,  Then ended up with a migraine an hour or 2 later.  Many items have gluten free alternatives you just have to be willing to take a little longer to find them.  Amazon has a pretty decent Gluten Free Grocery section on their site.  We have the luxury of living in an area that most stores around us have a section dedicated to gluten free items.  Please note that I would consult your physician before going completely gluten free.  For myself it has been life changing!

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