Operation Skinny Jeans: Gluten-Free January - Week 2 Menus

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Gluten-Free January - Week 2 Menus

Hello friends! I hope that if you're joining me in clean, gluten-free eating this month that the first day wasn't too hard for you!

I've put together a menu for this coming week, from this Sunday to next Saturday. I encourage you to mix and match meals! I know not everyone is going to like every meal idea I put on here, or you'll have leftovers from another meal. That's totally okay. I myself am a creature of habit (I had a PB&J or tuna sandwich with baby carrots and chocolate milk for lunch every day for a year in college), so I definitely like repetitive meals (what can I say? I know what I like).  I just try to put so many different things on the menus for variety. So if you want to make the same dinner three times in one week, go for it!

  • granola recipe
  • fruit salad - any fruits you like (add a little honey if you like, but I don't)




  • mozzarella-stuffed buffalo chicken burgers recipe The recipe calls for Worcestershire sauce, which I am omitting -- all the varieties at my store contained sugar and/or caramel coloring. No thanks. They also didn't carry any gluten-free panko, so I'll either omit it or use some of my brown rice bread. I'm also omitting the Montreal seasoning. I'll let the hot sauce do the work :)


Grocery List (feel free to use anything leftover from week 1!)
  • apples
  • carrots
  • celery (if you want it for your tuna salad, or as a side to buffalo chicken burgers)
  • cilantro
  • grapes
  • green beans  (I got frozen)
  • lettuce
  • a lime
  • parsley
  • potatoes 
  • raisins (if desired for carrot cake bars)
  • spinach
  • tomatoes
  • your favorite fruit for fruit salad if not on the list (I picked up some kiwi and blackberries!)
  • your favorite salad fixin's
  • your favorite veggies for chicken and rice soup if not on the list (carrots and onions work well)
  • butter
  • cheddar cheese
  • cheese (your favorite kind)
  • eggs
  • Greek yogurt (plain)
  • milk (or coconut milk) 
  • fresh mozzarella (mozzarella pearls work well)
  • swiss cheese (two slices)

Spices/Condiments/Baking Needs
  • almond flour (I'm subbing rice flour instead...almond flour is super expensive!)
  • cinnamon
  • coconut oil
  • Frank's Red Hot
  • garlic powder
  • ginger
  • honey
  • kosher salt
  • natural peanut butter (no added sugars)
  • nutmeg
  • olive oil 
  • onion powder
  • unsweetened organic dark chocolate
  • unsweetened shredded coconut
  • vanilla extract
  • wheat germ

Packaged/Frozen Foods
  • bacon
  • ground chicken
  • dried fruit (if desired for baked oatmeal/granola bars)
  • rice (the recipe calls for basmati; I'm using brown)
  • seeds (if desired for baked oatmeal/granola bars)
  • sliced almonds
  • slow cooking oats (gluten-free)

If you have any questions about anything, please let me know!

What is your favorite dish (ever, not just gluten-free!) made with fruits or vegetables?



  1. Hi Alex...following you from the GFC blog hop!

    Michell @Prowess and Pearls

  2. I like that you do meal plans. I have been trying to stick to mines for the past few weeks. It helps me cut back on unhealthy snacking because I already have the food items ready to prepare my meals...I'm one of your newest followers. I would love for you to stop by and check my blog out.

    1. Thanks! It's a lot of work, so I don't know if I'll keep posting them after January, but we'll see :)


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