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!

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

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday
  • 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 :)

Friday

Grocery List (feel free to use anything leftover from week 1!)
Produce
  • 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)
Dairy
  • 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?


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4 comments :

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

    Michell @Prowess and Pearls
    http://www.prowessandpearls.blogspot.com

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  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.
    http://www.navywif33.com

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    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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