GLUTEN-FREE MEAL IDEAS
Greek Salad w/ Grilled Chicken
We’re taking the kids out to lunch today which means we won’t feel like eating much for dinner. I’ll make a big, tangy greek salad and use the leftovers to make lunch with all week. If you’ve never made your own greek salad, here is a great recipe to get you started.
Shrimp Lo Mein
Tuesday dinners need to come together FAST! I love whipping up shrimp lo mien using rice noodles I don’t even have to cook. Simply rinse them in water and they soften on their own while you heat up the veggies and shrimp. Dinner doesn’t get much easier than this. To keep things extra simple, I use a gluten-free stir fry sauce we like and call it done. Then douse mine in sriracha and squeeze some honey over the shrimp because I like it sweet & spicy.
Note: The orange flavor San-J sauce is mild enough for kids. The Szechaun if I recall was a bit spicy, I watered it down and added some extra tamari till I got the flavor I was going for. If you water it down to much, don’t worry. Just add a touch of cornstarch or arrowroot powder to thicken it up.
Crock pot Denver Omelettes
Omelettes in a crock pot? I know what you are thinking, I am as intrigued as you are … which is why I simply must try it out. I haven’t used shredded hash browns in years so I will have to see if they have any gluten-free options out there. If I can’t find any, I will simply omit them from this recipe.
Note: Check your brand of hash browns to be sure they are gluten-free, you could also shred your own potatoes. Yum, that would be great to do if you crisped them in the skillet first.
Spicy Meatballs over Rice
Note: This recipe is NOT gluten-free!! To make it gluten-free I will swap the bread crumbs for crushed chex cereal, soy sauce for tamari sauce and may have to make my own sweet chile sauce or find a similar substitute.
Mexican Corn Casserole
Occasionally I will find a recipe on Pinterest that just won’t get out of my head … that is this pin. I know we’ve been dairy free around here for a couple weeks, but that is mainly for me not the family so they’ll get a nice cheesy treat tonight and I will take a lactose pill, no biggie.
Note: This recipe calls for corn tortillas, refried beans, and enchilada sauce. Please be sure to check your ingredients to make sure they are, in fact, gluten-free.
BBQ Chicken, Brown Rice Macaroni & Cheese
I’m picturing my kids with sticky fingers, messy faces, watermelon juice dribbling off their chins and me having to hose them off in the backyard before they come inside. The perfect recipe for a Saturday evening. I picked up one of those large mason jar drink dispensers last week and I’m hoping to fill it with either lemonade for everyone …. or fresh margaritas for me and the mister. Either way, good times.
I owe you guys a recipe for the greatest gluten-free macaroni and cheese of all time. Tell my sister-in-law to come over immediately and help me write it down since I hardly ever measure a thing in the kitchen. It’s the one place I feel comfortable enough to not have to follow directions all the time.
Note: I like to make my own rubs and sauces, but if I don’t have time Mr. Stubbs is my favorite brand of sauce. All natural and gluten-free and never any high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors.
Turkey Kielbasa Hash
This is my husband’s favorite meal oddly enough since he doesn’t eat onions or peppers, but it reminds him of home so I try to squeeze it in at least once a month. I don’t need a recipe for this anymore, but I found a gorgeous one online this week so here it is for you.
Note: Butterball makes a tasty gluten- and nitrate-free turkey kielbasa now. Look for it near the hot dogs at your local grocer.
That’s it folks, if you have any questions about the recipes or meals we’re making, please ask in the comments below or send me an email. Happy to help any way I can. If a linked recipe has gluten. dairy, or sugar in it know I will be making substitutions. I try to list them in the comments for each day. If you want to know more, just ask me.
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