Monday, June 10

Weekly Meal Plan: Allergy-friendly and family-friendly

It's not New Year's, but I've made a new resolution.  I'm going to begin meal-planning each week...GASP.

Yes, I think meal-planning may make my life much easier, however painful I envision it to be right now! I usually have one or two big meals planned and then try to "wing-it" for the others.  But I never actually plan every meal for each day of the week. 

I have to say, if Little Guy didn't have food allergies, we would probably have at least one night of "take out" food a week....most likely pizza or Chinese/Japanese food. But eating out is not so easy right now, so we'll stick with cooking our own yummy food at home!

So, here's my allergy-friendly meal plan for the week. All meals here are free of dairy, gluten, egg, nuts and sesame. Please remember to read labels every time and do/cook what's right for your family:

MONDAY: Simple Summer Sausage Veggies and Pasta - one of my favorite easy meals. Use your favorite veggies and seasonings.

TUESDAY: Easy Vegan Quesadillas - this is usually one of my go-to back-up meals, but we like quesadillas so much we eat them regularly!

WEDNESDAY: Turkey Burgers with Avocado and Corn - good cooked on the grill or even in a pan. Avocado really MAKES this meal if you can't have cheese. Also add your favorite veggies as a side.

THURSDAY:  Kale and Tomato Pasta - a yummy meat-free meal. Use quinoa pasta for more protein.

FRIDAY:  Veggie-licious Vegan Pizza - I actually made this gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free pizza last week and it was GREAT (I say, why not have pizza once a week!?). I added olives to my part of the pizza since 3 year old Little Guy doesn't care for them (yet).  
Gluten-free and vegan pizza. Delicious!
My favorite pre-made gluten-free pizza crust mix is Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix. I follow the directions for using flaxseeds as a substitute for the eggs, and it turns out great. Although it's definitely not exactly the same as wheat flour crust, it's a nice alternative for those who need gluten-free pizza!  

I'm posting this in the gluten-free recipe round-up this week!

Gluten Free Meal Plan via Musings of a Housewife


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