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Saturday, March 3, 2012

March- Month of Menus for Gluten Free, Dairy Free Diet

There is no way to sugar coat it- food allergies suck. Especially when you first find out what you have to eliminate. But it does get easier.

Recently  I figured out that I was having an intolerance to gluten, dairy and soy. Or any one of the three- I eliminated them all at the same time and when I reintroduced them my symptoms got worse.

When I first started the elimination diet it wasn't too difficult- but I did eat a lot of the same things- mostly corn tortillas topped with re fried beans, lettuce, salsa and avocados.  But when I realized I was going to have to be on this diet at least semi-permanently I decided I better start menu planning again!

Here are some things to keep in mind about the following menu:

-There are a lot of gluten free convenience products you can buy out there- my goal with this menu is to cook from scratch as much as possible.

-This menu is just for me and my husband so I can rely on leftovers on 2-3 nights a week.

-We like to eat out on Friday nights so I don't ever plan a meal for that night.

-The recipes below that have links and sources are from other blogs. The recipes that have links without sources are from my blog.

-The recipes that don't have a hot link I use commonly but haven't posted to the blog- most of them are basic things that you know how to make or are very easy to find.

I am planning hoping to do this every month.  If you have any questions about the menu don't hesitate to contact me zoer110@gmail.com.

Week 1: March 1-3
March 1st: Salmon Patties (using cornmeal instead of breadcrumbs) with Green Beans
March 2nd: Eating Out
March 3rd: Breakfast Bowls for Dinner (forgoing the cheese) from Once a Mom... Always a Cook

Week 2: March 4-10
March 4th: Deer (Beef) Roast with Roasted Potatoes & Carrots
March 5th: Easy Burritos (Corn Tortillas)
March 6th: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (I usually make whole wheat noodles for my husband and gluten free noodles for myself)
March 7th: Leftovers
March 8th: Leftovers
March 9th: Eat Out
March 10th: Crunchy Tacos with Homemade Guacamole

Week 3: March 11-17
March 11th: Grilled Salmon and Roasted Vegetables
March 12th: Lentil Soup
March 13th: Almond Chicken (cornmeal instead of breadcrumbs and almond milk instead of buttermilk) and Brussels Sprouts
March 14th: Leftovers
March 15th: Leftovers
March 16th: Steak with Caramelized Onions, Baked Potatoes and Asparagus from White Lights on Wednesday
March 17th: Leftovers

Week 4: March 18-24
March 18th: Spinach "Chicken" Curry  (I will be adding real chicken) from Holy Cow! Vegan 
March 20th: Leftovers
March 21st: Stephanie's Goulash- I don't plan to put the beets in it though- I hate beets! from mama and baby love
March 22nd: Leftovers
March 23rd: Eat Out
March 24th: Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Peas

Week 5: March 25-31
March 25th: Ham and Bean Soup
March 26th: Chicken Fried Rice
March 27th: Turkey Sausage, Sauerkraut and Mashed Potatoes
March 28th: Leftovers
March 29th: Leftovers
March 30th: Eat Out
March 31st: Spicy Bean Skillet from Food.com

I hope this is helpful to you! Thanks for stopping by!
I will be linking up with some of these parties!

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Toni said...

Your menu sounds great! Our 14-month old is apparently allergic/intolerant of soy, dairy, and eggs, so planning meals that he can eat, too, are a bit of a challenge. You've given me a couple good ideas, though. Thanks!

Jessie@saavysavings said...

Thank you so very much! I'm new to your site and your newest follower! I think a few in my family have an allergy to gluten/wheat, and I have a friend with Celiac disease so I love when I find great gluten free menus!

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

I'm also a blogger with food allergies! I'm gluten-free, egg-free and soy-free! Love your menu, I'll have to try some of these! I also post lots of fun baked goods if you are ever looking for something new :)

Carrie said...

What a great idea to post and share. I know how hard it can be to deal with food allergies. A good friend has a 1-year-old with all the same food allergies as well as sulfide (which is in everything!). I've been trying to help her find recipes. I will definitely share this with her. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! Have a great week!

Shiloh said...

I'm very impressed that you make your own GF noodles. I try to stay away from the convenience mixes too. But I do buy noodles. Our local walmart has GF spaghetti noodles for $2 a bag.) I do a lot of baking though. I have some great recipes with just corn starch.

Jessica said...

Hi! I'm always eager to follow a blog with gluten free recipes! Thanks! I have a several posted on my blog too if you are interested!

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

It IS really difficult to find recipes that accomodate multiple food issues. I’d love it if you would consider linking with Busy Monday (open Monday through Thursdays) at A Pinch of Joy, a linky party for ideas that make life better, easier and more fun. I think it could be helpful information for readers.

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

Iam gluten-free soy-free, so I love seeing menu plans like this!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Sharing with my pastor- he recently went to a gluten free diet. Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday! www.bearrabbitbear.com

nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma said...

I'm GFCF as well. But ghee is okay with me. It really helps heal the gut.

I've been eating this way for two years.

Thanks for the new ideas. When I went GFCF initially, I was eating so much non GMO corn, that I grew intolerant to it...

Audra @ Once a Mom Always a Cook said...

Hope you enjoyed the breakfast bowls :) Thank you for sourcing back to my blog; I really appreciate it! Have a wonderful weekend and I am now following you :)

Michelle @ The Willing Cook said...

I'm so glad you linked up your meal plan at last week's Allergy-Free Wednesdays. I always try to encourage others to meal plan, especially when dealing with food allergies. More and more resources help in this endeavor. We hope to see you back again this week.
~AFW Hostesses

Nicole said...

Those salmon patties look delicious!

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