Here we are at the helm of another sure to be busy week. The summer is indeed flying by and I am literally having a hard time keeping up. Between putting the finishing touches on my cookbook (released this Wednesday July 31st) trying my best to keep a debilitating fibro flareup at bay, and working hard on my test kitchen I am trying to keep my sanity. Every task I perform mental or physical takes energy, stamina, and focus attributes that are quickly depleted within my body. It is a constant battle every day to have a semblance of a normal existence. But I’ll save the woe is me tirade for another day as I am blessed in more ways than one. As far as my health is concerned, it is what it is. Let’s move on.
This week’s menu plan is simple and features a summertime staple: Corn. Golden ears of corn are ripe for the picking here in Upstate NY so naturally there is no shortage of corn inclusive recipes to tickle your fancy.
I’m off to take over the world. Have an awesome week!
the gluten free chef
|Sweet Green Goddess Smoothie (from Blend) Recipe & Photo courtesy of Simply Artisanal
|Udi’s Blueberry Cashew Granola w/ Almond Milk and 1/2 Banana
|Watermelon Cucumber Cooler
|Udi’s Ancient Grain Granola Bar w/Banana & Peanut Butter
|Roasted Strawberries w/Plain Greek Yogurt & Almonds|
|Pinto Bean & Corn Quesadillas
|Lentil and Corn Tacos (Recipe & Photo courtesy of Prevention RD)
|Quinoa w/spinach & feta + Grilled Corn on the Cob
|Southwestern Quinoa Salad w/ Avocado Dressing (Recipe & Photo courtesy of Diethood)
|Corn Soup w/Queso Fresco (Recipe & Photo courtesy of Skinnytaste)
|Tofu Burgers on Udi’s Plain Buns & Peach Guacamole|
|Dessert of the Week: Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream
|Bonus: Appetizer of the Week: Homemade Udi’s Tortillas w/Peach Guacamole
For more gluten free menu planning ideas visit Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures
For paleo, gluten, & dairy free recipes visit Elana’s Pantry
For recipes that combine whole foods with Weight Watcher’s savvy visit Everyday Maven
For lunch ideas visit Oh My Veggies
For lunch box and super kid friendly recipe ideas visit I’m A Celiac