Gluten free menu plan: July 28-August 3, 2013

cooking with fibroHere 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
udi's blueberry cashew granola
Watermelon Cucumber Cooler
watermelon cucumber cooler
Udi’s Ancient Grain Granola Bar w/Banana & Peanut Butter
udi's ancient grain granola bars
Roasted Strawberries w/Plain Greek Yogurt & Almondsroasted strawberries
Blueberry Pancakesblueberry sour dough pancakes
Pinto Bean & Corn Quesadillas
Pinto Bean & Corn Quesadillas
Lentil and Corn Tacos (Recipe & Photo courtesy of Prevention RD)
Quinoa w/spinach & feta + Grilled Corn on the Cob
Quinoa II
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 GuacamoleTofu Burger II
Dessert of the Week: Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream
ChocolateChip PB icecream
Bonus: Appetizer of the Week: Homemade Udi’s Tortillas w/Peach Guacamole
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

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