Sunday, April 29, 2012

Gluten-Free Meal Planning- Week 1

Hey friends!

This week has been a BIG one!  I took my certification exam and only have two finals left to take before I graduate with my Master's in Speech-Language Pathology! What a journey it has been! 

This week my (awesome) husband requested that we trial a gluten-free diet and see if that had any impact on our health. He has been battling Eosinophilic esophagitis, and it's often related to undiagnosed gluten allergies, among other things.  Being the supportive wife I am (sometimes - lol) I decided we would give it a shot! If it helps his health, I'm game!

We've been using a weekly menu to get ourselves organized, and it's really helped de-stress pre-dinner planning. If you aren't already meal-planning, I highly recommend it!  We usually make a simple meal plan at the beginning of the week (Sunday is our planning day). We select as many meals as we need for the week, but we don't assign them days. Then as the week progresses, we pick what we have time to make, as dictated by our schedule.  It's been a good method for us. 

On that note - here is our Gluten Free Meal Plan - for this week: 

1. Chicken With White Beans and Tomatoes 

from Real Simple
from Real Simple

4. Homemade Broccoli Cheddar Soup (Better than Panera!)

Beth @ Eat-Drink-Smile

That's it for this week!  Have a good one! Anyone on a gluten-free diet that can make recommendations?


Kaycie Christine said...

No suggestions from this girl (I'm gluten-free ignorant) but I will say that I've made that cauliflower crust and it was AWESOME!!!! Hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did!

Here's the post I wrote about it:

Mickey said...

Having a glutten sensitive husband, I am always on the look out for tasty recipes. I am your newest follower :)