Gluten-Free Family Meal Plan

by lydia on April 12, 2014

I’m back to share another one of my family meal plans. This gluten-free spring meal plan reflects one week for my family of five. This coming week is our spring break, so things will be a little bit different than usual. No school lunches to pack (yay), so I’ll be making bigger breakfasts so that lunch time will be either leftovers from breakfasts or dinners for the most part. I’m only including one meal for Sunday and Saturday.

Gluten-Free Family Meal Plan

My budget is currently about $600-650 per month (give or take).  I try to stock up on meat every three months or so, which I save up for. This week’s meal plan was just about $167 out-of-pocket with most of my meat already from the pantry. However, I purchased milk and eggs for the next month, and cream/sour cream for the next two weeks from that money. We eat lots of meats and veggies, the main grain we use is rice (once in a blue moon some non-GMO corn). We do use dairy (namely homemade yogurt, sour cream and cheese). I don’t have recipes or links for every single item listed for each day but will include the ones that I do or something I found online that is similar to my own. My hope by sharing this one-week spring meal plan (gluten-free to boot) is so that I can inspire you in some small way!

Sunday

Late Lunch/Early Dinner: Roasted Apricot Chicken with Roasted Veggies with salad homemade Ginger Vinaigrette. Carrot Cupcakes with a simple Buttercream Frosting for dessert.

*Save bones to make a batch of stock

Monday

Breakfast: Homemade Gluten-Free Waffles with Apricot Jam & Bacon

Lunch: Leftovers from dinner and/or breakfast. Turkey Pate with an apple for me.

Dinner:  Taco Bar – Easiest Crock-Pot Beef Ever with toppings; shredded cheddar, sour cream, avocadoes, diced cucumber, salsa, lettuce and organic corn shells. Homemade coconut flour brownies with vanilla ice cream. (This is a joint meal with my boyfriend and his 2 boys -he provided the roast and I provided the rest).

Tuesday

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Potato Hash

My Lunch: Leftovers from dinner and from freezer. Smoked Baby Clams, Pickled Carrots and a salad for me.

Dinner: Fish in Parchment Packets with Pressure Cooker Risotto (double batch)

Wednesday

Breakfast: Smoothies & Flax-Applesauce Muffins (double batch- freeze one dozen for next week)

Lunch: Grilled Cheese on Homemade Gluten-Free Bread & Homemade Tomato Soup. Pate with an apple for me.

Dinner: Budget-Friendly, Veggie-Heavy Beef Stew (a freezer-to-slow-cooker meal) with Paleo Flatbread

Thursday

Breakfast: Breakfast Sliders, these are basically mini burgers with cheese (optional) on my homemade GF biscuits (double batch of biscuits – save some for Saturday’s breakfast and freeze some for next week). Orange Slices

Lunch: Various Leftovers

Dinner: Veggie Stir Fry with Mung Bean Noodles and Eggs.

Friday

Breakfast: Cranberry Muffins (double batch, freeze one for next week) & Smoothies

Lunch: Leftovers. Pate with cheddar slices for me.

Dinner:  Leftovers along with Roasted Potato Wedges, Carrot Sticks

Saturday

Brunch: Breakfast Sliders and whatever fruit is left. Fried eggs with sweet potato chips for me.

 

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Snacks

Beverages

If you’re interested in using a meal planning service, I highly recommend Real Plans. I have been using them lately and they have been a true lifesaver. It’s a meal planning service that you can join (monthly or annually) and have access to their amazing database of recipes. Each week, they map out a meal plan for 5 breakfasts and 6 dinners and some extras to have on hand. It’s very customizable and user-friendly.

wooden menu board with golden frame. isolated on white.

What’s on your meal plan for this week? Share in the comments….

 

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Sean Roulston April 14, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Great stuff!

It’s awesome to see your family of 5 is going gluten free :).

My wife and I have recently gone gluten free and found that being prepared is the biggest part of making sure you dont screw up.

This type of planning is exactly what we do as well, great stuff thanks for the post :)

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lydia April 14, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Glad you enjoyed it Sean! We’ve been eating gluten-free for 4 years now! Hoping my meal plans will help others in their journey too!

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