Gluten-Free Meal Plan Series: June 26 – July 2

by lydia on June 25, 2016

I am back to share our current gluten-free meal plan for my family of five in my meal planning series.  Since it’s summer now (and all the kids are home from school), we will all have the same breakfast (most of the time), lunch and dinner. I’m only including one meal for Sunday and Saturday.

We eat a whole food, nutrient-dense diet that includes pasture raised meats, eggs, dairy, homemade bone broth, organic and local produce as much as possible, organic fruits, some properly prepared grains, nuts/seeds and legumes, healthy fats/oils, natural sweeteners, fresh herbs, herbal teas and fermented foods. I also have a garden that is only just now starting to provide us with some of our produce.

I don’t have recipes or links for every single item in each meal, but I 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, gluten-free meal plan is that I can inspire you in some small way!

This week, I hit Costco for some organic ground turkey, organic frozen fruit, organic carrots, organic mushrooms, and healthier snacks. I also picked up some meat at a local market from a great farm near us, Canter Hill Farms (hot dogs and chicken quarters). The rest of our food is coming from the pantry again for the most part.

Feel free to download and print out my meal plan template here, so you can fill out your own menu with some of the ideas I’m sharing.



Late Lunch/Early Dinner: Herbed Organic Turkey Burgers (no bun), fermented carrot sticks and my potato salad


Breakfast: Smoothies – Berries/Greens, collagen and nettles tea

Lunch: Pan-fried hot dogs on chopsticks with carrot sticks and pea pods and Colby’s Peanut Butter bars (for the kids) and pickled turnips for me. Water kefir to drink

Dinner: BBQ Chicken Quarters with Terra Root Chips and whatever greens we get from the garden that day.


Breakfast: Smoothies – Tropical Fruit with Homemade goat yogurt

Lunch: Garden veggie and turkey goulash (make a large batch for the week to have for lunches – basically a one dish meal of meat/veggies/herbs and brown rice pasta).

Dinner: Beef Fajita Bowls


Breakfast: Smoothies – Pumpkin Smoothies or Chocolate Banana Mineral Power

Lunch: Pan-fried hot dogs on chopsticks with carrot sticks and pea pods and Colby’s Peanut Butter Bars (for the kids) and pickled turnips for me. Water kefir to drink

Dinner: Leftovers for me (no kids home for dinner)


Breakfast: Smoothies – Tropical Fruit with Homemade goat yogurt

Lunch: Garden veggie and turkey goulash

Dinner: Homemade Nachos with garden tomatoes, herbs, cheddar, ground beef, olives, and black beans. Water Kefir to drink


Breakfast: Smoothies – Berries/Greens, collagen and nettles tea.

Lunch: Random leftovers with carrot sticks and cucumber slices (from the garden)

Dinner: Homemade B.L.T’s on gluten-free sourdough with homemade mayo


Brunch: Garden veggie frittata and pan-fried red potatoes in duck fat.



  • Cheese and Crackers (gluten-free, multi-grain from Costco)
  • Pate and crackers
  • Cherry sorbet
  • Homemade popsicles made from leftover breakfast smoothies

Fermented Foods

Fermented foods are a key piece to a healing real food lifestyle. They are key in that they offer such a wide array of benefits to overall health. If done properly, fermented foods can go a long way to support recovering many digestive health concerns. Fermentation is not something most of us grew up with; it’s a lost practice that desperately needs to be revived.  [ Read More Here ]

Each week, I try to ferment at least one new thing. I like to always have at least 2 brine veggies ferments going at all times, as well as a batch of  beet kvass and water kefir. This week I’m starting to add homemade yogurt back in to the mix as well.


Meal Planning Help

If you’re interested in using a meal planning service, I highly recommend Real Plans.  Real Plans is 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.

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



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Christy July 1, 2016 at 10:21 pm

So how do you convince your boys that a smoothie is a meal? My kids (3 & 5) have always had smoothies for snacks, and loved them, but when I tried introducing them for breakfast I had a rebellion. They don’t think it is enough food and insist they need more. Whenever I relent and give them something in addition (usually a piece of sausage) they frequently end up too full. I’m just struggling with getting them to view a smoothie as a meal. Thoughts?


lydia July 2, 2016 at 8:11 am

Maybe add a bit more fat in the smoothie to help fill them up. They don’t have to view a smoothie as a meal…they just need their bellies filled 😉 My youngest still thinks if I don’t make a sit down dinner we didn’t have dinner even if he ate adequate food. I don’t know if my kids view a smoothie as a meal – they just know it’s food and it’s all mom is offering 😉


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