Gluten-Free Meal Plan Series: July 3 – 9

by lydia on July 2, 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, we have a birthday and a holiday to celebrate!

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 turkey meatballs, zucchini ‘pasta’ with basil butter, and fermented carrot sticks


Happy 4th of July!

Breakfast: Organic mixed berry bowls with fresh vanilla whipped cream, shortcakes, and sausage links

Lunch: Turkey/Lettuce Avocado roll-ups with fermented carrot sticks

Dinner: Brick Chicken (make one extra to have meat for other meals this week), nourishing broccoli salad, sliced garden tomatoes with basil, olive oil, and salt


Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with homemade chunky tomato salsa

Lunch: Chicken Caesar salad

Dinner: Clark’s Birthday Dinner Request – pan-seared steak, baked potatoes, and asparagus. Cake is yet to be determined


Happy Birthday to Clark – He turns 11 Today!

Breakfast: Blueberry pancakes and pastured bacon

Lunch: Chicken Caesar salad

Dinner: Leftovers for me and my oldest (the others will not be home for dinner)


Breakfast: Sausage & broccoli breakfast hash

Lunch: Pastured hot dogs on skewers with organic mustard for dipping, garden cucumbers and carrots sticks with homemade ranch dip

Dinner: Asian-Infused lettuce wraps with sweet & spicy cucumber salad (with cucumbers from my garden), and homemade tropical fruit sorbet for dessert


Breakfast: Leftover hash with pan-fried red potatoes

Lunch: Pastured dot dogs on skewers with organic mustard for dipping, garden cucumbers and carrots sticks with homemade ranch dip

Dinner: Grilled lemon chicken wings with Verde saute and grilled stuffed mushrooms with goat cheese


Brunch: Gluten-free pumpkin biscuits with pastured Canadian bacon and a small bowl of organic blueberries on the side.


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 will add my cauliflower green bean pickles to the lineup.


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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Carol Rubenstein July 3, 2016 at 12:48 pm

What GF Sourdough do you use? I would love to have a piece of GF sourdough bread!

lydia July 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm

We get it from our local health food store -there is a dedicated GF bakery in Philadelphia that is where it comes from. So it’s local to us.

Anonymous July 3, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Please tell them to open a new store in the Boston area!

lydia July 8, 2016 at 4:17 pm

Ha – you never know, you may have a gluten free bakery near you and not even know it yet 😉

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