Since Kate and I have been diagnosed with Celiac disease, our whole family has gone gluten free. We’re eating healthier than ever.
Quite a few people have asked how we’ve adapted and what we’re eating so I thought I’d share our menu plan for the week and our grocery list. I’ve only been meal planning for breakfasts and dinners because our lunches fluctuate. Eventually I’ll do a gluten free lunch plan to share.
I should also mention that I spend less than $150 a week on groceries. It doesn’t have to be expensive to eat healthy!
(Here’s how I menu plan every week.)
Breakfast: Gluten free waffles
* We’re trying this brand but we’ve had this one in the past and it’s AMAZING! Seriously, it tastes like regular pancakes/ waffles.
Dinner: Chicken and mushroom in a garlic white wine sauce.
* It sounds complicated but it’s really not. Our kids gobbled it up and the leftovers were just as good.
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with turkey sausage
Dinner: Salmon, brown rice, and roasted broccoli
* I make all my roasted vegetables this way.
* We use this recipe but double it because Caroline and Rebecca could eat their weight in oatmeal. I also let them add 2 chocolate chips to their oatmeal while it’s hot and then it gets melted and looks like they’re eating chocolate oatmeal.
Dinner: French Onion Soup
Breakfast: Yogurt Parfaits
* The girls make their own parfaits with yogurt, granola, strawberries, and blueberries. The love layering their own and I love that I don’t have to make breakfast.
* Thursday is trash day so we eat any leftovers we have in the fridge.
Breakfast: Egg cupcakes
* This is a huge favorite for us and I like that I can make them the night before and just heat them up in the morning. I’m all about easy.
Dinner: Spaghetti Squash & turkey meatballs and sauce
Ground turkey meat
Skinless, boneless chicken breasts
turkey sausage links
bag of spinach
mushrooms (2 packs)
Spanish Onions (3)
vanilla flavored yogurt (we go through 4 containers a week!)
These items we buy Gluten Free. If Gluten Free is not necessary for you, feel free to buy Gluten Full.
Gluten free bread crumbs
Gluten free oatmeal
Glutino Bagel chips crackers (we use these for the French Onion soup instead of bread)
Gluten free granola (I also eat this alone as a snack)
Things I normally already have and would need:
gluten free flour
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Kristina Grum is a Certified Parent Educator who has over a decade of experience working with children, including being a classroom teacher. She currently teaches parenting classes in her local area and writes about shifting parenthood from barely surviving to thriving.