Weekly Menu Featuring Recipes You Didn’t Know Were Gluten Free!

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words, “gluten free recipes”? Some people might automatically think they’re overly healthy, lacking flavor, aren’t filling, or are boring. This does not have to be the case. A lot of times recipes we love and enjoy are already gluten free.

Some of our favorite household meals are pan seared fish with roasted veggies, baked chicken with mashed potatoes, or a hearty grain bowl… all of these meal are gluten free and half the time we don’t even realize it!

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If you’re struggling to find creative gluten free recipes consider searching with the following ingredients.

Rice Noodles (or Rice)

Rice noodles are made from rice and are a nice alternative to wheat pastas. Typically rice noodle recipes are paired with asian inspired flavors and ingredients.

Grain Bowls

Many times grain bowls use brown rice, quinoa or a combination of both. Both of these ingredients are filling and are typically packed with nutrients. It a great alternative to Farro or other wheat based grains.

Potatoes

I think we all know this, but potatoes are a great starch option that is gluten free. There are so many different varieties of potatoes that can be used in a variety of different ways.

This Week’s Menu

This week’s menu features 6 gluten free recipe ideas for the week. There is one recipe that calls for soy sauce but this can be substituted with tamari. With this menu I PROMISE you wont even realize you’re eating gluten free (you wouldn’t have realized it unless I told you).

Each day includes additional notes, tips, and recommendations to help you prep the meals. Unless noted, all meals are 4 servings.


Monday

Total Time from Start to Finish: Approximately 25 minutes.

Notes and Recommendations: The closest substitue for watercress is arugula, however I cannot vouch for how it substitues in this recipe.

Meal Prep Tips: This recipes uses 6 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut milk. Consider freezing the leftover in ice cube trays to use in smoothies or other recipes at a later date.


Tuesday

Gluten Free Substitute: Replace the soy sauce with Tamari (most tamari is gluten free but double check the label).

Total Time from Start to Finish: 40 minutes

Notes and Recommendations: Soy sauce is not gluten free so you can replace soy sauce with Tamari. Although tamari is not a “gluten free soy sauce” it is a gluten free alternative that has a very similar taste and texture!


Wednesday

Total Time from Start to Finish: 45 minutes

Notes and Recommendations: Bone in chicken provides you with more flavor! Try to avoid substituting with bonelees chicken breasts.


Thursday

Chicken Taco Filling... Add corn tortillas and your favorite toppings to your grocery list.

Total Time from Start to Finish: 10 mintues of active time, 3+ hours in a crockpot.

Recipe makes 6-8 servings. It freezes well and is great for leftovers.

Notes and Recommendations: I’ve only provided the recipe for the taco filling. Purchase your favorite type of tortillas and toppings. I love pickled red onions and cilantro.


Friday

Total Time from Start to Finish: 25 minutes

This recipe serves 2. Make ingredient adjustments accordingly.

Notes and Recommendations: This is a “cooking without a recipe” recipe so make sure you read all the way through before making your grocery list.


Saturday [Splurge]

Saturday Splurge is a recipe that uses ingredients that you might not typically keep in your pantry or is more hands on that something you cook during the week. If you don’t want to cook on Saturday, then don’t. Go grab some takeout and support a local small business!

Total Time from Start to Finish: 40 minutes

This recipe has 2 servings. Make adjustments accordingly.

Notes and Recommendations: Please note that the recipe is slightly confusing. You need two 10 oz steaks for this recipe.

Meal Prep Tips: This is a Blue Apron recipe and the directions are very straightforward.

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