We currently are in transition. We had been gluten and dairy free for about 6 months, then added them back in when my youngest stopped nursing so often; and to be honest we just got tired of it. Well, that didn't seem to work so well for any of us. We are now back to walking gluten and dairy out of our diets. You will find more processed foods (such as rice crackers, chex cereal and Daiya cheese) as we get used to the new menu. My youngest and I love So Delicious yogurt and ice cream while my husband and my oldest are not completely dairy free as they do eat Chobani yogurt and KerryGold cheese occasionally. I will note that, when meal planning, the plan is not set in stone. For example, if we were planning on grilling and the weather doesn't cooperate, or we just don't make it home in time, we can pull out some leftovers and roll the missed meals into the next week's plan or freezer stash for another day. Having the plan just means the ingredients are in the house, I likely will remember to defrost it the night before, if needed, and my oldest knows basically what to expect. This way she doesn't try to complain that there is nothing to eat every day. As always, you can assume that anywhere you see ground beef/turkey, we sub in a can of beans for half of it.
B Baked Oatmeal
S fruit salad with granola
L Tuna macaroni salad - we use 1 bag rice macaroni, 2 cans tuna or salmon, a few handfuls of defrosted peas and mayo to taste. If you like you can sprinkle on some sea salt.
S vegetable sticks and dip
D Chicken soup with grilled cheese (I splurged and bought Udis bread)
S apples and peanut butter/almond butter
L chicken wraps with craisins and spinach (this is where we cheat on the gluten a bit) My youngest likely will have beans fried in coconut oil as she isn't thrilled with plain chicken
S Yogurt and granola
D crock pot pork with sweet potatoes *this is great to double if you have a large crock. I fill my 7qt to the top
B Apple crock pot oatmeal there are many varieties of this recipie and most of the time I play with the ingredients depending what is on hand (brewers yeast, flax seed and coconut oil are great additions). A great trick is using a timer, like you normally would use to set up lights when you're away, to delay when it starts.
S yogurt and fruit
S trail mix- nuts, raisins and chex
D flounder with rice and mixed vegetables
B Oatmeal with bananas on the side
S Apple slices with pb
S gf Pretzels with cheese or fake cheese dip
D Stuffed acorn squash - We have made this with rice and quinoa. I perfer the couscous for texture but they are both doable.
S Yogurt and fruit
L Chicken wraps - a staple when we are on the go that i really need to work on
S vegetables and dip
D chicken a la queen - We sub a can of coconut milk for cream, coconut oil for the butter, and any gluten free flour for the flour. It doesn't look as creamy but it still is a family favorite.
B Oatmeal with craisins
S apple sauce or freeze dried fruit
L Out for the day.
S trail mix
D grilled chicken with corn and potatoes
B Bean pancakes - I know these sound gross but the kids love them
S rice crackers with cheese
D Beef and cheddar pie This is my oldest daughter's favorite meal for which she has been asking quite some time now. I am going to make two smaller batches: one normal for her and DH. The other I'll use the fake cheese and leave off the crust for us dairy free people. We always leave out the beer.