You’ll find easy and delicious dinner ideas that the whole family will enjoy in this week’s gluten-free meal plan. Here in Maryland, the weather temperatures are up and down in the spring. I’m still making plenty of hot soups, but also have a few days where I don’t want to eat soup or turn on the oven. This week’s dinner recipes make use of the slow cooker and stove top. While the muffins, cake, and hamburger buns can be baked in the oven.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetables – When I was first diagnosed with celiac disease, this was an easy meal that I made weekly. Different vegetables can be use, including frozen green beans. Dump them in the bottom of the crock and they will thaw and cook along with the chicken.
Chicken and Broccoli Chowder – This is one of my favorite soups, and it can easily be made dairy free. It’s a delicious way to use leftover chicken. The recipe calls for frozen broccoli, but fresh can also be used.
Spanish Rice with Sausage – All you need to make this easy and flavorful stove top meal is sausage, onion, garlic, rice, chicken broth, and tomato sauce.
Italian Sausage and Pasta – This is a simple, tasty stove-top meal that I always enjoy. Be sure to check the sausage ingredients for gluten. Being dairy free, I also have to look for that. While the recipe calls for sweet Italian sausage, any similar thick sausage would work.
Taco Rice – This is a kid-friendly and easy meal. Ground beef or turkey is cooked with onion and taco seasoning, mixed with cooked rice and tomato sauce, and topped with cheese. Serve it with veggies and dip, salad, or smoothie.
Mashed Cauliflower – This is a great low-carb side dish. If you can eat dairy, try adding butter and/or cheese. I find that using an immersion blender and making sure the cauliflower is cooked through gives me the smoothest results.
Hamburger Buns – These homemade soft buns are great for sandwiches of all kinds and they freeze well.
Coconut Pineapple Muffins – These delicious muffins are made with sorghum and coconut flour as well as potato and tapioca starch. I love the flavor and moisture the pineapple adds.
Blueberry Coconut Flour Muffins – These muffins are grain free and paleo. Coconut is the only flour used in this recipe, so the ingredients list is not very long.
Pineapple Marble Cake – This little cake is marbled and topped with pineapple jam. Yum!
Strawberry Chia Pudding – Use any kind of milk that you like in this guilt-free treat that’s sweetened with maple syrup (or try another sweetener).