It’s been plenty hot here, and this week’s gluten-free meal plan makes use of the slow cooker and stove top to avoid turning on the oven on hot summer days. You can even put your slow cooker outside to keep the heat out of the kitchen. But one recipe that’s worth baking is the blueberry cobbler!
I’m still hobbling along with a walker after my hip surgery. Apparently having screws inserted to hold your bone together is a much harder recovery than hip replacement. It’s hard being patient and missing out on summer. But the great news is that my third grandbaby (another girl) was born this week! She is healthy and adorable!
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken with Potatoes – This recipe uses Italian seasoning and salad dressing as an easy way to add flavor.
Turkey Meatballs in White Sauce – Using turkey instead of beef and a dairy-free white sauce instead of a tomato based sauce makes this a nice change from traditional meatballs and sauce. It’s one of my husband’s favorite meals.
Hummus Crusted Chicken – This is a super easy and tasty way to prepare moist chicken on the stove top.
Slow Cooker Ground Beef Stew – In the summer, I add just enough water to help the food cook but not enough to make it soupy. It’s great served over rice, or you can add potato chunks to it. I often make it without tomatoes (adding a little extra water), and it’s just as good. It’s a great way to use zucchini, but keep in mind that the zucchini has to be added only during the last hour of cooking.
Brown Rice Salad with Ham – This can be eaten warm or cold. It’s great to make ahead and have for a picnic or easy summertime dinner.
Biscuit Crust Pizza – This is a quicker way to make homemade pizza that doesn’t require rise time.
Carrot, Beet, and Apple Salad – Even people who don’t like beets like this salad. The carrot and apple (or pear) and other ingredients add so much flavor that the beet flavor does not stand out. And raw beets do not taste as strong as cooked beets.
Grilled Zucchini – I love fresh summer zucchini, and grilling it is a great option.
Pancakes – Pancakes are just fun breakfast food. These are delicious and great for a lazy morning.
Zucchnini Quiche Muffins – Here’s another great way to use zucchini for a low-carb breakfast.
Blueberry Cobbler – I honestly prefer my berries fresh, but once in a while I’ll cook with them, and this recipe really is delicious.
Chocolate Coconut Candy – This is a really yummy treat that doesn’t require baking.