This week’s gluten-free meal plan includes flavorful chicken, beef, and pasta recipes. You’ll also find other dinner, dessert, and breakfast ideas as well, including a couple of fun chocolate treats. There are several slow cooker recipes. The slow cooker is a small appliance that I like to make use of year round. Here are tips for using your slow cooker in the summer.
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore – With onions, peppers, mushrooms, garlic, and tomatoes, this is a delicious way to enjoy chicken. It goes well served over rice or quinoa. And if you brine the chicken first, it is sure to be moist.
Salisbury Steak – This is a bit like small meatloaf patties covered with a mushroom gravy. It’s a tasty way to use ground beef, especially if you love mushrooms.
Baked Chicken Tenders – These chicken tenders have a grain free coating, and the chicken always turns out moist. I use a combination of almond flour and tapioca starch, but you could try any gluten-free flour blend.
Slow Cooker Mexican Beef Bowls – Besides being delicious, I love that this recipe allows everyone to make their own bowls with or without rice and toppings.
Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole – Pizza casserole is a cross between a pizza and a lasagna. You can’t go wrong by serving it! Using the crock pot for this dish saves you from having to turn on the oven, but if you would rather use the oven, then go with this Pizza Casserole recipe.
Roasted Radishes – I like mild flavored radishes in salads, but when they are stronger, I find that roasting helps to mellow the flavor. These are topped with green onion and fresh basil.
Smoothie – During the summer in particular, smoothies are a great way to eat fruit and veggies. And you might get your family to eat some foods they wouldn’t eat otherwise. In my CSA box, I get vegetables such as beets, radishes, and carrots along with their green tops. Most of the time, I cut off the tops, wash them, and freeze them for using in smoothies.
Multi-Grain Waffles – Waffles are so much fun to make and eat. I love this version which uses sorghum, millet, and buckwheat flours.
Rhubarb Coffee Cake – Here’s a delicious way to use rhubarb, and its grain free!
Peanut Butter Pretzels – This is a fun and tasty treat that only requires a few simple ingredients. If peanuts are a problem, use any nut butter or sunflower seed butter.