This week’s gluten-free meal plan includes delicious recipes for dinner, breakfast, and dessert. My family especially loves the bacon wrapped chicken, cheeseburger rice, and applesauce cake!
You often see me refer to brining chicken, and it comes up again in this week’s recipes. All it involves is dissolving salt in water and letting the chicken sit in the salt solution for a period of time. Boneless chicken breasts only need about 30 minutes. Then you drain the brine, rinse the chicken, and cook it. The salt solution helps the chicken to retain moisture, resulting in moist and tender chicken when cooked. Brining can be done hours before you actually cook the chicken (just don’t leave it in the brine that long).
Bacon Wrapped Chicken – Chicken, bacon, and seasoning is all that’s needed for this delicious recipe, which is always a big hit with my family. I highly recommend brining the chicken first (instructions are in the recipe). It’s easy to do and makes a big difference when it comes to keeping the chicken moist. But if you simply don’t have the time, it’s not essential.
Ground Beef and Zoodles – This is a delicious low-carb stove top meal that I always enjoy eating. If you’re not a fan of zucchini noodles, the beef gravy could be served over a number of things, pasta, rice, toast, biscuits, or cauliflower.
Turkey Meatballs in White Sauce – This recipe is dairy-free and can be served with pasta or rice. It’s one of my husband’s favorites and my parents really like it too. Make a double batch of meatballs and freeze the extra for an easy meal the next time. Occasionally, when I don’t have time to make the meatballs, I simply brown the ground turkey mixed with the seasonings and Worcestershire sauce.
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore – While the ingredient list may look long, they are simple ingredients. And other than some chopping, this recipe doesn’t take much work. It’s a flavorful dish that everyone always enjoys. Serve it over pasta or rice.
Fish Tacos – This is a great way to incorporate fish into your diet. If your kids aren’t big fans of fish, they might be more likely to eat it in tacos.
Cheeseburger Rice – This is a super easy and kid-friendly stove top meal that everyone likes. It’s also one of my husband’s favorites. I like to cook a large batch of rice in my Instant Pot and freeze it in portions that are right for making this meal.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts – Not everyone is a fan of Brussels sprouts, but roasted is definitely the best way to eat them.
Bread Balls – These are dairy free and a great treat to accompany a meal or even just as a snack.
Millet Breakfast Tacos – Here is a great way to switch up your breakfast routine.
Sausage Spinach Quiche – While you can use ground beef in this recipe, I prefer the flavor of sausage. You can make this quiche with or without a crust. It’s great either way. In my house, recipes like this don’t get made for breakfast, but I regularly make this for dinner.
Applesauce Cake – This is a pretty easy cake to make and it turns out flavorful and moist. Top it with a glaze or frosting (vanilla or cream cheese).
Pudding Parfaits – Parfaits are so much fun. This recipe is grain-free and yummy!