You may have noticed that I haven’t been sharing our meal plans lately.  I recently needed to remove gluten from my diet per my doctor to help with some health issues.  I’m happy to say it has helped quite a bit but I wasn’t so sure ya’ll wanted to see gluten free meal plans.  The more I thought about it though, the more I figured I ought to keep sharing anyway.  I’m getting pretty good at keeping our meals family friendly, inexpensive, and full of real food so I’m hoping they will still be helpful for you.

 And now for the meal plan…

Breakfasts: I keep the pantry stocked with basic breakfast items and we pick what we want each day.  We usually have homemade yogurt, cereal / granola, last week I made a double batch of pancakes (1 gluten free and 1 sourdough) so we have those for this week too. *I have been pinning a lot of easy and healthy breakfast ideas to my “Breakfast and Lunch” Pinterest board, check it out for new ideas.

Lunches: I have a whole post with our strategies for packing healthy lunches plus it includes some of our favorite lunch ideas.  You can check it out HERE.

Dinners: I plan these out one for each night.  Typically we’ll have a “breakfast for dinner” night once a week, at least one meatless meal and one grain free meal.  I try to stick to traditional real food (no food dyes, artificial coloring, flavoring, or sweeteners)  I also try to make as much from scratch as possible, it is cheaper that way and I can control the type and source of my ingredients.

Meal plan for the week of 8/28/17

  • Monday: Polenta lasagna and salad.  I’m using set polenta in place of noodles for this to make it gluten free and also because, why not?  I’m prepping it all on Sunday so all I’ll have to do is pop it in the oven. 
  • Tuesday: Chicken pasta salad and tortilla chips with salsa.  Still not sure how i’m going to do the salad just yet but i’m thinking lots of veggies, lots of chicken, and a simple ranch dressing. 
  • Wednesday: Grilled cheese, kale chips, and apple slices.  I’m still getting the hang of gluten free baking so I will likely have a cheese quesadilla with a corn tortilla instead. 
  • Thursday: Breakfast casserole (egg, potato, veggies, and cheese) and melon
  • Friday:  Make your own pizza (left over meat sauce from the lasagna) and peas
  • Saturday: Cookout with family for grandpas birthday, we’re bringing corn on the cob from a local farm. 
  • Sunday:  Sunday is our weekly prep night so we usually have leftovers or hardboiled eggs with a big salad.  

Simple, Real food, Meal Plan for a Busy Family