Time to plan your Gluten Free family’s meal plan for dinners. Also check out our gluten free birthday party menu!
Life is crazy busy and in full disclosure I have been totally slacking in the meal prep department. I’ve been working 10-11 hour days so either Hubby makes dinner or we eat out. I have food in the fridge, just no energy to do anything with it. So this week, I’m going to try and get back on meal planning. Our wallet and my sanity need it!
This week is a busy one too. We have kid activities 2 nights and our oldest birthday is Friday.
Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants now offer Gluten Free bread for their sandwiches.
Yes, it is true, you can once again enjoy a Jersey Mike’s sandwich! Udi’s has partnered with Jersey Mike’s to offer safe Gluten Free bread for the sandwiches. You can get all the sandwiches on Gluten Free bread, I’d stay away from the meatball sub though. I have been 3 times in the past few weeks and have loved it every time.
So far I’ve had the #8 Club Sub and 2 of the #17 Famous Philly.
The trick with the cold sandwiches is you are dealing with Udi’s bread, so it can be dense and fall apart. I ended up not eating all the bread with my cold sandwich just because it was too much. The hot sandwiches are way better in my opinion. Gluten Free bread is most always better heated up or toasted.
They had good protocols at all 3 restaurants I went to. They changed gloves, had separate utensils, used paper, wiped down the counter and used separate condiments. I felt very safe and enjoyed the sandwiches!
If you get a hot sub, ask them to wipe down the grill so they can toast your bread. Need to make sure it doesn’t have any gluten crumbs on it.
There is an up-charge for the Gluten Free bread. It is only $1.50 per sandwich, which I didn’t think is bad.
Tips for a Gluten Free Sandwich at Jersey Mike’s:
Ask them to clean the grill for hot subs
Use their app so you don’t have to wait
Don’t go at busy times, want to give them time to clean everything without being rushed
These sandwiches are crazy good and I can’t wait to enjoy more. It is just awesome to have another safe place to add to the restaurant list.
Dinner is coming, might as well make a Gluten Free meal plan for the week.
This week is going to be crazy. I’m traveling to Florida for work so Hubby is holding down the fort. This means a meal plan is 110% more important than normal. I need to make sure the meal plan is set and make sure the ingredients are in the house to make life easier for Hubby. I’m also going to do as much meal prep as I can. To be fair Hubby is completely capable, I just want to make life as easy as possible for him.
Just because it’s a holiday, doesn’t mean you can’t have a safe Gluten Free meal! Here is your Gluten Free meal plan for Thanksgiving 2017.
The holidays are filled with food, which makes them very stressful if you are a Gluten Free eater. There are so many dangers found at the Thanksgiving table. Whether is it your uncle using the same utensil for your Gluten Free stuffing as the regular stuffing or your aunt telling you to just scrap off the topping of her sweet potato casserole, there are many reasons to be on alert on the holidays.
Here are some tips to survive your Gluten Free Holiday
1 – Bring your own Gluten Free food
2 – Put your food in a different area than the other food
3 – Bring your own utensils
4 – Be the first to the buffet line
5 – Pre-eat if you can’t bring safe food
Our holiday will actually include 3 gatherings, all of which I will be taking food to. Two events are family gatherings and the third is a work event. It will be safer and less stressful if I follow the tips above and bring my own food.
Here is our Gluten Free Meal Plan for Thanksgiving
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What’s for dinner? Need a plan? Here is a weeks worth of Gluten Free dinner recipes – free!
We had a fun weekend in the Mountains of North Carolina. We are so lucky that a 3 hour drive east takes us to the beach and a 3 hour drive west we have mountains. Our mountain trip included apple picking, gem mining, and a hot air balloon festival. We came home with 36 lbs of apples! I can’t wait to get cooking! What are your favorite apple recipes?
This week is busy with school, work, karate, ballet and dinner guests. I will be pulling a few long days so the slow cooker will be my BFF for the week.
If you are in Greensboro, NC check out Print Works Bistro for an amazing Gluten Free meal.
The other weekend Hubby and I had a whole night to ourselves (thanks to the mother-in-law). The options were stay home, eat leftovers, and watch Netflix or go out. We went for option 2! There are some restaurants that I want to try that are supposed to do Gluten Free food well, but they aren’t exactly kid-friendly. Print Works Bistro is one of those restaurants. Yes, we did see kids there but I’m not confident our 8 yr old and 5 yr old twins would have helped me have an enjoyable eating experience. All the parents get me?
So anyway, Hubby and I made a reservation online for dinner at 6 since it was a popular place and a Saturday night. We actually arrived early and they sat us right away. The atmosphere was like a sophisticated warehouse, if that makes sense. Image exposed walls, pipes, and air ducts along with beautiful fabric hanging from the ceiling, with formal tables, and chairs. It was beautiful!
The restaurant is in the Proximity Hotel which it Platinum Leed Certified and that is really hard to do. When Hubby and I were half way through dinner we both agreed it would be awesome to just be able to walk up to a hotel room to crash, maybe next time!
There is no Gluten Free menu but once you let the wait staff know your eating restrictions they are on it! The menu changes seasonly, so our waiter just went through what was safe for me. There was 1 item I wanted but he wasn’t sure if it was GF so he confirmed with the kitchen before he put in our order. It was safe!
Drink – Red wine, but they did have a GF beer available
Appetizer – Truffle Fries *DEDICATED FRYER* my friends! I did share with Hubby, some.
Entree – Steak Frites with creme fresh mashed potatoes instead of fries since I ate fries for my appetizer
Dessert – More Than Chocolate Cake *Flourless Cake*
This meal was amazing from start to finish! The fries were crispy and had the earthly flavor from the truffles, which I love! The steak was so juicy and tender, I ate every last piece of it. The mashed potatoes were dreamy. Then came the cake – ya’ll wow! It was not as dense as most flourless cakes and was super smooth. We only ate half at the restaurant and took the rest home. It may not have made it to the morning, maybe.
Print Works Bistro serves brunch on the weekends and breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week. My hope is to try brunch one weekend and see what they could feed me.
If you are ever in Greensboro, NC swing by Print Works Bistro and enjoy a tasty Gluten Free meal. We enjoyed ours!