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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.

GLUTEN FREE MEAL PLAN

MONDAY – Easy Peasy Chicken Casserole

TUESDAY – 5 Ingredient Baked Pork Chops with roasted veggies

WEDNESDAY – Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops with rice

THURSDAY – Chicken Primavera

FRIDAY – Birthday dinner at Red Robin

SATURDAY – Grilled burgers and hot dogs

Gluten Free Birthday Party Menu

For the birthday party Saturday we will have a ton of kiddos and adults celebrating our oldest turning 9 years old. We will be serving lunch, desserts and sides.

MENU

Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

Slow Cooker Chili

Toppings: bacon, cheese, hot dogs, pepperoni, salsa, avocado, sour cream

Veggies, chips, and apple slices

Desserts

Cupcakes

Brownies

Candy covered marshmellows

Have are your tips to planning a Gluten Free birthday party?

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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.

Have you been? What did you think?

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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.

Gluten Free Meal Plan

MONDAY – Slow Cooker Lasagna

TUESDAY – Shredded Chicken and Veggies in the slow cooker

WEDNESDAY – Homemade Gluten Free Hamburger Helper

THURSDAY – Quesadillas with leftover chicken from Tuesday

FRIDAY – 5 Ingredient Baked Pork Chops

SATURDAY – Leftovers

Orlando, Florida

During my trip I plan to visit Walt Disney World and eat at as many places as I can. Disney is one of the safest places to go as a Gluten Free eater because there are so many safe options.

Here are my reviews from our last trip to Disney world.

Magic Kingdom

Epcot

What are you favorite places to eat in Orlando?

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Ready for another week of Gluten Free dinners? Here is a meal plan your whole family will enjoy. 

Hello friends! Did you survive the holidays? We had a blast with family and went on some fun adventures.

Last week we had a nasty bug work it’s way through our house, so this should be a good week where everyone is healthy and ready to eat.

Here is our Gluten Free Meal Plan

MONDAY – Baked Sticky Chicken from Meaningful Eats

TUESDAY – Taco Salad with homemade Easy Guacamole 

WEDNESDAY – Slow Cooker Roast Chicken, roasted veggies, and mac n cheese

THURSDAY – Baked Spaghetti Pie

FRIDAY – Dinner Out

SATURDAY – Fried chicken, onion rings, and tater tots – cause fried food is fun!

Meal Planning Tips

Are you new to meal planning? Here are a few tips to make it easier and save time.

  1. Write your menu down and make it visible in the house
  2. Make your grocery list from the ingredients for those recipes
  3. Prep as much as you can ahead of time. Examples: pre-cook meat, chop veggies, make sauces
  4. Be flexible, life happens. If Monday is crazy and you didn’t get the chicken in the slow cooker before work, just make tacos from Tuesdays instead.

We hope you have a great week!

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It has been 7 years since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. What a ride!

Many things have changed in the past 7 years.  Here are just a few:

  • The Gluten Free products available are 1000 times better than 7 years ago
  • There are a ton more restaurants offering Gluten Free menus
  • Our community is larger, stronger and more supportive

Some personal changes in the past 7 years:

  • I’ve had the pleasure of traveling the country to talk to Celiacs, do cooking demos, and advocate for our community
  • We had twins that we kept Gluten Free for over 3 years that now eat gluten
  • I have found some of my closest and dearest friends

Here is my complete story.

This blog has been an outlet, my therapy, and my motivation over that last 7 years. Thank you for being a part of my story!

If you are looking for some Gluten Free resources here are a few I have been honored to create!

The Celiac Cookbook and Survival Guide

Family Approved Gluten Free Recipes

Succeed at Living Gluten Free

Easy Gluten Free Holiday Recipes

It’s Celiac Disease, Now What?

Thank you friends!

Post contains Affiliate links 

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Don’t forget to grab some of your favorite Gluten Free cosmetics during the Black Friday rush! Red Apple Lipstick is hosting a special sale with discounts and free shipping! Giveaway below!

Here are the details

Sale runs from November 24th – December 1st

Discounts – 10%

Shipping – FREE

Want in on the deal? You have to register by November 22nd so hurry!!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL NOVEMBER 22nd

They are releasing 3 new colors for the winter sale! I’m personally going to have to get 1 of each color!

Some of my other favorite Red Apple Lipstick products are the Brazen Berry Lipgloss, the Lash Project Mascara and the Espresso and Champagne Eyeshadows.

Some highlights about Red Apple Lipstick Cosmetics
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Paraban Free
  • GMO Free
  • Soy Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Corn Free
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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

SIDE DISHES

Corn Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Ranch Potatoes

Sausage Balls

Cornbread Stuffing

Cream of Mushroom soup will be key to 2 of these dishes

DESSERT

Chocolate Cake

Pumpkin Pie

Still need some help? Check out my Easy Gluten Free Holiday Recipes eBook.

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Time to make dinner! Let’s get your Gluten Free meal plan together.

Wow, it has been a whirlwind around here. I had the pleasure of traveling to Tampa, Fl. and Denver, Co. two weeks ago, which means the past week has been crazy trying to catch up.

This week has the celebration of three birthday’s in our family, so the Gluten Free cupcakes will be flowing.

Here is our crazy meal plan for the week. We are eating out a lot due to the birthday celebrations.

Gluten Free Meal Plan

MONDAY – Leftover spaghetti 

TUESDAY – Dinner out for a birthday

WEDNESDAY – Tacos and Nachos

THURSDAY – One Dish Wonder – baked chicken dish

FRIDAY – Dinner out for a birthday

SATURDAY – Dinner out for a birthday

None of this sound good? Here are over 300 Gluten Free recipes for your meal plan.

Have you ever wanted to try Stitch Fix? Hubby and I both subscribe and get boxes. Now is the time to try because the $25 styling fee is waved for the month of November. Use the link below to get the deal.

STYLING FEE WAVED

Heads up – post contains affiliate links

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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.

MONDAY –Slow Cooker Pork BBQ with rice

TUESDAY – Baked Spaghetti Pie

WEDNESDAY – Dinner guests – taco salad, nachos, burritos

THURSDAY – Slow Cooker Roast Chicken, mac n cheese, green beans

FRIDAY – Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Bake, using leftover chicken from Thursday

SATURDAY – Date Night

New to living Gluten Free? Need a little help?

Check out my book, Succeed at Living Gluten Free. It has 65 tips to help you rock the Gluten Free lifestyle and avoid a ton of gluten disasters!

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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!

I ordered:

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!

Not a sponsored post, we paid for our meal. 

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