January’s (gluten free) menu

One of the questions I get asked the most about being gluten free is “what do you eat?!” I usually just say, “what ever I want!” Being gluten free isn’t a sentence to eat only kale and boiled chicken (… Although we would all be very trim if we did that). If anything it has pushed me to be more creative with adapting recipes and to make better food for my family. Giving up gluten is just that: giving up gluten. You don’t need to give up your favorite food or things that taste amazing. Everything DOES need to be made from scratch though, which takes some planning and time obviously.
I used to share my monthly meal plans on the blog, then one month I forgot. Then I forgot every month for… Over a year, at least. However, I’m going to start posting them again because I think it’s a great way to share “what we eat”.
If you don’t meal plan, I highly recommend it. It makes grocery shopping easier and it makes my day to day easier too. Instead of walking to the pantry around lunch time and trying to figure out what ingredients I have to try to make something for dinner, I can just look at the calendar and pull out the ingredients I know I already purchased since it was all on the list. Plus, if you’re gf, you know that the ingredients are expensive. Shopping with a meal plan decreases the amount of ingredients, therefore money, wasted. I get that not everyone has the luxury of time to sit for an hour and meal plan, but for me it is a necessity. So if you don’t have time, feel free to copy some of mine, or all of it. I do mine at the top of each month, but you can also do it weekly if that’s better for you.
In addition to sharing my monthly meal plan, I would be happy to share any recipes that you want. Just comment which one you’d like to try, and I’ll add it to my “to blog” list, and get that typed up as fast as possible. Most of my recipes are handwritten in a spiral notebook that’s 10 years old. I need to redo it, but that’s for another day.
Anyways, here is this month’s menu!
I’m sorry if my sloppy handwriting is too hard to read, just let me know which day(s) aren’t readable, and I’ll let you know what it says.

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