Menu Plan

I have been really struggling with breakfast. I have always struggled with making breakfast for my family because I am not a breakfast person. I rarely eat much in the morning. However, the rest of my family likes to eat breakfast, so I have to come up with something.

Since going gluten free I have found breakfast to be even more challenging. So much of what Americans eat for breakfast contains gluten. Pancakes, waffles, toast, muffins, cereal, etc., they all contain gluten. I have made gluten free pancakes and waffles, but honestly they are not the same. They are okay, but not great. I have made some good gluten free muffins and we have found some gluten free cereal that we like, but I still feel like our breakfast choices are limited. I definitely find breakfast to be the most challenging meal to serve gluten free.

The rest of our meals have been going well. This week’s plan is pretty simple. I planned  mainly quick and easy or crockpot meals for the week.

 

Dinner

steak, roasted french fries, salad, ice cream for dessert (this will be my husband’s birthday dinner)

taco soup

crock pot pork roast and rice

sloppy joes, onion potatoes, vegetables

black bean soup

tomato soup

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

 

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Comments

  1. Oh I know gluten free breakfast is the hardest. We’ve gotten use to eggs, and bacon, or I’ve even bought some gluten free bread for toast. But my favorite is to make yogurt and fruit smoothies. Or even oatmeal.
    .-= Jenna @ Newlyweds´s last blog ..Bullet Point Day =-.

    • @Jenna @ Newlyweds, I find even oatmeal hard because regular oatmeal is not truly gluten free and gluten free oatmeal is so expensive to feed a whole family. I keep thinking I should try reg. oatmeal and see if I react, but I have been feeling so much better I have not wanted to risk it.

  2. I love breakfast but I am not a morning person. I didn’t like having to think about it first thing and I hated the question “What’s for breakfast ?” so early. So, when my kids were little, I had the same things every week. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday we had oatmeal (with toast, etc.) On Tuesday and Thursday we had pancakes, on Saturday waffles and on Sunday french toast. Holidays were exceptions, of course. As they got older (about 14 or 15 yrs. old) they expressed opinions about the differences between this plan and their appetites, but it was smooth sailing for years. We still have waffles on Saturday and french toast on Sunday. And since it is just my son and myself weekdays, we have pancakes every day. I know you have allergies and these actual meals would not be helpful to you but I thought you might find the idea of a weekly plan constructive.

    • @Diana, I have tried something like that with dinners and it did not work well for us. But I might try it for breakfast. It might help me get past this phase right now. We could easily do cereal Mondays, eggs Tuesday, etc. Thanks for the idea, I think I will try it.

  3. My daughter just turned 2 and has gluten & dairy allergies. I gave up on the gluten free pancakes and waffles. The texture just wasn’t right! I now make cornmeal pancakes-which are excellent! I make “buttermilk” out of soy milk and lemon juice. I make a large batch once or twice a week and they reheat pretty well.

    • @Megan, I have not given up on pancakes, at least yet. :) I am willing to keep trying a few more things to see if I can at least get them close to what we like. But I am thinking that they may be one of those things that just will never be the same gf.

      • @Lynn,
        Good luck! If you perfect a recipe, I hope you’ll share! :) Bob’s Red Mill also has a great whole grain warm cereal that is very reasonably priced. It has the same texture as Cream of Wheat and is great topped with brown sugar, fruit, etc.

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