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I have said in previous posts that we are really blessed to not have any medical reasons to avoid wheat at our house.  But, we are also trying to avoid creating any medical issues when it comes to wheat.  I have been reading quite a bit lately about the negative effects of over-consumption of wheat, and I have been inspired to cut back.  Not cut out, just not overdoing it.

I have found that wheat can be fairly easy to avoid at breakfast time, as we tend to keep it simple with yogurt, oatmeal (gluten-free oatmeal is available here) or homemade granola with fruit most days.  Dinner is still pretty easy if we are eating a meat main dish or soup.  It is lunch that seems to be the tricky meal for me.  So, I thought I would share with you some of the wheat-less, easy lunches we have been enjoying.

1. Vietnamese Fried Rice – or any quick version of fried rice, this recipe just happens to be insanely delicious :).

2. Lettuce Wraps – These are really versatile, and we honestly do not miss the bread one bit.  Fill them with refried beans, tuna salad, chicken, veggies, cheese, leftover fried rice . . .  And here is the weird one, but I’m telling you it is worth a try – PB & J!  Or PB & honey if you prefer.  Ooooo – and add sliced bananas!

3. Soup and smoothies – I make soup quite a bit during the cooler months, and the leftovers make a fantastic, quick lunch.  Just make sure you plan ahead and double your recipe so you actually have leftovers at lunch time :).

4. Ants on a Log – Classic.  Just plain fun.

5. Baked Potatoes – These can be really versatile as well.  Try topping them with chili, pizza sauce and cheese, taco fixin’s, veggies and ranch dressing, broccoli and cheese . . .

6. Eggs – Scrambled, Over Easy, Omelets – all quick, easy and nutritious.

7. Beans and Rice – Or why not just beans?  A bowl of pinto or black beans topped with cheese, lettuce, salsa and guacamole is so yummy.  Or just top with shredded cheese and chopped tomato to really save time.

8. Lentils and Spinach – This recipe really is tasty.  Much more so than its boring name would lead you to believe.  I usually make a huge pot with lentils and brown rice.  Top with fresh chopped tomatoes and cucumbers.

9. Cottage Mac and Cheese – This is my box-less version of a kid favorite.  Make with brown rice pasta.

I would love to hear from you now!  Help me add to my repertoire – what are your wheat-free favorites?

To see one of my gluten-free menu plans using simple foods we all recognize, click here!

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This post is also linked to Real Food Wednesday and Works For Me Wednesday

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After a busy weekend, I am ready to stay home this week and enjoy the comfort of routine.  And the comfort of good food.  Here’s what I have planned:

BREAKFASTS:

Yogurt and fruit x 3

Chocolate Smoothies, fruit

Overnight Crockpot Steel Cut Oats, fruit

Oatmeal or granola, fruit

Cereal Bars – Tessa’s pick for her birthday, fruit

LUNCHES:

Scrambled Eggs, fresh veggies and fruit

PB & J, fresh veggies and fruit

Lettuce Wraps, fresh veggies and fruit

Deviled Eggs (or Egg Boats, as my kids call them), fresh veggies and fruits

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas, fresh veggies and fruit – Tessa’s pick for her birthday

Baked Potatoes and Cheese, bring cookies to share at church potluck

Leftovers

DINNERS:

Lentils and Spinach, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, fruit

Sloppy Joes, steamed corn, fruit

Minestrone Soup, bread and butter

Baked Salmon, steamed green beans, sweet potatoes

Black Beans and Rice, tomatoes, cheese, avocados

Cottage Mac & Cheese – Tessa’s pick for her birthday, fruit, CAKE!!

Leftovers & Whatevers

Enjoy!

What do you have planned this week?  Check out everyone’s plans at Menu Plan Monday!

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