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As we’ve been trying to figure out some health problems Jack and I have, we’ve tried to limit or eliminate certain goods. Lactose and fructose products to be exact. However, I’ve been most hesitant about eliminating gluten, even though in the back of my mind, I’ve always wondered if that would help.
However, I’ve been most hesitant about eliminating gluten, even though in the back of my mind, I’ve always wondered if that would help.
I think part of me is hesitant to do it, because if it does help, I’ll never get to have my beloved pasta and bread again. The other part of me is nervous, because it seems like a very hard lifestyle to have. And then another part feels like gluten free is just some fad that will soon pass, and I don’t want to look like I got all caught up in it for no reason.
All pretty selfish reasons, I know.
However, a friend of mine recently posted on Facebook a video from Dr. Oz called, Is Gluten Secretly Destroying Your Health. As I listened to it, and heard about all the symptoms of a gluten intolerance, I felt like they could have been interviewing me.
He has a simple test that you take during the video, and I said yes on just about every single one of the symptoms. I know that neither Jack, nor I, have celiac, but after watching this video, I realized that gluten intolerances aren’t just something that those who have celiac may experience.
Still, I’ve had a hard time committing to it. To take it out of Jack’s diet isn’t so
To take it out of Jack’s diet isn’t so hard, because he’ll just eat about anything I put in front of him. But for me, it’s been harder. I think the idea of coming up with meals that were totally gluten free intimidated me. I saw all these aisles at the store full of gluten free foods, recipes were full of the strangest sounding ingredients and flours, and I felt like I could never eat normal again if going
But for me, it’s been harder. I think the idea of coming up with meals that were totally gluten free intimidated me. I saw all these aisles at the store full of gluten free foods, recipes were full of the strangest sounding ingredients and flours, and I felt like I could never eat normal again if going gluten free did help. However, my sister, Diana, kept encouraging me all summer to at least try it out, and see if it helped. She suggested I just make a
However, my sister, Diana, kept encouraging me all summer to at least try it out, and see if it helped. She suggested I just make a 30 day meal plan with gluten free dishes, so it didn’t seem so hard. So, I recently did that.
After being endlessly frustrated with doctors, I knew I had to at least try and change things on my own, and that meant trying to go gluten free for awhile. And, while I found plenty of recipes that had strange, expensive ingredients, I was more pleasantly surprised to find a lot of delicious recipes that used many ingredients we already know and love. As I compiled this list, I thought it would be nice to share it with all of you. I’ve read that it takes about 30 days to see if taking gluten out of your diet helps, so I thought others in my position, who aren’t sure if they should go gluten free, can use it to create a simple, 30 day meal plan for themselves. Or, hopefully this might help someone who is trying to figure out what to cook for someone who is gluten free!
Most of the recipes don’t require a lot of different ingredients (beyond the desserts, which obviously require wheat-free flours.) They can be made quickly, and sound pretty tasty. In this round-up, I have 30 main dish meals, and after that, a few side dishes, breakfasts, and side dishes. And, just as a side note, don’t freak out if I still post recipes that have gluten in them. I’m a work in progress, and keep changing my mind. But at least now, I have a meal plan to fall back on when I do decide to go that route! All of these recipes were chosen because I thought they sounded good.
Also, here are a few gluten-free cookbooks that I think are awesome: Gluten Free on a Shoe String Deliciously G-Free The Gloriously Gluten Free Cook Book
- Sweet Potato Waffles by the Gracious Pantry
- Peruvian Potato Salad by Vintage Kitchen
- Chickpea Quizza by Ricki Heller
- Country Corn Casserole by Modern Christian Homemaker
- Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad by Alida’s Kitchen
- Baked Balsamic Chicken by Alida’s Kitchen
- Honey Lime Crusted Tilapia by Oh, Sweet Basil
- Crock-Pot Barbecue Pulled Chicken Recipe by Jeanette’s Healthy Living
- Zesty Gluten-Free Pizza Rolls by Fearless Fresh
- Spinach & Artichoke Pizza by Persnickety Plates
- Spaghetti Squash with Hummus Pesto by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Tomato Sausage Risotto by Wine and Glue
- BBQ Shrimp Quinoa Bowls by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Coconut Chicken Fingers with Tamarind Ketchup by Katherine Martinelli
- Thai Larb Chicken Lettuce Cups by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Gluten Free Pizza with a Rice Base by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Shepherd’s Pie by Katherine Martinelli
- Zucchini Lasagna Recipe by Skinny Taste
- Sloppy Joe Casserole by Clarks Condensed
- Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits by Modern Christian Homemaker
- Cauliflower Garlic Mashed Potatoes by Jeanette’s Healthy Living
- Oven Roasted Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Sesame Glazed Cauliflower Wings by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Cheesecake in a Jar by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Gluten-Free Mint Brownies by Yammies Gluten Freedom
- Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies by Sarah Bakes Gluten Free
- Coconut Flour Banana Bread by My Gutsy
- Chocolate Fudge Crinkles by Yammie’s Gluten Freedom
- Slow Cooker Fajita by Live Like You Are Rich
- 10 Minute Gluten Free Enchiladas by Flippin’ Delicious
- Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Bagels by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Gluten-Free Chicken Taco Corn Chowder by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
Joanne McDaniel says
Thank you for sharing your personal story regarding gluten intolerance. This is something that many people struggle with, especially when it comes to making meals at home. Sharing a full month’s worth of recipes is very valuable and can get people who are unsure about how to prepare such meals on the right track immediately. I would love to add that while cooking at home is wonderful, sometimes we just want to eat out. Luckily, there are many restaurants making the effort to offer their customers gluten free options so they too can enjoy a meal out. Look around at your local restaurants and see for yourself. You are bound to find a wonderful place that you, your family, and friends can frequent.
Thanks for the go-to meal ideas.
I realize this is an older post, but the link for the meal plan isn’t working. Where can I find the meal plans?Thanks!
Thanks for letting me know! I had to update my account. The recipes should all be there now!
Oh No! I came back to your site to find the recipe for my favorite soup is missing! Could you possible please share the recipe for the soup that has sausage, cannellini beans and kale?
Hi Dave! Is this the recipe you were searching for?
That is a very similar recipe but I was looking for the Kale, Sausage, white bean and pasta soup. I remembered how it was made but if you still have a link to the recipe, I certainly wouldn’t mind confirming.
melissa tanner says
Some of these recipes, for example no. 21. Chicken Fajitas, are NOT gluten free. Flour tortillas contain wheat… So I’m confused. Are we supposed to check and convert these recipes to gluten free? I was under the impression this was supposed to ALL be gluten free.
Hi there! If they aren’t gluten free, definitely let me know! They should be. However, for the fajitas, in the recipe it states to use tortillas – flour or corn, so, you just have to make sure you have to use corn tortillas or gluten free flour tortillas – but the entirety of the recipe beyond determining whether you should use flour or corn tortillas is gluten free. I’ll go through and make sure there aren’t any that would require someone to go to great lengths to change the recipe to make sure it’s gluten free 🙂
I just went through to ensure all recipes are gluten free or state what gluten free ingredients to use. I changed the fajita recipe so it was one that didn’t show a flour tortilla, and I removed one other recipe because it didn’t explicitly state to use gluten free noodles. However, all the remaining recipes (plus a few new ones), are either naturally gluten free or state the gluten free ingredients to use. Thanks for expressing your concern!
suggest me a meal plan vegetarian for gluten free rice free and grahmflour free allergic to all
I’m sorry, I probably won’t be able to create a meal plan this specific, but I’m sure you could find something on Pinterest. Best of luck!
Thanks for this, i will definitely try out, i have been looking for gluten-free, wheat-free, and dairy-free recipes, hope your recipes helps me. One recipe opened but after that no recipes are opening, what to do dear?
Are you still having this issue?
Cathy Boughton says
I was so excited to have found this website. I have a skin disorder that recommends going gluten free to help with keeping it under control. Believe me, I will do what it takes, as there is no cure. Anyway, I have clicked on the photos and the listed items under the recipes and have opened a few of them, however, I was wondering if there is a specific link that goes to the 30 day planner. I don’t mind searching, but I was just wondering.
Thanks so much for your hard work in putting this all together.
Hi Cathy! So sorry this took me so long to get back to you. Right now, all this is, is a dinner meal plan. However, I am working on one that has breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 30 days. I hope to have it done soon. Be sure to subscribe or follow on FB so you’ll know whaen it is 🙂 I hope going gluten free will help with your skin condition!
Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas says
I am sending this to my sister right now. She has two kids with celiacs disease and this could help for sure. Such a great plan.
THanks Kathleen! I hope it will help her. I’m working on an even better one with breakfast, lunch, and dinners on a printable calendar 🙂
Pam Hundley says
have to go gf for my son with tourretts. have to go dairy free too! he has bad allergies. Am doing with the whole family. easier & he would want. any wish to do menu for gf & dairy free?
That’s a great idea! I will definitely consider doing that.
Mandy noel says
Can’t find the link to the recipes?
Do you see the pictures of the foods? If you click on them, it will take you to the site with those recipes!
Mandy, if you are on a mobile device we are having issues with it showing up. We are working to resolve this. It will show up on laptops and desktops.
NAIS ULLOA says
I can’t find the link to your meal plan or it’s not working
For some reason it will occasionally disappear — I just put it back up! Let me know if you have any more issues.
Natural Health says
Hello Katie, Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. I too have a little knowledge about Gluten. It is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale. It causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. Your 30 Day’s Gluten Free Meal Plan is very beneficial for me because there are many people around us who are suffering this disease.
Gosh, I was just in here the other day to plan my meals. Lots of great ideas, but now the recipes aren’t here….help!
It’s back!! 🙂 Thanks for letting me know.
I started gluten free a little over a week ago and I have noticed a difference already. I have Psoriatic arthritis and chronic headaches, and since I started gluten free I have had almost no stiffness in my hands in the morning (something I’d counted normal and simply had to accept) and only one headache so far. I’ve also lost three pounds! I was hesitant to make the lifestyle change but I think it’s going to be a good one for me. So far the Vegetarian chili and the balsamic chicken are my favorite recipes. 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing your success! I’m so glad that you are feeling better after going gluten free. I think both of those recipes sound delicious 🙂
I avoided gluten for 5 days & after day 2, my digestion was so much better. My co-workers told me it was all in my mind. So on day 5, I ate several products containing gluten. My digestion problems came back within hours!
Thanks for the recipes! I’m still new at being gluten free & I know that eating a mostly plant based diet will get old soon. Can’t wait to try these!
Thanks for sharing your story! I really do need to just bite the bullet and avoid gluten and see if it helps. I’m glad it helped you though! Hopefully you’ll find some good ideas here. Let me know if any of them are particularly yummy!
I cannot find a link to view the recipes for the 30- day gluten free?
The links to each recipe are underneath the pictures on this post 🙂
I can’t seem to find the link to the recipes!
So Sorry! There was a glitch with the system I used…they should be working now! Thanks so much for letting me know!
WOW! A complete recipe for a month. Sounds interesting.