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My Weekly Menu Plan and a Big Celebration for Celiac Awareness Month!

FX Photo Studio “Art Effect” applied to a boathouse photo I took in Christchurch New Zealand.

Some of you may have noticed the absence of a menu plan last week…

In my defense, it was a pretty busy week meeting new clients, dealing with kids’ sports/homework/play dates/fights, feeding our ever growing menagerie of pets{1 dog, 2 guinea pigs, and 1 “stray” cat}, doing volunteer work at SiSi and Big Tex’s school {I’m pretty darn good at filing and making copies if anyone ever wants to hire me!}, tackling my 1st attempt at Insanity. {Hubby Ian has been doing Insanity for a few weeks now, so naturally, being the competitive person that I am, I HAD to take on his challenge to try it, and I must say, I’m pretty proud of myself for completing all but 5 minutes of it :-)} and, oh, yes, hosting not one, but two rather large parties this past weekend.~ One sit-down dinner for 22 on Saturday night {NOTE:  This vegetarian and gluten-free enchilada casserole I made was AMAZING!!!}, and one big birthday/backyard BBQ and pool party for Big Tex on Sunday.


Needless to say, I am COMPLETELY and UTTERLY exhausted today, but I really missed my meal plans last week, so I’m back to the pinning board today!

But before I share my menus with you, I wanted to let you know about a big celebration that is taking place all month long…

Celiac Awareness Month!

Before I go, I wanted to let everyone know that I’m excited and honored to be celebrating National Celiac Awareness Month in May with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness {NFCA}. I hope you will join myself and 15 other gluten-free bloggers as we KISS {Keep it Simple and Safe} all month long.  Please check out NFCA for the list of daily tips including cooking/baking gluten-free, nutrition/wellness, raising a gluten-free kid, dining out gluten-free, and valuable NFCA resources to keep gluten-free eating simple and safe.

In addition, I will be celebrating with anyone and everyone who must be on a gluten-free diet for life because of celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity by sharing tips, statistics, nutrition information, and healthy gluten-free recipes all month long on Facebook and Twitter.

I hope you will join me, and if you are on Twitter, please follow along and help spread the word using the hashtags #CeliacAwareness and #kissglutenbye.

Thank you!

And, now, here’s what’s on our {gluten-free} menu this week…

Weekly Menu Plan April 30-May 6





  • Chicken Tacos {Grilled chicken, mango salsa, chopped tomato, chopped cilantro, chopped onion, shredded cheese, and corn tortillas}
  • Homemade guacamole
  • Fresh apple slices


  • Garden Lentil Bolognese from Dunaway Dietetics
  • Garden salad with purple cabbage, cucumber, and pine nuts, with golden balsamic vinaigrette
  • Gluten-Free pasta
  • Fresh Strawberries
If this is your first time checking out my weekly menu plans, you can read more about my menu planning process here.  All menu plans are gluten-free or I have offered gluten-free substitutions for the recipes linked to.  You can also check out all my weekly menu plans on my Pinterest board right here.

Oh, and since I think you’ve met ALMOST all the hungry animals {Harry the dog and Lance and Lily the Guinea Pigs} in our household, I thought I would introduce you to our sweet outdoor rescue cat, and most recent member of the Stewart household, Buttercup…

She is seriously one of the friendliest cats you will ever meet {unless you are Harry the dog!}

What’s on your menu plan this week?  Do you like to entertain at home?  Any rescue pets at your home?  Have you tried Insanity???

19 thoughts on “My Weekly Menu Plan and a Big Celebration for Celiac Awareness Month!”

  1. Love your weekly menu plan and we’re all ok if you’re busy with your EA zoo and cannot post. Great job with celiac awareness month. Can’t wait to hear more. I love your weekly menu because it always looks interesting yet manageable. Impressed how many blogger’s recipes you try.

  2. Cool art eftect pic! And Buttercup does look sweet, for a cat! I’m not a cat lover because my sister had a psycho half-siamese cat growing up but occasionally I meet one I like! 🙂 We are down to just one dog right now and probably will stay that way for a while since we have a new baby.

    Can’t wait to hear how the lentil bolognese turns out for you! I will have to try that enchilada casserole!

    1. Hi Ann! To be honest, I am more of a dog lover , than a cat lover, and Buttercup stays outside since I am allergic, but in all honesty, I don’t think I’ve ever met a sweeter cat 🙂 Can’t wait to make your lentil bolognese!!

  3. Now that I am making dinner for other families twice a week, I am always looking for new (Easy and healthy) recipes. The chicken tacos sound great! Thanks!
    This week’s menu includes a summer vegetable fritatta and mediterranean turkey burgers

    1. Thanks Amy! The chicken tacos last night were a big hit. My kids love anything that’s “make it yourself”. Can’t wait to make the lentil bolognese too!

    1. I definitely can’t wait to try the kebabs Kirsten. Last night we had the tacos, and tonight is a late night with kids sports so we’ll grab a quick dinner afterwards, but I’m thinking tomorrow is teriyaki tofu kebab night for sure!

  4. Love your FX photo! So cool! And it sounds like you’ve had a crazy but fun time lately. I don’t know how you have time to even turn on a computer let alone write up a post and do menus. Whew! Our menu this week is testing out low-fibre recipes I am developing for a significant population of my patients (ovarian cancer and those with recent bowel surgery) and quite a few blog subscribers, so we will be packing in the veggies and wholegrains alongside, if not actually in, the meals. 😀 It is unusual to be in the position of having to work out low-fibre meals, but it has been a creative challenge to say the least. Wish I was having your menu this week ….

    1. Thanks Kellie~So fun to play around with FX Photo Effects. Just wish I could actually paint like that 🙂 I love what you’re doing with low-fibre recipes, as there is definitely a great need for that for certain patient populations!

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