Gluten Free Menu Plan

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Are you a gluten free household, and following the Trim Healthy Plan? I got you, Lovely Lady!

I am sharing our weekly menu plan for our family of 9, for the week of January 16-22nd, 2022.

If I had the freezer space to do it, once a month cooking would be my ideal way to manage meal preparation, but most of our freezer space is tied up in our home-raised meats and frozen fruits and veggie stash to help us in our rural western Montana life.

We also plan our food days to coincide with our Saturday sabbath, or Shabbat, and our Leftover day is Sunday.

This helps us eat our way through our leftovers, while also giving this Mama a day off from cooking….WIN!

If you don’t have a routine with your leftovers, I would implore you to develop one to save your sanity and cut down on your cooking, or steal mine. You can read about it here.

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What do you feed a Gluten Free family of 9?

I’m so glad you asked…here we go!

****I will be using recipes from Various Cookbooks that are Compatible with the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle, along with recipes from around the internet. I will link the book and give a page number, or website, where applicable****

**I also cook with my Leftover days in mind, and double almost every recipe that I make. My shopping list will reflect single recipe amounts as we have a much larger than average family to prepare for. **

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Here are my favorite products, should you wonder where to find them, gluten free. And, if you would like to know what’s going on the Treehouse, please sign up for my newsletter!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

If you want to learn more about my Trim Healthy Mama Lifestyle Coaching, How I got my Husband on board with our eating style, or how to cut down your cooking time you have come to the right place.

Nicole Burch is sharing her gluten free, Trim Healthy Mama compatible, menu plan for the week of Jan 2-8, 2022.

Gluten Free Menu Plan

Some posts on this blog contain affiliate links. If you click them, I may earn a small commission. It does not cost you anything extra, but this commission helps support the work of running my site. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.

Are you a gluten free household, and following the Trim Healthy Plan? I got you, Lovely Lady!

I am sharing our weekly menu plan for our family of 9, for the week of January 9-15th, 2022.

If I had the freezer space to do it, once a month cooking would be my ideal way to manage meal preparation, but most of our freezer space is tied up in our home-raised meats and frozen fruits and veggie stash to help us in our rural western Montana life.

We also plan our food days to coincide with our Saturday sabbath, or Shabbat, and our Leftover day is Sunday.

This helps us eat our way through our leftovers, while also giving this Mama a day off from cooking….WIN!

If you don’t have a routine with your leftovers, I would implore you to develop one to save your sanity and cut down on your cooking, or steal mine. You can read about it here.

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What do you feed a Gluten Free family of 9?

I’m so glad you asked…here we go!

****I will be using recipes from Various Cookbooks that are Compatible with the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle, along with recipes from around the internet. I will link the book and give a page number, or website, where applicable****

**I also cook with my Leftover days in mind, and double almost every recipe that I make. My shopping list will reflect single recipe amounts as we have a much larger than average family to prepare for. **

Sunday-

Monday-

Tuesday-

Wednesday-

Thursday-

Friday-

Saturday-

Printable Menu & Shopping List

Here are my favorite products, should you wonder where to find them, gluten free. And, if you would like to know what’s going on the Treehouse, please sign up for my newsletter!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

If you want to learn more about my Trim Healthy Mama Lifestyle Coaching, How I got my Husband on board with our eating style, or how to cut down your cooking time you have come to the right place.

Nicole Burch is sharing her gluten free, Trim Healthy Mama compatible, menu plan for the week of Jan 2-8, 2022.

Gluten Free Menu Plan

Some posts on this blog contain affiliate links. If you click them, I may earn a small commission. It does not cost you anything extra, but this commission helps support the work of running my site. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.

Are you a gluten free household, and following the Trim Healthy Plan? I got you, Lovely Lady!

I am sharing our weekly menu plan for our family of 9, for the week of January 2-8th, 2022.

If I had the freezer space to do it, once a month cooking would be my ideal way to manage meal preparation, but most of our freezer space is tied up in our home-raised meats and frozen fruits and veggie stash to help us in our rural western Montana life.

We also plan our food days to coincide with our Saturday sabbath, or Shabbat, and our Leftover day is Sunday.

This helps us eat our way through our leftovers, while also giving this Mama a day off from cooking….WIN!

If you don’t have a routine with your leftovers, I would implore you to develop one to save your sanity and cut down on your cooking, or steal mine. You can read about it here.

Pin This

What do you feed a Gluten Free family of 9?

I’m so glad you asked…here we go!

****I will be using recipes from Various Cookbooks that are Compatible with the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle, along with recipes from around the internet. I will link the book and give a page number, or website, where applicable****

**I also cook with my Leftover days in mind, and double almost every recipe that I make. My shopping list will reflect single recipe amounts as we have a much larger than average family to prepare for. **

Sunday-

Monday-

Tuesday-

Wednesday-

Thursday-

Friday-

Saturday-

Printable Menu & Shopping List

Here are my favorite products, should you wonder where to find them, gluten free. And, if you would like to know what’s going on the Treehouse, please sign up for my newsletter!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

If you want to learn more about my Trim Healthy Mama Lifestyle Coaching, How I got my Husband on board with our eating style, or how to cut down your cooking time you have come to the right place.

Nicole Burch is sharing her gluten free, Trim Healthy Mama compatible, menu plan for the week of Jan 2-8, 2022.

Gluten Free Baking Flour Blend

I have been dabbling in Gluten Free Sourdough for a few weeks, and the results have been pretty exciting, for a former wheat bread baker who really misses that part of our former lifestyle.

I went searching for a wild starter and loaf recipe that would work with our Trim Healthy Mama Lifestyle, but I found out quickly that some tweaks would have to be made. Many of the flours suggested we do not use due to their lack of nutritional value, or the effect they may have on blood sugar.

Also, I wanted this loaf to fall into an E meal on the THM plan…a unicorn, I know, but I won’t be pregnant or nursing forever and I miss bread!

I found this recipe and in it she describes the “bones” of what she calls a bread flour mix, without giving specific instructions…you get to build your own!

This was promising!

I picked from her suggestions, a mix of gluten free flours that I hoped would provide enough structure to maintain any sort off rise gained from fermentation, but also deliver on taste and texture. They certainly did that!

I’m going to say I was inspired by her suggestions because they were very helpful and valuable to me, and this is not wholly my own creation due to her hard work….

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Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 1 Cup Quinoa Flour
  • 1 Cup Oat Flour (certified GF oats ground in a blender)
  • 1 Cup Garbonzo/Besan Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups Oat Fiber
  • 1 1/2 Cups Baking Blend (I use this recipe with success)
  • 1 Cup Masa Harina

Method

If you are using the baking blend recipe I linked above, make sure you have it all ready to go.

Then, Mix all the above ingredients together. In her recipe for the sourdough she states that a single batch is good for three batches of bread and I found this to be accurate.

*I have also started experimenting with this blend in some of the recipes from the Trim Healthy Future Cookbook that call for Einkorn flour.

*Because this blend of flours includes a mixture of low fat/low carb flours, and higher carb flours, it falls within E meal guidelines for the baking I do with it.

*Due to the size of my family I tripled this batch and it stores perfectly in a 1 Gallon sized container.

If you are looking to create a Gluten Free Sourdough Starter, please join the waiting list for my next workshop here!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

If you want to learn more about how I use Leftovers, building a gluten free pantry, or how to cut down your cooking time you have come to the right place.

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Goodie Bowl

I got the bones for this recipe from a blog, “Counting All Joy”, that used to be around when I began following the Trim Healthy Plan to feed my family but seems to have been shut down now, so I adapted it from memory.

We were gluten free and dairy free at that time, so anything I found that could possibly fit the restrictions we had, and felt like dessert, we were going to try it!

As the phonetic sound of the name implies…this is a “Good E” meal or snack on this plan…I know, funny name right, I thought so too?

It seems sad to call it a recipe when it’s just a pour or two here and then throw in a spoon, but I must share this!

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This is a single serve, no special ingredients meal. It is very important that you use FROZEN fruit or it will ruin the effect of this simple meal, in my opinion.

1/2 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce

1/2 Cup Frozen Blueberries

1 Teaspoon Nuts or Seeds

Mix it all together and let the berries get a little melty, and you have something that feels like dessert, and is extremely fast to prepare for one person, or 8 in my house….

I do add a Collagen or Gelatin Tea to this if it is intended as my meal because it is very light on protein. My kids have it with full fat peanut butter drizzled on top as a crossover.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

If you want to learn more about my Trim Healthy Mama Lifestyle Coaching, How I got my Husband on board with our eating style, or how to cut down your cooking time you have come to the right place.

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How to Support Your Trim Healthy Man on the Trim Healthy Mama Plan

Trim Healthy Mama….

Just the title alone had my husband doubting that its principles were designed for all humans, and not just the ladies.

I began looking into the plan because I was pregnant, and I had tried everything.  Counting calories, low fat, more veggies, shakes, pills (shudder), none of it worked for me.  I was a lifetime dieter!

When I met my husband I was the smallest I have been in my adult life, 194 pounds!  He was active duty, and doing regular efforts to maintain so that he could pass his PT tests and keep his job in the military.  That changed when he was honorably discharged in 2013.

Discouraged by a career of yo-yo dieting to maintain a small enough waist size, he went for it and ate whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted.  That changed in 2019, when he gave the plan a real try with me for 21 days.

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How did I get him on board?

I didn’t.

If your husband is anything like mine was, it may take a little while, or years, but as they see your progress, and maybe some of their own because of your good cookin’, they will begin to come around!

I kept making THM compliant meals for our kids because it has been invaluable in helping us understand how to feed our growing children, with life threatening allergies in the mix.

He was a full-time college student and would grab whatever he wanted while he was away from home for his classes.  He would also go to the store for what struck his fancy or grab it when he went to the store with me.  He was a gas station regular for pop and candy!

Over the years he would tell me how good he felt when he ate only the meals I made for a couple days, then a couple weeks.  Now, he has gone two months and lost 35 pounds!  It was gradual, and it was all his idea!

I am a facilitator!

Now, he will look at the cookbooks, or the THM Membership site and print out or show me ideas for recipes he wants to try.

He loves a varied meal plan and this means that my Pinterest board for Recipes we’ve tried has over 500 recipes!

He may not fully understand how to create a meal from each fuel type, but we discuss it often to see if he can decipher it…this part is going to be gradual too.

Most recently he let me know that he needed more treats around to help curb his sweet treat desires and so, I keep one treat available as I can.

We also add a hot drink or cold drink like Boost Juice, or a Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate to every meal and snack so that we feel like every time we eat is a wonderful thing to look forward to.

Because of my friend, who is the Mother of Change on Facebook, we try to drink half our body weight in ounces of water every day.  This was harder for my husband than the switch to eating this way because he does not like water at all…at least he didn’t used to.

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What helps him stay on plan, according to my Husband

  1. Eat every 3 hours, even if you are not hungry
  2. Plan ahead, you don’t want to scrounge around for food when it’s time and then go for convenience over healthy foods
  3. Mix up the recipes, frequently
  4. Drink Plenty of water
  5. Remake old favorites….like the Jalapeno Poppers
  6. Ask your husband what he needs.  This is how I learned he needed more treats around.
  7. Find a sweetener he really can live with, and make it portable. You can find the sweetener we use here

For Wives who are waiting on their Trim Healthy Man….

Would I have loved to have my husband on board with me from the beginning?

YES!

Did it affect my success for him to not be committed to the plan?

If I am going to be committed to something, then it’s going to be something I want to do.  I won’t place blame for my lack of commitment to my own long term health goals on him or anyone else.

Is it better to have him on plan with me? 

Yes!  I think that it is easier not having candy or sugar in the house at all.  But, it’s do-able with just one person on plan too.

Give him the space to make the jump.  It is going to be a different world for them.  Also, wrapping your brain around something becoming a lifestyle and not just a diet is going to be a challenge.

All I can say is, that for us… I am so grateful we are a Trim Healthy team now!

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

If you want to learn more about my family, Read about Why I believe you are a Gatekeeper, or how to cut down your cooking time you have come to the right place.

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