Gluten-Free Diet Plan

Gluten-Free Diet Plan

Ah, the gluten-free diet. Chances are you can’t go a single day without hearing the words gluten-free or something related to it. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from celiac disease, abstaining from gluten is absolutely necessary. For those of us who are just trying to watch our waistline or increase our overall health, avoiding gluten is a smart place to start.

 

The diet has exploded in popularity over the past decade, as more and more people are being diagnosed with gluten-intolerance, and other people are looking to follow the diet for other health reasons. Just check out this chart from Google Trends that shows how often the words “Gluten Free” have been searched since 2004. The numbers don’t lie.

If you’d like a refresher course on what gluten and celiac disease is, check out our recent article right here.

 

If you need to follow a gluten free diet plan for any reason, it can be tough to keep track of which foods contain gluten and which do not. Making it even more difficult, one type of food from Brand A might not contain gluten, but the same type of food from Brand B does due to how that food was processed and handled.

 

Keeping track of what foods you can and cannot eat can be difficult, so we’ve put together a 7 day meal plan for those who are looking to cut gluten out of their diet. Always remember that, as stated above, some foods of the same type may vary in gluten content based on their producer. For example, Modern Oats oatmeal cups are certified gluten-free, but many other oatmeal brands do contain gluten. As always, check the packaging of the products you buy to confirm their gluten-free status before ingesting, especially if you suffer from celiac disease.

 

Gluten Free Diet - 7 Day Menu

 

Day 1

 

Breakfast

Start simple. Begin with a simple cup of your favorite Modern Oats flavor. Just add hot water and serve.

 

Lunch

Small Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad - No croutons

https://nutritioninthekitch.com/healthy-caesar-salad-with-chicken-gluten-free-dairy-free/

  

Dinner

“Protein Style” hamburgers

https://www.mommyhatescooking.com/gluten-free-burgers

Day 2

 

Breakfast

One half sliced avocado with one egg cooked to your preference

 

Lunch

Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa Bowl

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/255217/mediterranean-chicken-quinoa-bowl/

 

Dinner

Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Ravioli

https://www.thehealthymaven.com/spinach-ricotta-stuffed-zucchini-ravioli

 

Day 3

 

Breakfast

Heart Healthy Overnight Oats

https://modernoats.com/pages/heart-healthy-overnight-oats

Lunch

Greek Quinoa Salad

https://wholefully.com/cold-greek-quinoa-salad/

 

Dinner

Glazed pork & apple kebabs

https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/recipes/a59775/glazed-pork-apple-kebabs-recipe/

 

Day 4

 

Breakfast

Oats & Eggs Protein Bowl

1 cup of Modern Oats Just Oats blend with 1 egg over easy on top. Garnish with slices of avocado.

 

Lunch

Ricotta-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/ricotta-stuffed-portobello-mushrooms/

 

Dinner

Lettuce wrapped tacos with a side of beans, rice, and guacamole

https://boulderlocavore.com/10-minute-taco-lettuce-wraps-recipe/

 

Day 5

 

Breakfast

New Start Breakfast Bowl

https://modernoats.com/pages/new-start-breakfast-bowl

Lunch

BLT Chopped Salad

https://damndelicious.net/2014/01/13/blt-chopped-salad/

 

Dinner

Cilantro Lime Salmon Bowls

https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a58003/cilantro-lime-salmon-bowls-recipe/

 

Day 6

 

Breakfast

Caramel Banana Breakfast Pizza

http://katalysthealthblog.com/caramel-banana-breakfast-pizza/

 

Lunch

Quinoa Mac & Cheese

https://www.momables.com/quinoa-mac-and-cheese/

 

Dinner

Grilled Fish Tacos With Mango Salsa

https://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/grilled-fish-tacos-with-mango-salsa/

 

Day 7

 

Breakfast

End your week simple. Eat 1 cup of your favorite flavor of Modern Oats.

 

Lunch

Mediterranean Turkey Skillet

https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/mediterranean-turkey-skillet/

Dinner

Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a51551/cheesesteak-stuffed-peppers-recipe/

 

The gluten-free diet can seem like a difficult thing to adhere to, but with careful planning and a little practice, it’s quite easy to follow. The stereotype of bland gluten-free food has been buried, and nowadays there are more and more absolutely delicious recipes available at your fingertips.

 

Whether you suffer from celiac disease, are watching your waistline, or just plain want to treat your body better, the gluten-free diet can help improve your life.