Planning a Thanksgiving menu is work in itself—add in a factor like a gluten allergy or gluten intolerance and it can become that much more complicated. We went ahead and did the planning for you and created a delicious gluten-free menu everyone will love. Whether you're a seasoned gluten-free cook or are still learning the ins and outs of the diet, these mouthwatering recipes and step-by-step guide will make cooking your Thanksgiving feast easy, organized and stress-free.
With the big Thanksgiving feast ahead of you, the last thing you need to worry about is planning dinner the rest of the nights this week. In this 7-day meal plan, we chose stress-free recipes that come together easily for a week of healthy meals. For the days surrounding the holiday, the dinners are light, refreshing and practical. Each recipe is 400 calories or less (not including sides), and takes 35 minutes or less to prep.
Juicy pork chops, fresh fish, and hearty quinoa are just some of the delicious, protein-packed foods in this week's meal plan. Protein does a lot of good in the body—it builds healthy cells and repairs ones that are damaged, keeps your immune system in tip-top shape, and helps you to feel full and satisfied after a meal. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends women get 46 grams of protein daily (that’s equal to about 6 ounces of chicken), while men need 56 grams.
Whether you're hosting your first Thanksgiving, celebrating Friendsgiving or just want to take advantage of a fully preplanned menu, we've got you covered. With this low-stress, budget-friendly meal plan, you'll impress your friends and family and leave your Instagram followers drooling with envy. The whole menu comes in at less than $10 per serving ($9.42 to be exact), so you can go all out and celebrate, without breaking the bank.
Hit the refresh button this week with 7 days of clean, no-sugar-added dinners. Featuring fresh produce, flavorful herbs and spices, and satisfying lean protein, the recipes in this meal plan highlight the natural flavors of the ingredients to make for a week of delicious meals—just what you need to feel healthy, reinvigorated, and ready for whatever the week may bring.
Following a gluten-free diet is easy and delicious with this 14-day, 2,000-calorie meal plan. We've done the hard work of planning for you and mapped out 14 full days of meals and snacks that are free of gluten and gluten-containing ingredients and are balanced for a healthy diet. Because gluten-free diets can be lacking in certain nutrients like fiber, niacin, folate and vitamin B12, we made sure to include plenty of healthy foods to help you meet your daily nutrient needs.
We know fiber is good for us, yet 95% of Americans still don't get enough in their diets. People who eat a fiber rich diet—at least 25 grams a day for women and 38 grams for men—are more likely to lose weight (and keep it off), have a lower risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, and have a healthier and more regular digestive tract. This 7-day meal plan makes it easier to get your fill of fiber with delicious, satisfying dinners that provide at least 8 grams of fiber per serving.
Incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet is a great way to boost your health. A vegetarian diet has been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease, type-2 diabetes and even certain types of cancer. Whether you already follow a vegetarian diet or are just looking to go meatless sometimes, this 7-day, 2,000-calorie vegetarian meal plan makes it easy to eat your veggies!