I had heard about gluten free diets for behavior issues but had never put my son, Christopher, on one only because I didn’t think it was something I could manage as a single, working mom. I can honestly say, living a gluten free lifestyle is actually pretty easy. There are tons of easy, quick and healthy options available for even the pickiest of finicky eaters (like my son).
Easy Gluten-Free Rotisserie Chicken Meal Plan
For example, just go to your local grocery store and pick up a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken. My local Stop and Shop has two for one Fridays so make sure to look out for your own local bargains.
A rotisserie chicken could last for several days and be turned into several different meals, based on your family size. A few options appear below:
Day 1: Gluten-Free Baked Chicken with Mixed Vegetables
Simply heat up the rotisserie chicken in the oven, microwave some mixed vegetables with a little butter and you have a quick, tasty, healthy meal.
Day 2: Gluten-Free Chicken Tacos
Corn tortilla shells are gluten free so warm a few up in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Then fill the shells with shredded chicken, lettuce and tomato. Feel free to top them with guacamole, sour cream and salsa according to taste. One caveat: make sure to check the ingredients of the salsa because some are thickened using gluten, believe it or not!
Day 3: Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup
My son loves Ancient Harvest Quinoa spaghetti. Please note that quinoa spaghetti does need to be cooked for at least 15 minutes to have the same consistency as regular spaghetti. While heating the spaghetti, on a separate burner you’ll heat up three cups of organic chicken broth. When cooked add the quinoa spaghetti to the broth along with some mixed vegetables from your freezer and the left-over chicken. You can season with salt, pepper and some Italian seasoning then let the pot simmer for five minutes. Soon you will have a tasty, hearty soup.
Gluten-Free Dessert Recipe
We make our own popsicles using some rocket-shaped Popsicle molds that are BPA-free. I fill them with organic, all-natural lemonade and freeze them for several hours. They turn out great!