Weekly Meal Plan for 11/23-29 {Gluten-Free, Wk 6}

It’s Thanksgiving week! That means a short meal plan again as we’ll be traveling to visit with family 3 days this week. Some day I would like to host Thanksgiving dinner at my house, but for now we’re making the rounds. If you have children, you know how challenging the holidays can be: lots of time in the car, excess energy, too much sugar, no naps. Yeah, it’s not a winning combination. But I was reminded recently that this time of year isn’t about me. So, I’m going to try my hardest to relax and enjoy this season because it is my favorite time of the year.

This will be my first holiday since going gluten-free and I’m a little bummed because I can’t just enjoy the food. Instead, I have to make a conscious effort to determine what I can/can’t eat. That’s no fun. So, I’ve decided to focus less on the food and more on the people. That’s really what Thanksgiving is about, isn’t it? The people. Plus, it will be a good way for me to keep the excess weight off.

Weekly Meal Plan

Here’s what’s on our weekly meal plan:


B: Eggs & biscuits (for everyone else) w/ oranges

L: Leftovers

S: White Chicken Chili


B: Yogurt, granola, & fruit

L: Black bean & cheese quesadillas (kids) / Leftover chili for me

S: Mini Meatloaves (freezer) w/ green beans & salad


B: GF Oatmeal w/ blueberries

L: PB&J or turkey sandwiches (kids) / Salad for me

S: General Tso’s Chicken w/ Cauliflower Fried Rice (both recipes from this cookbook)


B: Yogurt or Oatmeal w/ fruit

L: Chicken nuggets w/ veggies (kids) / Leftovers for me

S: Thanksgiving Dinner at Daniel’s parents’ house (I’m taking pecan pie, chess pie, & sugar cookies. At least 1 of those will be GF.)


B: Bacon, eggs, & GF Pancakes w/ Blueberry Syrup & orange slices

L: Thanksgiving Day Lunch at Daniel’s grandfather’s house (I’ll bring leftover pies & whatever else is needed.)

S: Leftovers at home


B: Eggs, yogurt, & fruit

L: Thanksgiving Lunch at my parents’ house

S: Leftovers


B: At my parents’ house

L: Out

S: Leftovers … whatever we can scrounge up 🙂

Are you having Thanksgiving dinner or lunch at your house? What are you fixing?

If you’re looking for some fun things to do as a family this Thanksgiving, check out my post Thanksgiving Day Activities for the Family. Or if you’d like some good books to share this holiday with your kids, read Thanksgiving Day Books for Children.

Happy Thanksgiving!!


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