Weekly Meal Plan for 1/11/15 {Gluten-Free, Wk 10} + More

I’m a little late with the meal plan, but here it is! I still can’t believe this is my 10th week gluten-free. {If you’re interested in why I decided to go gluten-free, read this post.}

While I probably need to write another post to explain it, I’m about to start a new “diet,” not to lose weight, but to rectify some health problems I’ve been having and figure out what foods I’m not tolerating too well. Unfortunately, just eliminating gluten has not resolved all my problems. I’m still doing my research, so it will be a week or two before I start it.

This week we’re trying some new recipes in hopes of adding to our repertoire.

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

Growing in His Glory: Weekly Meal Plan



*I cooked a pound of black beans in the crockpot for Monday & Wednesday’s meals.


BBQ Black Bean Chicken Salad {I can’t wait to try this recipe! The dressing and all of it sound delicious!}


Mini Meatloaves, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, & Roasted Broccoli & Carrots {This is a family favorite meal.}


Black Bean Quinoa Taco Soup


20-minute Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli on rice


Pizza on Cauliflower Crust {I’ve been intrigued by cauliflower crusts, so we’ll see how this turns out.}


Dinner out

Update on Habits

These are the 4 habits I am working on

Just a quick update on my habits for January! So far everything is going rather well — with some modifications.

I’m still doing my daily Bible reading, but I’ve discovered that waiting until bedtime to do it is not working. I’m staying up later than I should! Instead, I’m going to read through the Bible during naptime.

I’ve also found that writing a card on Sunday is not the best idea. Sundays are so busy! One day when Sundays more closely resemble the Sabbath Day of rest like they should, I may resume card writing on Sundays. For now, I’m moving it to Friday, which is a pretty laid back day here.

Prayer is a work-in-progress for me. Mornings and evenings when the kids are in bed are the best times, but I’m trying to find a time in the day to pray that works. Maybe during naptime? But impromptu prayers are also good.

The kids and I are working on memory work during breakfast and also during Bible time, which is working very well for us. I wish my memory was as good as theirs though!

How are YOU doing with your habits?

What’s on your meal plan this week?

Happy Monday!!


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  1. I like the sound of the black bean bbq salad. Would you use store bought ranch and buttermilk dressing or do you make homemade?

    • Salena, we had it last night. Well, actually, Daniel and I ate the salad and the girls ate parts of it (corn, beans, chicken, tomatoes, etc.) minus the lettuce. I used a bottled Ranch dressing and left out the buttermilk altogether, but my Ranch wasn’t very tasty. So, instead, I mixed up sour cream with BBQ sauce, and that was very tasty!

  2. Hi Keri! My name is Kristie. I used to have a lot of health problems. Diet was part of the answer for me. I am gluten and dairy free (as well as following some other restrictions). I have alot of information on my site about how to customize your diet for your health concerns (especially the Finding Your Perfect Diet series). It might be of help to you. 🙂
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    • Hi, Kristie! I have checked out your site and will be coming back for sure. You have a lot of helpful info there. I’ve been gluten free for a while and don’t feel like it’s been very helpful. Dairy is something I’ve been thinking I need to eliminate for a while. Thanks for commenting and sharing your knowledge!