Wheat Free Menu Plan and Goals

I vote that Mondays become part of the weekend! I could use another day to get caught up on projects and cleaning before heading into the work week.

We had our first Oklahoma spring storm yesterday. It came complete with small hail but didn’t last long. It was relaxing to hear the rain beating down on the house and brought a little cooler temperature and less humidity with it. This was one of those weeks were I really wanted to turn on the air conditioning but didn’t want to at the same time! It got warm and muggy in the house but we held off knowing it was going to cool off again this week.

Wheat Free Menu Plan and Goals @ From this Kitchen Table

This is the last week of our 5 week wheat free challenge to see if it improved my son’s eczema any. His face looked wonderful this weekend. Probably the best it’s looked since he was a newborn. Next week we are going to reintroduce wheat (into my diet. I’m still not going to directly feed him wheat for a while yet) and we’ll know for sure if it has improved because of no wheat or if he’s outgrown it, the heater not running etc.

Wheat Free Menu Plan and Goals @ From this Kitchen Table

You can still see a little bit of the redness from his eczema but his cheeks are looking WAY better!

We are preparing for an Herb Festival/craft show type thing at the beginning of June and I’m beginning to think our dining room isn’t going to be the same again until it’s over. I’ve been trying to get the earrings and magnets knocked out and test out mason jar ideas and then we’ll move on to lip balms and room sprays when those supplies come in.

Wheat Free Menu Plan and Goals @ From this Kitchen Table


  • Chicken Shepherd’s Pot Pie (Pot Pie with Mashed Potato Topping)
  • Chicken Lettuce Wraps (new recipe from  42 Simple & Healthy Dinners)
  • Bean Tostadas
  • Shredded BBQ Beef on Baked Potatoes
  • Leftovers




What’s on your menu? What goals are you tackling this week?

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6 thoughts on “Wheat Free Menu Plan and Goals

  1. Janet

    I’m continuing to follow your wheat free experiment to see how it goes. I’m glad he’s getting some relief from the eczema. It’s no fun. I keep saying I’m going to try those lettuce wraps but just haven’t yet. Maybe soon. Have a great week.

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      I’m glad too! His face is looking a lot better. We had someone stop us in a store during the beginning of our experiment when his face was flared up and she said she had eczema and it was miserable! The lettuce wraps look easy and tasty – and I’m using lots of those types of recipes these days. 🙂 You guys have a great week too.

  2. Sarah @ Play 2 Learn with Sarah

    Stopping by from the Orgjunkie linky…

    Food allergies/sensitivites are so hard to pin down. Hope things go well with the reintroduction. I’ve been trying to figure it out for myself for years. Some days I react and some not…so difficult to really know for sure.

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      Thanks for stopping by! Yeah, it really seems like they are difficult. Even during being wheat free he’s had days where his face as flared up. It hasn’t happened in the past two weeks though. I’m curious to see what happens. At least it’s easy to adjust his diet when he’s only 10 months and barely eating solids. I just have to be careful about what I eat.

  3. Melinda

    Found your blog through your comment on my henna post on Adornabelle! It was fun discovering the things we have in common: I’m an Okie too…and 1 of 7 siblings! I’ll have to check some of your recipes out! I hope you have a great day, Deanna!

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      Hey, Melinda! Wow. How cool that you are an Okie. I live in Ponca City. We moved here when I was 10 and now I’m the only one in my family left in Oklahoma. 🙂 The henna looks pretty cool – I really want to try it now. I’ve never died my hair before but it looks like a good way to do it.


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