Wheat Free Menu Plan and Goals

The weather has warmed up and it’s feeling like spring. We’ve been able to spend most evenings outside and let the kids burn off some energy. The landscape isn’t turning green yet (except for the weeds, that is) so it’s still quite ugly outside but hopefully before long we’ll see things turning green.

It’s slightly embarrassing to admit this, but I purchased fish when I went shopping for my first time ever. I’m never been a huge seafood fan and cooking it has always kind-of scared me. The first recipe we tried actually turned out pretty well. Shaun said it was one to make again. I’m looking forward to testing out some other recipes.

The weekend started with a concert and then a fantasy baseball draft (which was at our house) and this week is the last of membership drive for our concert series association and the final concert of the season. I’ll still have work to do as memberships continue trickling in but the big push and long few days will be over.

We are starting on our third week of wheat free. The little guy’s face is looking smoothing and the eczema isn’t raised at all. Occasionally it turns more red but nothing too bad. It’s hard to know if it’s the lack of wheat, heater not being used, him getting older etc. I guess the true test will be seeing what happens when we reintroduce wheat into our diets at Easter. (Or rather my diet seeing that he still doesn’t care about solids and I try to wait until longer to introduce wheat directly to the kids.)

Menu Plan and Goals @ Deanna Micheals - From this Kitchen Table


  • Salmon and Asparagus
  • Fantasy Baseball  Draft at our house – snacks
  • Egg Roll in a Bowl
  • Ladies’ Bible Study – bringing chickpea and corn salad
  • Leftovers




My goals this week are going to be simple. Only 1 day of the 7 do we not have something extra going on and a couple of the days will be really long ones.

  • Concert Series Headquarters
  • Print ballots prior to the last concert Thursday
  • Make graphics and re-read this week’s posts
  • Continue 28 days of Pilates and 30 day plank challenge (half way there)
  • Keep the house halfway put together and everyone fed. 🙂
  • Reading, jewelry making and anything else is a bonus

What’s on your menu? Any big projects you are tackling this week?

Linking up to Menu Plan Monday

4 thoughts on “Wheat Free Menu Plan and Goals

  1. Carrie Groneman

    Heather, I LOVE your goal of ‘Keep the house halfway put together and everyone fed’. Isn’t that the main thing for most of us, yet you cram a ton of other ‘stuff’ into your plans. I salute you my friend for all the good you do! Keep up the terrific blog! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      He he. Thanks, Carrie! So true, that is a pretty big goal and I guess the most important stuff. If there’s always clean clothes, washed dishes, food on the table, and playing making even small memories with the kids (pushing Kenna on the swing when I’d really rather go inside) that’s all that really matters. Good thing to remind myself of on those crazy days.

  2. Amber @ rick•a•bam•boo

    Thanks for including my Cutie Smoothie in your meal plan this week. I hope you liked it. We are also starting a wheat free diet, specifically a modified Paleo. I always like to see what other wheat free families have on their menu.

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      It looks fabulous! I can’t wait to try it. My 3 year old loves Cuties and several weeks ago I found them on sale for $1.50 for a 3 pound bag and bought entirely too many so we might be making your smoothie a lot. Hope your diet change goes smoothly for your family. I haven’t minded being wheat free yet but I guess it has only been a little over 2 weeks.


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