Are you the type of person that always has a meal plan for the week? Or are you, like me, constantly asking “What’s for dinner?” and wondering how “those other people” do it?
For those of you that need some help planning dinner, GFree Cuisine is ready for you.
GFree Cuisine is a subscription-based meal-planning service for those with Celiac Disease, gluten intolerances and wheat allergies. Many of the recipes are also dairy-free.
GFree presents its subscribers with a list of 10 meals and 2 specials from which you choose up to 5 meals and 2 specials for your menu that week. Big family, little family? You can choose 2, 4, 6, or 8 servings and GFree will do the math for you. The PDF created of your meal plan includes the following:
- A list of the meals
- A list of pantry items needed for the meals
- A shopping list, including amounts, marked for the corresponding meals, and categorized by type of grocery (meats, produce, condiments, etc.) view a sample grocery list
- Recipes, including prep and cook time and nutritional information
- A page of dairy-free substitutions
When choosing your meals, there is a key including Crockpot, Morning Prep, Dairy Free, and Low Calorie, so that you can choose the meals that best suit your family’s and your needs.
Brand new menu items are available each week. Previous items, from weeks that you have been a GFree subscriber, are also available to put in your menu. You even have the option to “favorite” a meal, so it is readily recalled for future use.
These great recipes are designed by Carol Fenster, author of a myriad of gluten-free cookbooks, including Gluten-Free Quick and Easy and Cooking Free (both available for sale at North Texas GIG, by the way). Try out recipes such as Grilled Peruvian Chicken Drumsticks, Garlic Popovers, Banana and Macadamia Nut Muffins, Chicken Parmigiana, Zucchini Ribbons with Mint, and Lemon Berry Tart.
Each week, there is a new feature, such as peaches, smoothies, or a certain cut of meat, to learn about and try out in different types of recipes. There are also special menus each month for dinner parties, breads, desserts, and freezer meals – one day of work for a month of eating.
Subscription rates are currently 3 months for $30, 6 months for $49, and 12 months for $79. I had a chance to use GFree Cuisine and enjoyed the ease with which it helped me plan my meals.
GFree Cuisine would like to offer a giveaway to one lucky reader – a 12-month subscription to GFree Cuisine AND a $50 gift card to Crate and Barrel! (Hmm… can I enter my own giveaway? LOL)
Just leave a comment telling me what the most difficult part of meal planning is for you. For example, I have a hard time thinking about what to make before it’s actually time to make it.
The giveaway will end at 9 pm central on Monday, September 14th.