The Weekly Menu Sept. 4-10 #freefrom #menuplanning

The Weekly Menu Sept. 4-10

Time for The Weekly Menu

It’s football season!  Still so excited to see the Longhorns play this year.  We always start off with such high expectations. ??

Also, I’m finding out all kinds of things about my genetic variants.  I ran a program from Found My Fitness to look for certain SNPs in my raw 23andMe data.  The results were pretty interesting.  I have another marker for an increased risk of Celiac disease (so 5 variants so far) as well as a few other notable SNPs.

The genetic report explains specific gene variants and the type of metabolic function and potential related diseases based on scientific studies.  It is pretty cool.  I plan to refine my diet for even better health goals.

One interesting find was that I have a variant that causes abnormal fat metabolism.  So I should be eating more polyunsaturated fats (fish and nuts, of course) and less saturated fat (fatty beef, pork, coconut oil, butter, cheese, dairy).  I have so many other issues with fish that I won’t be doing that – but we are going to slow down on the beef and pork roasts and go back to more chicken and ground turkey (after this week because I already bought all the groceries – and we are having pork roast on Monday).  We’ve already sub’ed ghee for butter, only eat a little goat cheese and Parmesan, and don’t have any dairy otherwise because of the casein.  Also, eating almonds and berries is beneficial because they contain a chemical that interacts with the gene to activate it.  Crazy, right?

We’ve been adjusting how we eat based on how I feel coupled with some research, but now there is actual science linked to my personal genetics.  So cool.  Although, as the disclaimer at Found My Fitness explains – there are many contributing factors to health including your gut microbiome, environmental factors, lifestyle choices, and how multiple genetic variants interact with each other.

Okay, so here is the menu plan for the week. We are skipping Meatless Monday this week but will pick it back up next week.

The Weekly Menu

It’s mostly non-GMO or organic, and totally “free from” gluten, dairy/casein (except goat cheese or Parmesan), xanthan gum, soy and more…

Monday – Pork Roast in Red Curry-Braised Watermelon & Jasmine Rice

Tuesday – Turkey Taco Salads & Homemade Red Salsa

Wednesday – Chicken Andouille Sausage Gumbo & Basmati Rice

Thursday – Goat Cheese Alfredo with GF Pasta, Roasted Chicken & Broccoli

Friday – Dinner Out

Saturday – Healthy Snacks for Game Day!

Sunday – Mandarin Sesame Salad with Roasted Chicken

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Deana Larkin Evans

Hi! I'm Deana. This food blog is all about cooking wholesome real food and developing gluten free recipes for some of our favorite comfort foods. I also create weekly menus to save time and money while reducing stress and food waste. I had to start eating gluten-free in 2010 and dairy/casein-free (except for the occasional Parmesan or goat cheese) in 2014. I'm kind of a science nerd, too. In the '90s, I earned an undergrad degree in biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em! Then followed up with a PhD in biochemistry and a law degree from the University of Houston. I recently earned a certificate in genomics/sequence analysis from Johns Hopkins University, where I also took a very cool food microbiology course.

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