Menu Plan: Special Diets

This week I’m excited to have one of my daughter’s best friends visiting, although it is throwing my menu for a loop because she is dairy free, sugar free, no white flour, plus limited starch (beans, potatoes, or corn) and no peanuts. 🙂 Breakfast and lunch we’ll probably stick to our usual menu and she can do her own thing since she is 16 and capable of making her own food, but I want dinners to be something the whole family can eat together.

While having her visit is a menu planning challenge for my cheese loving self, it is definitely helping me think outside the box when it comes to our dinners this week. Who knows, I might end up with some new recipes by the end of the week!


Bull’s Eyes

served with fruit

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes



Eggs, cereal, leftovers

The Lunch List

  • Sandwiches
  • Quesadillas
  • Grilled cheese
  • Leftovers
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Smoothies
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Yogurt
  • Fruit and veggies
  • Baked Potato
  • Sweet Potato
  • Tuna Salad


Fajita Salad (recipe modified for our guest)

Steak Stir-Fry

Grilled Chicken

served with grilled eggplant, grilled sweet potatoes, watermelon, and rolls

Turkey Tacos (served with corn tortillas)

Meatloaf (new recipe)

served with brown rice, vegetables

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  1. Boomkin says:

    Definitely know about difficult menu planning! I’m lactose intolerant, insulin resistant, I can’t eat red meat, I can’t eat anything corn sized or smaller, and I have to limit my potassium. It has helped me come up with some very delicious and very unique recipes but it sure can be a pain to find something on restaurant menus!

  2. Beverly says:

    I would love to see what you would have made for breakfast and lunch with those special diet requirements! I am on a similar diet (not out of medical necessity).

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