EatingWell's Gluten-Free Meal Plans are designed to provide an overall healthy-eating program for people following a gluten-free diet at five different caloric levels: 1,200, 1,400, 1,600, 1,800 and 2,000. The menus are full of nutrient-rich foods that are naturally gluten-free: lean meats, fruits, nuts and seeds, and whole grains, such as quinoa and brown rice. Each of the 7 days on the plan includes 2 to 3 recipes that use common, everyday ingredients and are simple to prepare. The recipes include entrees, side dishes, salads and snacks and desserts and are accompanied by other healthy foods to create nutritionally balanced meals that are both delicious and satisfying. The meal plans do include some commercial gluten-free products, such as breads, cookies or pasta; the nutrition data for the particular product you choose may vary from the values included in the meal plan and you may need to adjust the calories accordingly.
Note: We have verified that the recipes in the meal plans do not include wheat, rye, barley or oats (which may be contaminated with gluten); however, many processed foods (e.g., broths, soy sauce) contain hidden sources of gluten, so if a recipe calls for a processed ingredient, we recommend that you carefully read the label.