Dairy and Gluten Free Dinner Ideas

5 Dairy and Gluten Free Dinner Ideas For Your Family

One of my favorite ways to feel organized is to meal plan.  This past year I went dairy and gluten free!  I have had to relearn some of our go to recipes.  I am sharing 5 dairy and gluten free dinner ideas for your family.

It can be challenging when trying to accommodate dietary restrictions such as dairy and gluten-free, but with a little creativity, it’s possible to create meals that everyone will enjoy.


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5 Dairy and Gluten Free Dinner Ideas For Your Family

Grilled Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 zucchinis, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Toss the sliced vegetables in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  3. Spread the vegetables out on a baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes, until tender and lightly browned.
  4. While the vegetables are cooking, season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and grill on medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes per side, until cooked through.
  5. Serve the grilled chicken with the roasted vegetables.

Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 jar of gluten-free marinara sauce

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
  3. Place the spaghetti squash halves cut-side down on a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes until the flesh is tender and easily shreds with a fork.
  4. While the spaghetti squash is cooking, mix the ground turkey, egg, almond flour, onion, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  5. Form the mixture into small meatballs and place them on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake the meatballs in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until cooked through.
  7. Heat the gluten-free marinara sauce in a small saucepan.
  8. Once the spaghetti squash is done, use a fork to shred the flesh into spaghetti-like strands.
  9. Serve the spaghetti squash topped with the turkey meatballs and marinara sauce.

taco salad gluten free dairy free

Taco Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet gluten-free taco seasoning
  • 1 head of lettuce, chopped
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime

Instructions:

  1. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the gluten-free taco seasoning and stir to combine.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the chopped lettuce, black beans, avocado, tomato, black olives, cilantro, and lime juice.
  4. Add the cooked ground beef to the salad and toss everything together.
  5. Serve the taco salad with a dollop of dairy-free sour cream or guacamole if desired.

Grilled Salmon with Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet.
  4. Grill the salmon fillets for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
  5. Roast the vegetables in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  6. Serve the grilled salmon with the roasted vegetables.

Turkey Chili

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, red and yellow bell peppers to the pot and cook until the vegetables are softened about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, black beans, kidney beans, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chili is thick and the flavors have melded together.
  5. Serve hot, garnished with fresh cilantro.

Enjoy Dinner Together

I hope you enjoy these  5 dairy and gluten free dinner ideas for your family!  These have been a delicious addition to our family dinners.

Co-Founder

Kacey Queen is a co-founder of Nevada Moms

Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.

She serves on the board for Northern Nevada Health Systems, and Northern Nevada Sports and Recreation, and she is passionate about her community.

Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, exploring the outdoors, working out, local coffee shops, and dessert!