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Weekend Entertainment – Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free or not – Lunch Menu #2

Weekend Entertainment – Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free or not – Lunch Menu #2

Weekend Entertainment – An abundance of choice and amazing tasting food. Who knew that Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free and the 9CupChallenge could be so much fun

Hi weekend entertainers,

Here is another lunch from the weekend with friends at Riverbend.

On the second day together, we got even better at being creative and showcasing lots of choice.  We also had more time to prepare the meal.  In total this took my girlfriend and me about 30 minutes to prepare.  Let me take you through the menu:

  1. Pesto Kelp salad (Summer Fresh Basil and Kale Pesto with cut-up Kelp noodles)
  2. Mary’s Organic Crackers
  3. Organic tiny tomatoes with fresh basil (cut tomatoes in half, tear and add basil leaves, sprinkle with olive oil and apple cider vinegar)
  4. Almonds
  5. Pecans
  6. Sprout salad with broccoli
  7. Hard boiled eggs
  8. Organic Brown Rice Crackers
  9. Fresh local fruit – strawberries, cherries, peaches, nectarines
  10. Olives
  11. Chocolate covered coffee beans
  12. An assortment of cheese (pre-sliced)
  13. Organic tiny tomatoes with fresh basil and feta (recipe as above just add feta)

As I am eating gluten-free and dairy-free I could enjoy items 1-11 and avoided 12 and 13.  Not a bad selection to pick from.  If you are doing sugar and caffeine-free avoid 11.  I am far from perfect and 11 was a small indulgence (you only need 3).  If you are following a candida diet, you can enjoy 1-8.  Enjoy a granny smith apple as a mid morning snack.

Once again, we placed the foods that I could enjoy on the tray away from the foods I needed to avoid.

Weekend Entertainment lunch menu #2 ready to be enjoyed

Weekend Entertainment lunch menu #2 ready to be enjoyed with friends.

We decided to eat in the shade and enjoy the view of the rural countryside.    When you eat slowly and are in a relaxed state your food will digest better.  This above picture really sums up the inviting wellness experience that was felt by everyone that weekend.

May you be creative with your menu planning.

To openness and creativity,

Jo-Ann Blondin, your 9CupChallenge partner

Jo-Ann Blondin

Hello Gorgeous.
So glad we connected. I truly believe that in order to change the way people eat, you need to provide great images and stories that inspire people to change their current habits.

I am a Holistic Nutritionist, a Culinary Nutrition Expert, a plant-based professionally trained cook and I have over 25 years of marketing experience in programs that drive results for all kinds of businesses.

It is my goal to help spread the wellness message by helping wellness businesses with their marketing so we can inspire many people together.

Read about my journey, wellness tips and recipes at and follow me daily on Instagram @JoAnnBlondin

Please be sure to check with your medical team before you implement the ideas in this blog. The owner of this blog takes no responsibility for any action that you may take as a result of reading this blog. The reader takes all responsibility.

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