According to recent data, 3.1 million people across the US follow a gluten-free diet.
Gluten-free eating is a great way reduce processed wheat products and to encourage kids to eat lots of fruits and veggies.
You may be wondering how you can get your kids to consider some gluten free options and how to add a gluten-free diet to your family’s meal planning each week without complaint.
Here are some awesome kid-friendly gluten-free recipes you’ve got to try!
1. Broccoli-Crust Pizza
Gluten-free broccoli-crust pizza is a win-win for kids and parents. You can quickly purchase cauliflower crusts in our frozen gluten free case, but this at home recipe is well worth a try! Youngsters will love the cheesy texture, marinara sauce, and even the broccoli.
Parents will love the fact that their kids are actually eating broccoli, which is a great source of vitamins K and C. It protects kids’ immune systems and helps build strong, healthy bones.
Your kids will be more likely to eat green, leafy veggies in the future if they start to enjoy them now. And they can be delicious if prepared well! It will help keep their teeth and bones strong throughout adulthood.
The kids will love spreading the sauce and sprinkling the cheese… and cooking together will make your kids more eager to snack on their creation.
2. Ranch Chicken Tacos
Ranch chicken tacos are super-easy to prepare with a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, some wax paper, and a warmed skillet pan. And gluten free tortillas are as easy as choosing corn! Chicken is an excellent lean source of protein for kids, keeping their energy up without packing on the carbs. It is also a great source of selenium, phosphorous, and vitamin B6.
The recipe also includes superfoods like olives, tomatoes, and avocados. It is a super way to introduce your littles to avocado, which has lots of good fats and vitamins like C, E, and K.
Olives are packed with antioxidants and excellent for heart health. And tomatoes are packed with vitamin C, potassium, and folate. Kids will learn to love their taste with a little savory ranch to sweeten the deal.
3. Berry Slush
Nothing gets kids more excited about summer than an icy treat. Get them in the kitchen to help create a Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Berry Fruity Slush.
Berries are loaded with fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients like Vitamin C. Bananas are a great way to replace the creaminess of dairy and boost kids’ moods. They are also an excellent source of potassium.
Get kids in the kitchen to mix the ingredients before you blend for some extra bonding time. They will love the fun color of this berry slush. And kids love straws… so don’t forget to grab colorful, reusable straws to boot!
4. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nothing says just-got-home-from-school like a batch of freshly-baked, yummy chocolate chip cookies. This recipe uses almond flour to keep cookies fresh and delicious, or use one of our other nut free and gluten free flours for kids who have sensitivity to nuts.
Milk is gluten-free and a great source of the vitamins and minerals that help kids’ bones grow strong and boosts their immune systems. So, pour some glasses for kids to dunk for a cozy treat on a cool afternoon. We have great local dairies that provide us with nutritious and wholesome dairy products every day!
Kid Friendly Gluten Free Recipes
The best kid friendly gluten free recipes are delicious and nutritious. They will get your kids trying healthy food and asking for more in a jiffy. Cooking together is the perfect way to bond with your child and get them eating healthy for a lifetime.
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