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Gluten Free Recipes for Kids

Of all the people in the house who is the ones you really want to like and be satisfied with the food, we cook for them? Yep, you guessed it the kids, but what if your kid has food allergies or intolerance that causes them not to be able to eat certain foods? Read more about gluten-free living here.

My granddaughter was recently told by her doctor that she has an intolerance to gluten, and allergic to a whole list of other food, this has had a profound effect on the entire family and was overwhelming at first to my daughter in what to feed her. This has led me to the topic I wanted to discuss with you today gluten-free recipes for kids.

 

Change is hard

The thing I have noticed the most is how hard it is on the kid to change their entire lifestyle of eating, not because they want to they have to. Most gluten-free products from the store don’t taste like the “real” thing, also if the kids aren’t accustomed to some food they might taste “weird” to them at first,Gluten free recipes for kids

However, as they are eaten more and more and vegetables are substituted for more of the meals they start to acquire a taste for these foods and they eventually will love their food again.

 

Thinking Creatively

Creative thinking can help put the love back int your kid mealtime. Zoodles in place of noodles is a good example of the kind of thought process to have when it comes to alternatives and creative ways to help your kids still have the foods they enjoy.

Zoodles are noodle-like foods made with vegetables usually zucchini You can make all your pasta dishes with them One thing to help with understanding the creative process is how to make a substitution.

They Are Not Missing a Thing

The object of gluten-free cooking for kids is that they feel they aren’t missing out on the foods they love.

There are also a lot of gluten-free products on the market today, some taste better and are healthier than others.so always read labels.

I have a gluten-free bread recipe that is versatile in making taco’s, flatbread, pizza, naan, you could decide to make cheesy bread with it as well. I am sharing that with you to help you learn how to substitute

Recipes

Here are a couple of recipes you kid will love that don’t have that “weird” taste.

Kids Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets

These gluten-free Chicken nuggets are sure to be a hit with the kids and adults like them too.

  • 4 Medium Chicken Breast ( cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 2 Cups Arrowroot Powder
  • 4 Large Eggs (beaten)(free-range eggs are best)
  • 8 Tbs Coconut Oil (divided)
  1. Add 2 Tbs of coconut oil to a skillet and put over medium heat.

  2. Place arrowroot powder in a ziplock bag. Add chicken pieces to egg mixture then place in bag with arrowroot.

  3. Shake bag to coat the chicken. Then put the chicken in the pan and brown.

  4. Repeat until all the chicken is browned then place in the air fryer for 20 minutes.

Arrowroot is one of those things you don’t find in most stores. I find my arrowroot here

 

Sam’s Flatbread

This flatbread can be used for so many things. You can use it a pizza crust, tacos, flatbread for gyro's, quesadilla's and much more and it tastes good too.

  • 3⅓ Cups Bob Red Mill's Bread Mix
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1½ Cups Greek yogurt (plain)
  1. Beat eggs until fluffy, combine bread mix, eggs, and yogurt in a bowl. Mix until a dough forms, if the dough is dry add water 1Tbs at a time until the dough holds in a ball.

  2. Work the dough into a large disc. Do not over-knead the dough.

  3. Cut the dough into ten equal pieces

  4. Roll each piece into a circle.

  5. Bake in the oven at 350° on each side until golden brown

Make the Difference

Finding out your kid has a food allergy may be overwhelming, change for the kid is hard but it really can be done through creative thinking by substituting foods and helping your kids to see they are able to still eat some foods they love. By using the recipes and tips have given you, I hope I have shined a small light into the darkness for you as a parent. Hang in there and read labels on everything. You will see the love back into your mealtimes.

For wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.  Proverbs 8:11KJV2000

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below.

Blessings,

Lynda

 

22 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh, I love this!! For those with children with gluten allergies, you hit the nail on the head with your chicken nuggets! And I bet the flat bread will be a hit, too!! Keep up with your good work here! 🙂

  2. I feel for this little ones who have to deal with diet restrictions. As parents, often times we may be tempted to give in to their pleas, however it’s our responsibility to ensure they receive the best diet for their growth. I do feel for your grand daughter, and I’m happy there are some recipes which can still taste delicious to her.

    1. Hey Louis !! Thanks for stopping by and your kind words! I feel the same way, but there are very delious and nutrutious options out there we just have to be creative . 

      Blessings ,

      Lynda

  3. Hello. My neighbor has two kids and they both suffer from gluten sensitivity, so she tends to be on the lookout for gluten free recipes. I will be referring her to this article as the recipes here seem nutritious as well as delicious. I will also look to adopt some of them even though I am not gluten sensitive. Thanks for this article and good job.

    1. Thank you for the kind words!! I am glad to be of help.I hope she likes the recipes!! I also thank you for refering me to her.

      Blessings,

      Lynda

  4. Dear Lynda,

    As I am looking for information on Gluten free recipes I am always finding very helpful information from your posts.

    Thanks for the Great inspiring post! This has to be motivating, not only for me but also for many parents.

    My grandma often use to say food is our medicine and medicine is our food. The great blessing and gift we can give to our kids is providing them with the best healthy foods.

    Your grand daughter is so lucky because she is having an awesome and loving grandma.

    Indeed change is hard and it will be great and wise, if we feed our kids with the healthier foods from the beginning itself, that’s what my wife and myself planned.

    Yes, Zoodles are very low in calories, low in carbs, gluten-free etc.,

    Thanks a lot for the two great recipes and we are going to try it. The first one on our list is “Sam’a Flatbread recipe” thanks for the clear & helpful instructions.

    Much Success!

    Paul

    1. So glad to see you!! I am so glad you like the recipes Sam’s flatbread is such a versatile brad I really love it!! Thanks for the kind words my granddaughter is such a joy!! I love zoodles and now they have a tool where you can make them just like the store!! 

      Blessings,

      Lynda

  5. Hi Lynda,

    My sister and I had a problem with my little nieces some time last year when they develop allergy to some food that they were always eating initially. It was tough getting a new recipe that they would like. We had to do a lot of trial and error, we searched the internet for some recommended recipes for kids and even went to an extent of meeting a nutritionist who tried her best to proffer a solution. 

    Looking at the recipes here, I think they’ll be happy to taste a new meal. Thanks for this… I’ll try it out!! 

  6. Tons of value to be found on this post on gluten free recipe for kids

    This is a great and simple to follow guide. You laid it all out clearly and showed series of examples that helped emphasize your various points. This guide will be very useful for me because I have alot of kids at home. I am familiar with Sam’a Flatbread recipe and I appreciate the fact that you shared the preparation process in this arricle.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words!! I hope you the recipes and all your kids will love them.

      Blessings, 

      Lynda

  7. Yeah, wisdom is far better than rubies, and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. I like that you ended with a scripture. 

    Thanks for the much needed ideas and recipes to help live a healthy, yet gluten free life. 

    I’ve gathered knowledge I can apply to my mom life and also advice others to apply too. 

    1. Thank you for the kind words!!  I am glad you gain the knowledge because knowledge is power!!!

      Blessings

      Lynda

  8. Wow! These recipes are outstanding and they are very easy to prepare. I have seen a lot of recipe that claim to be gluten free and suitable for kids but my kids don’t like the taste and how they feel in their mouth. I will definitely try these recipes to see if they would love it. Thanks

    1. Thank you for your kind words!! I know a lot of them are quite grainy or just not like the real thing but I really think the Naan bread makes life with kids a little easier and that is worth a lot when it is your kids!! I hope your kids love these.!!

      Blessings,

      Lynda

  9. It is very essential to give to our kids healthy food. Most of the time, I have discovered that most parent find it hard to give their kids healthy food based on their kids interest in some particular type of food that is not too healthy for them so in the bid to satisfy them we gjve in to their request. I want to appreciate your recipe, live the chicken nuggets and will give it a try. We just have to impose healthy living for our kids and athey will live and appreciate you for it later on.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! While I agree they should be taught good eating habits it doesn’t always have to seem so bad. I know a lot of healthy foods that kids love if presented the right way. I really hope you like the chicken nuggets!!

      Blessings,

      Lynda

  10. Does the doctor suggest alternative treatment for gluten intolerance then totally bar the food?

    Normally, for intolerance patient, there is treatment methods of slowly increasing the threshold of intolerance so that individual  will still be able to enjoy the food that they love.

    But this need to closely monitoring by doctors during the treatment of increasing the threshold.

    Hope everything will be good for your granddaughter.

    1. For a time period all the foods she is allergic to has to be removed and then after a few weeks, they will be introduced back one by one a little at a time. My granddaughter is highly allergic to beef and chicken dairy and eggs as well as gluten. I know more about gluten because I am allergic to it. Intolerance is where the allergy is so small it can be tolerated in small doses. Which is totally different than being allergic. Hopefully one day she will be able to have dairy and eggs again but will probably never be able to have beef or gluten. She is learning that food can taste good and my daughter is learning how to make it for her. Thank You for your concern.

      Blessings, 

      Lynda

  11. Hi Lynda, It’s terribly important to create good eating habits for the kids, it’s always tempting to give them what they want but long term it will make it very difficult. The reason being a radical change in diet as you mentioned is not going to be popular with the kids. There is just an overload of contradiction on what to eat and what not to eat. 

    Your recipes look and sound yummy and I’d love to try them out

    Thanks, Paul

    1. Hi Paul! Thanks for stopping by! You are right Kids should be taught healthy eating habits. In the case I was talking about was more when a child has been diagnosed with a gluten allergy. I think any food allergy is hard on children. They can’ eat like their friends or the way they used to eating now they have to eat this way. It is important for parents not to feel overwhelmed . That was the point of the article is you can do this! I hope you enjoyed it and please try them out!!

      Blessings,

      Lynda

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