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,
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.
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
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)
Add 2 Tbs of coconut oil to a skillet and put over medium heat.
Place arrowroot powder in a ziplock bag. Add chicken pieces to egg mixture then place in bag with arrowroot.
Shake bag to coat the chicken. Then put the chicken in the pan and brown.
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
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)
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.
Work the dough into a large disc. Do not over-knead the dough.
Cut the dough into ten equal pieces
Roll each piece into a circle.
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
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