Gluten Free Foods Your Kids Will Actually Eat!

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Tired of trying to make gluten-free meals the kids will love? SkinnyMs. did the dirty work for you. Here are some great ideas for gluten free desserts, snacks, lunches, and dinner your kids will actually eat!

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Desserts

Gluten free ice cream cone filled with plain organic yogurt

Fruit Kabobs: Toothpick or skewer with strawberries, blueberries, grapes, apple slices, banana slices, orange slices, kiwi, watermelon, etc. (Sprinkle with lemon juice to keep from browning, if you plan on keeping them around more than a few hours.)

Apricot Sorbet: Smash fresh apricots in a bowl, freeze fruit with the juice in a ziplock bag, then unthaw for a few minutes and serve

Sliced strawberries, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and a dollop of plain yogurt

Snacks

Air-popped Popcorn (On your stove or in popcorn machine) NOT in a single serve bag from the store – It likely has gluten. Plus, this will be much more fun for the kids!

Lundberg’s Rice Chips (Vegan, Wheat Free, Gluten Free) & Cubed Low-fat Mozzarella Cheese

Natural Organic Peanut Butter on Celery Sticks

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

KIND Bars – Great for adding to lunch boxes! They are awesome wheat, dairy, & gluten free as well as a low glycemic snack!

Mixture of fruit & nuts squeezed with lemon juice  – pistachios, almonds, pineapples, apricots, oranges, walnuts

Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks: Mozzarella String Cheese rolled in Brown Rice Flour, Dipped in a mixture of organic skim milk (splash or two) & 2 free range eggs, then dip in Gluten Fee Breadcrumbs  mixed with parsley to taste and bake on a cookie sheet until golden brown( about 10 – 12 minutes).

Lunch

Lettuce Wrap with Tuna

Gluten free wrap (whole grain) with Gluten Free deli turkey, low-fat mozzarella cheese & lettuce

Peanut Butter & Organic Honey on Rice Crackers

Bowl of Quinoa Broccoli Pilaf: 1 cup quinoa, 1 ½ cups water (boil), add diced broccoli & raisins, stir in or top with crushed almonds (optional). This can be a complete meal for most children!

Dinner

Garden Vegetable Lasagna
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Boar’s Head (Modified)
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Serves: 6
Ingredients

1 (15-ounce) container Part-skim Ricotta cheese
8 ounces Boars Head Gluten Free Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
1⁄2 teaspoon Salt
1⁄8 teaspoon Pepper
1 package Gluten-free lasagna noodles
24-ounces of Homemade Tomato sauce or organic (gluten free) Tomato Sauce
2 Leeks, cleaned and trimmed and cut into thin rings
2 tablespoons Organic Real Butter
2 Small zucchini, sliced
1 Large carrot, grated
1 cup Chopped fresh spinach

Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix together the Ricotta cheese, half of the Mozzarella, the egg, salt and pepper; set aside. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a small non-stick skillet, melt the butter over medium heat and sauté the leeks until tender, about 3 minutes.
  3. Spread 11⁄2 cups of the pasta sauce into a 9×11-inch pan. Cover with a layer of noodles; spread with some of the cheese mixture, and 1⁄3 of the vegetables. Top with a layer of pasta sauce.
  4. Repeat the layering 2 more times, ending with the pasta sauce and finally, the remaining Mozzarella. Bake 30 minutes, until lasagna is hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes to set. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve
Notes

Visit http://www.boarshead.com/pdf/GlutenFreeBrochureSM.pdf
for more gluten free ideas from the deli

Roasted Chicken, cannellini beans (aka white Italian kidney beans) and grape/cherry tomatoes (mixed)

Homemade Turkey Chili – Great on a cold night and great as a leftover for lunch!

Free Range Grilled Chicken and Organic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Check out Quinoa (Meatless) Meatballs for another yummy Gluten Free recipe.

There you have it! Several great gluten-free ideas that your kids are sure to love! We’d love for you to share your exciting gluten-free ideas for mom’s everywhere to hear!

2 Comments on "Gluten Free Foods Your Kids Will Actually Eat!"

  1. Mfpeacock  June 15, 2012

    This is wonderful!! Thank you do much!!

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