Kids on a Gluten-Free Diet
the mother of two children under the age of 5, I am constantly
struggling with my kids to eat. Not only to eat their vegetables
and other food groups, but to just EAT! My daughter is 1 and my
husband and I are convinced that she is going to starve to death.
Her diet consists of cheese slices, yogurt, raisins, fruit, juice
and pretty much thats it! We both know that
this is probably just one of many phases, but it does beg the
question, what to feed finicky kids? And, to make matters even
more complicated, what to feed finicky kids on a gluten-free diet?
the years I have discovered some few simple meals that my kids,
and probably yours as well, will eat. Unfortunately, these
meals completely go against what I enjoy eating on a daily
and for them, I mean, daily, basis. But, I thought this
article might help some of the other mothers out there struggling
with this same issue.
son, the pickiest of all, is afraid of all things green, spicy
and black. That includes pepper, anything grilled, herbs, any
greens of any sort, and any seasonings of any kind (they may contain
some flavor that could be construed as spicy). The meals that
are a true success are the most bland, unexciting combination
of foods however, he will eat them
& Cheese (any kind throw some cheese over noodles
and that will work, or if youre feeling "gourmet",
make a cheese sauce and toss it with the noodles. If you are
feeling really nice, buy some mac-n-cheese in a box see
this months product
test on DeBoles Mac-n-Cheese.)
Hot dogs (no bun, just cut up with a smidgen of ketchup)
(on the cobb or off)
Spaghetti (gf noodles tossed with a small amount of basic tomato
sauce see this months basic tomato sauce - and
topped with grated parmesan cheese)
you are feeling a little crazy throw in a meatball or
two. Dont forget to omit any seasonings or herbs!
Basic Balanced Meal
Green Beans (for some reason the green in this vegetable doesnt
bother my kids)
Chicken Pieces (season lightly with garlic salt and sweet paprika)
Eggs (seasoned only with salt remember, pepper is the
pancakes with butter and pure maple syrup
that is about it. Every other meal I serve to my kids is met with
hunched over droopiness, and moans and grunts of disappointment.
I try not to take it personally and know in my heart that eventually
they will be glad for the exposure to a wide variety of foods.