Do you have children, teens or family members who are gluten-free?
A great way to help them understand being gluten-free is to teach them how to prepare some delicious food they can enjoy. This can take away their mentality of “there’s nothing left for me to eat!”.
Get your gluten-free kids in the kitchen!
Once they create and share these delicious recipes, they can see that they do have many options. They just need to open their eyes. And, yes, you can start them young!
Sharing recipes and creating some of your own is a lot of fun to do together. Get your family into the kitchen, grab a recipe and try it out.
Not sure where to start? Take out different cookbooks from your local library, or find a great one at your favorite Book Store. Ask your parents or grandparents – they always have great recipes tucked away somewhere.
Change recipes to fit your gluten-free needs
Not finding recipes to fit your food allergies. You can easily make changes to any recipe you think sounds delicious by making simple substitutions to fit your needs. This is what we do all the time.
For example, if a recipe calls for couscous, you can substitute quinoa. There are many grains you can use instead of wheat, like millet, buckwheat or teff.
There are many dairy-free substitutes on the market now, just be careful as many still have casein added. No eggs? Use ground 1 tablespoon of flaxseed and 3 tablespoons of water to create a paste in place of the egg. This works well in our muffins. The more you experiment to see what works, the easier it gets!
Change Favorite Family Recipes to
When we first started on our gluten-free journey, we changed all of our favorite family recipes to fit our needs. Some flopped right away and others came out fabulous.
Over time, we have developed many recipes we really enjoy. Now we all love creating recipes to try something new.
Cooking with my children has always been one of my favorite things to do. Now they have some good tools and repay the efforts!
Recently, my kids got together and baked their own gluten-free, dairy-free, corn-free cake for a family celebration. It was delicious!
Such a great treat to have someone cook or bake for you!
As sinful as this looks, the frosting is our chocolate avocado pudding (pretty healthy!)
and the cake has a very low amount of coconut sugar, with no refined sugar at all = totally delicious and made by our kids!!
Grab a recipe, get your family in the kitchen
and get cooking!
(And, yes, this works for adults too!)
Come back and let me know
what you made together!
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