The Creative Kitchen founder Cricket Azima gets asked a lot of kitchen questions while teaching hands-on cooking classes to kids. Here, she answers some of the trickiest ones just for you!
Q: I need kid-friendly gluten-free meal ideas to get me through the week. Any recommendations?
A. Eating gluten-free doesn’t have to be difficult. Stick with fresh produce and avoid processed, packaged foods and you won’t have to worry. Here are some of my favorite gluten-free recipes your kids will love:
Sweet Potato Raisin Salad
Mix up classic potato salad with a sweet and simple twist: sweet potatoes! This sweet potato raisin salad changes the nutrient profile of the basic dish in a fabulous way! This flavor-forward salad is packed with potassium, vitamin A, and fiber and pleases palates from kids to grandparents.
Baked Oatmeal with Harvest Fruits
This fiber-rich, nutrient-packed breakfast fills kids up and gives them the boost they need to get through the day! I love this dish because of the naturally sweet fruits; it doesn’t need to be sweetened or filled with unnecessary sugars. Tip: make sure to use certified gluten-free oats!
With its round, cake-like shape and cheese melted over the top like frosting, it’s understandable how this classic egg dish got the nickname “breakfast cake.” Though it looks and sounds decadent, breakfast cake is a simple way to serve a healthful, nutrient-packed breakfast!
Sweet Summer Corn Salad
This versatile vegetable goes perfectly with almost any meal, from the savory to the sweet, and is the star of this kid-friendly salad. Even the word “salad” in the name won’t deflect little ones from at this sweet and juicy dish! Its quick and easy preparation makes it a great go-to for weeknight dinners, and it can be enjoyed on its own or served over tacos, grilled chicken, or fish.