What Gluten-Free Foods Are Great for Kids?


Foods such as banana bread, pumpkin bread and granola bars made without gluten are popular with kids due to their flavor and nutritional value, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Using these recipes can make dealing with celiac disease easier for kids.

Gluten-free hot dogs wrapped in bacon are a treat that incorporate barbecue sauce to give kids a flavorful meal. Dredging gluten-free hot dogs in barbecue sauce, then wrapping them in gluten-free bacon, securing the arrangement with a toothpick and then grilling the dog until the bacon is crisp and the wiener is warm through completes the preparation. While traditional buns are not an option, serving with apple slices and other summer flavors makes a tasty meal, notes Once a Month Meals.

Making gluten-free granola bars requires coconut, raisins, sunflower and sesame seeds, gluten-free oats, soy nuts or peanuts and dried fruit, along with salt, peanut butter, vanilla extract and honey. Mixing all of the ingredients together before lining a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper and patting the mixture into the pan with a spoon prepares the bars for baking at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour, until the mixture is golden brown. Patting the mixture again before slicing creates uniform bars, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.