50 Naturally Gluten-Free Foods in a Kid-Friendly Meal Plan

The idea of eating only naturally gluten-free foods may be intimidating to you.

Trust me, I know the feeling.

It wasn’t that long ago I was constantly feeling bloated and so uncomfortable that I couldn’t even play with my daughter. 

In the spirit of being a good spouse (and undoing some negative brownie points my misery had earned me), I agreed to support and join my wife in her quest to go gluten-free

Well, that was the moment my life changed.

My gluten-free diet gave me back my energy, my happiness, and my health, and, in turn, brought us closer together as a family. 

Isn’t that what we all want, as parents and spouses?

If you want to leap but aren’t sure where to start, this article will guide you through all there is to know about starting a gluten-free diet as a family

What Exactly Is Gluten?

Naturally Gluten-Free Foods

You may be surprised to find out that gluten is actually a protein!

It’s a group of plant proteins found mainly in cereal grain foods

They’re known as storage proteins because they are little reserves of protein that are being kept in the grain in case they’re needed for biological processes. 

Gluten also helps maintain the shape of certain foods, acting as a binder that adds a chewy texture to foods containing it. 

Why Is Gluten Bad for You?

It’s important to understand that foods containing gluten aren’t inherently bad.

It won’t affect everybody negatively, and most people can go about their lives eating whatever foods they like without any nasty side effects. 

Those of us whose bodies don’t deal well with gluten, however, can suffer some debilitating symptoms when exposed to it through food. 

An intolerance of gluten is known as celiac disease.

When people with celiac come into contact with gluten, it kicks off an autoimmune response that attacks the small intestine’s lining to get rid of the problem ingredient—gluten

The inflammation triggered by the autoimmune response results in bloating, abdominal pain, and impacts the body’s ability to absorb good nutrients.

People with gluten intolerance usually show additional symptoms of anemia and unexpected weight loss.

Only about 1 percent of the US population suffers from celiac disease, but if you’re one of those 1 percent, you’ll understand why gluten gets a bad rap!

Learn more about gluten in this video

Does Gluten Affect My Child’s Behavior? 

Most kids can eat gluten without any issues.

Their dispositions are tough, and immune systems are strong—sometimes stronger than their parents’ natural defenses.

But there are cases of kids being allergic to gluten, just like any other ingredient allergy. 

The symptoms are often less severe than adults, but they can be a contributing factor in a child acting out. 

Imagine having constant stomach pain and having to concentrate in class when all you can focus on is the dull ache.

Or struggling with excessive gassiness and being teased for it. 

In most cases, it’s not the actual gluten that makes a child misbehave—it’s their way of trying to deal with pains and discomfort that they don’t understand. 

Summary: Gluten is the stretchy protein found in most wheat and grain products, which negatively affects people with celiac disease, or the inability to process the protein. Children can also suffer stomach issues from gluten, and the discomfort from the symptoms can cause mild changes in a child’s behavior.

How Do I Know If My Child is Allergic to Gluten? 

There are some signs and symptoms that could indicate a gluten allergy in your kid: 

  • Irritability
  • Unusual fatigue and brain fog
  • Chronic headaches
  • Dizziness for no reason
  • Itchy elbows, knees, and back of the neck
  • Numbness in extremities
  • Bloating or swollen belly
  • Unusual gassiness
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Pale skin
  • Foul-smelling stools
  • Nutrient deficiency
  • Short stature
  • Delayed puberty
  • Neurological symptoms (ADHD)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Lack of muscle coordination/seizures
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Resistance to eating gluten foods

It’s important not to assume that seeing these signs means your child is definitely gluten intolerant!

If you suspect it based on some parent detective work, you should get it checked by your child’s pediatrician.

Summary: If your child has symptoms of gluten sensitivity, have them evaluated by the family doctor.

Should I Put My Child on a Gluten-Free Diet? 

Naturally Gluten-Free Foods

Kids’ tummies are resilient, but feeding them a healthy diet should be a top priority.

While there’s nothing wrong with making sure your kid eats a healthy diet and avoids processed foods or an excessive amount of sugar, there’s really no need to switch them over to a gluten-free meal plan. 

That is unless they’ve been recommended a gluten-free diet by a healthcare professional.

There are reasons a gluten-free diet isn’t for all children.

Some may not get enough vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants on a gluten-free diet, as whole grains are an integral part of healthy development.

If your child has been recommended to stick with naturally gluten-free foods by a doctor, then it may be worth putting them on a gluten-free diet.

Alongside gluten-free kids’ meals, just make sure they’re eating a colorful and well-rounded diet of whole, unprocessed foods.

Summary: You should put your child on a gluten-free diet as recommended by a medical professional. Otherwise, there is no need to put your child on a gluten-free diet.

How Do I Eliminate Gluten From My Child’s Diet? 

If you do decide to remove gluten foods from your child’s diet, it’s not as hard as you might think!

It will be some work in the beginning, but it will soon become second nature

It definitely helps if the whole family is in on it together.

Start leading by example by doing the following:

Eliminate pre-prepared foods

Although foods you buy at the store may say “gluten-free” on the label, you have no idea how it was prepared and if it came into contact with ingredients containing gluten. 

Read ingredient labels

Do you even know what’s in that snack you like to buy, or the drink you prefer?

Start reading the fine print and you’ll get a much better idea of what ingredients your child is eating (and what they shouldn’t be eating!). 

Learn how to cook and bake gluten-free foods

While most people are okay to give up processed lunch meats, salad dressing, and eating cereal in the mornings, the bigger problems seem to be bread, cake, and cookies

Going gluten-free shouldn’t mean depriving yourself of yummy foods, especially for kids.

Grab some gluten-free flour and get creative—it will benefit your child immensely to know that they can still have a delicious cupcake or a sandwich. 

Long-time gluten-free folks will tell you that home-baked gluten-free treats are usually much tastier and less expensive than store-bought.

Research gluten-free brands

No need to eliminate snacks or sweets entirely from your kid’s life.

Do some deep-diving into brands that make gluten-free stuff and support them.

It’s not hard to find chocolates, crisps, or other snacks that will suit your kid. 

Summary: Having a hands-on approach to your child’s diet will lead to a more positive outcome. Going gluten-free as a family is a great way of leading by example.

50 Gluten-Free Foods 

Naturally Gluten-Free Foods

Let’s check out what naturally gluten-free foods you will be able to enjoy if you’re making a diet change.

There are plenty of them! 

Gluten-free living can be easy for the whole family.

At the end of this list, we’ve included a gluten-free diet plan for beginners, that’s packed with healthy gluten-free recipes for kids and adults alike. 

Protein 

Just about all cuts of meat are safe to eat for celiac sufferers.

You can still enjoy a great steak, chop, chicken wing, or barbecue, as long as you’re mindful of how you season your meat

Some gluten-free proteins include: 

  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Fish
  • Rabbit
  • Turkey
  • Crab
  • Shrimp
  • Shellfish

Some foods with gluten to stay away from: 

  • Fast food
  • Pre-seasoned or marinated cuts
  • Meat with broth
  • Uncovered meat that could be touched or contaminated with crumbs
  • Deli meat (the threat of cross-contamination is high)
  • Sausage or meatballs that could contain breadcrumbs
  • Crumbled meat

Carbohydrates

Carbs have a bad reputation that they don’t deserve.

Thankfully, there are plenty of carbs you can (and should) still eat while making the change. 

Fruits 

Luckily, all fruits are naturally gluten-free foods! Whichever ones you or your kids enjoy, you can eat all you want without suffering gluten-related effects. 

Fruits safe for gluten-free diets: 

  • Berries
  • Citrus fruit
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Pitted fruits
  • Tomatoes

Fruits unsafe for gluten-free diets: 

  • Pre-cut fruit—another chance for contamination
  • Processed or canned fruit
  • Dried fruit (only plain, unsweetened varieties can be safe. Double check the label!)

Vegetables 

As with fruits, whole, natural vegetables are perfectly healthy.

They’re amazing sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

They’re naturally gluten-free foods, but in some cases, fruits and vegetables can be contaminated on the farm.

It doesn’t happen often, though. 

Gluten-free vegetables include: 

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Greens
  • Starches (potato, squash)
  • Mushrooms
  • Bell peppers
  • Onions and garlic
  • Root vegetables (carrots, radish)

Avoid these: 

  • Pre-prepared vegetable dishes
  • Pre-cut vegetables

Double-check the package for: 

  • Frozen veggies
  • Canned or tinned vegetables

Bread/Grains 

Only buy bread that explicitly states its lack of gluten.

This includes foods like sandwich bread, pastries, and tortillas

If you like to bake, then make sure you’re choosing gluten-free flour.

This all-purpose gluten-free flour is a favorite in our household.

Almond flour is a popular one, as are buckwheat, coconut flour, rice flour, and chickpea flour for a little extra protein. 

Some safe gluten-free grains include: 

  • Quinoa
  • Brown and wild rice
  • Millet
  • Buckwheat
  • Sorghum
  • Tapioca
  • Arrowroot
  • Amaranth
  • Oats (if they are specified as gluten-free)

Avoid: 

  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Rye
  • Baked goods, unless they explicitly state that they’re gluten-free

Pasta 

This is where I really struggled with my gluten-free willpower.

I’m a big pasta eater, so I had to dig deep to stop using my comfort-food wheat pasta.

There are alternatives, though.

Pasta made from brown rice, chickpeas, or lentils can be delicious.

There are even low-carb options like shirataki noodles, which may not be for everyone, but a viable option! 

Healthy gluten-free pastas include: 

  • Chickpea or lentil pasta
  • Quinoa pasta
  • Shirataki noodles
  • Soba pasta (buckwheat)

Avoid these: 

  • Wheat pasta (including durum, spelt, farro)
  • Pre-prepared or pre-cooked pasta dishes

Dairy Products 

Naturally Gluten-Free Foods

Most dairy products are naturally gluten-free foods.

Processed cheeses can be the exception, though. 

Gluten-free dairy: 

  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Cream

Avoid these dairy products: 

  • Flavored milk (especially malted)
  • Flavored yogurt
  • Pre-prepared egg or omelet meals
  • Milk substitutes
  • Ice cream (unless specified gluten-free)
  • Processed cheese

Condiments and Spices

Half the battle is making sure the stuff you season your food with is free from gluten!

There’s no use following a gluten-free diet unless you’re using spices and condiments that are also naturally gluten-free foods. 

Seasonings without gluten: 

  • Vinegar (with the possible exception of malt vinegar and perhaps rice vinegar)
  • Dry spices (usually)

Double check these before buying: 

  • Any pre-mixed sauces
  • Gravy mixes
  • Marinades

Avoid completely: 

  • Wheat-based soy sauce
  • Malt vinegar

Common Snacks 

Snacks are an essential part of daily eating.

I don’t know about you, but without my snacks, I end up being hangry and it’s not fun for anyone.

Some of these don’t even need preparing as they’re already naturally gluten-free foods. 

The best gluten-free snacks: 

  • Fruit
  • Smoothies
  • Raw veggies
  • Hummus
  • Nuts
  • Popcorn
  • Cheese sticks (check the packaging first) 
  • Jerky
  • Gluten-free granola
  • Rice cakes
  • Sweet potato crisps
  • Boiled eggs
  • Home-baked gluten-free goods 

Avoid these snacks: 

  • Store-bought baked goods
  • Energy bars that contain oats
  • Some potato chips (gluten may be in the additives)
  • Crackers

Beverages 

Don’t forget that drinks can contain gluten too!

Alcoholic beverages are usually the culprits here. 

Avoid these beverages: 

  • Malted drinks
  • Alcoholic beverages made from wheat, barley, or rye grains

Summary: While there are many foods to avoid when you have a gluten sensitivity, there are even more foods to enjoy that are fresh and good for you.

Naturally Gluten-Free Foods

Kid-Friendly Gluten-Free Recipes and Meal Plan 

Preparation is half the battle when feeding kids.

We’ve picked some gluten-free meals that both parents and kids will enjoy.

Simply create your gluten-free grocery list and get cooking!

Try this 7-day gluten-free diet with easy kid-friendly recipes to have you and your kids covered at every meal of the day. 

Keep on reading for the full recipes!

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Snack Options 

You can prep and change these throughout the week, for a morning and afternoon snack each day.

Of course, this depends on how hungry your kid gets and how much activity they do during their day!

All of these are naturally gluten-free foods

  1. Nuts
  2. Jerky
  3. Boiled eggs
  4. Gluten-free chocolate
  5. Yogurt
  6. Fruit

Kid-Friendly Gluten-Free Recipes

Naturally Gluten-Free Foods

Now for the best part – the gluten-free recipes.

Each of these delicious meals has been tested by us and also evaluated by a registered dietician to ensure they are healthy, gluten-free, and perfect for children.

Beginning with a delicious granola bar recipe that you can even prep ahead of time!

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

By simply using gluten-free oats, these fabulous granola bars are sugar-free, healthy, and perfect for anyone with gluten sensitivities.

Peanut Butter Granola Bars
These kid-friendly, vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and scrumptious peanut butter granola bars are perfect to be eaten at any time of the day, whether as a healthy meal replacement, a snack, or a dessert. They’re filled with good fats and fiber that will surely keep you full for few hours.
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Peanut Butter Granola Bars Recipe

For lunch, chicken burgers are quick, easy, and super filling. Have yours on a gluten-free bun or in a lettuce wrap!

Avocado Chicken Burgers

Avocado Chicken Burgers
Easy weeknight dinner for the oven or the grill. Kid-friendly, gluten-free, keto, paleo and Whole30. Great for meal prepping. 
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Everyone loves pizza! This one is gluten-free and vegan, so it is friendly to all tummies, children, and adults.

Vegan Gluten-Free Pizza

Vegan Gluten-Free Pizza
This pizza is a must-try! It's packed with nutritious ingredients and it is delicious enough to impress your guests.
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vegan gluten free pizza

When you’re a kid, you never want to skip dessert. Make a healthy dessert and all your kids will hear is that they get dessert, even when eating gluten-free.

Very Berry Nice Cream

Very Berry Nice Cream
A simple nice cream recipe that features a perfect balance of tang, sweet, creamy, and smooth. All it takes is a blender or food processor, 3 ingredients, and 5 minutes of your time, and you’ve got a lovely dessert waiting for you to indulge!
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Very Berry Nice Cream Recipe

This breakfast is nostalgic for some parents, and now you can make a gluten-free iteration at home!

Clean-Eating Pop-Tarts

Clean Eating Pop-Tarts
Hard to find a pop-tart that won’t ruin your diet? Try making them at home with this recipe! Unlike the store-bought ones, these pop tarts are not loaded with additives, preservatives, and chemicals that are not good for your health. And yet, they’re just as flavorful as the ones you buy in-store. Actually, these are even better– way better!
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Clean Eating Pop Tarts

Chicken, gluten-free wraps, and tons of Italian flavors make this lunch a favorite amongst most kids.

Italian Chicken Wrap

Italian Chicken Wrap
Easy chicken wraps bursting with Italian flavors. If you are in a hurry, purchase jars of pre-made bruschetta mix or make from scratch at home.
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Onions, bell peppers, and lean chicken are such classic fajita flavors that do not need “added” carbs to make them delicious.

Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Skillet Chicken Fajitas
Chicken Fajitas in a skillet in 35 minutes. Best with cast iron skillet. Zesty marinade. Keto, Whole30, Paleo, Gluten-Free, and Nut-Free. Reduce paprika and chili powder for a kid-friendly version.
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Nice cream is the perfect alternative to ice cream, and it is so easy to make it fresh with a high-powered blender!

Mango Nice Cream

Mango Nice Cream
A creamy and fruity dessert that will surely please your taste buds. It’s like a hybrid between a rich ice cream and a fruity sorbet.! Another good news is, it’s healthy, vegan, and gluten-free too! Definitely a must-try!
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Mango Nice Cream Recipe

Did you know that you can bake oatmeal for breakfast? It is best-served with lots of fruit, like blueberries and bananas.

Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas

Baked oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas
Enjoy this warm, satisfying, heart-healthy breakfast or snack that your whole family will love. Substitute in new fruits like strawberries or peaches for variety. Gluten-free, Kid-friendly, Vegan, Vegetarian, Mediterranean, DASH, and soy-free.
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Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

Teach your kids to eat healthy and they will love things like kale and quinoa! Both superfoods come together to make the perfect nutritious lunch.

Kale and Quinoa Bowl

Kale and Quinoa Bowl
This is a quick and easy meal that is a hit with both the kids and parents. This is a perfect way to add those servings of vegetables to your day. The fluffy and crunchy quinoa pairs perfectly with the kale. Throw in some bell peppers, chickpeas, avocado, and spices to give some dimension. The garlic dressing can be paired to other salads too!
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Lasagne is typically pasta layered with cheese and tomato sauce. Check out this updated, vegan version made with tender eggplant.

Gluten-Free and Vegan Eggplant Lasagne

Gluten-Free and Vegan Eggplant Lasagne
A festive, healthy, and flavorful recipe that’s perfect for any holiday celebration! The use of zucchini and Japanese eggplant in replacement of the traditional lasagna noodles makes this gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian lasagne recipe an absolute winner.
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Creamy and delicious, this dessert takes on intense banana and peanut butter flavors.

Banana and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe

Banana and Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Peanut butter and bananas already have a good combination of flavors. But, simply mixing them with chocolate chips, milk, and a tad of salt turns a wonderful dessert into a whole nother level! Oh, did we mention that it’s vegan and gluten-free too?
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Banana and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe

Kids love avocadoes, so why not add them to some gluten-free morning toast?

Simple Mediterranean Avocado Toast

Simple Mediterranean Avocado Toast
Simple avocado toast with cottage or mozzarella cheese plus egg if you wanting a more hearty meal.
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Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

Crudité plates are great for kids. They’re a healthy finger food full of raw vegetables and are usually served with a creamy dip.

Veggie Platter with Tzatziki Dip

Veggie Platter with Tzatziki Dip
Indeed, there’s nothing better than a dish that’s filled with colorful and fresh vegetables. Top that with a tangy and subtly pungent Tzatziki dip and you’ll be sure to have a wonderful, light, and so refreshing appetizer or snack. Not to mention that it’s gluten-free, vegetarian, and incredibly healthy! Perfect to be served during any parties, gatherings, or holiday celebrations!
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Veggie Platter with Tzatziki Dip

Ham is often saved for special occasions, but what better way to show your kids you love them by making a delicious special occasion meal on a Thursday.

Maple-Glazed Ham

Maple Glazed Ham
A holiday celebration staple! This sweet-savory recipe is so easy to make and it makes use of fresh herbs and spices. The glaze also does not contain any refined sugar, making this whole recipe flavorful, nutritious, and totally guilt-free.
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Maple Glazed Ham

Milkshakes are often requested as a dessert. The remedy is a healthy chocolate smoothie made at home.

Thick Chocolate Smoothie

Thick Chocolate Smoothie
Think chocolate isn’t healthy? When it’s as pure as possible, it’s actually good for your health. Not to mention the weight loss properties that it contributes. This recipe just made it possible for you to enjoy chocolates without breaking your diet!
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Thick Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

The breakfast sandwich is something every kid wants. This one is served in a healthy lettuce wrap.

Breakfast Sausage Lettuce Wraps

Breakfast Sausage Lettuce Wraps
This recipe is a quick and easy way to pump up some protein and fiber into your breakfast. It provides that light and refreshing taste that will not only satisfy your hunger, but will also prepare you for the day!
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breakfast sausage lettuce wraps recipe

A soup that is so full of veggies, it’ll fill your kids right up!

Detox Vegetable Soup

Detox Vegetable Soup
Sometimes, we can’t help but eat empty calories or junk foods, especially during the holiday season. However, we most likely feel guilty and regretful afterward, when we’re already lethargic. This easy detox recipe is all you need to remove all those toxins and get back on track as soon as possible. It’s light, hearty, and flavorful, yet it’s easy to make and highly nutritious.
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Detox Vegetable Soup

Fridays always call for a family fish fry, so make this crispy oven-fried fish at the end of the week.

Crispy Potato Chip-Crusted Fish Fillets

Crispy Potato Chip-Crusted Fish Fillets
What could be popular with kids than potato chips for dinner? How about corn flakes? In crust your fish in these magical crusts and you will become a dinner superhero! This is a delicious option that you can bake or air-fry. Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, keto, paleo, Atkins, Mediterranean, DASH, and kid-friendly.
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Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

Pecan pie is a classic, but adding coconut is the best thing to ever happen to pecan pie! Check out our favorite gluten-free pie.

Coconut and Pecan Pie

Coconut and Pecan Pie Recipe
Whilst this pecan pie recipe is a classic Thanksgiving dessert, it can also be made and served on other occasions such as Christmas. It can be enjoyed all year long!
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Pecan pie

Cake for breakfast? Yes, in smoothie form! This healthy smoothie tastes exactly like a slice of vanilla cake.

Vanilla Cupcake Smoothie

Vanilla Cupcake Smoothie [Protein Shake Recipe for Weight Loss]
This smoothie recipe is one perfect way to flavor up your protein shakes. The use of unsweetened almond milk not only makes this recipe dairy and gluten-free, but it also lowers down the sugar level of this beverage. But don't worry, the natural sweetness from mangoes and pineapples covers it all!
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Vanilla Cupcake Smoothie Recipe

Gluten-free chicken tenders are possible, and still, end up super crunchy when baked in the oven.

Crispy Baked Parmesan Chicken Strips

Crispy Baked Parmesan Chicken Strips Recipe
Chicken strips are popular with kid everywhere. I am not sure if its the taste or that it's a perfect finger food or both. The problem with chicken nuggets at fast food restaurants, is that there usually not made of well… chicken. This recipe is definitely chicken and cooked using a much healthier method and still just as fun to eat. Gluten-free, Soy-free, Nut-Free,
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Ground turkey and zucchini come together in this moist and juicy meatball, served with homemade pesto.

Baked Turkey Pesto Meatballs

Baked Turkey Pesto Meatballs
This gluten-free and low-fat recipe is filled with protein, fiber, and vitamins that will help you to shed some fat and weight. It’s perfect to be consumed either on a weight loss or a detox diet. Plus, it also makes the best guilt-free holiday treat!
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Baked Turkey Pesto Meatballs

When your kids need an old-fashioned dessert, apple pie is a national delicacy.

Gluten-Free Apple Pie

Gluten-Free Apple Pie
Time to get the classic apple pie a revamp! This recipe has all the delectable flavors of the traditional apple pie without gluten and too much sugar. It’s made with natural sweeteners and uses the best blend of gluten-free crust. Perfect for healthy holiday celebrations!
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gluten-free apple pie

A high-protein diet keeps you fuller for longer, and these protein pancakes will keep your child full until lunch.

Protein Pancakes

Protein Pancakes
This recipe is perfect not only as a delightful breakfast but also as a pre-post workout meal. With 10 grams of protein in each serving, you'll be sure to recover from that delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) in no time!
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Protein Pancakes Recipe

Chicken and veggie noodle soup gets a makeover with Vietnamese-inspired flavors using gluten-free noodles.

Vietnamese Veggie and Chicken Noodle Bowl

Vietnamese Gluten Free, Kosher Noodle Bowl Recipe
Vietnamese veggie and chicken recipe is a perfect option for a healthy and tasty dinner or lunch. This mixture of fresh and vibrant flavors is kosher and gluten free. These types of recipes are also known as Asian bún bowls.
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gluten free, kosher asian noodle bowl

Gluten-free pasta dishes are not as daunting as one might think. This one uses a raw tomato sauce that is mouth-watering.

Pasta with No-Cook Tomato Sauce

Pasta with No-Cook Tomato Sauce
Pasta night this weekend? This recipe is a quick and easy way to give you the best of Italy! It’s packed with nutrients and flavors that will surely entice your taste buds. Oh, did we mention its sauce is all-natural? Guess it’s time to ditch those canned tomatoes!
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pasta with no-cook tomato sauce recipe

Every kid’s favorite cookie is chocolate chip. Here is the best gluten-free cookie recipe that is perfect for all kids.

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
You will love these Gluten-free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! Chewy and delicious. These cookies are easy-to-make with everyday ingredients. Nobody will be able to tell whether they are gluten-free! 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Naturally Gluten-Free Foods

Here are some common questions I hear from those wanting to make the switch to only naturally gluten-free foods. 

What Can I Cook for Gluten-Free Guests? 

Flip through a gluten-free cookbook and your options are almost endless!

Here are some tips: 

  • Ask your guest if there’s any method of cooking or preparation they prefer. They may be able to give you some pointers that will make both of you more comfortable! 
  • Avoid buying a pre-prepared or pre-seasoned meal from the store. Even if it’s just meat—you’d be surprised at where gluten hides! Try to buy only naturally gluten-free foods. 
  • Check your ingredients. If they don’t say they’re gluten-free, do some research (even if that means calling your guest to check). 
  • Go all in. Don’t try to mix gluten-free and dishes containing gluten to cater to all guests. Most won’t even notice they’re eating gluten-free for a night! 

How Do I Live a Gluten-Free Life? 

It’s simply a matter of being mindful, being aware of naturally gluten-free foods, and planning.

You’ll need to make a point of checking your grocery list and making sure you don’t accidentally get something containing gluten and take a bite without thinking. 

The first month or two is much easier if you plan strictly in advance, both shopping and cooking.

It will only take a few months of careful thought and mental work before it starts becoming a habit! 

Another important part of living a gluten-free life is letting your friends and family know.

If there’s any chance at all of you having to eat out or at someone else’s house, you’ll need them to be well aware of it in advance

What Can I Eat On a Week One Gluten-Free Diet? 

The awesome thing about this way of eating is that once you know what you can eat, the meal plan is really up to you. 

Make sure to eat plenty of proteins, vegetables, and fruits with a few snacks thrown in too.

Choose simple, easy to prepare meals for breakfast and lunch, and experiment with new gluten-free recipes for dinner! 

Just make sure you steer clear of anything processed, pre-cooked, or pre-prepared, and be mindful of what sauces and marinades you use. 

Tools to Help With Living a Gluten-Free Life 

I learned so many tips, tricks, and new recipes when trying to figure out how to cook using only naturally gluten-free foods.

Some of the cookbooks that I devoured were: 

Also, these healthy cream options for ice cream come in handy when substituting heavy cream and other dairy products.

Summary

Naturally Gluten-Free Foods

Naturally gluten free foods are everywhere!

It’s just a matter of retraining your mind and body to thrive off of all-natural stuff that isn’t processed or pre-prepared. 

It’s not that much hard work to eliminate gluten from your life, and it’s made even easier by the fact that most restaurants these days cater to the gluten-free lifestyle.

Do be mindful though; you never know exactly how things are cooked or what exactly they contain if the food is not cooked by you. 

If you can get your whole family involved and commit to it, we recommend giving it a try! 

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Nespresso Lattissima Plus by Delonghi

4.5/5

Nespresso Lattissima Plus by Delonghi

USA Pan 1545CW-1 Cookware 13-Inch Gourmet Chef Skillet With Cover

4.5/5

Mirro 92122A 22-Quart Pressure Canner

4.5/5

Mirro 92122A 22-Quart Pressure Canner

Contigo Shake & Go Fit Shaker Bottle

4.5/5

Contigo Shake & Go Fit Shaker Bottle

Rubbermaid FreshWorks Food Storage Containers

4.5/5

The Husband

The Husband

Hi! I’m Mike. I’m happily married and have a young daughter. I’ve lived all over the world and have learned a lot from seeing others’ perspectives. I’ve also had many life altering health challenges. Fortunately, my lovely and brilliant wife helped save me by finding a new and better way for us to live. We started The Healthy Treehouse to share what we’ve learned and to learn from others, too.
 

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