We’re seeing more and more kids these days with food allergies. I hope and pray that a cure for these ailments comes soon, but until then it’s so important to not make these kids feel stigmatized and allow them to feel like kids by offering them a wide variety of treats that little ones can enjoy, whether they have food allergies or not. Gluten-free cooking can be a daunting task, especially if you’re new to the arena. Here I’ve collected 12 recipes to help you plan your gluten-free dinner menu from salad all the way to dessert!
What is your all-time favorite meal that you’d love to see converted to a gluten free recipe?
Winter Citrus Salad 1 of 12
This light and healthy Winter Citrus Salad is really bright in color and perfect for the season, featuring a variety of incredible winter fruits like crunchy pomegranate seeds and tangy citrus like cara cara or blood oranges.
Grain and Bean Salad 2 of 12
Photo and Recipe by Hola JalapeÃ±o!
This Grain and Bean Salad is hearty, filling, and full of nutrition! It gets some awesome flavor and zip from the Pickled Cherry Pepper Dressing, too!
Roasted Beet Salad 3 of 12
Recipe and Photo by Gluten Free Girl and The Chef!
This Roasted Beet Salad will surely turn any beet hater into a beet lover! Serve it as the beginning to a hearty fall feast to set the tone for the delicious dinner to come.
Baked Potato Boats 4 of 12
Recipe and Photo by With Style and Grace!
These Baked Potato Boats are small enough to be finger food, but are plenty filling from the addition of protein-packed shredded chicken! Serve them as an appetizer to your gluten-free meal, or as part of a finger food entree!
Sweet Potato Cornbread 5 of 12
Recipe and Photo by Gluten Free on a Shoestring!
Dinner just isn't complete without a good old starchy bread to accompany. When you're gluten free, that can be difficult to come by. Luckily, there is gluten-free Cornbread to be had! Someone pass the butter!
Crock Pot Mexican Corn and Bean Soup 6 of 12
Mexican Corn and Bean Soup takes less than 15 minutes to put together and it features a rainbow of nutritious veggies your kids are sure to love. The soup is incredibly flavorful and while the cumin and chili powder might make you think it's spicy, the taste is actually quite mellow. I like to put out some grated cheddar or parmesan and a bowl of sour cream for my kids to sprinkle and dollop on top. I find that little touches like those make eating fun and allow little ones to make this soup their own.
Bacon Meatballs with Cream Sauce 7 of 12
Recipe and Photo by Family Fresh Cooking!
If this recipe doesn't scream comfort I don't know what does. What are you waiting for?! Run to your kitchen and prepare these Bacon Meatballs with Cream Sauce for dinner tonight!
Roast Chicken with Caramelized Lemons 8 of 12
If you think this Roast Chicken is tasty right out of the oven, just wait until you try it on day two. You will start hoping there's enough for leftovers every time you make it, as the flavors come together even more and the chicken stays moist and juicy under the skin.
Chicken Tagine 9 of 12
Recipe and Photo by All Day I Dream About Food!
Sweet raisins and salty pistachios add an exotic flair and tons of flavor to this Chicken Tagine. Serve with your favorite gluten-free crusty bread!
Chocolate Souffle Cookies 10 of 12
Recipe and Photo by Alex T Cooks!
Where would dinner be without a sinfully delicious dessert to follow? These Chocolate Souffle Cookies are ight, airy, and actually a touch healthier than most cookies.
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies 11 of 12
Photo and Recipe by Baker's Royale!
"If you are PB lover then you need to add this Peanut Butter Cookie into your repertoire. Seriously. what's better than a one bowl cookie? How about a four-ingredient, 20 minute peanut butter recipe, to include, making the cloud of marshmallow frosting to float at the center as well. And since it is flourless that makes this a gluten-free peanut butter cookie." -Straight from the baker's mouth. Need I say more?
Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 12 of 12
These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies fit into a ton of different categories being nut, gluten, egg and dairy free, but most of all they are everything a cookie should be: moist, sweet and irresistible. And I call that the delicious category!