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Top 14 Gluten Free Lunch Ideas For Your Kid

Gluten Free Lunch Ideas

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The toddlers eating tantrums were already too much to handle, and then you were advised to switch to gluten free diet? Or your child loves food but, the idea of living on gluten free diet is horrifying for you and your kid? Do you believe that there are hardly any options left once you switch to gluten free food items?

If the answer to any one question narrated above is yes, don’t worry. We are here for the rescue. We bring you a list of delicious, yummy gluten free lunch ideas for kids which are easy to make, and your kid would relish them. Just read this post.

What Is Gluten?

Wikipedia defines gluten as protein compound found in wheat and related grains, including barley, oats and rye. It is responsible to provide elasticity to dough helps in rising and also gives a chewy consistency to the closing product. [1]

When Is Gluten Free Diet Prescribed?

People who are diagnosed by following diseases are advised to switch to gluten free diet. [2][3]

  • Celiac Disease – It’s a co
    ndition where human body treats gluten as a harmful substance and is a lifelong disease.
  • Wheat allergy – It’s a condition where your body immune system behaves in a weird manner.On consuming wheat or gluten-rich diet and effect like hay fever, rashes or breathing difficulties are seen within two – three hours.
  • Wheat intolerance – Intolerance is not same as wheat allergy.This condition means that you’re not able to digest a certain kind of food substances.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder – These types of disorder is seen in kids, leading to their disability of communicating or interacting socially.

[ Read: Symptoms Of Wheat Allergy In Children ]

Top 14 Gluten Free Lunch Ideas For Kids:

Check out here 14 delicious gluten free lunch box ideas for kids:

1. Crunchy Bunchy Chicken Fingers:

Crunchy Bunchy Chicken Fingers

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You’ll Need:

  • Chicken tenderloins
  • Gluten-free potato chips
  • Egg white
  • Gluten free chilli or tomato sauce

How To Make It?

  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit or 375 degrees Celsius convection.
  • Diagonally cut the chicken tenderloins.
  • Crush the chips, while they are still in the pack.
  • Once coarsely crushed, put them in a bowl or a plate.
  • Whisk egg white in a bowl.
  • Pick a chicken piece and dip it into egg white and then in chips for a thin coating.
  • Place these coated chicken pieces on to the baking tray.
  • Ideally, in fifteen minutes it should be ready, but if you feel it’s still raw, bake it for more time.
  • Serve with sauce of your desired taste.

2. Omelette Wrap’N Roll:

Omelette Wrap’N Roll

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You’ll Need:

  • Eggs – Beat them in a bowl and keep it aside
  • Gluten free mayonnaise
  • Cooking Oil
  • Dill
  • Lemon Juice
  • Watercress
  • Smoked Salomon
  • Cucumber – seeded, cut into size of your finger

How To Make It?

  • Take a frying pan and pour some cooking oil.
  • Pour the beaten eggs [ half the quantity] to make a thin omelette.
  • Once, its cooked properly on both sides, remove it and keep it on a tissue.
  • Prepare another one using the remaining eggs.
  • Mix Dill, Lemon Juice, mayonnaise in a bowl.
  • Spread mayonnaise on the omelette, top it up with Salomon, cucumber and watercress.
  • Roll it and serve it.

3. Potato And Oregano Pizza:

Potato And Oregano Pizza

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You’ll Need:

  • Gluten Free Bread Mix
  • Baby potatoes – peeled and thinly sliced
  • Oregano
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic – crushed
  • Cloves – crushed

How To Make It?

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 425 degrees Fahrenheit convection.
  • Oil twp pans and keep them aside.
  • As per the instructions mentioned on the bread mix pack, prepare the mix and spread the mixture on pans.
  • Take another bowl, and mix the remaining ingredients into it.
  • Spread this mixture over bread mix.
  • Bake, the pizza for over 20 mins, or until potatoes, are cooked properly and turn crispy.

[ Read: Allergy Free Recipes For Kids ]

4. Rice Noodle Cakes:

You’ll Need:

  • Vermicelli Noodle
  • Eggs – Beat them lightly and keep aside
  • Carrot – grated
  • Zucchini – grated
  • Cilantro – chopped
  • Gluten free tomato or chili sauce
  • Vegetable oil

How To Make It?

  • Boil noodles in hot water, until they are tender and soft.
  • Drain the water and cut them with scissors or knife.
  • Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients except oil.
  • Make some round balls out of the mixture, flatten it with the help of the spatula.
  • Heat a pan, pour some oil and deep or shallow fry the cakes [as per your need and taste].
  • Serve hot with sauce.

5. Frozen Muffins:

Frozen Muffins

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You’ll Need:

  • Dates
  • Almond Flour
  • Flaxseeds
  • Maple Syrup
  • Strawberries – Sliced and frozen
  • Coconut Oil
  • Coconut Water – unsweetened
  • Banana – peeled and diced
  • Muffin paper cups

How To Make It?

  • You can either use a food processor or using your mortar and pestle, make a crumbling mixture of almond, dates, ground flax.
  • Take one teaspoon of this mixture and put it in each of muffin cups.
  • Take strawberries and using a blender/mixer/food processor make a smooth paste.
  • Make a smooth, and consistent paste while adding coconut water and oil Put this strawberry mixture into a bowl.
  • Fold in bananas.
  • Pour the strawberry – banana mixture into the cups and put it in the freezer.
  • Once they are ready, you can serve them cold.

6. Cheesy Green Bites:

Cheesy Green Bites

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You’ll Need:

  • Olive Oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Eggs
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Spinach, raw
  • Salt

How To Make It?

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Heat oil in a pan, and sauté onion and garlic.
  • In a bowl, beat the egg and whisk it.
  • Using a blender/mixer/food processor combine all three types of cheese, spinach, onion-garlic mixture.
  • Pour this mixture into a greased muffin cup/tin.
  • Bake it for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden color.
  • Serve hot with a sauce of your choice.
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