When people transition from one dietary lifestyle to another, the biggest concern is often 1. If their kids are going to eat any of the new foods and 2. If their kids are going to eat any of the new foods.
Going from a Standard American Diet (SAD) to Gluten Free/Casein Free can be as challenging as going from Gluten Free/Casein Free to a grain free diet such as Paleo, GAPS or Specific Carbohydrate diet. It seems that no matter how “experienced” you are at avoiding certain foods or ingredients, there’s always a learning curve when it comes to the next layer of healing.
My good friend Mallory has recently changed her children’s diet to Paleo and was looking for some suggestions on what to feed them. As I was collecting a variety of “kid-friendly” recipes for her, it occurred to me I should also share them with you!
You must take into consideration your child’s texture preferences so most of these recipes fall into the “crunchy” or “dry” category because my son doesn’t eat mushy or wet foods.
I’m also not a glutton for punishment so these recipes are simple and doable from a busy mom’s perspective. Also, most of the sites I’ve collected these from have several other recipes that you can explore.
Happy Eating, Happy Healing! ~ Amy Y.
ALMOND FLOUR TORTILLAS from Wringing Out My Sponge
HAZELNUT PIZZA CRUST from Grain Free Foodies
*If allergic to hazel nuts, almond flour works great. Use a pizza stone for best results.
AVOCADO CHOCOLATE COOKIES from Thank Your Body
*If these are too moist, you can store in the freezer or put them in a dehydrator to make them more crunchy.
GAPS Legal Pretzels from Gaps Diet Journey
FRUIT GUMMY SNACKS from Mommypotomus.
COCONUT FLOUR SNICKERDOODLES From Well Fed Homestead
CHEWY PUMPKIN SPICE CANDY from Delicious Obsessions
GRAIN FREE BURGER BUNS from Little House in the Suburbs
*The trick to this recipe is to basically beat the shit out of those egg whites. And when you think you’re done with that, keep doing it for another 3 minutes.
CHOCOLATE CHIP BROWNIE BARK from All Day Dreaming About Food
CINNAMON BUN MUFFINS from Comfy Belly
PALEO CORNBREAD MUFFINS from Empowered Sustenance
VANILLA BEAN COCONUT MACAROONS from Mommypotomus
Look for another blog post on making what my son calls “Crustos” – a very basic cracker that you can make sweet or savory. ~ Amy Y.