Fun and Quick Food Idea for Gluten and Dairy Intolerant Kids

Fun and Quick Food Idea for Gluten and Dairy Intolerant Kids

Being gluten and dairy intolerant is not only tough on your child, its tough on you as well. Fun "kid foods" can be a challenge to make, and finding foods that your child will love and the rest of your family can enjoy takes extra time and efford. You often find yourself making a special meal for your food-intolerant child. 

 

Keeping it healthy and fast

Many mothers are short on time and energy and find it difficult to keep things healthy and make it fast, since gluten and dairy free foods require extra time and effort to make.

 

Have your pizza and eat it too

One easy and fun dish I created and have found so versatile is a homemade crispy pizza using brown rice tortilla.  I find that when I use the brown rice tortilla the crust is similar to the thin crispy Italian pizza’s I used to enjoy eating at Italian restaurants.  These pizzas are so versatile, you can make a breakfast pizza using eggs, use it as an after school snack, a quick lunch or a quick and easy dinner.

 

Fun for the family

When making the pizzas you can get the whole family involved by shopping for the toppings together and then haveveveryone pitch in on assembling the toppings on different bowls or plates so that everyone can create their own unique personal pizza.

 

How to make the pizzas

Purchase a pack or two of brown rice tortillas. You can find these tortillas at your local Wholefoods, Trader Joes or Sprouts.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Place the tortillas on the cooking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes or till just about brown. Don’t worry if they don’t seem crisp yet, because they will crisp as they cool.

After the tortillas have cooled and crisped, simply add whatever toppings you like on the tortillas and bake for about another 10-15 minutes or until the toppings are hot and starting to bubble.

 

Dairy-Free Options

One of the best dairy free cheeses I have found is Daiya Mozzarella Alternative. It melts and stretches just like regular cheese and its casein free.

Another option is Goat Cheese; some people who are dairy intolerant can tolerate goat cheese products, but do a very small test first before trying this on a pizza.

White bean puree, white beans have that white color of cheese and though it’s not all melty and stretchy like cheese, it can still be tasty.

 

White Bean Puree

1 can of white beans

1 clove of garlic (optional)

¼ cup olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

1 TBL lemon juice

Add all the ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth.

 

Have fun with different combinations and toppings, the great thing about this pizza is there are no rules. Sometimes I like to just toast the tortilla till crispy then drizzle with honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a crunchy sweet treat.

 

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Written by: Jentana Lee Dabbs See other articles by Jentana Lee Dabbs
About the Author:

Jentana Lee Dabbs is the author of the upcoming book "Sexy and StressFree-28 yummy days to simplify, beautify, de-stress and weigh-less."  She is a certified hypnotherapist, weight loss specialist, health coach and wellness chef.  She teaches online bikini body countdown cooking classes at www.dishuptoday.com and helps stressed and depleted moms increase their productivity, energy, focus, happiness and find their sexiness again.  To find out how Jentana can help you please go to www.goodmoodguru.com and feel free to ask any questions.

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