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
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.
What will you make with your
crispy pizza crust?