Having to follow a gluten-free diet can be a daunting prospect for children – they feel isolated at a time when their friends are enjoying everything from bread, pizza and pasta, to crisps, cakes and biscuits. However, with supermarkets now stocking many gluten-free ingredients, you can make versatile, healthy and enticing gluten-free meals that will appeal to all the family. We have a compiled a number of different websites, books and cookery shows that can be a great place to find some inspiration. Check them out below:
1. Seriously Good! Gluten-Free Cooking for Kids, by Phil Vickery
Written by ITV’s former resident chef on This Morning, Phil Vickery has compiled a book of 70 delicious recipes suitable for children of any age. One of the hardest parts of cooking for children on a gluten-free diet can be the pressure to prepare a healthy lunch that is ‘just like everyone else’s’. Send your kids off to school with Phil’s Quesadilla, Berry Smoothie or Chocolatey Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Treat and they’ll be the envy of all their friends.
Find it on Amazon here – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seriously-Good-Gluten-Free-Cooking-Kids/dp/0857830554
2. Coeliac UK’s Children’s Recipes
For nearly 50 years, Coeliac UK have been the experts on gluten free diets. Their most recent article presents a number of different recipes which encourages you to cook gluten-free meals with your children, making meal times more fun.
Find the full article here – https://www.coeliac.org.uk/gluten-free-diet-and-lifestyle/recipe-database/childrens-recipes/
3. Jamie Oliver’s Gluten Free Pizza
Perfect for sharing, Jamie Oliver’s gluten-free pizza recipe can be enjoyed any night of the week. Unlike a traditional dough-based pizza, this version has a crispy base made from cauliflower. With endless topping options, this recipe is sure keep your children happy and healthy.
Watch the video here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVUEcc_VxTw
4. Sainsbury’s Gluten Free Recipes
Using all gluten free ingredients available in-store, Sainsbury’s extensive collection of gluten free recipes contains over 35 pages full of exciting, tasty meals. Some of our favourites include Mediterranean chicken with potato wedges, pork and bean hot pot and courgette pizza boats.
Find them all here – https://recipes.sainsburys.co.uk/recipes/gluten-free
5. Louise Blair’s Gluten Free Food for Kids: More than 100 Quick and Easy Recipes for Coeliac Children
For those parents with less time on their hands, this book offers over 100 different quick gluten free recipes to keep the children happy. With tasty recipes including dreamy New York pancakes, fruity lamb meatballs, mini beef pies, banana flapjacks and coconut mango cake, the choices are endless!
Buy the book here – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gluten-free-Food-Kids-recipes-children/dp/0600631079