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    Thumbs up Kids Gluten Free Meal Ideas Please!

    Please, I have been browsing the web for HOURS and can barely find any recipes for kids that are gluten free - I'm looking for main meal type recipies, not the thousands of cakes, sweets, etc that I seem to find I am new to trying this gluten free diet & have been stalling for weeks trying to find some meals my kids will eat.

    Can you please suggest some good 'gluten free kids recipe' for main meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)??

    Maybe we can start a list for all us out there who need some inspiration for our already fussy eaters!!

    I'll add some that I found (but have yet to try) below.

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    Porcupine Balls




    Serving Size:

    4-6



    Special Info:

    Gluten free, Lactose free, Nut free



    Ingredients:
    • 750g beef mince
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (gluten-free)
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 cup rice (I use basmati)
    • 1 egg
    • 700g jar tomato passata

    Method:

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine mince, rice, egg, garlic and soy sauce.

    Make into meatballs (I use about ½ cup per meatball) and place in a single layer in a large casserole dish.

    Pour over tomato passata, rinse the jar with 125mL water and add this to the dish too.

    Cover with casserole lid and bake for 1 ½ hours. I usually check to see if the sauce needs more water about 1 hour into cooking.

    Serve with yummy creamy mashed potatoes and peas.



    Notes:
    • Use premium or heart smart mince, because you don’t get a chance to drain the fat from the dish.
    • Tomato passata is in supermarkets and is 99.5% tomatoes (no skin or seeds) and a tiny bit of salt; near the pasta sauces.
    • Prepare the meatballs beforehand (I did them in the morning), cover with plastic film and store in the fridge.
    • Pour in the tomato passata just before baking.

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    Tuna & Green Pea Risotto


    Gluten Free Suitable for Freezing

    3 1/2 – 4 Cups vegetable stock
    2 Cups water
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 tbsp butter
    1 onion, finely chopped
    2 cups Arborio rice
    1 medium zucchini, halved & sliced
    1 Cup frozen peas
    425g can Tuna Chuncks in springwater, drained
    1/4 Cup shaved parmesan cheese


    1. Combine stock and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil, then reduce to a slow simmer.

    1. Heat butter and oil in a large heavy based saucepan until butter has melted. Add the onion and saute 2 minutes, or until soft. Stir in the rice and cook a further 2 minutes.

    1. Add 1 cup stock to rice and stir until absorbed. Continue adding stock gradually until all is absorbed and rice is tender.

    1. Stir in zucchini and peas, and cook a further minute. Remove from heat and stir in the tuna and parmesan cheese. Serve with extra parmesan if desired.

    Tip: Be sure stock is hot when you add it little by little to the rice. This will guarantee good absorption.

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    Gluten Free Sweet Soy & Vege Burgers

    500g lean beef mince
    1 cup Gluten Free Bread Crumbs
    2-3 Tblspn Gluten Free Sweet Soy Sauce (Kecap Manis)
    1 carrot, grated
    1 zucchini, grated
    1 egg
    pepper - to taste
    1/2 thinly sliced onion - optional
    dash of nutmeg - optional



    In a large bowl add all ingredients, mix to combine.



    Form into burgers and fry in little oil until cooked.



    Serve with spinach, tomato and cheese on a toasted Gluten Free Bun

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    I'll jump on my comp and copy some stuff I have after dinner

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    baked beans are not gluten free in many cases. Only heinz salt reduced are from memory

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    Breakfast we have lots of scrambled eggs or fried eggs, fruit, yoghurt, gf cereals or cook up some brown rice porridge and add in some apple and cinnamon, frozen blueberries or chopped fruit.... French toast, Sometimes we have pancakes (not a fan of buckwheat pancakes) but the others are nice especially with some blueberries or raspberries popped in before there cooked through .

    Lunches we either have dinner leftovers, gf toasted sandwiches, quiche, rice crackers with abc spread (almond, brazil and cashew), or natural peanut butter or even honey, wraps with gf wraps and either deli meats or cooked chicken etc...

    Theres a brand of sausages sold in supermarkets called "peppercorn" they do lovely chippolattas and other flavoured sausages, so sometimes we'll cook some of those for lunch with some sweet potatoe mash and steamed veggies...

    Dinners we make hamburgers without the hamburger buns, frittatta, rissotto (lots of grated veg), stirfrys (changs brand do a variety of sauces like soy, hoisin, terryaki etc), homemade chips (just chop white or sweet potatoe into chip lengths, spray with oil and sprinkle with pepper/salt or seasonings), we love bayview frozen fish and chicken products- there found in coles in the freezer section. We also love spaghetti, tuna bake, pasta with neopolitan sauce or pesto and cannelloni...

    Ds loves homemade chicken nuggets I make with morrocan seasoning... chop chicken into small pieces and coat in lightly beaten eggs, then wizz together a loaf of schar bread and a few tablespoons of morrocan seasoning, then coat the chicken in the crumbs and fry in some oil. Best served with some sweet chilli sauce .

    Btw these are just suggestions we make in our house, Ds deffinately doesn't eat this much variety at all unfortunately lol.

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    For anyone who lives in Brisbane, Gold coast or sunshine coast google Flannery's... Their organic supermarkets filled with gluten free products .

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    I like this blog her DD is coeliac has some great recipes and ideas on things though I need to thoroughly go through things to do them first as dd1 is lactose intolerant and certain preservatives too (still a bit of trial and error with that one)

    I do tend to do rice meals with plain meats and vegetables a fair bit as I'm still adjusting to GF but then we also have dairy free as well (thought that we've been dealing with since DD1 was only a couple of weeks old and she's 5.5 so that's not new). Then when we get together with family and certain long time family friends we have egg allergy, corn intolerance, coeliac, issues with certain preservatives and colours and I can never remember which ones as it varies between a couple of people, one can't eat bananas and then DNephew just doesn't seem to eat at all he lives on fruit.

    I've got until June to get it down pat when DS has his birthday to get better at gluten and dairy free and trying to come up with corn free as well that'll be interesting.

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    Thanks girls, it's all such a help to me. I am feeling a little anxious about the whole gluten free process, esp when DS only eats "yellow" foods and usually soft ones.

    Please, keep them coming!!!


 

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