Dairy Free and Gluten Free Diet for Kids

Your child is allergic to gluten, milk or eggs? You already know all the foods that you should avoid, but like all the kids your child love cookies, muffins, snacks in which the ingredients include milk or wheat or sometimes both. You want to know how to replace these ingredients? You can build to your child a diet from vegetables, rice, corn, legumes, fruit and other tasty gluten-free foods.

Wheat free diet List

It may be hard to identify foods that contain wheat from foods that don’t!! Products that should be safe for a wheat-free diet include: yogurt, meats, cheese, eggs, juice, fruit, vegetables, fruit ice, rice wafers, corn, polenta, quinoa, soy, nuts, tapioca and gelatin.

Learning to cook for the dairy-free diet can be challenging. Besides avoiding the obvious milk– including condensed, evaporated, powdered, dry, whole, low-fat and skim–butter, cream, cheese, yogurt, curd, custard, butter fat, sour cream, pudding and ice cream, you must get into the habit of checking food labels when you buy manufactured goods. Watch out for the hidden dairy ingredients such as whey, lactose, casein.
Avoid bakery goods including cakes, breads, cookies and pastries, all of which almost always contain butter and milk as ingredients.
Other foods that usually contain milk protein are luncheon meat, chocolate, high-protein flour and flavorings. Also avoid deli meats because they are often contaminated with cheese when prepared.

Gluten Free and Dairy Free

All fresh vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts are gluten and dairy-free. Be aware of packaged, processed vegetables and fruits such as jellies, preserves, soups, nut butters and processed, pre-made meals, which may contain dairy or gluten. You can easily prepare homemade soups, salsa, smoothies, dressings, marinades, parfaits, casseroles, salads, chutneys and nut or seed butters using fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts in their natural state. Green, leafy veggies such as kale, collards, chard and spinach are great options steamed as a side dish or tossed into a green smoothie.

Hearty veggies such as carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, squashes, eggplant, broccoli, cauliflower and legumes are perfect for making chili or stew, while artichokes, avocado, asparagus, celery, Brussels sprouts, corn, peas and peppers are tasty in a stir-fry or stuffing. As for fruits: apples, oranges, grapefruit, berries, melons, bananas, pears and peaches are a flavorsome addition to smoothies, desserts or parfaits with yogurt and nuts. Try freezing grapes for a satisfying, refreshing treat and create a homemade trail mix using nuts, seeds and dried fruit for a convenient snack.

Enhance flavor with fresh herbs, which add a powerful aroma and zesty taste to any dish.