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With so many kids having school vacation this month, we wanted to let you know about some tasty gluten-free snacks geared toward youngsters. These picks run the gamut of flavors, from fruity and sweet to savory. No matter what your little ones are craving, they’ll find a satisfying treat in this bunch.
Fruit of the earth
Fruit snacks are undoubtedly delicious, but you want to make sure your child is getting food that is not only tasty but healthy as well—without the artificial ingredients and dyes often found in kids’ snacks. These YumEarth Organic Fruit Snacks are flavored and colored with real fruit juice and come in two scrumptious combinations: original and tropical.
Let’s get it poppin’
Amp up the fun with these entirely organic snack-size bags of white cheddar popcorn sporting Mickey Mouse on the packaging. Each serving is packed with 8 grams of whole grains. Just be warned: You may want to have a bunch on hand, because all the kids are going to want a bag, whether or not they have to avoid gluten.
With a variety of delicious flavors, including apple raisin, blueberry banana acai and chocolate chip, these soft granola bites are the perfect snack to satisfy your little one’s sweet tooth. Once the kids are back in school, these gluten-free treats will make a fun addition to any lunchbox.
So we meat again
Trying to get a little more protein into your kid’s diet? Look no further! These Snack Mates jerky sticks are packed with 8 grams of protein and only 1 gram of sugar per serving. They’re individually wrapped and available in tasty turkey or beef.
And for those times when you’re able to spend more time preparing meals and snacks together, check out these kid-friendly recipes:
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5. Paleo Chili
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This casserole is made in the slow cooker, making it simple to prepare during the busy holidays. Let the slow cooker do all the work through the day while you prepare your other dishes or make it further ahead of time. The casserole is also Paleo and does not contain the sugar that is commonly found in sweet potato casseroles. It’s sweet potato time>>
Perfect for those cold winter nights when you need something to warm you inside and out, this hearty and healthy vegan stew contains a variety of veggies, spices and other ingredients for a filling bowl of comfort that is free of gluten, dairy, egg, soy and sugar. Curl up with a bowl tonight>>
Need some ideas or a little inspiration in the kitchen? Look through our constantly growing collection of delicious gluten-free recipes.
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You’ve already done the hard work of making the meal. Now you just get to enjoy the benefits of your prior planning.
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Each of these triple-decker quesadillas is comprised of three tortillas and two layers of filling. One layer contains blackened corn kernels and melted cheese, and the other refried beans, shredded chicken and even more melted cheese. The best thing about this recipe is that it’s super kid-friendly and 100 percent customizable except for the melted cheese that holds everything together. Kids can put whatever they want inside. Some of my personal favorite variations include spicy shrimp, shredded pork and ground taco meat.
Makes 4 triple-decker quesadillas
12 gluten-free tortillas (3 tortillas per quesadilla)
2 cans refried beans (I used Amy’s with mild chiles)
4 ears of corn, shucked
1 roasted or rotisserie chicken
6 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 8-ounce package shredded cheese (I used a Mexican blend)
4 ripe avocados
Juice of 2 limes
Zest of ½ lime
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1-2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, optional
First, prep all your ingredients. Let the tortillas sit out for about 10 minutes if you store them in the fridge so they can thaw a bit and won’t be as brittle. Open one can of refried beans at a time in case you don’t end up using them all. For the blackened corn, I used fresh corn on the cob, boiled it and cut off the kernels, but frozen or canned corn kernels also work perfectly. Just make sure to thaw frozen corn or drain canned corn. Shredded chicken is absolutely the way to go with this dish, so shred your rotisserie chicken ahead of time. It doesn’t take that long when using two forks—it’s an easy but helpful step that kids can totally do by themselves.
Now it’s time to blacken the corn. Heat a pan on medium-high heat with 2 teaspoons of olive oil. When that becomes hot, add the corn and let sit for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the kernels over and let them sit for another 3 to 4 minutes, or until blackened. Feel free to blacken the corn more, less or not at all —it depends on your personal preference.
Now that your ingredients are prepped, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a pan on medium to low heat. To assemble a quesadilla, put one tortilla on a cutting board, then spread it with the beans. Add a quarter of the shredded chicken on top of the beans, and then follow with 1⁄8 of the cheese. Add another tortilla on top. Put this simple quesadilla in the pan, and brown for about 3 minutes on one side, then flip, and immediately add a thin layer of shredded cheese to the top tortilla. Right after the cheese, add a layer of corn, then another layer of cheese, followed by another tortilla.
Wait about 1 to 2 minutes for the quesadilla to brown. Flip, so that the cheese-and-corn layer is now on the bottom, and the beancheese- and-chicken layer is on top. Wait 3 more minutes for the bottom layer to brown, then remove from pan. Use a pizza slicer to cut the quesadilla into sixths or quarters. Repeat three more times to make remaining quesadillas. Enjoy! And don’t forget to top with guacamole if you’re an avocado fan.
To make homemade guacamole, halve your avocados and remove the pit, then score and scoop into a large mixing bowl. Add the lime juice, lime zest, salt, pepper and cilantro, if using. Mix to desired texture. If your kids are more adventurous, feel free to add whatever they like. Some of my favorites are diced jalapeño, diced red onion and a drizzle of hot sauce. I also like diced sweet bell pepper, too.