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Gluten Free, Kid-Friendly Recipes

Posted by ReganJonesRD
July 31, 2014
Featured in: Recipe RoundUps
Gluten Free, Kid-Friendly Recipes

~by Regan Jones, RD

I wrote a post a few years back on my old blog (The Professional Palate) about why I wouldn't make a good mommy-blogger. Folks loved it, and so much of it rang true with my fellow moms. Basically, it said I stink at all the traditional mom stuff... you know scrapbooks, crafts, selflessness... basically anything Pinterest throws in your face to make you feel guilty about being a slacker mom. 

And even though I acknowledge I fall short when it comes to parties and play dates, I do try to keep my kid's health and well-being top of mind. I guess maybe that's just the "basics" I'm supposed to do as a mom. But healthy food, a safe home, (mostly) clean clothes and abundant "I Love You"s aren't a bad way to grow up. Or at least that's what I tell myself on the days that seem less like a Norman Rockwell painting and more like a Calgon commercial.

My guess is I'm not alone and that many of you, like me, would fail a Mom of the Year screening, at least in your own mind. But I'm betting what you feed your kids is top of mind.

Back to school season is here (and if you don't believe me, consider that my oldest son goes back to school Wednesday. Yes WEDNESDAY), and it's time for the deluge of stories about back to school snacks and foods for kids. But what about families who have someone eating gluten-free... what about yummy back to school foods for them?

We've gotcha covered with this round up of our favorite gluten-free, kid-friendly recipes that the entire family will love. You may not win any Mom of the Year awards with these recipes, but it's a darn good start! 


Gluten Free, Kid-Friendly Recipes


Easy Oatmeal Waffles via Vegan Yumminess
Overnight Oat Pancakes with Nutella via Tastefully Gluten-Free 
Paleo McGriddle Breakfast Sandwich via Lexi's Clean Kitchen 
Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins via The Healthy Maven


Gluten Free, Kid-Friendly Recipes


Gluten-Free Pizza Crust via Autumn Makes & Does 
Homemade Hamburger Helper via Tessa The Domestic Diva  
Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders via Domesticate Me 
Quick & Easy Quesadillas via Healthier Steps

Gluten Free, Kid-Friendly Recipes


Chocolate Layer Cake via A Clean Bake   
Raw Almond Butter Cookies via Blissful Basil
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Truffles via Food Faith Fitness 
Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding via The Fitchen

Gluten Free, Kid-Friendly Recipes


Homemade Gelatin Squares via Simple Roots Wellness  
Cocoa Coco Strawberry Smoothie via The Spicy RD  
Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites via Peas & Crayons 
Homemade Almond Butter via Incredibly Edible 
Healthy Brown Bag Popcorn via The Skinny Fork


Regan Jones is the Founding Editor and Sponsorship Director of HealthyAperture and is the author of the QUICK FIX KITCHEN Feature - a collection of recipes that focuses on shortcut cooking without shortcut taste. Her recipes largely focus on baked goods and desserts ranging from gluten free to sugar free to slightly indulgent eats for the entire family, but also include easy everyday recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Jones is a registered dietitian and owner the web's most prominent portfolio of dietitian-owned websites, including,, and She is also the host of the podcast, This Unmillennial Life, which was recently named New & Noteworthy on iTunes.
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