Putting a healthy dinner on the table every night is a challenge, isn’t it? Things become even more complicated when one family member has dietary restrictions. With celiac disease and gluten intolerance on the rise, many busy parents are looking for recipes for gluten free meals that can also please picky eaters.
4 gluten free meals that are easy to make for the whole family
Here are four easy and gluten-free meals that your whole family can enjoy.
Black Bean Enchiladas
Mexican cuisine is a great resource for gluten-free recipes, and enchiladas are a crowd-pleasing classic. Start with corn tortillas and your favorite enchilada sauce. Soften each tortilla in a skillet or the microwave, then dip them in the sauce and set aside. Mix up a can of black beans, drained, with chopped bell peppers, a can of green chilis and adobo seasoning to taste. Roll up the filling in the tortillas and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Top with crumbly queso fresco cheese before serving.
Hash Brown Casserole
A gluten-free version of hash brown casserole, sometimes called funeral potatoes, couldn’t be easier to make. Just mix up hashed potatoes, onions, sour cream and mushroom soup. Then pour it into a greased casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. For a keto-friendly version, use a low carb mushroom soup recipe and substitute cauliflower for the potatoes.
Pork and Chicken Apple Kebabs
Made in the oven or on the grill, kebab skewers are a simple, naturally gluten-free dish. Savory pork and chicken pair perfectly with sweet apples and yellow onions in this flavorful recipe that’s perfect for fall. Slice raw meat into cubes and marinate overnight. Then just arrange the cubes with slices of apple and onion on wooden skewers and cook until well done.
Chicken and Broccoli Pie
Chicken and broccoli pie is a classic comfort food that’s easy to alter by substituting a gluten-free pancake mix for the crust. First, mix up the pancake mix and pour into a pie plate. Then add chopped broccoli, chopped onion, shredded rotisserie chicken and a cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Let the pie cool before cutting into wedges and serve with a dollop of sour cream.
When cooking gluten-free, remember to make sure all of your ingredients are safe. Items like salt, spices and even raw meats can be cross-contaminated or contain hidden sources of gluten. Always look for a certification seal on the package or check the allergen label when purchasing ingredients for a gluten-free recipe.
Author bio: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.