Q: What are your top 5 great gluten-free products for kids?
A: There are so many brands and products today in the gluten-free industry, it’s hard to keep track! It’s wonderful for those of us dealing with food allergies, but keep in mind that many gluten-free products contain artificial ingredients or are just as highly-processed as their gluten-containing counterparts. I try to stick with as many whole foods as possible with my family, even in our gluten-free choices. Just because you may need to avoid gluten, you can enjoy many delicious whole foods from proteins (meats, poultry, fish) to fruits and vegetables, as well as gluten-free grains including rice, quinoa, and buckwheat. You can make delicious risotto, a summer quinoa salad with grilled vegetables, or banana buckwheat pancakes – or some tasty hash brown potatoes – that are gluten free and nutritious!