Need help finding dinner for a child (or an adult) on a limited diet? Here are some dinner ideas and links to recipes that are all wheat, soy, eggs, dairy, nuts (and coconut) free.
Veggie crisps to dip in the soup (see examples of chips/veggie crisps that are safe here)
(Dinner in a hurry)
Gerber Chicken and veggies soup with quinoa noodles (see pictures here), with steamed carrots and chopped black olives mixed in (I keep a batch of steamed carrots in the freezer so I can add them to things like this).
Sweet potato chips (peel sweet potato, slice into 1/4-1/2 inch slices, toss with avocado oil, salt, pepper, paprika, and chili powder and bake for about 10 minutes on 425. Turn over, bake for a few more minutes, until crispy. Regrigerate and pop in a toaster oven for quick reheated)
Tangy Salmon Tacos (if your child does not care for these, you can jazz it up a bit by wrapping it like a burrito and frying in avocado oil until browned and crispy. My daughter will eat pretty much anything if I wrap it and fry it!
Peas & corn (I take out some frozen sweet peas and corn and microwave them in rice milk. My daughter loves them this way!)
Indian Fry Bread topped with pinto beans & ground pork sausage, chopped lettuce, black olives, and allergy friendly ranch (My version of these recipes for Navajo tacos)
Fried shrimp (use gluten free all-puprose flour mixed with a 1-4 ratio of cornmeal, salt, pepper, and lots of Old Bay
Sliced cucumber, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes mixed with ranch dressing
Winter Comfort Soup served with brown rice
Moroccan Lamb (see my link to this recipe and how I slightly modified it here)
Honey roasted carrots (There is a recipe somewhere on Google for these; basically toss baby carrots in honey and bake)
Fun-shaped quinoa noodles
Sweet potato chips
These are dinners that I make for my daughter fairly often. Stir fry meals are super easy. I use the same basics for the bacon broccoli stir fry (rice milk and chicken broth, or sometimes just rice milk and I add about a tablespoon of GF flour at the end to make a thicker sauce), and I change it up with different veggies and different meats, like shrimp, or even crawfish tails.
I do try to make sure that okra, shrimp, salmon, and a gamy meat (elk or lamb) are a regular part of my daughter’s diet. The first three are for calcium and vitamin D, which are not found in very many sources when a child cannot have dairy (I also add lots of spinach during the day, either in a wrap, or in a smoothie). And the gamy meats have more zinc and iron than your average red meats, which is also important for a child on a limited diet.
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