7 Gluten-Free Spring Recipes for Budding Chefs

Looking for something fun to do with your kids? Get them into the kitchen preparing delicious, nutritious gluten-free meals for the whole family. It will help them be excited about the process of grocery shopping, finding recipes, cooking and sharing it with others and it teaches a valuable life skill. Here are seven of our favorite recipes that are kid-friendly. They are uncomplicated to whip up and will help your family create fun memories in the kitchen. 

1. DIY Gluten-Free Dumplings

This recipe for gluten-free dumplings is easy and fun. Rolling out the dough and shaping the dumplings is a task small fingers can join in on. The recipe comes from Maizy Boosin, winner of Food Network’s Chopped Junior. Get the recipe.

Gluten-free dumplings

2. Gluten-Free Frittata for Kids

This gluten-free frittata for kids is not only a joy for the taste buds, but also a fun way to spend time with your little chefs and get them involved in the kitchen. It’s always best to have a grown-up take care of the cooking, but having your little sous chefs involved in the prep of this breakfast is a great way to establish a habit of cooking together and learning about food. Get the recipe.

3. Lemon and Butter Shrimp Pasta

Kids will need some help preparing this dish, but there is plenty the whole family can participate with in making this light, crowd-pleasing dinner ideal for spring and summer. Get the recipe.

Lemon and Butter Shrimp

4. Sweet Gluten-Free Crêpes

These elegant crepes are easy to make and versatile. Everyone can have fun adding their own fillings and experimenting with flavor combinations. Bananas, strawberries, Nutella, peanut butter, whipped cream, ice cream, ham and cheese are some options to get you started. Get the recipe.

Gluten-free crepes

5. Ombre Frozen Yogurt Pops

This fun, healthy snack is a good way to include young ones in the kitchen, because there’s no heat involved. Make and enjoy these beautiful and delicious gluten-free frozen yogurt pops together. You can use any soft fruit, but those with a deep color give the best visual effect. Try kiwi, strawberry or mango for other flavor ideas. Get the recipe.

6. Coconut Macaroon Bird Nests

Just in time for spring, whip up these bird nests and fill them with your favorite candy. These sweet treats make a great gift and are perfect to share with friends. Get the recipe.

Coconut Macaroon Bird Nests

7. Spring Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

Decorating sugar cookies isn’t just for the Christmas season! These gluten-free cookies can be cut into any shapes your child prefers and a fun weekend can be spent decorating them. Get the recipe.

Kids Kitchen Spring Sugar Cookies

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