One of the best things about the gluten free diet is the natural guidance toward eating more whole, natural foods. Especially fruits and veggies. I have to admit it makes me smile to know while her friends at daycare are eating processed cookies and crackers, my daughter is happily munching away on green pepper strips. Sidenote-We love our daycare and no, they do not serve processed snacks everyday–
Recently my kids and I have made a new habit of going straight from school to the farmer’s stand just down the street a couple times a week. I love that the kids get excited to pick out their own fruits and veggies. Emerson always heads straight to the cantaloupe and corn while Cohen loves the berries. The folks are so nice and always let him taste test before choosing which one he wants.
Summer fruits and veggies make dinner preparation so easy! Some of our favorite naturally gluten-free sides this summer include:
corn on the cob
roasted asparagus with olive oil and parmesean cheese
sliced cucumbers and tomatoes with italian dressing
sliced green peppers
There are many websites and recipes out there—too many to list—but sometimes it’s nice just to keep it simple!
I encourage you to take a moment to stop at the roadside stand or farmer’s market in your area. What are your favorite summer foods?