1-Day Gluten-Free Healthy Kids Meal Plan: 1,400 Calories

By: By Jill Cerreta, M.S., R.D.

If your child is sensitive to gluten or has been diagnosed with celiac disease, it is important to avoid products containing gluten. In this 1-day gluten-free meal plan for kids we've provided you with healthy, kid-friendly recipes and snack ideas to ensure adequate amounts of key nutrients essential for kid's growth and development, such as calcium, iron, zinc, fiber and protein.


BREAKFAST

Silly Monkey Oatmeal Bowl

Breakfast (316 calories)

• 1 1/4 cup Silly Monkey Oatmeal Bowl


A.M. SNACK

A.M. Snack (116 calories)

• 1/2 cup whole-milk plain yogurt
• 1/4 cup raspberries
• 1 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
Fill a bowl with yogurt and top with raspberries and chia seeds.


LUNCH

Build-Your-Own Chicken Tacos

Lunch (354 calories)

• 1 serving Build-Your-Own Chicken Tacos


P.M. SNACK

P.M. Snack (139 calories)

Ants on a Log
• 1 stalk celery
• 1 tablespoon peanut butter
• 1 tablespoon raisins
Cut stalk in 1/2. Spread 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter on each stalk. Top with raisins.


DINNER

Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes

Dinner (492 calories)

• 1 serving Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes
• 3/4 cup steamed green beans tossed in 1 teaspoon butter
• 1 1/4 cup Strawberry Fruit Salad to enjoy after dinner

Daily Total: 1,417 calories, 89 grams protein, 1,304 grams sodium, 27 grams fiber, 1,067 mg calcium, 10 mg iron, 12 mg zinc

Please Note: This meal plan is controlled for calories, fiber, sodium, calcium, iron and zinc. If you are concerned about any nutrient in particular, talk with you health care provided about altering this meal plan to best suit your child's individual nutrition needs.