Friday, January 23, 2009

Gluten Free Finger Foods

Back in November I commented that I was having trouble find good finger foods for Smiley. With my wife so sensitive to gluten we cannot have Cheerios in the house and the gluten-free cereals we knew of then had added sugar.

Here is a longer list with the finger foods we have since found and use.

Rice/Cereal - plain cooked rice, Nature's Path fruit juice sweetened corn flakes cereal, Arrowhead Mills puffed rice cereal, infant rice cereal mixed with broth and shaped into balls

Bread/Crackers - injera, OrgraN crackers (Smiley likes the salsa flavor)

Vegetables (cooked, small cubed) - potato, broccoli

Messy Fruit (raw, small cubed) - apple, banana, avocado, pear, berries, infant rice cereal mixed with applesauce and shaped into balls

Neater Fruit (useful out of the house) - Trader Joe's freeze-dried banana or mango pieces, very small pieces of dried fruit

Proteins - cheddar or jack cheese, cooked beans

UPDATE: Heather Young writes about her suggestions.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Oh my goodness--Shamus said you all had a new baby--he is SO precious (I just ooed and ahed my way through your Picasa album. Congratulations to you and your wife! He is absolutely precious!

Puffed cereals were such a blessing (and a mess) when ours were small. They are, however, one of the easiest and cheapest simple snacks we found when they were that age.