Fruit is an important component of the healthy diet, whether that diet is wheat-based or gluten free. Fruits can be included in desserts and in salads which makes the homemaker’s task a bit easier, but it is still essential to serve a large variety of fruits in an an attractive manner.
Check out this article “Healthy Fifteen-minute Fruit Desserts“ and/or this one called “35 Sumptuous Dessert Recipes“. You may also want to try this very-well collection of “Summer Fruit Dessert Recipes“.
This article is titled “Healthy Kids Snacks” and includes 90 suggestions, not all of them ‘safe’.
When choosing commercially prepared fruit snacks for children, consider the cautions described in this article. As you can imagine, a picture of a fruit on package does not guarantee that the contents are either gluten free or healthy in any other respect.
This is the third in a series of articles describing the essential elements of a healthy diet and providing suggestions about how to follow this diet without compromising our gluten free life style. I used ‘My Plate’, the program designed by the Department of Agriculture, to enable all American’s to eat a healthy diet. You may wish to reread my introductory article or my articles on high-fiber and vegetables. My next article will be on ‘grains’ and the final article will be on ‘proteins’.