Ian’s Natural Foods has a line of foods that is specifically targeted towards kids. Ian’s has a line of 17 gluten-free all-natural & organic foods in addition to some that do contain gluten. It is hard enough to get children to eat healthy foods, let alone throwing in the complication of having to avoid gluten or another allergen. Ian’s products are made with:
- No hydrogenated oils
- No refined sugars
- No hormones or antibiotics
- No bleached flours
- No chicken skin
- No Tripolyphosphates
- Less fat & more protein
- Great taste
There are a great variety of gluten-free products offered by Ian’s. The products include:
- Alphatots (tater tots)
- Cereal bars
- Cookie buttons
- Animal Crackers
- Chicken fingers, nuggets, patties & kids meal
- Fish sticks
- French bread pizza
- French toast sticks
- Battered fish
- Mac & meat sauce
- Mac & no cheese (dairy-free cheese)
- Turkey corn dogs
We have had the pleasure of trying several of the above items. The animal crackers have a nice vanilla flavor and are great for little ones or big kids (and adults), too. The crackers come in a resealable zipper bag and are great for on-the-go days.
The French toast sticks are a nice breakfast treat. These come out best when they are made in the oven. We love to make pancakes on the weekend, but these work great for during the week mornings.
The Wafflewiches ranked high on our list. Jon really enjoyed these. These can be made in the microwave or oven, but work much better in the oven. They do require roughly 30 minutes in the oven, so maybe not the best weekday breakfast option.
Ian’s products can be found in many grocery stores throughout the US. I can’t think of a grocery store here in Columbus that I haven’t seen their products in. Having these products so readily available makes traveling much easier. It is nice to know that in a pinch I can run in to a larger grocery chain and most likely find something gluten-free made by Ian’s.
Ian’s has a resources page with links to tips for picky eaters, raising kids with food allergies and to the Children’s Hospital Boston – Celiac Disease Program.
Have you tried any of Ian’s products? How did you like them? Any favorites?
***A big thanks to Mambo Sprouts for the samples of Ian’s products.