Kourtney Kardashian Explains Why She and Her Kids Went Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free
She explains that it wasn’t a necessity, the way it is for many people, but it’s improved their quality of life.
“I kept battling with myself back and forth — like, why am I doing this diet? I have always felt fine before when eating dairy and gluten, but I do believe that we have one life to live and I would like to live it feeling my best,” Kardashian writes in a post on her app. “I have noticed a great positive change in behavior with my children when we stick to a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. I don’t think everyone needs to eat this way but we had muscle testing done, which showed we all have sensitivities to corn, gluten and dairy.”
Kardashian says it’s been an “adjustment” for her and kids Mason, 6, Penelope, 4, and Reign, 1, but some meals, like breakfast, are easier than others. She typically noshes on avocado pudding or a banana spinach shake in the mornings, while her kids go for gluten-free waffles with scrambled eggs.
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Lunch is usually carrots and celery with hummus, plus a gluten-free rice tortilla with turkey meat or hot dogs, or one of her favorite salads – “especially if I’m trying to get bikini-ready,” she says.
The toughest part is snacking, Kardashian says.
“It’s obviously best to snack on fresh fruits and veggies, but this is not realistic all the time. We still need to have a little fun and indulge a little every day,” she says. “I recently discovered that tons of regular candy is gluten- and dairy-free. But, what they do have in them—which is not good for our bodies or our brains—is food coloring and artificial dyes. I strongly believe in avoiding artificial dyes and food coloring for kids’ diets.”
Instead, she seeks out all-natural candies, and even found a few that taste just like Starburst and jelly beans.
But sometimes, when the cravings strike, they just need the real thing.
“Of course, we pick our battles and I do let the kids have popcorn at the movies and a churro at Disneyland,” Kardashian says.