Coeliac

Alison - posted on 12/02/2008 ( 22 moms have responded )

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Hi my son Jack is 9 and was diagnosed with coeliac disease a year ago after several trips to our G.P. and a family history of coeliac. Would love to talk to anyone who has any ideas on getting him to actually eat the food, he hates the bread products lol xx

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Nadja - posted on 01/27/2009

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hi Alison, I am from Australia and have coeliac disease too. none of my kids or husband have it which can be really frustrating watching them eat something that I desperately want. now they have learnt if they are having chocolate biscuits(for example) to either not eat them in the house where i can see them (which is a bit harsh) or to make sure they buy me some sort of choc treat that I can have at the same time. I also am not a fan of bread products unless I toast them and cover them in eggs and baked beans so I can't taste it!! I tend to do rice cakes with avocado and cheese on them or we can get corn tortilla wraps here and have them with salad stuff which isn't too bad. one tip is pizza bases, all gf bases tend to taste really doughy!! the thinner they are the better, that way you don't notice the taste is that different with toppings on it!! remember small steps and try not to overwhelm him with too many different new things at one time. when you find something he likes stick with it for a while before you introduce something new. cos if you taste something bad you really don't want to try anything else for a while trust me!! good luck!!

Suzanne - posted on 01/28/2009

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Possibly we need to list our country of residence in these postings, the UK, US and Canada and Australia all have different products available, my daughter I am sure would love chocolate stars but will have to wait until we visit the UK again as we are now based in Canada!

Allison - posted on 01/28/2009

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Tesco, sainsburys and asda even waitrose i believe stock a cereal by doves farm called chocolate stars, my daughter adores them!!

Keeley - posted on 01/28/2009

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Try the corn pasta, rather than the millet/rice based ones. It is much nicer.



My big hassle is breakfast - there are virtually no cereals suitable. Even rice crispies are not gluten free. Does anyone have any good ideas that don't invovle cooking first thing in the morning!!!!

Keeley - posted on 01/21/2009

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Hi Alison, my son is 7 and coeliac. Bread is a problem, but cakes, pizza, biscuits are OK now. Well, sort of, I have found very little to buy that is nice, but I do bake at home quite a bit. I have found that Dove's Farm flours are great. In most recipes you can just substitute the flours and add a bit more liquid. You can even make your own chicken nuggets by making a batter with the flour. It is really hard to get your head around it all to start with, but you will get there, honest! The one thing I would suggest is to change the whole family's eating habits, it stops them feeling that they are so different from everyone else. Hope you get on OK.

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Alison - posted on 01/29/2009

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Hi Tracy, sorry to hear that u have had very little help since the diagnosis. Have u heard of the Coeliac society based in the UK they can b accessed on line and 4 a £20 membership fee u get a regular magazine and a handy food and drink guide which lists all gluten free  food available in this country.  Also make sure u get a regular monthly prescription from yr GP, not just bread but pizza bases and pasta are prescribable products. Hope this helps

Suzanne - posted on 01/28/2009

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There are lots of great websites, just google gluten free recipes or similar! Sainsburys and Tescos do a range of GF stuff and health food stores keep a great range of flours for baking. Most recipes can be adapted, we can even make yorkshire puddings with coconut flour!

Tracy - posted on 01/28/2009

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hello my daughter mia was diagnosed with coeliac disease in december last year we have had very little help on the sort of things mia can eat and different recipes i would be really grateful if anyone can help us mia is 9 yrs old we are in nottinghamshire mansfield in the uk thanks in advance tracy xxxx

Alison - posted on 01/28/2009

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r u sure about rice crispies???? im sure there in the coeliac society food guide as being ok

Suzanne - posted on 01/27/2009

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Sounds like you are doing a great job, keep it up, it is a real challenge, good luck!

Alison - posted on 01/27/2009

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i find that the gf pizza bases r 2 large for Jack so ive discovered that gf sub rolls (tescos freefrom) for £1.50 cut in half spread with tomato puree and lots of grated cheese is a good alternative in fact jacks pizza looks and smells a lot nicer than the shop brought frozen ones lol

Alison - posted on 01/27/2009

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he has a choc orange wafer thingy that tescos do u get 5 in pack 4 93p which he likes in his packed lunch we r trying some bread from lifestyle at the mo which he seems ok with and u can use it straight from the pack but the slices are teeny managed 2 make a gluten free lasagne the other day enough for all of us and it was even nicer than "normal" pasta

Leanne - posted on 01/19/2009

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Hi Alison, I'm not sure if they are available in England in stores (I'm in the U.S), but maybe you could order on the internet? Not sure. Sorry to get your hopes up -if it's not available :)

Suzanne - posted on 01/19/2009

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Ians and Kinnikinnick are not available in the UK but Sainsburys do a great range of GF products. Try the internet for GF sites too, we particularly like Elana's pantry and have had great success with coconut flour, we can even manage Yorkshire puddings!

Alison - posted on 01/19/2009

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wow r they available in england Leanne? I reckon Jack wld love the donuts. We caught him trying to scoff a kitkat yesterday poor love lol x

Leanne - posted on 01/19/2009

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Hi, there is a brand called Ians and they have chicken nuggets, french toast sticks, mac and cheese and they are VERY good!! We also use the Kinnikinnick products as we found they have a pretty good taste. The bread does need to be toasted or it falls apart. Their donuts are fantastic! There are also brown rice tortillas that are very good for quessadillas and for making wraps. Good luck to you!

Allison - posted on 01/19/2009

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Hi Alison... My daughter has been a diagnosed coeliac for almost 8 years now... her favourite bread is the DS multigrain found in sainsburys and tesco in their free from section.. I usually order GLUTAFIN FRESH white bread on prescription... it is softer than most GF breads and you must treat it like normal bread ie, put it in the freezer to store it as it will go mouldy like OUR bread You can order up to 10 loaves i think. I have become an expert at gluten free novelty cakes now due to this, so it has benefited us in lots of ways really... add me if you would like to chat, we have got it down to a tea now :o) xx

Suzanne - posted on 01/18/2009

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Thomas Cook airlines fed Meredith some kind of bread with the gluten removed, try contacting them to see what it is, pretty sure it is English, it is the only bread she has enjoyed since her diagnosis, it is unavailable in North America

Alison - posted on 01/15/2009

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Yes susanne we are from england and the supermarkets are getting much better at stocking the gluten free ranges not enough in the frozen food section yet though! Jack's sandwiches still remain uneaten toasted, microwaved or whatever he hates them lol. It's so hard for him especially with four non coeliac siblings waving kit kats etc around. He still goes to macDonalds and has his happy meal without the bun although u would think i'd asked the staff to hang theirselves "No bun are you sure madam" five times gets quite grating.

Suzanne - posted on 01/02/2009

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We are an English family living in Canada. The Kinnikinnick breads are available in Canada but from your spelling of coeliac I feel you are likely in the UK! My daughter hates all the bread but loved the GF pitta breads from Sainsburys as long as they were toasted well, she looks forward to trips back to the UK as there is a greater variety of 'normal' tasting breads and baked goods there!

We have been advised that once Meredith forgets what real bread tastes like she will be a little more tolerant of GF brands. Lets face it, they do have a sawdust kind of texture!

Abbie - posted on 12/12/2008

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Bread products are tough...I am the pickiest eater ever and I had a very hard time with this! I use Kinninnick (I think that's how it's spelled) brand of bagels, english muffins, and Italian white bread. The Italian white bread isn't very good if it's not toasted or something, but I think it's good for garlic bread (broiled) or grilled cheese sandwiches. I also love a fried egg and cheese sandwich on the english muffins or even with jelly or jam (as long as it is toasted really well--like three times!) I use the Ancient Harvest Quinoua pasta and I don't even tell a difference anymore. The macaroni is great for home made macaroni and cheese--it is just important with these types of noodles to rinse them really well when they are done cooking before adding anything to them. There is SO much starch that it makes it taste funny if you don't. Also, find things he already likes that are already gluten free--like tacos for example. Corn tortillas are cheap and easy. We eat a lot of hard shell tacos at our house. Also, stir fry--there are quite a few marinades that are GF, add some rice and you have a meal that isn't "weird" or "taste different". When I first went GF I didn't try a lot of the GF products, I just stuck with what I could eat that I had always eaten and then slowly started introducing myself to other GF items. Good Luck!! It is a hard transition!!

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