gluten free

Michelle - posted on 10/23/2008 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My child does not have celiac but has been tested for it because he has a severe wheat/gluten allergy. I am always open to wheat-free receipes if you have any.

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Stepfanie - posted on 01/01/2009

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I have a 17 month old who has not been tested due to adding gluten back into her diet for a week ended in less than 24 hours of severe diahrea & blleding diaper rash. I am going to keep her Gluten free until she is pottytrained. I cant handle it as a parent. We tried everything and once we went Gluten Free i have a new child. I swear in 4 weeks she has grown 2 inches, talks ALOT and NON STOP, is more alrt, awake, doesn't have that "sad" look in her eyes and no to mention 10 plus watery poops a day and blleding diaper rash!



I have learned a new way to cook just still looking for a bread for lunches in nursery school.



Last night I mad Chick parm with corn pasta, homemade sauce & i breaded my chick tenders with corn tortilla with italian seasoning. It was soooo good that my whole family finished there plates. Tonight i mad Homemeade Lasgana with Brown rice pasta and used the sauce i had left over from last night. I must say I have been cooking alot more in the past few weeks and I am enjoying it. I am baking Gluten Free bread now and I hope it is a good one!



I hope to learn from everyone and share my ideas as well. I do have a friend who owns a small kitchen company who is using us as teaster for her Gluten FREE Line. She has the best Quick Lasgna. I will post her site once it is all Gluten Free ready!

Nancy - posted on 11/09/2008

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"Raising our Celiac Kids" by Danna Korn was my lifesaver in that first year. I too would recommend it to any newly diagnosed families.

Peggi - posted on 11/07/2008

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If you have a "Trader Joe's" or "Whole Foods" in your area, they carry alot of gluten free stuff. Also "Goglutenfree.com" has an entire facility dedicated to wf/gf and they have a flat $10.00 shipping fee. Also, if you can find any books by Dana Korn, "Raising our Celiac Kids" among them, she is really helpful (and fun to read)

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The brown rice tortillas are made by Food For Life. I get them at our local health food store, but will soon be moving across the country. I am nervous about finding a health food store that will be close to us, and one that carries the brands we are already accustomed too.

Cara - posted on 10/29/2008

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If you can get any Glutino products, they are all great. Also there is a baking mix from a company called Pamela's that is great. My kids love stuffed pepper that I make. I just cut orange and yellow peppers in half and fill them with a mixture of cooked rice, cooked hamburger and spaghetti sauce. I put a light coating of cheese on it and bake it.

Tina - posted on 10/28/2008

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The terrific Chicken strips were Bell and Evans brand, available at Whole Foods, awesome!

Nancy - posted on 10/28/2008

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Brianne,
What brand of brown rice tortilla do you use. I have never seen them. We also shop at a number of different stores. Seems Whole Food prices have gone up. Our Giant has alot. I also have been getting tons at Walmart. I love that their brand of candy/gummy bears and worms are GF. My daughter has had candy corn for the first time. She loves seeing the GF writing on the packages.

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My son is also allergic to peanut butter, cinnamon, and can only tolerate monzarella cheese. I have other allergies also. It has been very trying to find things everyone can eat. We shop at three different stores because of prices and variety. Walmart is starting to catch on. They are starting to carry some of the envirokidz cereal bars. We like the Tapioca loaf bread by Ener G (it is wheat/gluten and dairy free). It tastes good toasted. The pizza I was talking about with the brown rice tortillas only takes 10 min. to make and cook. I have yet to make anything from scratch, the easier the better. We do spaghetti with either Glutino or De Bols pasta. We fill in with a lot of fresh veggies and fruits. My kids will eat all kinds of fish as long as they can dip it in Ketchup. Same goes for the veggies.

Tina - posted on 10/27/2008

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I have a terrific store, The Gluten Free Cupboard, in my community, ran by a family of 'Celiacs.' They are a terrific resource and always have opinions to offer, we just bought new Chicken Nuggets, I'll double check on the brand, but they were terrific! I buy Ian's brand frozen dinners and I use mashed potato flakes to make my own Chicken nuggets. My other favorite 'new food' is Smiles by McCain, they are mashed potatos shaped like smiling faces in the frozen section at WalMart. Hy-Vee is a midwest grocery store that carries lots of GF food, not name brand, and they publish a list. I have a 2.5 year old diagnosed since June 2007 and a 1 year old who tested positively genetically, so maintains a GF diet, my husband and I don't have it (the disease, but have yet to be tested for the gene)

Michelle - posted on 10/27/2008

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I would love to hear more and would like to know if you guys buy your foods in your local stores or make it from scratch (mine never turns out right always very hard) or if you order of the internet. We have a hard time because my son is allergic to other foods so some of the things you guys can have he can't so I always try and take bits and pieces of things. Anything new is always appreciated.

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Hi, My name is Brianne. My four year old son and I both have celiac's. In the beginning I had a hard time finding things that he liked. Here is a list of our favorites. Pizza, we use two gluten-free brown rice tortilla's for the crust. It has a lot less calories then the other pizza crusts and tastes a lot better. We also love the Bob's Red Mill gluten-free brownie mix. They are better than regular brownies. We have many more if anyone is interested.

Nancy - posted on 10/25/2008

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Oh, I forgot my daughters favorite right now. Chicken quesidillas. She makes them herself in the microwave with corn tortillas, Purdue short cuts chicken and shredded cheese that we keep in the freezer and of course tons of sour cream. I feel it's good b/c at least she eats the chicken.

Lisa - posted on 10/25/2008

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We eat a lot of white minute rice with velveta cheese. I add salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and sometimes diced up ham. It is also great for school lunches in a thermos. I call it cheesey rice hence the ingredients. We also do taqittas or chicken nuggets, and kinnickinick pizza crust with what ever topping we are in the mood for.

Nancy - posted on 10/24/2008

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Thanks Tina. I'm always looking for different things. I have found though that what an adult thinks is tasty is not what my 9 year old likes. We are so lucky to have a Whole Foods, Giant, Trader Joes and Wegmans close by. Our Shop n Bag also carries a lot of GF stuff. Seems every time we find a "menu" she likes, it changes that fast. LOL

Tina - posted on 10/23/2008

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Hi Nancy, My Bf has celiac too. If you want I can ask her where she shops and what goodies she gets to help you out. She struggles with it and she is quite a bit older than 9!! Let me know. T

Nancy - posted on 10/23/2008

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Hi,
My name is Nancy and my 9 year old daughter has Celiac. She was diagnosed when she was 2. Have to admit, I am still struggling with finding new, EASY things that she likes. How much Amy's Mac and Cheese can a kid possibly eat???? lol

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