looking for new ideas

Amy - posted on 01/28/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 6 year old son has Celiacs...as he is getting older he is becoming pickier with food. I am looking for new ideas

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Linda - posted on 02/16/2010

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My son will be 8 in March. He has had Celiac's disease for 5 years. There are a lot of good cookbooks - Gluten Free Family Favorites by Susan Hinderaker and Gluten free foods for kids by Sheri Sanderson. Let me know what kinds of foods he likes...maybe I can help!

Wendy - posted on 06/17/2009

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My husband and daughter are both Celiacs and we have been dealing with it now for about four years. I can tell you it is a daily struggle for my husband who grew up in a pizzaria, but much easier on our daughter who had to give up gluten almost as soon as trying it. I have several gluten free cook books. My favortie : 1000 Gluten-Free Recipes. It is by Carol Fenster and the ISBN is 978-0-470-06780-2. It is worth the $30 or so that it costs. There are instructions on flour substitutions for your favorite recipes, and there are cakes, cookies, soups, just about everything that you can imagine. And I have not found a recipe that I don't like. Granted some are a lot more work, but they are worth the " I can't believe this is Gluten Free" that you get when the family sits down to eat. I agree with Rebecca as far as Bob's Red Mill for the pizza crust. They make the best. I hope that we have all helped!

Rebecca - posted on 06/04/2009

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Pizza is usually a good choice... We use the Bob's Red Mill Pizza Crust Mix (for a thinner crust) or the Bob's Red Mill Sandwich Bread Mix (for thick or stuffed crust).



In The Gluten Free Gourmet Cooks Fast and Healthy (Bette Hagman), there are a couple of great GF flour tortilla recipes, which we use for burritos, enchiladas, and sandwich wraps.



My 6-year-old daughter LOVES the following concoction: We take the cheapest, most crumbly loaf of GF bread we can buy (Food For Life Rice Bread works WELL), crumble it kind of small, add spaghetti sauce, ham dices, and shredded mozzarella cheese and bake at a lower temperature until the bread is defrosted and the cheese is melted.

Sandy - posted on 06/03/2009

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If Peanut butter is ok - here you go. 1 cup of Peanut Butter, 1 cup of Sugar, 1 egg, and 1 tsp of Baking Soda. Mix it up and drop in small balls on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 350. These are the best Peanut Butter cookies you'll ever eat. I have trouble getting my family to leave them for my son who has Celiac Disease.

Gloria - posted on 04/29/2009

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My 16 year old daughter was just diagnosed in Dec of 08. We have had a time finding things since she has eaten gluten for 16 years, however she was so severely sick she had no problem giving it up. I did find a great cookbook at our local library, Im sorry I dont' remember the author but it was paperback with a purple cover and it had some wonderful simple kid friendly recipes. It was called "Gluten Free Cooking for Kids."

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