Ruth - posted on 05/25/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
Ruth - posted on 05/25/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
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Kerry - posted on 08/22/2012
My 3 year old son got diagnosed with coeliac disease when he was one I found it easy to adapt but now he has a slight fear of new foods he thinks they will make him sick!! Xx
Isabella - posted on 08/11/2012
My son doesn't but I don't eat any of those. I have lots of great recipes to share if you need them and know of a lot of great blogs. Check out Spunky Coconut. It's grain and dairy free and a lot of the recipes don't have egg in them. Let me know if you want some others!
Sue - posted on 08/10/2012
I don't consume gluten and dairy for 13 years now. No diagnosed medical condition but I have found that I feel better. There are many substitutes nowadays to make the transtion easier and to keep your son from feeling left out of the goodies. Instead of milk, I subsitute almond milk or soy milk. I prefer almond. As for wheat and gluten, there are plenty of wheat free, gluten free flours available and even baking mixes. They can be expensive but they are worth if for the taste especially when baking for a school event or party. The other children will not really notice the difference. Try out a few and pick the one that tastes best to you. Be sure to make sure the ingredients do not contain milk powder. As for me, I prefer the flour and baking mixes by Sugar & Spice Market, https://sugarandspicemarket.com/shop/ . You'll find what you need, as these days the supermarket shelves are filling up with gluten free and dairy free alternatives.
Anaquita - posted on 06/19/2012
I can't have gluten. I can have dairy and eggs, but... there are lots of options on using other items as substitutions.
The best two blogs that are usually great about listing substitutions, and have tasty recipes are:
Also do searches for gluten free vegan recipes, and you'll find some stuff. I know Elana has a couple of cookbooks out. I'm not certain about the first blogger if she does or not. Good luck!
Lindsay - posted on 06/16/2012
My son has milk and gluten issues so can relate somewhat! I love these websites for good ideas and recources:
Jeanette - posted on 06/08/2012
My children, thank goodness, are fine, but I have celiac disease so I can't eat anything containing wheat/gluten. My advice would be to invest in a breadmaker with a gluten-free setting and a Japanese style rice cooker. Both have been very useful for me. In addition, the easiest snack out there is corn chips and salsa. Mission brand tortilla chips are gluten free, and salsa is naturally gluten free. It makes a quick, easy snack and you can easily turn it into a meal by adding ground beef, lettuce, onions, etc.
Janet - posted on 06/08/2012
My grandson has several allergies, dairy, soy eggs and pineapple.It is hard finding foods that don't contain at least one of those items and when you do find them they are usually very expensive. Orgran seems to be one of the few companies that produce food that is free of most food allergens, and they make an egg substitute that works quite well.
The 'Healthy foods' magazine had an article about what foods can be used for substituting dairy eggs. one suggestion that we tried was using mashed banana instead of eggs in cake recipes as long as the recipe didn't require more then 2 eggs it worked fine and tasted really good and nice and moist. Ther were other suggestions too like adding extra raising agent or mixing 1 tblsp of cornflour to 1 tlbsp of water to replace an egg.
Because my grandson's allergies are so vast his body weight has suffered. he is quite under weight and has been put on a new formula with extra calories to bring up his body weight. It doesn't help that he is also a picky eater so getting him to eat even the foods he is allowed is hard.
Deborah - posted on 06/08/2012
There are TONS of blogs on the net dedicated to being gluten free. Start hunting for those. Often, those who are gluten intollerant or allergic to gluten (or celiac) will also have other food allergies and you can ping pong around the internet jumping from one blog to the other. We are a grain free, chemical free, refined sugar free household and these type of blogs are how I get ideas for getting around what I used to think I had to have. Off the top of my head, a few to follow are gluten free girl.com, make it allergy free.com, my-extraordinary-life.blogspot.com. But there are TONS more.
Also, there are some fringe/specialty diets that you can search for that are very helpful in rethinking food. Search for some of these specialty diets to get grain free ideas: Paleo diet, primal diet, GAPs diet, SCD diet.
Know that while it sounds/feels like the end of the world to get rid of wheat - it's likely the start to some very healthy eatting! You should get used to the idea that if it comes from a box in the store, it is more likely to be unsafe than safe. So learn to make this stuff. If you are tight on time, learn to make ahead and save or cook double and freeze. Lots of tips and tricks to this lifestyle. Hope some of this helps!
Katarina - posted on 06/05/2012
My son has milk issues ( not an allergy more of a IBS thing to animal fats, but still) I have a blog about getting my kids to eat vegetables. I'm not sure if you'd be interested but here is the link. None of them contain milk, though one recipe does have eggs. Perhaps it will help with meal planning.