any one with children with wheat allegy need help
Wanda - posted on 11/29/2009
My 2 year old is allergic to Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree-nuts, Pine Nuts, Tomatoes, Spinach and Brussel sprouts. We are starting to think he may have a wheat issue as well. His poop turns "neon-green" after eating foods that contain wheat. He has yet to be tested, but I feel your pain. I have had to "re-learn" how to cook. I found substitutes for his ingredients (like an egg substitute I use is a combination of oil, water and baking powder). I use recipes from my cookbooks and just substitute certain ingredients. It is VERY stressful to deal with food allergies. I usually try to cook a lot on sundays a freeze things that I can freeze. That seems to help a bit!
Amanda - posted on 11/29/2009
I have a wheat intolerance and it is not easy but you need to find dinkelbrot bread (which is bread made with spelt rather than wheat) and spelt flour. Or do what we ended up doing and buying a bread machine and spelt flour bread mixes, they taste almost the same a regular wholemeal bread, without the side effects. Spelt is the primitive wheat but it does not have the problem posed by wheat. Alternatively, try maize flour and you may find some gluten free products are beneficial. Hope this helps.
Michelle - posted on 11/28/2009
how do yo know ur child has a wheat allergy? -how did you find out?sory i have no help to offer i was justr wondering as my daughter has an unknown allergy and we hadnt thought of this one?
that would be celatics disease an allergy test would reveal it it's typically genetic also.
to the orginal poster this is an awesome website http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/20...
Becky - posted on 11/28/2009
My whole family follows a Gluten free diet. My son has Celiacs and the rest of us didnt even know we had a sensitivity to gluten until we stopped eating it and started losing weight and the digestive problems are getting better and everything. We try to stay with all organic fresh fruit and aveggies and free range meats with no additives.Hormel lunch meats, are Gluten Free, as well as most hormel products. Our favorite meal (kids love it ) is brown rice under hormel chili with beans. Sometimes I will find corn tortilla chips that have nothing added to them and are gluten free and we will use them under the rice for a lil crunch. We also do grilled chicken and steamed veggies alot too. Its alot of label reading and there is so much info out there on the web too. Its hard at first because every label yu look at will say "Contains wheat" or Contains Gluten. Then you have to watch for the hidden sources of wheat too, tocopherols, artificial flavoring, MSG, and a few others. Once you learn which products in your area are gluten free you will be ok. Mainly stick to fresh fruits and veggies and meats without antibiotics and hormones added. Most processed boxed foods will contain gluten. Chex cereals are gluten free except the wheat chex of course. If you stick to all natural foods it will save money. Gluten free products are a little pricey and we only buy them once in a while for a quick snack they have Enviro kids cereals and snack bars. Occasionally we will buy the gluten free pancake and waffle mix, but not all the time. Its doable if you watch prices and stay as close to natural whole foods as possible.
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