Celiac Disease

Jill - posted on 01/15/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi, I could use a little help !!!!! I just found out that my 3 year old daughter has Celiac Disease and we are now going gluton free. Now Dinners and breakfast I have figured out. I think LOL. But she now can not eat at school anymore. She is a picky eater and I am having trouble coming up with snacks and lunches. Oh and she does not eat vegetable aaaahhh. Could use some tips. Thanks.

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Jill - posted on 01/16/2012

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Thanks Katie, I have thinking the same thing. Especially about having something for Emma at parties. She was just invited to a schoolmates birthday party. I just spent 3 hours going to a few different stores to see what they carrry for GF foods. Found that the Stop n Shop in Matsons Mills has a decent selection. Strange how the one in Hyannis had nothing. oh well. Thanks again, Jill

Katie - posted on 01/16/2012

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My daughter likes leftovers from dinner in her lunch a lot. I send a thermos with spaghetti or soup sometimes. Our favorite GF bread is Canyon Bakehouse- sandwiches are always good. It's kind of pricy though. Udi's is a little cheaper but not as tasty in our opinion. Fruit, any veggies she'll eat (cucumber slices and red bell pepper work for us), cheese sticks, GF pretzels, popcorn, white corn tortilla wraps...



Also you'll want to make sure you always have cupcakes frozen for school events. I usually get the notice thrown at me from the backpack that morning. Oh mom there's a birthday at school today, I need a treat!

Kathryn - posted on 01/15/2012

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Oy, I know all to well about the frustrations of Celiac Disease. We live in a decent sized town but there are only 3 natural food places I can go to get my son GF food. Luckily places like Walmart, Target, and Krogerare finally jumping on the GF train. I have found I have to shop a little here and a little there to get everything just for a week.



First off, I have found out that though it says Gluten Free you still have to look at the labels. Corn rally isn't gluten free and it is really intolerable to my son.



For any picky child I suggest smoothies. There a ton of different smoothies you can make. My favorite one for my older son is a yogurt mix. 4 oz vanilla yogurt 1 jar stage 1 baby food veggie, 1 jar stage 2 baby food fruit. Put it in her lunch, nutritious and easy on the go.



Snacks are tricky but like I said there are some great stuff out there. Glutino is a GF company, though I would check the label first, some of their stuff isn't so GF. I know for my son I get those "nutrigrain" bar type and a GF cracker is sold by them. I know there are some rice cereal bars that are GF, I found those at Walmart in the breakfast area. I have found Arrowroot animal crakers for my son and "pretzels" that are also GF. Those I have found at Kroger.

Tam - posted on 01/15/2012

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I have a buddy who has Celiac. I don't know too much off the top of my head, but I do know that there are quite a few foods on the grocery shelf that have the glutenfree label on the front. You can even get gluten free marshmallows!



Elsewise, there are the usual like veggie sticks or fruit. You know, all the healthy stuff that is hard to get a kid to eat on their own... Maybe cheese cubes?

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