wat 2 give a 5 yr old who is sugar and wheat intolerant........

Tasha - posted on 11/12/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my 5 year old has an intolerance 2 sugar and wheat so i ave no idea wat 2 put in her lunch box, she has 2 be completely off these 4 six weeks......help

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Betty - posted on 11/12/2009

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There are plenty of foods without sugar and wheat. Just go to a natural foods store and ask someone to help you with your shopping the first time around. My step daughter has a few allergies and I found it to be quite easy to adapt once I got out there and started shopping. Try to make her lunches look as normal as possible. A yogurt, some fruit, chips, and a protein bar would go over well. You could even get some gluten free crackers and some meats and cheeses so that she could build her own little 'sandwiches'(kids love to do this). Anything that looks cool and makes the other kids drool is perfect for school.

Heather - posted on 11/12/2009

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I would try like carrots, apples, stuff like that. That is really hard. I hope you get some help,.

Kelsey - posted on 11/12/2009

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Left over turkey breast (kids eat it cold all the time), carrot sticks, apple wedges (sprinkle with cinnamon for an extra yummy treat), bananas, tuna to be eaten with a fork (packets), if your child is dexterous enough at 5 to put tuna on a lettuce leaf and roll it, that makes a good lunch too. Some kids really like those California sushi rolls, and they're healthy! Orange wedges, slices of avocado, celery with sugar-free peanut butter and raisins, sugar free jello or pudding, sugar-free yogurts, potato pancakes (the ones that look like hash browns) with a sugar-free salsa (yes, a lot of them have plenty of sugar in them) make a great improvised sandwich.Cheese sticks, lunch meats- you can even take a slice of ham and roll up a slice of cheese in it and tooth-pick it together. There are infinite possibilities with different veggies and fruits. Check out your grocer's gluten-free section, and don't be afraid to try weird stuff! A lot of times kids will surprise you with the bizarre tastes they go for. :)

Dawn - posted on 11/12/2009

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I f you bake then you can still make most items by using wheat replacements such as almond flour. I am a diabetic so i can have grains or sugar. you can also make sandwiches using Greens on the out side to replace the bread. there is a lettuce cabbage called Napa, it is stiff like cabbage but looks like lettuce. you can make a sandwich like normal but you put the Napa on the outside like bread. if you want more i deas for meals i have tons so let me know if you need them.

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