You may think that you have to give up delicious foods…say, “Waffles” for breakfast if you or your child may be on the Gluten Free and or Casein Free Diet. Well…YOU DON’T…Yay!!!
I made some of the most delicious Gluten/Casein Free Waffles and the good tasting Casein Free butter ever…The Results came in FAST with many ”Yums!!!”… this delicious breakfast for my two boys, age 8 and age 11 was a smash hit…and they gobbled it up. I added fresh fruit compote, made with fresh peaches, blueberries, and strawberries. It was a very, Very yummy breakfast indeed.
I just wanted to pass this little food hint along to any that may be struggling with…”How do I feed my children…?” The GFCF diet can be quite a challenge oftentimes…
All you need is:
1. Van’s Gluten Free Waffles in the Frozen Foods, (Health Food Store and or Publix)
2. Earth Balance Original natural buttery spread, Casein Free, (Health Food Store or Publix)
3. Fresh Fruit, Sweetened to Taste…
Easy and Tasty…Enjoy!!! Your children will actually be echoing the famous commercial…”Leggo My Eggo!!!”
The most common although certainly not the most popular diet for those on the autism spectrum is the gluten-free diet. In my practice, I find that I have the least resistance to recommending supplements. I have moderate resistance to recommending therapies. I have the most resistance when asking someone to comply with a diet. The most common diets we recommend are the elimination diet and the gluten-free diet. Although we offer assistance such as introductory information, support from other parents and even shopping trips to the grocery store guided by more experienced parents, many still seem to struggle with the gluten-free diet. Please check out this website that will ship ready to prepare gluten-free meals to your door. Obviously, there is a cost but for some the convenience is worth it. Here is the link http://www.gfmeals.com/ and here is a link on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/gfMeals?ref=mf
This is a celiac web site but they obviously talk about gluten free and in this case gluten free on a budget and in a pinch. This post has some suggestions for times when you are in a hurry or perhaps traveling and on the road. These are both situations that I am sure every parent of a child with autism spectrum disorders encounters on a regular basis especially between school and doctor visits and therapy appointments. Lets not even add into the equation that you may have siblings with activities. Anyway, here you go http://celiacsinthehouse.blogspot.com/2010/03/quick-gluten-free-meals-gluten-free.html
Sweets are comfort food and we all could use a little comfort every now and then. As Always, I am always looking to give you all ideas that will increase the variety of your meals in a positve and tasty way especially since many times the whole family may be on the specialized diets. This recipe looks good although I have not tried it myself. Also, it is a desert which is always a plus. Enjoy, let me know if you like it. http://celiacfamily.com/chocolate-creme-brulee-dairy-free/
I have an adult non autism patient who has found tremendous health benefits from going gluten free. So much so that he has become an advocate for going gluten free and increasing awareness regarding celiac’s disease. He has become educated and recommends the following information to all. The web site he gave me has much information about gluten sensitivity not just relating to autism spectrum disorders but to many different medical conditions. Here is a chance to educate yourself if you so desire. http://jccglutenfree.googlepages.com/ This site is a true gem, check it out.
We recently had a child who tested positive for Leaky gut syndrome. His mother then endeavored to take on our leaky gut protocol. Part of the leaky gut protocol includes an elimination type diet. Part of this diet includes the elimination of gluten and casein, at least on a temporary basis. Mom was having trouble figuring out what she could feed her child and where to get types of food she needed. One of the other moms in our support group was kind enough to help her navigate this maze for the first time. Gluten-free casein free diets are often a hardship on the family and not just the child is on the diet. With Valentine’s Day coming up I found this recipe for a gluten-free chocolate torte that I thought all family members could enjoy.