Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Help! Need Food Suggestions!
0

8 posts in this topic

I am having trouble finding any foods okay for me to eat. Especially when I'm away from home a lot. I need food suggestions (snack, meals, anything) for a gluten-free, corn-free, rice-free, & peanut-free diet! I'm unsure about food additives & derivitives, & soy, lactose, beans, & gas-y vegies & fruits too. I'm having trouble organizing things to take with me, & having trouble shopping for food in general. It feels like there's hardly anything I can eat. I feel better when I don't eat, but I'm starving... Any suggestions would be very appreciated. Thanks! :o

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

I'm going to cover a wide range of things here, since I can't tell if you're avoiding soy, dairy, beans, veggies, and fruits as well. If you're uncertain about these items, I'd recommend finding the time and energy to do an elimination diet so you CAN figure out what you can and can't eat. (Note that different beans produce more gas than others - you just have to try them and see which ones affect you.)

apple slices with non-peanut butters (like cashew-butter or soy butter)

pear slices with cheese

smoothies made from frozen fruit, soy milk, and maybe some coconut milk for fat

bean salad (make a big batch and put it in small containers for taking with you)

muffins made from tapioca flour, potato flour, millet flour, amaranth flour, and sorgum flour if you can tolerate it

buckwheat - cooked however you like it

BTW, you can always try taking some lactaid with the dairy products to see if that helps.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Tiffany!

I'm making a list & testing different things out. I find it difficult to know what the culprit is when I get symptoms, since it could be a delayed reaction to any food from hours or a few days before.

I tried something different while I was out today. It was a chip that looked kind of like pork rinds, but was made of cassava flour & fish (from an an oriental market). It tasted good (since I needed something with a crunch), but I didn't feel well a little while later & I'm not sure if I was reacting to the chips or something else. The chips had some salt msg & flavoring, so it could have been that, or the drink I had which had real fruits, but also had pure cane sugar & Red 40. Finding pure foods to eat while away from home is difficult, & I'm not sure what additives might be best to avoid, or worth trying. It's all so complicated.

I did buy some sorghum flour, & a few others to try. Though what is sorghum? And what exactly is tapioca? I haven't heard of tapioca flour before. I also bought something called "potato starch." I'm not sure what to do with it, especially since I don't have a lot of time to cook, & when I do, my children don't want all the "weird" foods I'm trying.

Is lactaid a vitamin over the counter? Is it for lactose intolerant, or casein?

I bought a new notebook today I plan to keep with me for writing my food lists, diet intake, symptoms, & questions down in. Hopefully that will help me organize, track, & eliminate.

Has anyone you know of tried the extensive RAST & ELISA blood testing? I'm hoping to get that soon (from www.foodallergy.com, www.gsdl.com, & I think there's also www.greatplainslaboratory.com for that). I'd love some feedback on whether that has been helpful to anyone else. I understand those labs provide personal elimination diet guidance after testing.

Tomorrow I'm getting my bone density test results back & hopefully some vitamin deficiency blood testing.

:blink: Thanks again for your suggestions!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sorgum is a grain that is not considered to be a problem for celiacs, but is somewhat closely related to corn, so people with corn issues may not tolerate it well - it's hard to say without trying it. tapioca is, I believe, a starchy root. you can use those flours and potato starch for baking (though you may need other flours). It's definitely worth sitting down and making a list of things that you think you might enjoy or do well with. I do that for the times when I'm busy, or I'm apt to way overeat. ;-)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not sure if this will work for you, but try Enjoy Life Foods. Their labels on cookies, cereal etc. say they do not use most major allergens.

I know one of the boxes says the product is free of nuts, soy, corn, yeast, dairy, and gluten ... not sure about rice though. It's worth a call/visit to their web site.

Good Luck!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




My meals are based around chicken,fish and eggs.

I have a veggie or mixed veggies

-Squash,green beans,asparagus, small amounts of broccoli,and tomatoes.

all veggies are cooked until soft because if I eat them raw bad thing happpen :D

Fruits that don't bother me

Watermelon-not only is it delicious it makes me feel full for a while-too bad the season is over :(

Cantalope,bananas(go anywhere fruit), and apple sauce(Motts makes a all naturaul one with nothing added that is very good)

After 9 months of being gluten-free I'm starting to eat a little cheese with my morning omlet- :D mmmmmCheese

Almond flour is a good choice for muffins and crusts- a little pricy but it taste pretty

good.

So for travel snacks

-Hard Boiled Egg

-Fruit and Chesse or nut buttet

-Almond muffins-e mail me if you want the recipie

-Bananas

-How about a avacado-lots o calories,good fats and easy on the stomach

SC Pepermint Tea is really good and calms my stomach and is gluten-free.

That's about what I eat.

I'm following a gluten-free Specific Cab Diet-no grains and or starchs.

I've gone back and forth but I always feel better on the SCD.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For flour, I use a blend consisting of one part chickpea (aka garbanzo bean), one part potato, and 1/4 part tapioca. It works well for me for pancakes, cookies, and cakes that taste like brownies. I use ground flax in place of eggs, and honey instead of sugar.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Amaranth flour makes fab pancakes too!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,124
    • Total Posts
      919,497
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I can't believe your doctors!!! You have a daughter who is dx'd already! Yet the ped doesn't want to test your other kids unless you have a dx????!!! Are you kidding me???!!! That's absurd!!! They have a first degree relative who has been dx'd with celiac already. There is no need to wait to see what you turn out to be!! And then, and then, and then....don't even get me started on your doctor!!! Does he have brain damage? Oh this is insane & ridiculous!  I have never heard of a disease that doctors are so unwilling to consider or test for OR to diagnose as this one! Usually they are hot to trot to make a dx but say the word celiac & they shake in their boots. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • I had a negative biopsy and was still diagnosed with Celiac. My GI ran a bunch of tests looking for the cause of my 15+ years of diarrhea and the only thing that came back positive was the entire Celiac panel. All very high. So he performed an endoscopy with biopsy. The biopsy was negative. So he ordered a genetic test. When that came back as "high risk" he decided a trial gluten free diet was in order. After 8 weeks my symptoms resolved and my antibodies were back to normal. Since then, follow up testing had shown I have osteoporosis. I am a 40 year old male.  So yes, you can definitely still have it and have significant damage with a negative biopsy. 
    • Pork Fried Rice  (Gluten Free, Dairy Free) Prep time: About 15 minutes Cook time: About 10 minutes Makes: 3-4 servings   Ingredients: 4 Pork Chops,  1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4-1/2 teaspoons black pepper 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional) 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil 1/2 large or 1 small onion 2 large carrots 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 green cabbage, very finely sliced 1-2 heads of broccoli, roasted and salted(optional) 2-3 eggs 2-3 cups cooked white rice  2 Tablespoons gluten-free Tamari or Coconut Aminos Sriracha (optional)   Instructions: 1. Cut pork chops into small bite sized pieces.  2. Next add a tablespoon of coconut oil to a large wok and heat on medium-high heat for a about a minute.   3. Add your chopped pork chops to the wok and season with the salt, black pepper.  Cook for about 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. 4. While your pork chops are cooking, dice your onion, mince your garlic cloves, chop your carrots and finely slice your cabbage. 5. Once your pork is lightly browned, add all your veggies and stir fry over medium-high heat fro about 5 minutes. 6. Make a hole in the middle of your veggies and add your eggs.  Scramble your eggs with a big metal spatula until they are cooked and then mix everything together. 7. Add your cooked rice and about 2 Tablespoons of Tamari. Mix everything together and cook for another 3-4 minutes or just enough to warm up the rice.
    • Annual celiac antibody testing is, in my opinion (and based on what celiac researchers have published), is critical, especially for a 12 year old.  Life is going to get harder for her.  Peer pressure is huge (I have a 15 year old daughter), and remaining diet compliant can be tough.   In Dr. Fasano's, Gluten Freedom, he discusses a young patient who became ill in high school after being gluten free for years.  His parents were perplexed.  Dr. Fasano took the young man aside and he confessed that while on a date, he didn't want to bring up his celiac disease.  So, he ate pizza.  He was too embarrassed to tell his parents.   My daughter does not have celiac disease.  She was first tested two years ago.  Since she is symptom free, is not anemic and her other lab work is fine, we'll wait to test her in another year.  It all depends on the patient, but every few years, testing is recommended for all undiagnosed first-degree relatives.   It certainly sounds like your younger children should be screened.   I wish you both well!      
    • Perhaps you should consider asking for a GI referral.  You might just skip the blood tests and go directly to an endoscopy/biopsies while you are still consuming gluten.  It is the "gold" standard for a celiac diagnosis anyway!   Here's the deal with going gluten free.  You can do it.  It costs nothing, but you must give it six months or longer.  You'd need to think like a celiac, but it can be done!  I'll tell you my tale.  My hubby went gluten-free 15 years ago per the very poor advice of his GP/PCP and my allergist.  After a year of mistakes and learning, he got well.  It worked!  Thirteen years later, I was formally diagnosed.  (It was a shock as I was only anemic at the time.)  Hubby would be the first to say that I have had way more support from family, friends and medical.  I must say, it's nice to see those lab results.  It really helped me adhere to the diet in the beginning too.   So, you know your medical situation.  You must do what's best for you!   I hope you feel better soon!  
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,161
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Jashan8534
    Joined