Help! Here We Go Again
Posted 15 December 2004 - 08:54 AM
About 6 months ago My daughter was going through testing for celiac disease Her Pedi ran a blood test which came back positive but the Gi Doc did bioposy which was negetive so GI dr told me its not celiac disease (bet some of you have heard this b4) So anyways I modified Her diet a little anyways against GI docs suggestion and there was a little improvment well, this week shes sick again bad tummy pain, Weak very foggy headed so off to the Pedi who strongly suggested we try the diet for a period of time to see if it helps so this is the question what foods are good for kids wehere do i begin any help would be great !!!!
Posted 15 December 2004 - 09:12 AM
Posted 15 December 2004 - 11:52 AM
Posted 16 December 2004 - 01:36 PM
There's a good "kids gluten-free cookbook" (that's actually the name) out there with quite a lot of good recipes -- I like it better than the Bette Hagman books, but that's my preference. Robyn Roben also has a cookbook and we use that one the most -- but much of the time we just eat "whole" food -- chicken, fish, rice, rice pastas, etc. and lots of fruits and veggies.
A negative biopsy can just mean they missed the damage -- they can't "see" it except under the microscope. I would try a gluten-free diet for 5 or 6 weeks and see if she's feeling any better.
mom and wife to celiacs
Success is never final and failure never fatal. It's courage that counts -George Tilton
Posted 17 December 2004 - 07:05 PM
-- caramel corn cakes (you can put peanut butter on these, they're great!)
-- apple cinnamon rice cakes
-- sliced apples with peanut butter dip
-- babybel cheeses
-- celery stuffed with laughing cow soft swiss cheese wedges (weird, but she loves it)
-- soft corn tortillas made into sandwiches (La Banderita brand is our favorite -- if you heat them in the microwave a little, fill and roll them in a half sheet of paper towel, they retain the roll up shape perfectly) My daughter likes provolone and mayo; one son likes peanut butter with jelly in a dipping cup, my oldest son likes meat and cheese and mayo
-- raisins and nuts (cashews and pistachios are the preferred)
-- cereals that aren't heavy on sugar that my kids eat: Corn and Rice Crunch'ems (like chex) and Gorilla Munch (kix). Sugar cereal: Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles
-- yogurt (gogurt and others)
-- gluten-free bread (I make it in the bread maker) made into toast (awesome stuff, but not as good untoasted, though we're getting used to it.)
-- raw carrots
-- apple sauce (in individual cups)
-- gluten-free chocolate chip banana muffins
-- Brownies, specifically made from Bob's Red Mill gluten-free brownie mix. These are GOOD.
-- Pastato brand Macaroni and Cheese (none of my kids will eat any other brand)
I hope this helps a little. My 15 year old is much more likely to eat anything, but then, he thinks he's starving all the time (his criteria is "Is it disgusting?" if it passes this with a "no" response, he eats it. ) So I listed mostly what my daughter regularly eats.
Good luck! (I put my kids on the gluten-free diet without doing a biopsy at all. They are all much healthier than they've ever been!)
Posted 29 December 2004 - 05:57 PM
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