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This special diet has become an essential step of treatment for families struggling with autism and ADHD. And these recipes for gluten- and casein-free foods, meals, and snacks are simple to prepare and yummy —making it easier than ever to please kids who have behavioral or developmental challenges, or are just picky eaters.
In this revised and updated edition, we've compiled all the latest research findings and added more information on other food culprits. We've also added 100 new recipes! So, in addition to all of the great recipes you discovered in the first edition you'll find brand new recipes destined to become family favorites, including:
- Easy Chicken Kabobs
- Asian Cucumber Salad
- Thai Peanut Sauce
- Steak Fajitas
- Angel Food Cake
- Apricot Almond Tarte
The Kid-Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook tackles all of your concerns and serves as a how-to guide for beginning and maintaining a healthier diet that can improve your child's brain function.
You will learn:
- How food sensitivities differ from food allergies
- How to avoid unsuspected sources of gluten, casein, soy, corn, and nuts
- Ways to "disguise" healthy foods and get rid of junk food
- What to do about the very picky eater
- Many substitutes, substitutes, and more substitutes!
If you've ever thought that providing your kids with nutritious and delicious gluten- and casein-free meals is too much for you to handle—it isn't. It's easier than you think, and it can actually be made to be fun for you and your child. This book shows you how.
About the Authors
Pamela J. Compart, M.D., is a developmental pediatrician in Columbia, Maryland. She combines traditional and complementary medicine approaches to the treatment of ADHD, autism, and other behavioral and developmental disorders. She is also the director of HeartLight Healing Arts, a multi-disciplinary integrated holistic health care practice, providing services for children, adults, and families.
Dana Godbout Laake, R.D.H., M.S., L.D.N., is a licensed nutritionist in Kensington, Maryland. Within her practice, Dana Laake Nutrition, she provides preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services. Her practice includes nutritional evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of health issues affecting adults and children with special needs.