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Shopping online to buy gluten free food items online

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Hi there.

My son of less than 3 years was diagnosed as having celiac disease 6 months back.I started gluten free diet but here in Pakistan is very difficult not only to find out but also to purchase imported gluten free dietary items as i don't have much of choices here.Now please suggest me that how and from where i can buy the things for my kid whhich should be economical because i live in a developing country and 1kg of baking flour imported cast 11 US dollars.Any Suggestion and favour.

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50 minutes ago, Riaz said:

Hi there.

My son of less than 3 years was diagnosed as having celiac disease 6 months back.I started gluten free diet but here in Pakistan is very difficult not only to find out but also to purchase imported gluten free dietary items as i don't have much of choices here.Now please suggest me that how and from where i can buy the things for my kid whhich should be economical because i live in a developing country and 1kg of baking flour imported cast 11 US dollars.Any Suggestion and favour.

Thanks

Amazon is perhaps the only thing that comes to my mind. There are some baked good that can be done using alternative whole foods, if you can find them in a market, plantains or cavasa can be used to make gluten-free breads and dough. If you have whole beans available like chickpea (garbanzo) you can use them I used to make cakes, cookies, and desert humus blends with them. Rice can be cooked and blended into a porridge savory with veggies, seasonings/herbs, or sweet with nut butters or fruit puree for flavors, then add eggs and baked into a quick rice muffin or microwaved.   You might be better off giving up flours/breads and changing to a rice, bean whole food version for carbs in the house along with what meats, fruits etc you can get. Much easier to prevent CC issues with a whole foods only based diet.

I am unsure of the shopping options and in what location of Pakistan your in.

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Welcome to the forum!  Ennis has given you some excellent advice.  I think you just have to re-think traditional foods that  you have been eating.  Focus on fresh vegetables, meats, fruit, nuts, beans, dairy (if he can tolerate it as this is usually temporary in a celiac) and rice.  Save the special flours or gluten-free treats  for special occasions.  For example, I gave up eating bread, even gluten free bread.  I do not like the taste and it is expensive.  Instead, I bake cookies and cakes that are gluten free and usually do so on special occasions.  

I am sorry that I do not have a solution for online purchases.  Maybe  you can connect with the Pakistani celiac community/support group? 

http://www.celiac.com.pk/index.php

I wish your son well!  So nice to have a family who clearly loves and supports him.  

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Please make sure you read the Newbie 101 so you can make sure he doesn't get cross contaminated.

https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/91878-newbie-info-101/

I agree with the others about just going for whole foods & use beans & rice for the carbs. Fresh fruits for the sweet snacks/treats.

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