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New To Disease - Would Love Suggestions Or Advice

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Hello - I've written before about my daughter and her test results. We've made the decision to go gluten free for her (she's 11). I guess, since pretty much everything I know about Celiac, I've learned from this board - I'm just looking for advice, suggestions, etc. What brands of foods are the best? Any books that are particularly helpful? Corn and rice are always ok, right? But, then, I know there are other things to watch out for like modified food starch - right? Honestly, just about anything that you could tell me, I'd appreciate...Thanks!

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Hi, my son has been gluten free for about 9 months but my father is also Celiac so I am very familiar. Yes, corn and rice are ok. If you see modified food starch and your not sure what it is made of just call the company that makes it. That is one of the first things I did. If any of his favorite foods were unclear I called. I also called all of the restraunts that we eat at and spoke with them about what is gluten free on their menus. This backfired on me though with McDonalds and the whole french fry issue. Some of the companies that are good: Envirokids (especially for cereals, cereal bars, cookies), The Gluten Free Pantry (especially for cake mix, brownies, cookies, etc), Gluten free naturals (pizza crust mix, pancake mix, cookie mix). My son likes Ener-G tapioca bread but The Gluten Free Pantry also makes a good bread mix. If I am going to bake from scratch, I actually just got done making cupcakes, I take recipes from a book called The Gluten Free Gourmet Cooks Fast and Healthy by Bette Hagman. I found that a book called Against the Grain was very helpful with educating myself on celiac. Good luck. If I can be any help let me know.

Nicole

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Below are companys that won't hide wheat in thier items, if it says modified food starch it will say WHEAT after it if it's got wheat in it. Not all of thier items are gluten free, but it's easier to check these.

Aunt Nellys

Balance

Baskin Robbins

Ben&Jerry

Betty Crocker

Blue Bunny

Breyers

Campbells

Cascadian Farms

Celestial Seasonings

Country Crock

Dove

Edys

General Mills

Good Humor

Green Giant

Haagen Daz

Hellmans

Hershey

Hormel

Hungry Jack

Jiffy

Klondike

Knorr

Kozy Snack

Kraft

Libby’s

Lipton

Martha White

McCormick

Nabisco

Nestle

Old El Paso

Ortega

Pillsbury

Popsicle

Post

Progresso

Russell Stover

Seneca Foods

Smucker

Stokelys

Sunny Delight

T Marzetti

Tyson

Unilever

Wishbone

Yoplait

Zatarains

there is a link in my signature of the forbidden ingredient list from celiac.com, it's very helpful when you are learning what to look for.

My girls really like Van's gluten free waffles, and Ener-G crackers, cornbread, and rice bread. Amy's makes some really good gluten free microwave meals (like mexican dinners, and gluten free mac and cheese) Tinkyada is the best gluten free pasta around (I think anyway) it tastes better than "real" pasta.

get your daughter her own cookware and toaster to help with cross contamination (she might like to go pick out her own cooking spoons and stuff)

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Below are companys that won't hide wheat in thier items, if it says modified food starch it will say WHEAT after it if it's got wheat in it. Not all of thier items are gluten free, but it's easier to check these.

Aunt Nellys

Balance

Baskin Robbins

Ben&Jerry

Betty Crocker

Blue Bunny

Breyers

Campbells

Cascadian Farms

Celestial Seasonings

Country Crock

Dove

Edys

General Mills

Good Humor

Green Giant

Haagen Daz

Hellmans

Hershey

Hormel

Hungry Jack

Jiffy

Klondike

Knorr

Kozy Snack

Kraft

Libby’s

Lipton

Martha White

McCormick

Nabisco

Nestle

Old El Paso

Ortega

Pillsbury

Popsicle

Post

Progresso

Russell Stover

Seneca Foods

Smucker

Stokelys

Sunny Delight

T Marzetti

Tyson

Unilever

Wishbone

Yoplait

Zatarains

there is a link in my signature of the forbidden ingredient list from celiac.com, it's very helpful when you are learning what to look for.

My girls really like Van's gluten free waffles, and Ener-G crackers, cornbread, and rice bread. Amy's makes some really good gluten free microwave meals (like mexican dinners, and gluten free mac and cheese) Tinkyada is the best gluten free pasta around (I think anyway) it tastes better than "real" pasta.

get your daughter her own cookware and toaster to help with cross contamination (she might like to go pick out her own cooking spoons and stuff)

Thanks for that list. You named some on there that I haven't checked into yet. My family son, father, and aunt are all Celiac and we agree Tinkyada is the best.

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