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Don't know if you remember, but my dd, who is now three and gluten free for a year... well her numbers went up instead of down. The gastro said he's never seen anything like this, and sent me to the dietician. Well, after the dietician, i got really confused. Basically, this is what he said - TAKE OUT ANY AND ALL PROCESSED FOODS. How in heavens name can i do that?! What would she eat?! Seriously, its basically only her breakfast that is the problem and of course snacks. I guess i could really introduce more fruit to her diet, but hte gastro said that could be what is causing her bloated tummy. I called the celiac society here in israel, and they said that they have also never heard of such a severe case in such a young child. Children normally take approx 6 months to heal, and even if theyhaven't healed, they don't go up!

Any ideas, advice?!

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breakfast can be fried rice - rice and eggs with some chopped veggies, an apple and peanut butter, a fruit smoothie (coconut milk instead of dairy milk?), homemade muffins...


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Thanks for your suggestions... I don't give her any dairy, except for the really odd chocolate, and i am trying to cut down on her soya intake although that is hard. I really have no time in the morning to make any great breakfast, she is very picky in the mornings, the only meal that she really eats nicely is lunch, so that i work for and also for supper - but breakfast i need easy and quick, either something that is 1,2,3 to make or something that i can make in advance, freeze,like pancakes but they are with soya, and take out in the morning and be ready in a jiffy :)

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There is no rule that says you have to have cereal or pancakes for breakfast. What does she eat for lunch? Are there components that you can give her for breakfast that would be quick. . . heat up some rice, a little fruit, peanut butter on a rice cake, leftover spaghetti . . . as long as it's safe for her, consider it fair game. I make my own pancakes and muffins and freeze them, then reheat as needed. My daughter loves fruit smoothies so I will make two blender-fulls at a time and freeze the leftovers into one cup servings that we defrost in the microwave and have anytime. Sometimes we make popcicles out of it. A fruit popcicle for breakfast might be enticing for a three year old!


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Thanks, Darn210, for your reply... I give my dd for lunch the leftovers from supper the night before - or a jacket potato, or eggs with oven chips - basically anything that can be ready the second she comes back from daycare, coz she is STARVING :D I am now on a hunt for glute, dairy and soya free pancakes, coz she loves them. I am also on a hunt for peanut butter that says on the packet gluten free, not that i have to call up. We are trying to take her off all things that we know are gluten free but don't say so on the packet... Any and all advice welcome!!!

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I am happy to hear you are cutting down or getting rid of the soy. Soy is not good, especailly for a child. Spring rolls are good for breakfast. You can make them ahead & they will keep several days in the refrigerator.

also a baked apple is good anythime. Take a glass baking dish & slice an apple in it, sprinkle with cinnamon & maybe a little nutmeg - just heard today how good nutmeg is for us... spinkle on some honey & some 100% maple syrup, toss on a few raisins, toss on some chopped pecans or walnuts & microwave till the apple is soft. You can also put a layer of cooked chopped ham or chicken on the bottom & it will be all sweet & juice & yummy.

a banana some dried apricots or raisins & some Lunchberg Rice chips spread with some PB & Jelly is also a good breakfast. I like to get those little packages of canadian bacon - precooked & child sized, you can also cut a stack of them into little slivers & sprinkle on the rice chips with the PB. Also one thought is that peanut butter contributes to leaky gut, you might want to think about switching to almond butter. You can also get the jam that has no added sugar or corn syrup which is really a lot better for you some brands add grape juice for the sweetner & it is very delicious.

Will your child eat bacon - bacon is really good for us all & you should let her have all she wants...

deviled eggs would be good for breakfast - there again she could eat them with the canadian bacon or regular bacon add a fruit & you are done. also homemade pudding made with coconut milk.

If she does like rice cakes the Lundberg brand is really the only one that I would suggest that you get. You can also make ahead a rice pudding with raisins and eggs & cinnamon etc & she could have that for breakfast. boars head lunch meat rolled up - is good anytime with a fruit - maybe she would eat it better if it is rolled up & she can dip it in something - everything tastes better if it is dipped!! :)

it sounds like you are not gluten-free, so I guess you know that if you are cooking anything with wheat flour in the house that she will stay sick from that. Also things like cake mixes etc that people do not realize contain wheat flour. Is she getting cross contaminated at day care - very likely & are they using gluten free play doh?

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We make what we call "fat eggs"

We take a small glass pyrex dish and spray it w/ oil (for no sticking) then lightly beat an egg and nuke it for 35 seconds. It is soooo fast.

Sometimes we pre-make egg cups for the week and make a scrambled egg/veggie mix and bake in cupcake tins for single-servings. Also very quick to reheat and eat.

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This idea is lifted from the Paleo forum ... You can take boiled eggs & peel them & then surround them with chopped meat - you could use pork & ground beef etc, or sausage... then you bake them in the oven until the meat is done. I thought that sounded like something that kids would like to make & eat. dip in ketchup - sounds kid friendly...

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it sounds like you are not gluten-free, so I guess you know that if you are cooking anything with wheat flour in the house that she will stay sick from that. Also things like cake mixes etc that people do not realize contain wheat flour. Is she getting cross contaminated at day care - very likely & are they using gluten free play doh?

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Jennie-O makes turkey bacon that is gluten and pork free, though I don't know if it's Kosher certified..just throwing it out there!

But I eat anything for breakfast, leftovers, etc...I used to love pizza for breakfast! Plus that's more filling than a bowl of cereal, and the time when you need all those calories is in the morning when you have a big day ahead of you.

Ask your doctor before you supplement with a child (or really anyone for that matter) but GNC makes many supplements that are free of (it seems) just about everything you could possibly be allergic/intolerant to!


Gluten Free since 10/07

Mildly Lactose Intolerant, slight intestinal symptoms after eating milk products, but easily corrected with lactase enzyme

Endometriosis- DX'd 5/07

Gluten Antibodies- "negative"...don't know exact numbers, am highly suspicious...

DXed celiac 12-19-07 via genetics/elimination diet- DQ2 allele

Brother with Celiac, aspergers...his tests were all negative (he didn't have genetics done), including endoscopy, but he definitely is at the least gluten intolerant...highly suspect my mother has it as well- she has hyperthyroid, fibromyalgia, hemochromatosis, and now colon cancer, and she has been weak and exhausted and just generally sick. She's going to get tested.

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