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Will I hope you can sift through the dribble and find the "gems" in here. There are quite a few.

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Im gonna steer this back to Will's issue. :)

If you tolerate peanuts, ask if they have peanut butter and then ask to see the container so you can read the ingredients. This would work with the fruit too. Also, make sure they open a new jar. An already open on would be CC.

French Fries Yes - Verify a dedicated fry. (I doubt it though)

Hashed Browns Yes - Have them cooked in an individual clean pan with clean utensils, not on the grill.

Mashed Potatoes No

Seasoned Fries No

Buffalo Sauce Yes

Cranberry Sauce Yes

Au Jus No

BBQ Sauce No

Cocktail Sauce No

Heinz 57 Sauce No

Marinara Sauce Yes

Sweet Hickery Spread No

Tartar Sauce Yes

Scampi Yes

Sausage Crumbles Yes

Sausage Patties Yes - Have them cooked in an individual clean pan with clean utensils, not on the grill.

Sausage Links No

Broccoli Chedder Soup Yes

Vegetable Beef Soup No

Clam Chowder No

Sour Cream Yes

Strawberries Yes

Maple Syrup, Diet Yes

Tortilla Chips Yes

Sliced & Shaved Turkey Yes

Talapia Yes

Whipped Topping Yes

Ketchup Yes

Applesauce Yes

Bacon Strips Yes - Have them cooked in an individual clean pan with clean utensils, not on the grill.

Banana Split Yes

Beef Patty Yes

Roast Beef Slices No

Hot Chocolate Yes

Apple Juice Yes

Orange Juice Yes

Blueberry topping Yes

Butter Yes

American Processed Cheese (sliced) Yes

Shredded Cheese Yes

Cottage Cheese Yes

Cream Cheese Yes

Parmesan Cheese Yes

Swiss Cheese Yes

Scrambles Eggs Yes -Have them cooked in an individual clean pan with clean utensils, not on the grill.

Egg Beaters Yes - Have them cooked in an individual clean pan with clean utensils, not on the grill.

Sliced Ham Yes - Have them cooked in an individual clean pan with clean utensils, not on the grill.

Shaved ham Yes

Chocolate Ice Cream Yes

Butter Pecan Ice Cream No

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Yes

Strawberry Ice Cream Yes

Vanilla Ice Cream Yes

2% milk Yes

Buttermilk No

Mustard Yes

Nut Topping Yes

Pickles Slices Yes

Baked Potato Yes

I have added some additional comments. I worked at a Denny's many years ago. Anything that is cooked on the grill is likely to be CC since most of the food is cooked on the grill including pancakes.

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Hey Will,

I've got to get my two cents worth in!!! I've really worked hard at being more healthy since my new gluten free diet, but I just need some junk food sometimes. These are also items most of your friends would be eating as well.

I was soooo glad to hear my all time favorites were gluten-free - Peeps!!!!! Starburst, Jolly Ranchers, Jelly Beans, Hershey's Kisses, M&M's (not krispy ones), and skittles are all gluten free.

Since I've just had my 11 year old son tested I totally get where you are coming from. I was thrilled to find out he did not have to deal with this as a teenager. How do you deal with it? Just being in school has to be the biggest challenge ever. What are some things you do to make it liveable?

Just know you aren't alone. This message board is full of support and we are pulling for you. Being diagnosed is the toughest, but at least you know how to keep yourself healthy!!! That is your advantage.

Hang in there I'm rooting for you!!!!

Jennifer

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We should try to refocus Will's thread on Will's issue. :)

Thanks for that thought Tom.

All - Please be considerate of the original post and let's all keep that topic. If the other discussion here needs to be continued, I suggest starting another thread to do so. This is a teenager's thread and the member requested help.

Will - You've received some wonderful advice. Please let us know what else we can do to help. We'll do our best to directly answer your question and provide recommendations. I know the diet can be difficult and I'm proud that you are sticking up for yourself and looking for support. I hope you stick around the board. Good luck!

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I was soooo glad to hear my all time favorites were gluten-free - Peeps!!!!! Starburst, Jolly Ranchers, Jelly Beans, Hershey's Kisses, M&M's (not krispy ones), and skittles are all gluten free.

I've heard that the dark chocolate M&M's are fabulous

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Will, I'm a mom with a 13-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy, and they go through the exact same thing. On the last day of school, a teacher gave everybody in my 13-year-old's class a bag of chocolate covered pretzels. My daughter, Rachel, was so tempted to eat them! Everyone else was! So she decided to eat just one. Nothing happened. Then she ate the whole bag! That was at lunchtime. She came home from school singing and shouting, "I ate gluten and nothing happened! Nothing! I don't have to be on this diet!" But..... around 11 o'clock I went to tell her it was time for bed. I couldn't find her. I looked in her room, by the computer, the TV, she wasn't there. I checked the bathroom.....and there she was on the floor of the bathroom with her head over the toilet, crying her eyes out. She could hardly even talk without sobbing. She felt so horrible! And there was nothing I could do! All I could do was sit there with her. Finally she went to bed around 2 am. She still felt terrible. It SO wasn't worth it!!!

At first we thought all the gluten free stuff was gross. I tried to bake things and they were terrible! I bought a lot of gluten free things that were terrible! But , little by little we learned. We found some recipes we loved! We found some delicious chocolate dipped donuts, and I always kept some in the freezer. I found some delicious chocolate cupcakes, and keep them in the freezer too. That way when Rachel and her brother get sad because they can't eat something, they take a yummy chocolate donut or cupcake out of the freezer. Rachel is learning to bake, and made us some awesome cinnamon rolls! Her friend had a pool party and she took a plate of them over and everyone loved them!

It takes time to learn what gluten free things are good. Tell your mom how you are feeling. She might not know!

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Quite a few brands of potato chips and corn chips are gluten free as well. Popcorn is another thing that is often gluten free depending on the brand. Popsicle brand popsicles and some other brands of frozen whole juice bars are gluten-free as well. I always carry a couple Environkids chcolate flavored bars with me where ever I go incase I get in a jam. They're not bad.

I've heard that the dark chocolate M&M's are fabulous

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Hey Will,

I've got to get my two cents worth in!!! I've really worked hard at being more healthy since my new gluten free diet, but I just need some junk food sometimes. These are also items most of your friends would be eating as well.

I was soooo glad to hear my all time favorites were gluten-free - Peeps!!!!! Starburst, Jolly Ranchers, Jelly Beans, Hershey's Kisses, M&M's (not krispy ones), and skittles are all gluten free.

Since I've just had my 11 year old son tested I totally get where you are coming from. I was thrilled to find out he did not have to deal with this as a teenager. How do you deal with it? Just being in school has to be the biggest challenge ever. What are some things you do to make it liveable?

Just know you aren't alone. This message board is full of support and we are pulling for you. Being diagnosed is the toughest, but at least you know how to keep yourself healthy!!! That is your advantage.

Hang in there I'm rooting for you!!!!

Jennifer

I thought Jelly Beans had gluten in them!!!

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hi Will, I am a high school teacher and gluten is the enemy at school!!!

I try to be prepared for days when I leave my lunch at home and keep gluten free snacks in my desk. Soy nuts are a good snack, and I love Gluten-free biscuits with jelly. Tortilla chips (always read the labels) are a good snack food. It's a lifesaver for my youngest son.

On the bright side BK and McDonalds now have Gluten-free fries. I asked about it the other day and I got a "nutrition brochure" our local restaurants have a dedicated fryers. There's always shakes, and fruit bowls...

The sweets are tough, but I found a great recipe for Gluten-free chocolate chip cookies and gave them to my students. Only the adventurous ones would try them...lol. And they didn't last long!

I know its tough at first and especially when gluten is everywhere (I avoid the teachers lounge for this reason!) but if it does have a bright side. You can learn to cook and that's a lifelong skill! ;)

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Hey Will,

My favorite super easy snack or lunch is a quesadilla on Mission corn tortillas with Quesadilla Soy cheese.

I drizzle a touch of oil in a non-stick pan, throw in two tortillas and turn them over to spread the oil around so that there's a bit on each side. Then I grate on some soy cheese. Fold in half or top with second tortilla, brown on both sides. Cut unto wedges and serve with salsa.

Sometimes I schmear some hot sauce on before the cheese.

I also like to toss in a little veggies, whatever I have a few spoons of leftover in the fridge like roasted corn or zucchini. Yesterday I added sweet potato hash.

Microwave popcorn is always easy and good. Try sprinkling on chili powder or garlic salt.

Also, you can use lettuce leaves as a wrap for anything. Make and freeze veggie burgers ahead of time and you could just take one out whenever you want.

If you eat eggs, egg salad is great in a wrap. If not I love "not egg" salad made with silken tofu crumbled small, soy mayo, salt & pepper and a bit of chopped olive.

Celery sticks with peanut butter (or soy, almond, cashew butter) and raisins are a classic energy boost.

Smoothies are instant gratification. Get bags of frozen fruit like mixed berries and mango. Slice bananas and freeze in a ziplock bag. Keep small cans of pineapple and peaches in the fridge. Blend some ice, a squeeze of lime and whatever combo of fruit you feel like. Thin some with o.j. or if you like your smoothies creamy, add a splash of soy milk or a spoon full of yogurt.

Don't give up, we have all been through what you are feeling right now. I wish I would have known when I was 13 and maybe I would not have so many other problems caused by celiac.

Good luck!

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Calicoe, I don't know how to follow up on such wonderful words of yours. But may I simply to offer a suggestion or two about cookies: My two favorite flours to make them are quinoa and teff. One recipe using teff flour (appearing on the label on the bag of Bob's Red Mill teff flour) is for Teff Peanut Butter Cookies. Besides the recipe-in-a-bag cookie, it's about the easiest recipe for cookies that I've ever come across:

"1 1/2 cups Bob's Red Mill Teff Flour

"1/2 tsp. Sea Salt

"1/2 cup Maple Syrup

"1/2 cup Canola Oil

"1 tsp. Vanilla

"1 cup peanut butter

"Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set aside an ungreased cookie sheet. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients, set aside. In a food processor blend syrup, oil, vanilla and peanut butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; blend well. Shape dough into walnut size balls. Place on cookie sheet and flatten gently with the tines of a fork. Bake about 13-15 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Yield: 24 cookies." Mmmm, good! :P

Since canola oil has a laxative effect on many celiacs, you may want to substitute another cooking oil. I'd suggest an all-natural peanut butter, and use real maple syrup if within your budget. (Most breakfast syrups--like Eggo, which contains no gluten-containing ingredients--use corn oil, which I understand is out of bounds for you!)

On the other hand, the cookies recipe-in-a-bag made by Bob's Red Mill is about the only product by that manufacturer in which I'm a little disappointed--the reason being that it contains more sugar than agrees with my taste buds.

Nice recipes and advice on this thread. Thanks for the recipe on Teff Peanut Butter cookies, PJ Maxx!

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Those are our favorite cookies. I've posted the recipe a time or too as well. Only I use almond butter. Yummy!

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Jelly Bean jelly beans are gluten free.

Their website states "Yes they are. We do not use dairy products, wheat, barley, rye, or oats in Sugar-Free Jelly Belly beans or sugar-free Confections by Jelly Belly. The modified food starch used in our candies is cornstarch."

Jennifer

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Has anyone heard from Will?

i checked last nite and he hadn't been viewed on line.

i hope we didn't lose him!!!! :o

I did send him a PM

come back to us Will

Judy

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No, missing a meal or two will worsen the state of health of the celiac, who requires more protein than others and who may even have type-1 diabetes. Eating the meal with smallest amount of gluten (e.g., unbreaded fish, plain rice, and fresh green salad at the only Denny's restaurant open at 3 a.m.)--along with the enzyme pill--would be a better thing to do in the predicament I'm describing.

The only thing an enzyme pill will do is to help digest food more easily but a Celiac will still have the autoimmune reaction and resultant intestinal damage. It also never killed anyone to go without a meal until they get home and a person's health will not hit the skids because of it. The only Celiac that would choose to eat at Denny's or any other fast food joint is a non-compliant Celiac. You just always have to have a food supply with you in case you get hungry away from home or be able to access a trusted restaurant with gluten-free knowledge.

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Everyone keeps trying to take this thread bake to he "dead horse". No wonder Will dropped out. :(

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Everyone keeps trying to take this thread bake to he "dead horse". No wonder Will dropped out. :(

I wasn't aware that offering a point of view was discouraged on this forum. If the subject matter didn't suit you, then don't read the post.

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I wasn't aware that offering a point of view was discouraged on this forum. If the subject matter didn't suit you, then don't read the post.

Gemini

differing points of view are always welcome and encouraged on our forum.

I believe it's how they are presented and we need to always be careful to realize WHO asked the original question.

This was a 13 year old child who was not getting support from his parents or sister.........IMO.

Therefore, IMO I think if we all could have kept him as the main focus, and gave him the information he was asking for, we would have done him a greater service. There were some very caring posters who gave excellent advice. I hope he comes back to read it.

Respectfully, Judy

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Sorry i haven't been on lately. You guys didn't scare me away, ive just been busy with friends and track and field and stuff, but anyway thank you all for your concern. ive followed some of your recipes and my favorite was the pizza on a corn tortilla. I have still stayed gluten-free and hadn't let my sisters taunts get to me. School is almost starting and i think it might be harder to keep gluten free there because there are so many temptations. THank you all for your great recipies, but are there any ideas for school lunches to make? please keep posting lunch ideas

Will :P

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Sorry i haven't been on lately. You guys didn't scare me away, ive just been busy with friends and track and field and stuff, but anyway thank you all for your concern. ive followed some of your recipes and my favorite was the pizza on a corn tortilla. I have still stayed gluten-free and hadn't let my sisters taunts get to me. School is almost starting and i think it might be harder to keep gluten free there because there are so many temptations. THank you all for your great recipies, but are there any ideas for school lunches to make? please keep posting lunch ideas

Will :P

Hi Will

Thanks so much for the PM. I just answered you before reading this.

I'm happy your involved in friends and athletic events. Good for you.

I agree must thank Fiddle Faddle (I think i was) for that pizza recipe. I'm going to try it too.

I'm sure some of the Mom's who posted can help you with the school lunches.

actually i think there was just a thread on this awhile back

If i can find it i'll post it.

nite

Judy

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Hey, Will, nice to hear back from you!

My sons take the pizza tortillas to school with them, and are the envy of their friends--they get to eat PIZZA for lunch! They make them the night before and bring 3 or 4 with them. My 10-year-old's favorite is "BBC pizza," which is bacon (we use Hormel real shredded bacon , which we buy in a bag at Costco and keep in the freezer, just pulling out a couple spoonfuls when we need it, like for pizza or omelets--you could use veggie bacon bits), basil (shredded fresh basil), and chicken (we use canned chicken, or shredded deli meat, or shredded leftover from last night's dinner)--all on top of the regular tomato sauce and cheese. You could use veggie chicken substitute if it doesn't have gluten (sorry, I haven't checked.)

You can also use the tortillas to make baloney sushi--heat the tortillas for 30 seconds on each side or until soft and bendable. Spread with cream cheese, and then add lettuce and whatever chopped veggies or veggie-based-baloney-substitute you like, roll up, and slice so it looks like little round sushi pieces.

Check out www.laptoplunches.com (or is it .org?)--you have to navigate a bit on the site, but there are great recipe ideas, many of them veggie and adaptable to gluten-free, and lots of photos of the lunches. DItto with www.lunchinabox.net.

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Scroll through the "Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac Disease" section. There are lots of threads discussing what to take/send to school for lunch. You should find ideas there.

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Will, when you do go back to school, be sure to keep an emergency snack in your backpack for the times when temptation strikes. I always have roasted nuts, raisins or Gluten-free granola in my purse just in case.

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mORNING wILL AND ALL

LOTS OF GOOD INFO COMING

ALISON ......CAN'T WAIT TO TRY YOUR PIZZA

SUCH GOOD TIPS FOR TOPPINGS TOO.

JUDY

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