• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Which Bar Tastes The Most Like A Zone Bar?
0

9 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Minette    0

Before her celiac diagnosis, my 6yr old daughter would not eat any snack bars other than Zone bars (mostly chocolate/peanut butter, though she would eat fudge graham in an emergency). We used to buy them by the case at Costco.

The bars don't actually contain any gluten ingredients, but they are made on equipment that processes wheat. So we're on the hunt for a substitute.

She doesn't like anything fruity (which rules out most Larabars -- I don't like them either), noticeable pieces of nuts/needs (which rules out Trio bars), or solid chocolate (which rules out the Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco bars).

Any suggestions?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


bbuster    29

Not what you asked, but my son eats (on average) about one Zone bar every day, and has done this for many years. When I called the company, I was satisfied with their awareness and procedures with respect to cleaning equipment thoroughly between products.

Of course it is a personal choice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BethM55    17

Hi. Have you tried Envirokidz bars? They are rice based and gluten free, include one called Peanut Choco Drizzle, and another that is just chocolate. They're intended for kids, but I buy them for myself. Upscale markets and healthy food stores usually carry them. I buy them also on vitacost.com.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
justlisa    29

http://glutenfreecooking.about.com/od/glutenfreesnackrecipes/r/glutenfreeenergybars.htm

Don't know if you're interested in making your own but...

I've made these and the kid LOVES them... The best part is I can make them with the stuff he like. And sooo easy!

I, also, made the last batch and added a scoop of his protein mix that he uses for his workout shakes... He likes these (with the exception of my first batch/attempt... ;) ) better than the commercial brands I used to buy him. Oh and much cheaper, too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jestgar    715

Those look yum! I bet you could use Coco Pebbles for the rice krispies and add chocolate flavor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


justlisa    29

Jestgar,

Yes! I added cocoa to the last batch and then drizzled with Baker's chocolate... (he's been eating them so fast I can barely keep up).

They keep well in the freezer, too. I wrap them individually so he can just grab and go...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Minette    0

Thanks for the suggestions! I started the thread and then forgot to check back for a while.

I might try making my own (though I'll consider what you said too, bbuster -- thanks for sharing that). She started 1st grade yesterday and we learned that her classroom is peanut free. While of course I am supportive of other kids' food issues, it's tougher to find a gluten- and peanut-free bar! At some point it starts sounding more reasonable to just make them myself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      107,920
    • Total Posts
      938,696
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      65,848
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Ashdrye13
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • My son is 5 and his symptoms are all behavioral and neurological. If he eats a few pretzels he will develop something called a stereotypy where his fingers become sort of stuck in distorted positions for days. If he eats gluten he also experiences auditory and visual hallucinations, insomnia, loss of balance and fine motor, periods of confusion (doesn't know where he is), dialated pupils, chronic post nasal drip, keratosis pilaris covering torso, extreme behavioral issues, constipation and bloating. We've been to 3 neurologists, 2 allergists, an endocrinologist, psychological, psychiatrist, dermatologist,  infectious disease specialist and soon will see a gastroenterologist. He's tested negative for celiac and doesn't have the gene which would indicate gluten as an issue for him. Despite these facts, we entirely removed gluten and dairy from his diet and he is a normal happy playful child again, living the life he should be living.  He's had a few instances of dietary mishaps at school which were difficult to recover from. We implemented the AIP diet which for us included no grains (no corn, rice or quinoa), no dairy, no legumes (especially soy), no eggs and limited nightshades. Basically, we have been eating only vegetables, fruits, meats and nuts. Nothing processed. It works. Now we are at the point of adding things back into his diet and it's going well. We've determined that he's sensitive to a particular baking mix brand called Simple Mills. So there are only two possibilities to this a) Simple Mills brand isn't as gluten free as it needs to be or b)my son is actually sensitive to baking soda.  I also think he might be dealing with intestinal permeability or "leaky gut". I've been reading about a protein called zonulin and I question whether that could be a potential biomarker in our case. Prayers for your daughter. If you think it's a dietary trigger then you are right and I encourage you to never give up. You will find an answer if you keep looking. I promise.  
    • Well.... it can be... the plastic lid on the lovely chicken salad you brought for lunch sticks, you pull too hard and it, and half your salad going flying all over the company computer?  
    • @cyclinglady I heard that there were problems with Armour Thyroid when it came to gluten a few years ago. I thought it was no longer safe? @MegamaniacI had forgot to put that in my original post that I have a lot of issues with anxiety as well. I've never actually been officially diagnosed with a type of depression/anxiety/etc, but I've had problems with that ever since I was pretty young (I think before puberty). I'm sorry to hear about your medical field experience. I've actively sought out doctors (and got lucky having a great primary dr) over the past few years since very few seem to know much about it. The fact that a doctor would laugh at a patient for anything is pretty infuriating. Sorry to hear that. I went to a gastro that barely listened to a word I was saying and only offered a short term "solution" so I never went back to him.
    • He left a voicemail (which I was really thankful for bc it is SO hard to get ahold of someone) and said the celiac panel came back positive and told me to start a gluten free diet and asked me to call him. He said he was going to set me up with a nutritionist. I will definitely check out the newbie page. I am in the navy and I'm pretty sure I get kicked out for this. The first grocery trip was pretty difficult for me. I almost cried thinking about how different my life will be. Thanks for the support everyone ! 
    • No I don't know what that is.  The school's been understanding but I just can't have her hurting the other kids were attacking the principal so I've decided to keep her home until she starts acting normal again.   She has not been officially diagnosed with celiacs we have an appointment soon.  She is allergic to gluten wheat and milk.  It seems like the gluten or the wheat affect her mood greatly. 
  • Upcoming Events