• 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.

Cooking Gluten Free For Kids
0

15 posts in this topic

Help... we're thinking my 4 yr old may be gluten intolerant. It hasn't been confirmed yet. What are some things you cook for your kids that are gluten free?

0

Share this post


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


Basically the same stuff I cooked before gluten free . . . I just had to make sure my ingredients were safe or switch to a gluten free version of something:

Pasta . . . We switched to Tinkyada brand. They even have one called Lil Dreams which are shaped liked stars, cats, cars (fun stuff for kids).

Tacos . . . Ortega brand (and actually several others) will list any gluten ingredients. We use the Ortega shells, seasoning packet and taco sauce.

Chicken (Baked or Grilled) and Rice . . . fresh meats are OK and plain rice is fine. Watch out for the seasoned/flavored rice like Rice-a-Roni.

Hamburgers or Hotdogs . . . Udi's makes a nice gluten-free hamburger or hot dog bun but my daughter prefers to eat them bun-free.

Chicken Nuggets . . . My daughter prefers the Applegate Farms brand and the Bell & Evans brand. Make sure you get the boxes that say gluten-free because they make other versions.

Roast Beef & Potatoes . . . Not that its a big favorite of hers ;)

Fresh & Frozen veggies and fruits are good. Watch out (meaning check ingredient list) for ones that have sauces added.

String Cheese, Glutino Pretzels, Jif Peanut Butter, Udi's or Rudi's gluten-free bread, Pizza made with Udi's pizza crust, microwave popcorn, chex cereal, Rice Krispie treats made with the gluten-free Rice Krispies . . .

What does your 4-yr old eat now? We can help steer you in the right direction for replacements.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DD (2.5yr) has always had what we've had - stirfry is probably her favorite. ;)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Same here as Darn210 I cook pretty much the same things as I did before. There were a few modifications to ingredients/products etc. but they enjoy a very varied diet. Fresh fruits, veggies, pasta, Brazilian cheese rolls, cookies, cakes, muffins, Udi's bread and pizza crusts, etc. You get the picture. I make a big batch of baked goods, pancakes and waffles and freeze them to have on hand for lunches and quick breakfast in the mornings. They love anything dairy too. I frequently send leftovers from supper in their lunches. Their lunches are 10X better than their friends and the cafeteria lunches.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will add gluten free pizza. My daughter's fav. I get the premade Udi's pizza crusts (2 smallish ones to a package and keep in freezer - they thaw really quickly). I add gluten free speghetti sauce, gluten free pepperoni, and kraft pizza cheese (lactose free). She loves it. I usually make one a week and she has some for her lunch the next day.

I have made the gluten free pizza using the gluten free pizza crust mixes. She loves the Udi's pizza crusts better so that works for me.

The applegate hotdogs are gluten free and I add that to the gluten free mac and cheese.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


Breakfast:

-peanut butter chocolate smoothie (for 4 of us we take 4 bananas, slice and freeze them. After they are in the freezer for at least 15 minutes I put them in the ninja with at least a 1/4 c of chocolate almond milk and a huge heaping tbs of creamy peanut butter)

-cereal (kix, berry berry kix, rice chex, apple cinnamon chex, fruity pebbles, cocoa pebbles or Kashi Indigo Morning)

-scrambled eggs with bacon or sausage

-pancakes (Namaste or we just tried Pamela's this morning and they were nice and fluffy) with bacon or sausage

Lunch:

-usually dinner leftovers

-sometimes pb&j on a rice cake or Glutino original crackers

Dinner:

-beef or chicken with potatoes or rice with roasted broccoli or raw carrots, sometimes balsamic brussel sprouts with bacon

-chicken parm

-chicken risotto

-tacos using whatever meat and homemade taco seasoning and ortega white corn shells, cheddar cheese and Daisy sour cream

-pizza using Udi's crust

-breakfast for dinner (an absolute favorite of my girls)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Basically the same stuff I cooked before gluten free . . . I just had to make sure my ingredients were safe or switch to a gluten free version of something:

Pasta . . . We switched to Tinkyada brand. They even have one called Lil Dreams which are shaped liked stars, cats, cars (fun stuff for kids).

Tacos . . . Ortega brand (and actually several others) will list any gluten ingredients. We use the Ortega shells, seasoning packet and taco sauce.

Chicken (Baked or Grilled) and Rice . . . fresh meats are OK and plain rice is fine. Watch out for the seasoned/flavored rice like Rice-a-Roni.

Hamburgers or Hotdogs . . . Udi's makes a nice gluten-free hamburger or hot dog bun but my daughter prefers to eat them bun-free.

Chicken Nuggets . . . My daughter prefers the Applegate Farms brand and the Bell & Evans brand. Make sure you get the boxes that say gluten-free because they make other versions.

Roast Beef & Potatoes . . . Not that its a big favorite of hers ;)

Fresh & Frozen veggies and fruits are good. Watch out (meaning check ingredient list) for ones that have sauces added.

String Cheese, Glutino Pretzels, Jif Peanut Butter, Udi's or Rudi's gluten-free bread, Pizza made with Udi's pizza crust, microwave popcorn, chex cereal, Rice Krispie treats made with the gluten-free Rice Krispies . . .

What does your 4-yr old eat now? We can help steer you in the right direction for replacements.

Thank you. This was helpful. She basically has a small menu of items that she will eat... mac n cheese, chicken nuggets, fish sticks, turkey & cheese sandwiches, chex cereal. I found some gluten free chicken nuggets & fish sticks at a health food store. A small box of each...$14.00. Can't seem to find them in a grocery store.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Thank you. This was helpful. She basically has a small menu of items that she will eat... mac n cheese, chicken nuggets, fish sticks, turkey & cheese sandwiches, chex cereal. I found some gluten free chicken nuggets & fish sticks at a health food store. A small box of each...$14.00. Can't seem to find them in a grocery store.

Was that $14 total or $14 each? Unfortunately $7/each is about what I pay. I do watch for stuff to go on sale (save a buck or two a box) and then buy several.

My Krogers carries some gluten free frozen stuff in their "health food/organic" section, it's not with the regular food. Whole Foods has a bigger selection than Krogers but if Krogers carries it, it's cheaper than Whole Foods (in my experience). Do you have a Whole Foods anywhere near you?

I do have an independent type Health Food store not too far from me that has the highest prices but they carry a few products that I can't get anywhere else.

I make homemade mac and cheese, but Annie's makes a gluten free mac & cheese if you can find it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I made this the other night and my picky son ate 2 huge helpings. Took 5 min to throw together...

In a large bowl, combine:

I jar gluten-free alfredo sauce (I use Ragu)

2c water

Stir

Add 1 box gluten-free noodles (I use Ancient Harvest elbows)

and 1 pkg frozen mixed veggies

Stir to coat all noodles

Add 1/2 pgk deli ham chopped (I like Hormel naturals)

and 1c cubed cheddar cheese

Stir

Pour into baking dish and bake at 350 for 40 min

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was that $14 total or $14 each? Unfortunately $7/each is about what I pay. I do watch for stuff to go on sale (save a buck or two a box) and then buy several.

My Krogers carries some gluten free frozen stuff in their "health food/organic" section, it's not with the regular food. Whole Foods has a bigger selection than Krogers but if Krogers carries it, it's cheaper than Whole Foods (in my experience). Do you have a Whole Foods anywhere near you?

I do have an independent type Health Food store not too far from me that has the highest prices but they carry a few products that I can't get anywhere else.

I make homemade mac and cheese, but Annie's makes a gluten free mac & cheese if you can find it.

It was $14 TOTAL. Yes, I am finding the gluten free items are very expensive. Unfortunatly I do not have a Krogers or a Whole Foods. Just Walmart, Hannafords or Price Chopper.

I have found the Annie's mac n cheese but find it tastes much more salt than the regular Kraft. Do you have a good recipe? Thank you for your input. :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




My kids tested negative for celiac but I suspect my oldest and possibly my youngest have issues with gluten. They are all gluten-free now just in case.

My kids are all very different eaters. Ds#1 would live on raw fruits and veggies with some meats; he has a tree nut allergy so that limits us some. Ds#2 is very picky. He eats beige food and actually gags when trying to chew a vegetable, fruit, or piece of red meat; eyes water and everything... not pretty. LOL Ds#3 will try most foods and eat the largest variety.

All food is gluten-free:

Breakfast

Pancakes - I replace 1/3 of mix with golden flax, add extra eggs, bee pollen and protein powder.

bacon or other thin meats (Piller has a nice lower fat "bacon" with no nitrites

fruits

raw veggies

Lunch

I slice bread or 1/2 bagel or microwaved bun

carnberries or other fruit

meat slices and cheese

nuts

yogurt

Snack

Fruit and veggies

dried fruits, nuts and seeds

dry ceral (Chex and granola)

meat slices or cheese

Kinicritter cookies

rice cakes or crackers

Supper

Chicken (KFC) nuggets (cooked in Actifry with 1tbs oil)

fruit sauces

fries

veggies (raw or cooked)

garlic butter noodles

hot dogs and bratwurst

baked beans or chili

quesadillas (sp?)

pizza

meatballs

rice

turkey

... lots more but those are their prefered foods

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My mac and cheese recipe is:

Half a box of ancient harvest elbows

one tab of butter (original recipe called for half a stick :blink: )

Enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan

2 cups of milk (i use 2%)

About a tablespoon of corn starch mixed with a tad bit of water (careful here corn starch does not like heat, thus it makes little clumps without the water, if it happens just strain it out)

8 or so slices of kraft american cheese

salt and pepper to taste

Reducw the milk dow then add the cheese. Add cooked pasta.

Really really good recipie

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My mac and cheese recipe is:

Half a box of ancient harvest elbows

one tab of butter (original recipe called for half a stick :blink: )

Enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan

2 cups of milk (i use 2%)

About a tablespoon of corn starch mixed with a tad bit of water (careful here corn starch does not like heat, thus it makes little clumps without the water, if it happens just strain it out)

8 or so slices of kraft american cheese

salt and pepper to taste

Reducw the milk dow then add the cheese. Add cooked pasta.

Really really good recipie

Thank you very much. I will try it. :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I made this the other night and my picky son ate 2 huge helpings. Took 5 min to throw together...

In a large bowl, combine:

I jar gluten-free alfredo sauce (I use Ragu)

2c water

Stir

Add 1 box gluten-free noodles (I use Ancient Harvest elbows)

and 1 pkg frozen mixed veggies

Stir to coat all noodles

Add 1/2 pgk deli ham chopped (I like Hormel naturals)

and 1c cubed cheddar cheese

Stir

Pour into baking dish and bake at 350 for 40 min

Thank you very much. :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 9 yr. old, always LOVED Kraft Mac and Cheese. It was always a special treat. He doesn't like good mac & cheese. Only powdered cheese for him! LOL

So every so often I will buy a box, throw away the noodles and use the cheese with gluten free noodles! I have heard that you can buy the cheese packets from Kraft without the noodles. But I don't do it often enough to be bothered.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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
      107,390
    • Total Posts
      935,832
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      65,077
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    MayonnaisePlease
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Look for sweet rice flour with the asian products or visit an asian food store.    The combination of flours needed to make an 'all purpose' flour is a science.  You need to get each type right or it won't work.  I use white rice flour, sweet rice flour, sorghum flour and tapioca flour to create mine, Sweet rice flour is also called glutenous rice flour (not to be confused with gluten )    5 parts white rice, 4 parts tapioca, 1 1/2 parts sweet rice, and 1 1/2 parts sorghum.   Parts can be Cups or lbs or whatever your quantity your mixing,. Mix well and store in the cupboard.    Don't forget xanthan gum to stabilize.   Less is more with that.    
    • Hello again i heard somewhere that if you have been diagnosed with celiac disease after all the tests have been done you are entitled to a prescription of food containing gluten free food. I am in the uk but i thought this had been recently discontinued? Anyone help.
    • Hello thankyou its always great to know that other people are going through things the same time. Yes my endoscopy is friday coming at 8.15am, been through the procedure before for diagnosing a hernia so that side of things are ok, just not sure if i needed the biopsy at first being the blood test confirmed  positive but i know now that i do need it not just for me but also for my 11 year old daughter who could also be celiac later and it would be better for her to know 100% mum is celiac.
    • Hi Whitepaw Your question about what was I eating before I fell ill is a good one.  I had given a party the previous month and there was a lot of cake left over and what is more, it was all gluten free because I had made it!  So I was eating maybe a couple of slices a day...  I was taking soluable aspirin when I shouldn't take it, really.  I was also taking iron supplements.   And adding chilli to a lot of my food - normally not a problem.   And I had a huge amount of stress going on having just completed a project and also having tests on a lump on my tongue. Oh yes - and  I ate some marshmallows which may have contained gluten?  And my son had a stomach virus at the time. High fat food + aspirin + iron supplements + chilli + stress+ possible glutening + stomach virus?  = gastritis!! I also ate quite a lot of walnuts the days before it got really bad so maybe they didn't help. I need to be much more careful - it has taught me a lesson. I'm particularly cross with myself about the aspirin and also not checking the marshmallow ingredients as I am usually so careful. I know exactly what you mean about dreading the next meal - last night I had chicken and potato again but added a tiny bit of bolognese and I actually enjoyed the meal, which I think meant it sat easier in my stomach.   I think that there is a psychological element to acute gastritis, too.  I think if one is stressed it can hang around a lot longer.  I have read a few posts from people who found after trying to do all the right things to get better it was going onto medication to help with stress that actually helped them get better in the end.  I can see that - because if I could hear the children fighting, or had a stressful conversation with someone, I could actually feel my stomach react. Anyway - thank you for your help, I am so grateful. And great idea about the food diary.  Perhaps, also, worth making a note about stress factors on a particular day, and what meds one was on.  I think ompremazole was a great way to stop the gnawing pain for me but since I have lowered the dose I have to say that a lot of the bloating and feeling of nausea has gone. I think if I ever get gastritis again I'll stick myself on a gastritis diet first, just for a few days.   If that doesn't help I'll probably check with my doctor but take ompremazole for maybe two to three weeks til the gnawing stops, then taper down.  I hope it won't happen again though!  There is no doubt about it, it is a drug to be taken with caution, but I have to say I have heard some success stories too of people who took it short term and were helped tremendously.  I think tapering off it is probably a good idea, though, because I do have a friend who I think is suffering from rebound at the moment by coming off an inhibitor cold turkey.
    • Hey all so ever since about a week ago I felt a sharp pain in my upper right quadrant, followed by a minor hotflash and it hurts to press on my right side. I'm extremely worried because I was admitted to the ER last night, blood came back fine, xray fine and ultrasound fine. What prompted me to enter the ER was the fact that now my breathing is affected..   SYMPTOMS SO FAR: Sharp Pain Touching My Right Side Minor weakness , no fever. Mucus in stools? (when i wipe its a yellow on the toilet paper sorry for tmi) Right shoulder soreness Mucus in jugular? Or lung!? The "pipe" you can feel on your neck going up to your head, somewhat warm to the touch. Aches to touch. Happens mostly at night. Began last night and returned tonight. Unusually smelly breath. Awful Constipation, when I CAN go barely anything comes out as its flaky. Slight Pain in right leg, comes and goes. Very active stomach, gurgling can be heard from as high up as my chest. Slight stomach pain relief when massaging. I'm very worried people I'm petrified of surgery and I don't want to die.. But I don't understand why everything would come clean if im experiecing these symptoms?   Anyways
  • Upcoming Events