My 6 year old son was just diagnosed with celiac as well and we are trying to figure out what to eat. He is a very picky eater and likes very few fruits or vegetables. It is even more challenging to find food now. The bread we've tried is terrible. I think the cereal is too, but luckily he likes it. Also, I'm frustrated because the breads/cereal seem to have no nutritional value at all - 1 g of fiber in most of the cereal. My son is the only one in the family with celiac - we've been tested. I hate to make him feel left out and eating "special" foods alone, but I would rather have my 3 yr old eating high fiber cereal and bread. Plus, it's too expensive!
My biggest problem is that I have no idea what products are OK. I found lists from various websites listing products, but then when I read the ingrediants I see "modified food starch". Conversely, I find other products that seem to be gluten free, but I have no real way of knowing. I'm so confused. I also need to be able to tell school what is OK and what is not, but I don't know myself.
Also, we want to do holiday baking this week. Does it work to just substitute gluten-free flours into normal recipes. I haven't tried anything yet.
Any advice for a new celiac mom is welcome.