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Hi,

I guess you could say I am new to this, even though I have been using cafe mom for quite sometime, I don't chat much.

I just found out my 4 yr old son is boy kissing momallergic to wheat! I go see a specialist on the 14th!

So I'm trying to find mom that can give me some ideas, recipes, fun ideas to make our journey with this a little easier !

anything helps!


BTW, he is also allergic to milk.


by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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frndlyfn
by Gold Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 6:02 PM

There are tons of gluten free and dairy free recipes online.

RLSMOM59
by Bronze Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 7:29 PM

An old coworker invited me to dinner the other day and she followed recipes from a Paleo cookbook. Most of it is meat but the sides are made without flour, eggs, or dairy. It was actually very good. She had to make her own spices (ahead of time) and used coconut oil, which added different flaor profile.

GwenMB
by Gwen on Jan. 6, 2013 at 8:34 PM

I'm Celiac so need to eat gluten free.

There are a ton of resources online & in grocery stores.  See if there is a grocery store near you with a nutritionist on staff.  My local HyVee has one & she knows a ton about gluten free food.

Many grocery stores now carry gluten free food.  Either look or ask.  They'd be happy to point out what they have.

All basic fruit, veggies and meat are wheat/gluten free.  You can stick with those & have a complete, healthy diet.

But it is hard to just completely skip all the foods that traditionaly have wheat/gluten in them.  That's where the gluten free alternatives that many stores carry come in. Many of them are also dairy free since many gluten free people also can't have dairy (I'm lucky that I can have dairy).  Other foods can be wheat/dairy free. But you need to read the labels on everything.  Even many soups have wheat.  Progresso has gluten free soups, though.

General Mills is carrying many gluten free products.  Most of their Chex cereals are gluten free (and I believe dairy free).  They have gluten free baking mixes.  My favorite website is one they have - glutenfreely.com.

Pamela's baking mix is my favorite mix.  Many grocery stores carry it, but check Amazon first.  I've found it cheaper there (esp if you have Amazon Prime & get free shipping).

Bobs Red Mill has good mixes, too.  I like their bread mix.  I can't remember if its dairy free, likely it is.

Udi's carries the best gluten free breads & muffins & lots of other already prepared baked goods.  These are usually in the freezer section at the grocery store. I think many are also dairy free.

Feel free to ask me any other questions.  But sometimes its best to just start googling & asking local people & figuring it out for yourself.

You might also check out the groups on CM for gluten free and also do a search on Facebook or in Yahoo groups or where ever to see if there are local support groups.

Feel free to ask me any questions you have.

jordonmasonmom
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 8:51 PM

thank you very much!

Quoting GwenMB:

I'm Celiac so need to eat gluten free.

There are a ton of resources online & in grocery stores.  See if there is a grocery store near you with a nutritionist on staff.  My local HyVee has one & she knows a ton about gluten free food.

Many grocery stores now carry gluten free food.  Either look or ask.  They'd be happy to point out what they have.

All basic fruit, veggies and meat are wheat/gluten free.  You can stick with those & have a complete, healthy diet.

But it is hard to just completely skip all the foods that traditionaly have wheat/gluten in them.  That's where the gluten free alternatives that many stores carry come in. Many of them are also dairy free since many gluten free people also can't have dairy (I'm lucky that I can have dairy).  Other foods can be wheat/dairy free. But you need to read the labels on everything.  Even many soups have wheat.  Progresso has gluten free soups, though.

General Mills is carrying many gluten free products.  Most of their Chex cereals are gluten free (and I believe dairy free).  They have gluten free baking mixes.  My favorite website is one they have - glutenfreely.com.

Pamela's baking mix is my favorite mix.  Many grocery stores carry it, but check Amazon first.  I've found it cheaper there (esp if you have Amazon Prime & get free shipping).

Bobs Red Mill has good mixes, too.  I like their bread mix.  I can't remember if its dairy free, likely it is.

Udi's carries the best gluten free breads & muffins & lots of other already prepared baked goods.  These are usually in the freezer section at the grocery store. I think many are also dairy free.

Feel free to ask me any other questions.  But sometimes its best to just start googling & asking local people & figuring it out for yourself.

You might also check out the groups on CM for gluten free and also do a search on Facebook or in Yahoo groups or where ever to see if there are local support groups.

Feel free to ask me any questions you have.


Andrewsmom70
by Gold Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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There is a gluten free group on Cafemom that I'm a member of. It runs kind of slow though.

Wheat Belly is a good book about going gluten free. They have recipes in the book and even have a Wheat Belly cookbook now.

I've recently developed a gluten sensitivity and am trying to avoid it as much as possible. It's really easy to do if you cook at home. Also more and more restaurants have gluten free options. You just have to spend lots of time doing research and asking questions. It may seem overwhelming right now but it does get easier.

Let me know if you have questions.
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bri2011
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Fruit snacks are gluten free and sime cereals like chex have gluten free options
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othermom
by Silver Member on Jan. 7, 2013 at 11:55 AM

check allrecipies.com for some recipies. Good luck. None of my kids have alregies, but my friends son is on a gluton and lactose free diet/

natesmom1228
by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Have you tried googling recipes? I have no experience with food allergies.

othermom
by Silver Member on Jan. 7, 2013 at 12:01 PM
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