Eating healthy is not only just the current trend but is something that everyone should aspire to, and it’s especially important for people with Celiac disease and a gluten intolerance. If you’ve just started making the transition to eating gluten free, you’ll want to be sure that your new diet is made up of foods that will get you the nutrition you need. Fortunately the easiest way to eat gluten free is also generally the healthiest.
Staying on a gluten free diet as an adult can be a challenge and for a child an even more difficult road. Even though I haven’t been “officially” diagnosed with Celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, I am pretty sure that I have a gluten intolerance. If I eat a lot of foods (i.e., pizza, cake, bread, donuts) have gluten in them, I feel like I’m coming down with the flu. My body feels achy and my stomach feels bloated and starts to ache. So, I just stay away from those foods and I feel much better.
Since digestive disorders are hereditary, I am pretty sure my children are going to start to show signs in the near future. Because of this, I have started looking around for gluten free recipes that are kid friendly. If I can introduce them to some healthy choices now, then when they have to change their diet, it won’t be a big shock to their system.
I was lucky enough to come across Melanie Wilson’s guide, “How to Raise Kids Gluten Free”. This guide provided practical advice on how to help kids (from infancy to teenagers) survive and thrive living a gluten free lifestyle. Melanie discusses how to handle going to restaurants, cross contamination, as well as all of the medical problems you will be avoiding. Which as a mom is pretty scarey looking at that list and imaging your child with any of them.
Some of the complications of Celiac disease include severe malnutrition, stunted growth, autoimmune disease and childhood depressions. This guide is written by a parent for parents. The guide is 143 pages and covers the following topics:
- Which foods are safe to eat and which are not
- How to safely eat out at restaurants again
- How to make sense of what the doctor says
- What symptoms should I be on the lookout for
- What is the difference between Gluten Intolerance, Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease?
- I think my child is Gluten Intolerant, what tests can the doctor do?
- What foods can you take with you when traveling?
- How do I help my insecure teen who just wants to eat pizza like his friends?
- Should the rest of the family go gluten-free or not?
- What snack food can I give my child?
- How to handle play-overs, sleep-overs and birthday parties at others people’s places?
- And Much More
This guide is available for $37 and comes with these 9 bonus gifts:
- 100 gluten free recipes
- 101 Positive Affirmations For Your Child
- The Ultimate Salad Recipe Collection
- 120 Delicious Smoothie Recipes
- Supermarket Ingredients Cheat Sheet
- 131 Ice Cream Maker Recipes
- Home Vegetable Gardening
- Organic Secrets
- Understanding And Treating ADHD
This is a pretty good value for a book with so much useful and helpful information. And she offers a 100% guarantee if you’re not satisfied. I am so happy that I have this guide to help not only myself but my children as well.