Whether your child is newly diagnosed or been living with celiac disease or gluten intolerance for a long time, you may experience worries and or anxieties sending your children to school. This fall I get to send my gluten free baby to kindergarten. I have a plethora of anxieties and worries, but I cannot deny her the joy of experiencing school life just like any other child. I have no choice but to face this new chapter in our life head on.
When my daughter was born I assumed she would be just a regular kid. Little did I know that God has other plans for my baby girl. Even though I ate organic, took my vitamins and had been gluten free for 6 years; my little girl was born with an incomprehensible amount of food allergies. However it took a while for us to figure all this ou
Sarah Norris and Laurie Sadowski share with Gluten Free Mama about doing Disney Gluten Free! We are so blessed to have a guest post from our friends Sarah Norris and Laurie Sadowski, both hosts of The Food Allergy and Celiac Convention and experts on Dining at Walt Disney World. Sarah is a librarian by day and a food writer, podcaster, researcher and guest writer by night
Gluten Free Snack Bucket is a simple way to give your gluten free child the freedom to choose healthy snacks for school lunches and after school! It’s easy to prepare, and only takes about an hour every couple of weeks to stock it up. Back to School is here and if you are like me, you are ready for routine! I love summer, but I think I love routine more. Now I am gearing up for the school year again. Luckily, our school that my 10 year old Celiac, Lexie, goes to now serves gluten free lunches, due to several kids in the school having similar issues. However, it is still more affordable for us to send her to school...
Gluten Free Oven Pancake Bites~Easy to Make Breakfast with Mama’s Pancake Mix Saturday Morning Treat, Before School Easy Breakfast, Afternoon Snack ~ Whenever you make these delicious pancake bites will sure to delight all the hungry mouths ready to eat them. It’s just another take on the traditional pancake breakfast, but fast and fun.
Mama’s Gluten Free Granola ~ Delicious Back to School Snack for School age and College age students, Great for breakfast for all ages, & delicious on the go snack for traveling or during breaks at work. Mama’s Gluten Free Granola recipe is great for serving with yogurt for a quick and healthy morning breakfast for your school aged children or for you! You can add M & M’s to it and it makes a perfect mid-morning or afternoon snack for your kiddos.
I have always referred to Lexie as the Gluten Free Baby. However, since she is turning ten years old next week she decided it was time for a name change. She wants to be called “Mini Mama” now. It seems fitting. Lexie has been helping me bake for years, and lately has taken off on her own, reading recipes herself and baking up a storm. Lexie wants to teach kids how to bake gluten free and help them enjoy cooking. She says that kids can bake gluten free too! I agree!
IT’S FINALLY HERE! I have been working tirelessly on this new gluten free Christmas Cookbook for you! “A Gluten Free Christmas with Gluten Free Mama“, By Rachel Carlyle Edington. I am so excited to share it with you. It is full of 37 recipes to help you enjoy success baking this Christmas season. In this special e-book, I am sharing a collection of gluten free Christmas favorites including recipes for sugar cookies, peanut butter blossoms, gingerbread cookies
Spritz Cookies have been a holiday favorite for generations! Spritz cookies are a German cookie referred to as “Spritzgebäck”, which are made from flour, butter, sugar and eggs. They are made using a cookie press that has different templates and make different designs, or can be made using a pastry bag with a star tip. They are called Spritz cookies because they come from the word “spritzen” which means “to squirt”. They are a fragile cookie in nature with a rich buttery taste.
One of my least favorite days of the year is the first day of school. Saying goodbye is hard enough. When your child has a food allergy/intolerance or medical condition it can add another level of worry and preparation for heading back to school. Here are some ideas, steps and tips that I’ve picked up over the years that have helped our family and can hopefully help yours 1. Inform the teacher/school/school nurse of your child’s allergy/intolerance. This one seems obvious and simple but I’ve been surprised at the different reactions I’ve gotten from teachers over the years. Some have jumped right in, communicated and always advocated for my child. Some are annoyed at having to worry about one more...
Rice Krispies Treats are one of the quintessential treats of childhood. The crispy crunch with the gooey melted marshmallow holding it all together scream childhood as you lick your sticky fingers after the last bite. When we found out our son couldn’t have gluten almost ten years ago my husband suggested we make a Rice Krispies treat “cake” for his upcoming 3rd birthday. After reading the ingredients on the box I was heartbroken to see malt barley listed as one of the ingredients. I thought “Rice Krispies treats are out too? Why do they have to add the malt barley?” A few years later they came out with a gluten free version. We rejoiced. Rice Krispies became a staple in...