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Re: [IPk] Gluten free foods
I can sympathise as it must be very difficult for you. Bad enough trying to
find foods for yourself when you can't tolerate certain things, but when
you're trying to feed 6 people at once it must be even worse!
Maybe you will have to look again at Sasha's insulin and try reducing it so
she doesn't need so many carbs. With any luck once you get her on allt he g-f
stuff she will put on weight anyway - since presumably the coeliac was making
her lose weight - or not put it on.
I was just wondering if something like MullerRice would be gluten free? Those
kind of things would be good snacks for her if they are. They probably put
starch in to thicken it though :-(
Did you investigate things like those fruit bars we talked about before?
There are some that are just pure fruit - they might make a change from
bananas and things.
I'm sure we're all telling you things you already know anyway.....
On Friday 09 November 2001 12:50, you wrote:
> Hi Di
> I am already beginning to think about swapping bread for other things. The
> loaf I cooked last night was not that successful. Sasha ate some last
> night and said it was OK but wouldn't eat it this morning. She had the
> usual cereal and had to have a banana as well to make up enough carbs as
> she had already had her injection. I have to be very careful that I dont
> give her bananas too often as she has only just begun eating them again
> after refusing to eat them for a year. She used to always have them for a
> morning snack and then one day wouldn't eat them as she was just sick of
> the same thing day after day. I have started giving more potato dishes
> too. She has never liked rice but I am working on it. I have cooked rice
> for us all but a few potatoes as well so that she can have some of both.
> She tried a few spoonfuls last time so at least that's a start. Terry is
> very depressed at the though of yet another dietary restriction to cope
> with. I know it's not him that has to eat GFstuff, its the hassle and
> stress that goes with not being able to just take for granted meals and
> things. We had got things pretty much sorted out and there wasn't much
> Sasha didn't get to eat, we just gave her insulin to cover extra things
> rather than her not eat it. Now I feel we are starting over again. It the
> constant planning ahead that is stressful. With four kids in the house its
> hard work. Nicki is with us commuting from Slough to Chelt. She often
> cooks her own stuff as does Danni at times but that doesn't seem to lessen
> the work load as they never wash up and clear up properly and it still
> seems to be as much work as if I cooked the stuff. People who have kids
> will know what I mean!
> The thing is, as well, is that for Sasha current injection regime she needs
> quite a high carb amount in her diet you know with having to have snacks.
> Plus she is skinny and needs to gain a little weight. So she needs to eat
> quite a lot of carbs/calories. I am still exploring options. She will
> probably have to eat more yoghurt type things for supper instead of toast
> or crumpets or muffins.
> I expect we will adapt but it seems so hard some times. Life seems to
> revolve around finding suitable things to eat at the moment. I have no
> appetite at all.
> Juvella (makes GF stuff) are sending me a recipe book and tips for
> children's lunch boxes. Also the dietician said that she would write to a
> couple of companies and get them to send a few free samples.
> I am sure it will be OK a few months down the line. I just had to have a
> moan to people who understand.
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