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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What are some yummy safe foods to eat?

    My 8 year old son as coeliac disease and I feel that a gluten-free diet really limits his options. I still want him to enjoy eating. What are some suggestions?
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  • Amy Melamet

    Chiropractor

    Petersham's Crystal Street Family Chiropractic Chiropractor, Amy Melamet specialises in pregnancy and kids chiropractic as well as postural correction. Amy has a dedication to complete … View Profile

    Having Coeliac Disease myself, I adapt “normal” recipes rather than using gluten free cookbooks which tend to substitute gluten with sugar and fat. I bake a lot for treats and just substitute wheat flour for a combination of gluten free flour, potato flour or almond/walnut meal and often add an extra egg. Additionally, for a yummy breakfast I add fruit, nuts and cinnamon to quinoa to make a porridge. For any further ideas please don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Peta Adams

    Dietitian

    I am an Accredited Practising Dietitian locally born and working within the Riverina.I have a passion for helping people to achieve their nutrition goals, coaching … View Profile

    Breakfast Ideas

    •  Smoothie with milk, banana, berries and handful of gluten free muesli and dash of honey
    • Buckweat pancakes-replace normal flour with buckweat flour and add your favourite fruit (grated apple, blueberries, banana etc), topped with yogurt.
    • Scrambled eggs on gluten free toast
    Snack Ideas
    • Corn/Rice thins topped with mashed banana and drizzle of honey
    • Muffins made from gluten free flour with (gluten free chocolate)
    • Frozen fruit pops-Pureed fruit, mixed with yogurt and poured into icy-pop trays with a stick
    • Flavoured pop corn (corn kernels) air popped and tossed in favourite flavouring (cinamon sugar, sweet paprika, morocan seasoning)
    • Muesli slice bars- Mix honey, muesli, gluten free flour and an egg together and bake in slice tray cut into bar shaped fingers.
    Lunches
    • Gluten free wrap or bread with eggs or home roast chicken, peanut butter, cottage cheese and lots of salad.
    • Mini Muffin Frittata's- Mix eggs with milk, herbs and favourite flavourings (eg. corn and tuna, roasted vegies, bacon, fetta cheese and tomato)
    • Home made fried rice (gluten free soy sauce) with vegies.
    • Gluten free pasta salad with chicken, peas, corn and herbs.
    Dinner
    • Frittata with roasted vegies and fetta cheese
    • Gluten free pasta with favourite flavouring.
    • Risotto
    • Marinated(gluten free) meat/fish with vegetables
    • Pepper Corn sausages rolled in gluten free tortilla and baked in oven (sausage roll)
    • GLuten free pizza base with favourite topping.
    • Home Made gluten free crumbed fish or chicken nuggets with sweet potato chips.
    • Corn chip nachos with mince, cheese, avocado

    As Amy pointed out any recipe is sutiable for modification and he hopefully shouldn't be missing out on his favourite foods.

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