Gluten-free casein-free diets are widely used to improve cognitive function, speech patterns, behavior, and general well-being in children on the autistic spectrum. Written by a registered dietician and mother of a child who is thriving on a gluten-free casein-free diet, this practical guide covers everything from how to get your child on the diet, to daily meal plans, recipes and handy shopping lists. Susan Lord offers sound nutritional advice on how to implement the diet correctly, without harming your child by omitting major nutrient groups. Whether you are a parent or care-giver, this book will make removing gluten and casein from an autistic child's diet simple and stress-free. The easy-to-follow meal plans, complete with delicious recipes and ingredient lists, will guide you with confidence in providing a nutritionally-balanced diet for your child, as well as healthy meals the whole family will enjoy.
Susan Lord is a registered dietitian with the American Dietetic Association. Her daughter was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder at the age of five and has been on a gluten-free, casein-free diet for almost nine years. Her diagnosis now falls into the more general category of 'cognitive disability'. Susan lives in the Washington D.C. area with her husband and two daughters.
Introduction. Part I. The Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet. Chapter 1. Nutrition First. Chapter 2. Going Casein Free. Chapter 3. Going Gluten Free. Part II. Gluten Free Casein Free Meals. Chapter 4. What's for Breakfast? Chapter 5. Is it lunch time yet? Chapter 6. Servin' Supper. Chapter 7. "Snacky Snacks". Chapter 8. Delicious Desserts. Chapter 9. 2 Weeks of Nutritionally Balanced Menus. Chapter 10. Grocery Shopping. Chapter 11. But My Child is Such a Fussy Eater! Chapter 12. Dealing with Special Occasions Involving Food. Chapter 13. Other stuff to consider (sensitivities to other foods, food coloring, preservatives, and The Feingold Diet). Chapter 14. Gluten Free Casein Free Power Foods. Chapter 15. The Journey. Part III. The Cookbook. Chapter 16. Alternative Flour Mixtures. Chapter 17. Breakfast Items. Chapter 18. Breadings. Chapter 19. Main Dishes. Chapter 20. Side Dishes. Chapter 21. Soups. Chapter 22. Salads. Chapter 23. Salad Dressings. Chapter 24. Breads. Chapter 25. Snacks. Chapter 26. Desserts. Chapter 27. Cookies. Appendices
Susan Lord, the mother of an autistic daugther, gets "down and dirty" with the food itself. What to include and what to exclude, menu suggestions and loads of recipes. She also "paces" you through adopting the full diet - more than most harassed parents of autistic children can face all in one go! -- Foods Matter
GETTING YOUR KID ON GLUTEN FRE
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