150 Family-Tested Recipes
by Sheri L. Sanderson
Serving foods that are appetizing is no easy task for the parent of a child on a gluten-free diet due to condition such as celiac disease. Forbidden foods � wheat, rye, oats, and barley � pervade most recipes and food labels are not always clearly marked. This cookbook, however, can save families time, money, and anguish by providing clear guidelines for selecting ingredients and preparing food safely. But best of all, Incredible Edible Gluten-Free Food for Kids is the first cookbook to provide delectable gluten-free recipes formulated especially for children. The rest of the family will want to try them, too.
Readers can choose from a wide array of recipes that cover every meal of the day, as well as snack-time. From breakfast muffins to Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, from Beef Stroganoff to Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, and from Quick Lunch Pizza to Hawaiian Punch, there are many dishes that should entice any child (or adult). Numerous recipes take 30 minutes or less to make and are so easy parents can involve their child in the preparation. Teaching a child to cook gluten-free “gives the child ownership of his diet as well as reducing the desire to ‘cheat’,” advises the author, a mother who cooks gluten-free for her child.
In addition to food recipes, there are tips for cooking substitution, entertaining, a list of resources, as well as a detailed trouble-shooting chart for the gluten-free baker. Sanderson also offers advice on how to deal with situations outside the home that may compromise a child�s diet, such as peer-pressure and day care.
This comprehensive cookbook should be in the kitchen of every family where there is a child who needs to be gluten-free. It�s also the perfect companion to Kids with Celiac Disease.