Gluten Free Lunch

If you follow my posts you will know that I am dedicating the entire month to Autism Awareness on my blog. I decided to continue with the few themed days that I participate in - but use these days to bring autism to the forefront. For this Kitchen Tip Tuesday I wanted to post an link over to another post I did about a lunch I made for the kids one afternoon. This lunch was gluten/casein free (GFCF) - and delicious to boot! Only our son Zak is on the special diet; but on this particular afternoon all of the kids enjoyed a GFCF lunch! Many children with autism do significantly better when on a GFCF diet.

Gluten is found in wheat flour and wheat byproducts. Casein is found in dairy products. There are many theories out there why kids on the spectrum do better on the specialized diet - but there is no hard fast rule as of yet why. My son's autism doctor has found that 65% of all of his patients do better on the diet. We are giving it a try - and having great success with it.

Thanks for stopping by this week. I am glad you did. If you have not done so already, let me invite you to view the video we made about our journey through autism.


Shirley said...

GREAT Post Marty! I found that at times it was simply easier to make a gluten free/casein free meal for EVERYONE! I'm sure you do it a lot too. Here is one of my favorite crock pot recipes (although I haven't made it in months because I refuse to buy chicken from the store.... I can hardly wait for my home grown chicks this summer!!)

1-2 cups dry rice (depending on how much your family would usually eat)
1 bottle of Annies Organic French Dressing
Boneless Skinless Chicken (as much as your family needs)
1 mixture of homemade onion soup mix (go to my blog for the recipe)

In crock pot layer:
3-4 cups water - I usually add about 2 tbsp of a gluten free preservative free chicken broth powder too (depending on how much rice you need)
sprinkle with onion soup mix
pour bottle of french over it all.

I put it on high for about 1 hour to start the rice then all day on low. If I make this around noon it stays on high all day.

You can also ad a can of mandarin oranges. This is my families FAVORITE chicken and rice!

Love ya Marty!!

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