Category Archives: Diet & Nutrition

Think Color in Your Diet

Choosing foods to aid health, thinking colorfully when it comes to fruits and vegetables, including protein in those snack attacks, and more… To help ensure that children obtain the wide variety of nutrients available in fruits and vegetables, they should … Continue reading

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Nutrient-Dense Key Component to Successful Dietary Intervention

It may sound confusing to hear, “I don’t care what diet you follow – whether you do not adhere to any special diet or comply with the gf/cf (gluten-free/casein-free) diet, SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet), low oxalate, Body Ecology, Feingold, or … Continue reading

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Autism Diets: It’s Not Rocket Science…

There’s a lot of evidence—both scientific evidence and anecdotal—indicating that children with autism can improve and even re- cover from the disorder, and that making strategic changes to the foods that our children eat may be fundamental to that recovery, … Continue reading

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Things Worth Knowing When it Comes to Food

As the author of a gluten-free, dairy- free, egg-free, peanut-free, and tree nut-free cookbook, it is easy to imagine that I talk and write about food all the time. My three children, ages 7, 10, and 12, have given me … Continue reading

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Problem Feeders

Parents can become overwhelmed and frightened when their child refuses to eat. Many struggle at mealtime, hoping to find a way for their child to eat and drink without resistance. To best address these challenges, we need to discern if … Continue reading

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Help for Picky Eaters

Are you considering a special diet for autism, such as the gluten-free/casein-free (GF/CF) or Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)? Would you like to take your autism diet to the next level with better nutrition? If you’re like many parents I know, … Continue reading

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Get Some Sleep!

Any time I think about how to get any of my children to go to sleep, visions of the 1980’s movie Three Men and a Baby pop in my head. The thought of the dads all standing around the crib … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Lasagna

Ingredients: 1 10oz package of gf lasagna noodles, par boiled, until flexible but firm. 6oz of cf shredded mozzarella style cheese 6oz of cf shredded cheddar style cheese 4 eggs or equivalent egg replacer, beaten 12oz can tomato paste 16oz … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Doughnuts

Ingredients: 1/2 cup of coconut flour 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda (aluminum free) 6 eggs -pasture raised 1/2 cup of honey or grade b maple syrup 1 TBSP of vanilla 1/2 cup of ghee, or … Continue reading

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Victoria Sponge

Ingredients: 3oz Vitalite spread 6oz sugar 3eggs 6oz Doves farm SR gluten free flour 1tbs boiled water   Directions: Cream Vitalite and sugar then add eggs. Fold on flour and add boiled water. Spread mixture into 2 sandwich tins Bake … Continue reading

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