I was too hungry to get a decent photo of this 😂😂 it was sooo good though... @sunfedmeats chicken in coconut aminos on zoodles with sauerkraut and veges...and I randomly chucked in some spinach into hummus turned out really nice although a little garlicky 😷
so many good gluten free options @eatflowerchild!🌸 I got a plate with the gf mac & cheese, sautéed spinach, red chili glazed potatoes and added steak on top! 🤤The soup is also gf mushroom pho🍜 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
i visited the colorado location, but there are are others in texas, arizona, california, nevada, georgia and others opening soon!
So to start with how did we get to the point we had to test for coeliac? Well it’s actually been 5 months since she first began having tongue issues I kept a photo record of them. It was put down to a number of things hand foot and mouth, thrush, vitamin deficiency. The last doctor we went too ran her bloods for iron and vitamin B12 (yep and not many 5 year olds like getting blood taken is this wasn’t fun) he also ran a tongue swab and faecal samples. Her iron came back low with a ferritin of 7 so once that came back he re ran the bloods for coeliac cause he wanted to find out why she wasn’t absorbing iron. We knew it couldn’t be lack of iron going in because even though she was a fussy eater meat was one thing she would eat. I then got an urgent call from the doctor to come get the results (I have to admit I was quite terrified you never want anything to be wrong with your babies). Her tongue was terribly painful for her she couldn’t eat properly particularly anything with flavour or salt and she would wake up screaming through the night. It also was worse by the afternoon and evening than it started out in the morning so I can only put it down to what she was eating during the day. Once we got the positive coeliac results we went straight to paediatric specialist Ajay Sharma who we had actually been under previously as she has always had gut issues starting from reflux, dairy allergy, bloating and constipation as a baby. Swipe to see how her tongue appeared differently (this changed daily) #coeliac#glutenfree
So I was tested for coeliac a few years ago and turns out I didn’t have it however I’ve now been made aware that you can carry the gene and it can be triggered at any time. I will undergo blood tests to see if I carry the gene and so will the rest of the family. In the mean time I’ll be trying out plenty of gluten free options! This is one of my favourite lunches however I used to make it with salada crackers instead I’m trying corn based @orgran_healthandnutrition corn crisp bread as an alternative. If I don’t have it or the gene for it I will still eat foods with gluten but more so when I’m out as I want to support my child by eating things she can eat as well and I don’t want to run the risk of contamination of her food. #glutenfree#coeliac
Food testing has to be a positive right! Found these at @colessupermarkets and they actually quite yummy! Topped with freddo heads however we can’t eat normal Freddo‘s because they are labelled “may contain traces of gluten” so we have to steer clear! Freddo heads however ✔️✔️✔️ #coeliac#glutenfree
Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities in the world, (mostly because of the endless photogenic canals) and it has a wide variety of great gluten free and #celiac safe options. .
Click the link in my bio to read about the best #glutenfreeeats and get inspired to visit Amsterdam. ✅👍
Are there any other places that a celiac should stop in Amsterdam that I missed? #glutenfreetravel#celiactravel
Stage one to a gluten free lifestyle- cleaning the fridge! Yes looking bare right now as I had to clean it out and I’ll have to replace any gluten free things like butter that have come into contact with anything with gluten such as bread. This is where coeliac differs to intolerance. Gluten (even small amounts) for a coeliac causes serious damage to their bowels which in turn stops you absorbing essential nutrients such as iron (she was very low in). Intolerance will lead to you feeling sick but not cause you long term damage. I’ve also had to change the deep fryer and clean it out and will probably invest in a new toaster and sandwich press. 🙈#glutenfree#coeliac
Eating gluten free doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless! In Italy I was able to find a bunch of gluten free options (pastas and pizza) that were so delicious! French fries are usually a hit or miss but definitely my favorite go to because they go with anything! My absolute favorite was this gem we found hiding in an alley behind the Trevi Fountain called II Miraggio 😋🍝🍷