GF/CF Lunchbox recipes

I recently reviewed and gave away a GF/CF cookbook on my Being Savvy Tucson blog.  I decided to not only email the entrants with the other recipes, but post them here as well.  We are not gluten free right now because they need gluten in their bodies to test for celiacs, so I can not personally vouch for the recipes.  BUT they sound DELISH!  If you try them, come back and leave a comment with your review.

So from The Kid Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook I bring you 5 lunchbox worthy menus/recipes.  (sorry for the weird characters in some places, this is straight from the document I received.)

Lunch #1: BBQ Chicken for Champions
One chicken breast, cut in half and pan fried in olive oil for 6 minutes a side.

Add salt and pepper. Cut into strips. Serve cold dipped in dipping sauce.
BBQ dipping sauce  � C (put in BPA-Free container)
Veggies: steam broccoli for 7 minutes, run cold water over it (or defrost frozen broccoli)

Place in BPA-Free container
Veggie dipping sauce in BPA-free container

Use: BBQ sauce or honey

Drink: water, GFCF V8 juice, GFCF juice box, fortified organic rice milk box

Snack if needed: GFCF chips & fruity salsa (1/4 C) in BPA-free container

Toy Surprise: Girls: yarn bracelet Boys: Miniature toy character figure

 

BBQ Sipping Sauce � C (put in BPA-Free container)

1 C organic ketchup

1 Tbs lemon

1 tsp Worchestershire sauce (GFCF)

1 Tbs honey

Dash of black pepper

Blend all of the above until smooth

Fruity Salsa

1 C Salsa

1/4 C grape, blueberry or raspberry fruit spread

Mash the fruit spread into the salsa

 

#2 DLT ( Deli  meat, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwich)

Turkey or Chicken GFCF Preservative-free organic lunch meats (by Boar’s Head, Applegate or Shelton)

Toast 2 pieces of GFCF bread.

Spread w/ 1 Tbs GFCF mayonnaise

Place 2 slices of GFCF lunch meat

Top with lettuce and tomato

Cut into 4 squares

Wrap in wax paper

 

GFCF Potato Salad 1/3 cup from recipe. Serve in BPA-Free container

Fruit (apple or grapes)  in BPA-Free container

Drink: water, GFCF V8 juice, GFCF juice box, fortified organic rice milk box

Toy Surprise:Hair scrunchie for girl. Baseball card for a boy.

Snack if needed: Peanut butter on rice crackers

 

 

GFCF Potato Salad

Ingredients:

3 pounds potatoes, cooked until just tender, cubed, cooled

Optional: 5 or 6 hard cooked eggs, cooled, coarsely chopped

1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped red onion

1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped celery, optional

Dressing:

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1 to 2 tablespoons prepared GFCF mustard

salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Prepare the dressing combining the mayonnaise, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste.

Combine

Combine potatoes, egg, onions, and celery and stir in the dressing.

Serves 6 to 8.

 

 

Lunch # 3 Kids Favorite Chicken Salad & Deviled Eggs

Chicken Salad 1/3 to � C served in BPA-Free container

Deviled eggs (1-2)  served in BPA-Free container

Carrot sticks (wrapped in waxed paper) dipped in applesauce (in BPA-Free Container)

Snack if needed: GFCF chips & hummus in BPA-free container

 

Drink: water, GFCF V8 juice, GFCF juice box, fortified organic rice milk box

 

Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

3 cups cooked diced chicken

2 ribs celery, thinly sliced

1 cup seedless green grapes, halved

3/4 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons finely minced green onions

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation:

Combine first chicken, celery, and grapes in a large bowl; set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients; combine with chicken mixture, using as much or as little as necessary to moisten as desired. You may add a little more mayonnaise if you like a creamier salad. Chill and stir again before serving.

Serves 4 to 6.

 

Deviled Egg Recipe

6 hard-cooked eggs  cooled, shelled, cut in half, yolk removed

1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 teaspoon prepared mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish, or to taste

Paprika

Preparation:

Mash yolks and combine with mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and relish. Refill centers of the egg whites with the mixture. Garnish with ground paprika.

Serves 6 (2 halves per person)

 

 

Lunch # 4 Meatball Spaghetti Sauce

 

Meatballs in Spaghetti Sauce (1 C) without the spaghetti – served warm in thermos

Wonderful Waldorf Salad: 1/3 to � cup

Broccoli trees, cold asparagus or carrot strips dipped in Russian Dressing or honey

(1/4 C in BPA-Free Container)

Snack: Organic GFCF O s

Fruit smoothie � to � C in cold thermos or GFCF V8 juice, GFCF juice box,

fortified organic rice milk box

Snack if needed: GFCF chips & bean dip in BPA-free container

Toy: Stickers appropriate to the child

 

Spaghetti and Meatballs

1 small yellow onion

1 slice GFCF rice bread

2 Tbs water

1 teas salt

� teas oregano

1 pound ground beef

2 jars GFCF pasta sauce

 

Put onion in food processor and mince. Add bread, water, salt, and oregano and mix again. Pour mixture into a mixing bowl. Knead by hand together with ground beef until thoroughly mixed. Shape into desired meatball size. Put meatballs into a slow cooked with spaghetti sauce and cook for 4 hours. Refrigerate.

Serves: 4 to 6

 

Wonderful Waldorf Salad Recipe

1 C pineapple chunks (fresh or unsweetened canned)

3 C apples, peeled and cute in � inch cubes

1/3 C raisins

1 C carrots, thinly sliced

1/3  � c walnut pieces (optional)

1 C GFCF mayonnaise

Fruit Smoothie

1 � C rice milk

� glass crushed ice

1 Tbs rice powder

1 Tbs coconut milk (optional)

Add one of the following and blend at high speed until smooth and thick.

1 sliced banana

1 cored and chopped pear

1 handful of berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or combination

Russian Dressing

1 C GFCF mayonnaise

1 C GFCF ketchup

Servings: 8

 

Lunch #5 Chicken & Magical Muffins

Baked or grilled chicken (leftovers from dinner) � cold chicken breast

Apple salad served in cold thermos

Veggie-Muffins 1  2

Fruit smoothie � to � C in cold thermos or GFCF V8 juice, GFCF juice box,

fortified organic rice milk box

Snack if needed: Carrots & bean dip in BPA-free container

 

Apple Salad

2 large Red delicious apples, unpeeled, cored and but into 1 inch chunks

2/3 C crushed pineapple, drained or fresh pineapple minced – reserve juice

1/3 C celery, diced

2 Tbs raisins

 

Dressing

3 Tbs soy yogurt

2 teaspoons GFCF mayonnaise

1 Tbs pineapple juice

1/8 Teaspoon cinnamon

In a medium bowl, combine the salad ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients, Pour the dressing over the fruit mixture and stir.

 

Veggie- Muffins

1 store-bought GFCF cake mix prepared according to package directions- but not baked

Add 1 C pureed vegetables  using one or more of the following:

carrots, squash, peas, green beans

Add 1/2 C applesauce to batter

Option  stir in 1 C GFCF chocolate chips

 

Mix purees in with the batter, stir in chocolate chips (optional). Transfer the mixture to a muffin pan, filling each cup about two-thirds of the way. Bake at 3750 F for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Do not overcook, as this will result in dry muffins. Once cooled, these muffins can be frozen to be eaten later.

 

Yields 12 muffins

 

 

Lunch # 6 Sensory Sensible (for those who avoid lumps and bumps )

Pot Pie Muffins (2)

Hummus

Fruit smoothie

Snack: Bean dip

 

Pot Pie Muffins

1 store-bought GFCF cake mix prepared according to package directions- but not baked

Add 1 C pureed vegetables  using one or more of the following:

carrots, squash, peas, green beans

Add 1/2 C applesauce to batter

Add 1/2 C pureed chicken

Option  stir in 1 C GFCF chocolate chips

 

Mix purees in with the batter, stir in chocolate chips (optional). Transfer the mixture to a muffin pan, filling each cup about two-thirds of the way. Bake at 3750 F for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Do not overcook, as this will result in dry muffins. Once cooled, these muffins can be frozen to be eaten later.

 

Yields 12 muffins

 

 

The above is an excerpt from the book The Kid-Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet
by Pamela J. Compart, M.D. and Dana Laake, R.D.H., M.S., L.D.N.
Published by Fair Winds Press; November 2006;$24.95US/$32.50CAN; 978-1-59233-223-6
Copyright � 2008 Pamela J. Compart, M.D. and Dana Laake, R.D.H., M.S., L.D.N

Author Bio
Pamela J. Compart
, M.D., is a developmental pediatrician in Columbia, Maryland. She combines traditional and complementary medicine approaches to the treatment of ADHD, autism, and other behavioral and developmental disorders. She is also the director of HeartLight Healing Arts, a multidisciplinary integrated holistic health care practice, providing services for children, adults, and families.

Dana Godbout Laake, R.D.H., M.S., L.D.N., is a licensed nutritionist in Kensington, Maryland. Within her practice, Dana Laake Nutrition, she provides preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services. Her practice includes nutritional evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of health issues affecting adults and children with special needs.

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Cookbook giveaway!

Awhile back I was asked to review a GF/CF cookbook for kids.  Due to family issues, illness, emergencies etc. I just got around to doing it.

You can read my review, check out a school lunch recipe, and enter for a giveaway at http://tucson.savvysource.com/blogpost4503_1_gf/cf-cookbook-for-kids-and-a-giveaway

Tell your friends! 🙂

Things on the burner

Here are some random things I am working on…

 

Review of gluten free white cake and new pizza crust

Baking a new loaf of GF bread with a new recipe

waiting for a new GF cookbook to review and a give away for you…details soon…I promise

Just hired to blog on Savvy Source as the editor of Being Savvy Local – Tucson

WAHHOO!

It is the last one that has kept me away from here more than I’ve wanted to.  After the local site launches in October, I will be better.  Right now I’ve got a lot of exploring to do around Tucson to gear up for all the writing.

 

Oh and a bit of happenings…J woke up after 10am today.  That’s 3-4 hours later than normal.  Because he was still eating breakfast as he got on the bus, and it was hours after the medicine alarm went off on the phone, I sent him to school unmedicated.  This is after he had a red card Tuesday and a yellow card Wednesday.  OOPS!!!  If he is having a bad day, I will just bring him home when I go to volunteer today.  Sorry teachers and aides, I didn’t do it on purpose.

Cooking up a storm

Yesterday I got up early so that I could get the door when Baby A arrived.  I waited for 30 minutes and she never showed, so I called her mom.  Baby A was sick and staying home.  Well geez, what am I suppose to do now?

 

Well you would cook too wouldn’t you?  I finally got brave enough to cook up the Bob’s Red Mill GF Pancake mix that I have had in my cupboard and taken to my parents’ house and back for a couple of months now.  I am terrible at making pancake mixes.  The only pancakes that ever turn out is the recipe I got from my mom.  (If you aren’t GF/CF and want an awesome and easy recipe, let me know).  I always start by following the directions explicitly and then modify as necessary.  Well the test pancake was way too thick andjust sat like a blob in the pan so I added more milk.  The secondpancake was better, but it tasted bland.  In an effort not to add more sugar, I added a teaspoon of vanilla.  PERFECTION!  Well as perfect as a GF pancake can be 😉  I doubled the recipe so I could have plenty for the freezer.  They were a hit definitely and a dearly missed treat.

 

So while the pan was preheating and the mix was resting I took out Bob’s Red Mill GF Cinnamon Raisin Bread and dumped the necessary ingredients into the bread machine and pressed start.  4 hours later the boys were enjoying some fabulous toast.  It was the 1st thing J asked for this morning.  Raisin toast with butter was a favorite breakfast around here before the wheat free diet.  I sliced the loaf and stored all but a few slices in the freezer.  Sorry no pictures, but trust me, it looked great and the raisins that I never even saw in the mix appeared magically and plump.

 

Then because I really didn’t have much to do, I took out the 2nd half of the pizza dough I made on Friday.  What I didn’t tell you I made GF pizzas on Friday and GF Corn dogs on Sunday?  The Bob’s Red Mill Pizza crust has directions for dividing the dough in half and making two 12″ pizzas.  The babysitter made it for the kids a few weeks ago and she only made one pizza from the dough…it was fine but a little dense.  So I divided and pressed it thin into a pampered chef bar pan.  Directions say to use wet fingers, this is definitely key, andyou must keep them wet.  So the second set of dough was a challenge to remove from the plastic that I was instructed to wrap it in but I was able to pull it off by sprinkling it with rice flour to make it a little stiffer.  Pizza was great except for a few crispy cheese spots, which J refuses to eat because he thinks it is some kind of mystery topping.  It wouldn’t have gotten crispy except I got an important phone call at the same time I was suppose to take it out of the oven.  The kids ate it after J got home from school.  then I wrapped the rest in foil.  Can you guess where it went?  You are getting so good at this…  I really should try Once a Month Cooking for more than just the kids’ GF foods.

 

The Pizza Crust and Raisin Bread mixes from Bob’s Red Mill were sent with the samples I received last month.  They were easy to make, take very few ingredients, and the kid’s love them.  I guess when my pantry and freezer run out I will be buying these products.  I’ll be taking the easy way out for a while.  I am just not confident in buying all the separate flours needed to make stuff, yet.

I know several of you are curious (and possibly a little jealous) about our future school district.  I only know what I’ve heard 2nd hand, so I’ll keep you updated when we know more from personal experiences.  I can tell you this though:  This school district was one of the main reasons we decided to move off base after only being here a year.