Children have more energy than adults, and if you don’t support a growing kid with proper meals, they’ll get tired – and you’ll hear about it! In order to make a gluten free menu more varied, especially at the beginning of the diet, you can use a special gluten free pasta and cereals, bread, pastries and breakfast cereals that are specially produced by some manufacturers (for example, Nairn’s gluten free porridge). In case you do not have the opportunity to buy these products, you should stick to your diet and exclude from it all foods made from flour, cereals, starch.
Gluten is a vegetable protein which is found in many cereals such as rye, barley, wheat, and others. Some people suffer from gluten intolerance (celiac disease). When using gluten-containing products, they suffer from intestinal disorder turning into a chronic condition if they continue to use these products. The background of this disorder in the body may be dangerous – depression of function of internal organs, vitamin deficiency, delayed growth in children (due to lack of nutrients). Gluten free diet was originally prescribed to such people in order to avoid the stimulus and thus get rid of the symptoms. Unfortunately, if you have gluten intolerance then you need to follow a gluten free diet throughout your life. But do not despair – in this case your meals can be quite tasty and varied.
The ideal gluten free breakfast should consist of several parts: healthy porridge, bread or sandwiches, dairy products, vegetables and/or fruits. You may eat homemade dessert with cottage cheese and fruit, scrambled eggs, rice cakes, natural cocoa, tea, honey. Bread provides the body with carbohydrates, i.e. energy in pure form. Gluten free porridge is a healthy start for anybody. Milk and dairy products are important for the bones and teeth (calcium, phosphorous, proteins, vitamins D and A). Fruits and vegetables are an important source of vitamins and mineral salts.
For chocolate lovers
Treat your child with gluten free chocolate without coloring agents and solid fats. And do not forget to give the baby a bottle of water, natural juice or tea.
How to make a delicious gluten free breakfast?
To keep the bread tasty, put lettuce or cucumber slices under the stuffing. To keep fruits and vegetables fresh, cut them and add lemon juice. Pack the breakfast in a sealed container and pour the drink into a tightly sealable bottle.