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ValentinaGermania
Hi all out there,

can anyone help a family here to refeed their child with celiac disease?
It was diagnosed before AN so is NO AN restriction...
We need ideas for all meals or snacks!
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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atdt31_US

1.  Rice, as you know takes lots of oil:   Can toast one cup raw rice  in two tablespoons rapeseed/canola then cook normally and then can add more oil with sauce you are serving with the rice

2.  Gluten free pastas ... I eat more rice than pasta bc I do notice difference, but have found brand can really make a difference. Maybe she can but several and see what feels/tastes best for them. 




3.  Potatoes in all forms ... of course mashed can mask tons of calories (cream cheese; sour cream, hwc; grated cheese...  also potato instead of bread based egg casseroles...

4.  Certified gf oatmeal ... again, you know the tricks to fortify oatmeal... ground nuts to disappear; dried fruit; etc

5.  Gf breads easy to find ... by far I like the yellow pack, something g like schaar... I find toasting to more “normal” ... have never found a gf bread I enjoy for a sandwich, so now I just toast it for sandwiches


Mom of either pre-diagnosis or non-ed underweight 12 yoa (as of March 2018) kid here to learn how to achieve weight gain.  BMI steadily in the mid 12's for nearly her entire life.  Born 2006. UPDATE:  April 2018 diagnosed ARFID, based solely on weight being less than 75% of Ideal Body Weight.  Mildly picky, but mostly the problem is a volume/early satiety issue, along with abdominal discomfort and chronic constipation, all present since birth.  UPDATE:  July 2019 diagnosed with PANS. Dr. said likely started first PANS episode at less than 1 or 2 years of age.  On long-term daily prophylactic antibiotics. BMI now about 16 after period of intense refeeding prior to PANS dx,  followed by stagnation as we sort out what is next. FWIW ED-D is a fraternal twin and we have no other kids.
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atdt31_US

Also:  

most premium ice creams are gf

Corn tortillas, but I prefer the fried corn thing that li think is called a tostada shell ... sort of like a big unsalted corn chip. Good base for lots of stuff and decent fat and calories ... I use savory and sweet.

toppings I use:
1.  Siggis plain yogurt (4%) mixed with good quality  dark maple syrup. I slather that in the tostada she’ll for a sweet snack

2.  Canned chicken breast shredded, mixed with mayo. Put strawberry jam on tostada, tip with chicken/mayo mix, sprinkle on tarragon and orange pepper, can tip with thin slice of cojack cheese. I prefer this sort of “sandwich” to any of the I toasted gf breads ...

3.  Any sort of nacho toppings ... or just make nachos... easy to do gf

also,

tons of soups can easily be made gf and be normal and good tasting 

I find gf to not be a big hindrance BUT I am the gf one in the house and have no food aversion so I make do very well. If the AN gf kid has likes from pre-gf days, post what they want to try to replicate and we might have ideas. 


Mom of either pre-diagnosis or non-ed underweight 12 yoa (as of March 2018) kid here to learn how to achieve weight gain.  BMI steadily in the mid 12's for nearly her entire life.  Born 2006. UPDATE:  April 2018 diagnosed ARFID, based solely on weight being less than 75% of Ideal Body Weight.  Mildly picky, but mostly the problem is a volume/early satiety issue, along with abdominal discomfort and chronic constipation, all present since birth.  UPDATE:  July 2019 diagnosed with PANS. Dr. said likely started first PANS episode at less than 1 or 2 years of age.  On long-term daily prophylactic antibiotics. BMI now about 16 after period of intense refeeding prior to PANS dx,  followed by stagnation as we sort out what is next. FWIW ED-D is a fraternal twin and we have no other kids.
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atdt31_US

Honestly the gf itself won’t be that huge to work around these days unless the child is picky about brand, etc. There are very few things that I used to eat that I cannot fake pretty well using readily available gf ingredients ... happy to help if you give particular items they want to recreate in gf form. 

Mom of either pre-diagnosis or non-ed underweight 12 yoa (as of March 2018) kid here to learn how to achieve weight gain.  BMI steadily in the mid 12's for nearly her entire life.  Born 2006. UPDATE:  April 2018 diagnosed ARFID, based solely on weight being less than 75% of Ideal Body Weight.  Mildly picky, but mostly the problem is a volume/early satiety issue, along with abdominal discomfort and chronic constipation, all present since birth.  UPDATE:  July 2019 diagnosed with PANS. Dr. said likely started first PANS episode at less than 1 or 2 years of age.  On long-term daily prophylactic antibiotics. BMI now about 16 after period of intense refeeding prior to PANS dx,  followed by stagnation as we sort out what is next. FWIW ED-D is a fraternal twin and we have no other kids.
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atdt31_US

Searched the high calorie thread for “gluten” and got this, among others. 


Hey everyone,

I'm bumping this for LV and parents who are following a vegetarian or gluten free approach to refeeding --adding a new food:

Quinoa.

This looks like a wonderful source for calories, protein, and a host of other important nutrients.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinoa

"Quinoa was of great nutritional importance in pre-Columbian Andean civilizations, being secondary only to the potato, and was followed in importance by maize. In contemporary times, this crop has become highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as its protein content is very high (12%–18%), making it a healthful choice for vegetarians and vegans. Unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete protein source.[5] It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest. Because of all these characteristics, quinoa is being considered a possible crop in NASA's Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration manned spaceflights.[5]

Mom of either pre-diagnosis or non-ed underweight 12 yoa (as of March 2018) kid here to learn how to achieve weight gain.  BMI steadily in the mid 12's for nearly her entire life.  Born 2006. UPDATE:  April 2018 diagnosed ARFID, based solely on weight being less than 75% of Ideal Body Weight.  Mildly picky, but mostly the problem is a volume/early satiety issue, along with abdominal discomfort and chronic constipation, all present since birth.  UPDATE:  July 2019 diagnosed with PANS. Dr. said likely started first PANS episode at less than 1 or 2 years of age.  On long-term daily prophylactic antibiotics. BMI now about 16 after period of intense refeeding prior to PANS dx,  followed by stagnation as we sort out what is next. FWIW ED-D is a fraternal twin and we have no other kids.
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atdt31_US
https://www.verywellfit.com/gaining-weight-when-you-have-celiac-and-are-underweight-4175398



also this, but do the OPPOSITE
https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/a19983366/high-calorie-gluten-free-foods/
Mom of either pre-diagnosis or non-ed underweight 12 yoa (as of March 2018) kid here to learn how to achieve weight gain.  BMI steadily in the mid 12's for nearly her entire life.  Born 2006. UPDATE:  April 2018 diagnosed ARFID, based solely on weight being less than 75% of Ideal Body Weight.  Mildly picky, but mostly the problem is a volume/early satiety issue, along with abdominal discomfort and chronic constipation, all present since birth.  UPDATE:  July 2019 diagnosed with PANS. Dr. said likely started first PANS episode at less than 1 or 2 years of age.  On long-term daily prophylactic antibiotics. BMI now about 16 after period of intense refeeding prior to PANS dx,  followed by stagnation as we sort out what is next. FWIW ED-D is a fraternal twin and we have no other kids.
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ValentinaGermania
Thanks a lot, I will link all that to the family asap!
You are a great help here, do you know that?
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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