Cooking For Celiac Disease
Celiac disease patients
experience a digestive disorder that forces them to follow a
specific diet. Celiac disease patients show digestive
problem with food that has gluten in it, like wheat, barley and
rye. Therefore cooking for
patients with celiac disease patients can be a
A gluten- free diet means avoiding food that contains gluten
like bread, pasta, cereal, cookies and a lot of processed food
that has wheat, barley or rye. If that is your staple food then
you have change your lifestyle or find alternative ingredients.
To keep diversity in their diet, celiac patients can still
enjoy bread and pasta made out of potato, rice, soy, or bean
floor. Nowadays, it is easier since there are already
manufacturers who sell gluten free bread, pasta and other food.
Meat, fish, rice, fruits and vegetables does not contain gluten
so these will be okay to include in your diet.
The disadvantage of having celiac disease is the
difficulties of eating out. Following a strict diet makes it
more difficult for celiac patients to buy lunch or food in the
school cafeteria or food stalls near your work. The best way,
therefore, is to prepare your own food to bring along with you.
You could contact the manufacturers or restaurants that make
gluten free food, but that can be quite troublesome if the
location is quite far from you school or work.
Consulting a dietician or a health care professional
specializing in food and nutrition can help people learn about
the new diet. There are also support groups made of celiac
patients and their families that can help the patients to
establish their new life.
Some people may think that cooking food for celiac patients
is very much boring and routine. This just means that you’ve
been cooking the same food over and over again and have not
actually expanded on your repertoire. There are many ways of
cooking a great meal without risking the person’s health. Look
at it this way, now is the time to explore other dishes.
Some celiac patients still cook the food that they eat
before they were diagnosed, but they replaced some ingredients
with gluten content with ingredients that are pure,
uncontaminated and gluten free. Celiac patients come up with
different ways to make up an eventful meal without violating
their diets. One example would be cooking a Blueberrry cake.
Replacing the ingredients with Nearly Normal All Purpose Flour
and gluten-free baking powder will be enough for persons with
So the rest of the ingredients like granulated cane sugar,
eggs, milk, fresh blueberries, unsalted butter, and cinnamon
will be fine. Celiac disease won’t be triggered by these
Preparation would still be the same. Preheating the oven to
375 degrees or 350 degrees for convection an oiling a 9 inch
springform pan and putting any extra in a small oiled 6 inch
square baking pan or casserole would, of course be necessary.
You need to combine Nearly Normal All Purpose Flour, baking
powder and salt and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar until
fluffy, approximately 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs. Add the
flour mixture, alternating with the milk. Toss the berries,
pour the batter into the prepared pans, and set aside. Bake the
small pan for approximately 40 minutes and the springform for
50 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of
each pan comes out clean. You get the point.
The trick is to determine which alternative ingredients to
use and which food do not contain gluten. Cooking for persons
with celiac disease can be challenging, but with enough
research, trials, and imagination, you can come up with a meal
that is enjoyed by everyone in the family.