A few weeks ago, I was in my local library and found a copy of Jenny McCarthy’s “Louder Than Words”. As I thumbed through it, I saw that she owned “Special Diets for Special Kids” by Lisa Lewis, Ph.D. How cool to know that the recipes that helped her child are the same that I’m using!
If your child is on a special diet, this book is for you. The recipes are not only gluten-free and casein-free, it also has tips for other allergies and diets, for example, if your child is allergic to eggs or you need recipes for the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD).
Not only that, but these recipes are kid-friendly, and they cover everything – from drinks to holiday specials! I’ve barely scratched the surface of the goodies in this book, but I’ve made my first roast chicken, finally cooked arroz con pollo, and everybody loves the meat muffins. A small sampling of the recipes on these almost 400 pages include:
- World’s Easiest Chicken Curry
- Potato Pancakes (Latkes)
- Coconut Quick Bread
- Tropical Muffins
- Chocolate Pudding (really?? awesome!)
My favorite part is that this book also provides information on brands. So when Dr. Lewis writes “small ginger knob” in her recipe list, she also lets you know where you can get this rare item – and the brand. That’s how I discovered Dorot, and a FEW minutes of Googling later, found that Wegman’s carries it. Yahoo!
If all that weren’t enough, the book starts off with scientific evidence for dietary interventions, includes how to get started giving your child a special diet, and ends with an extensive list of resources, from books to online retailers of these foods. There is also a CD included with all the recipes in case you’d prefer to print them out, rather than use the book, so you can keep it clean.
This book is worth every penny, but remember that Future Horizons is giving Mom-Blog readers a special 15% discount if you use the coupon code “MOMBLOG” when purchasing any of their products. Go ahead and give it a try – it is my tool of choice when cooking!
Note: I received a review copy of this book for free, but all opinions are my own. I am an affiliate of Future Horizons and receive a small amount of compensation for any sales made using the promotional code provided. You can use the code MOMBLOG when ordering books or other materials – or even conference registrations – to receive 15% off plus free shipping in the continental US.