saving money with a mid disgnosis coeliac child no gluten/dairy/soya

as the title suggests.
son is not yet formally diagnosed so is unable to get anything on prescription.
would like tips and ideas on cheap but healthy gluten free meals.
I also have a dairy and soya free child too and I also cant have dairy.
so the meals need to be gluten, soya and dairy free (with the exception of a wee bit of goats products ( ie just a small sprinkle of goats cheese/ splash of goats milk.):cool:
thanks in advance
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  • Indie_Kid
    Indie_Kid Posts: 23,076
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    Are you all vegetarians, or do you eat meat?
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  • DomRavioli
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    Try the old style board - it has a huge list of recipes with costs, and they have plenty that are, or can be adapted to food allergies or intolerances.

    And a tip from someone who is severely lactose intolerant (me!) - don't eat normal food. I have the most bizarre concoctions that taste amazingly good, but most of my friends and family laugh at. My fave is sticky chicken pasta - throw veggies in a wok with chicken (or other meat, or just the veggies on their own), cover in fave sauce (I love hoisin, no idea if it is gluten free or soya free but it is lactose free!), add pasta (you can get gluten free stuff from most supermarkets), stir like a maniac. It is one of my favourite dishes, as it gets plenty of veggies in there, but still tastes like real food. I don't intentionally eat Soya either because when I was very small, soya products were disgusting at best!
    I also make my own sauces a lot, I grow tomatoes in a hanging basket which get cooked and blitzed into a lovely sauce which goes on anything I can find, and I know exactly what has gone in it.

    If you could give us a list of what you like to eat, then we can give you suggestions; most things can be worked around.
  • CRANKY40
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    My cousin is coeliac with a dairy allergy. Untreated coeliac disease attacks the part of the bowel that digests milk protein so coeliacs that have waited a long time for diagnosis can have problems with dairy too. I make him cakes using gluten free self raising flower and Pure sunflower margarine. I use jam as a filling if I'm making a bigger cake like a birhday cake as obviously buttercream is not an option. My son who isn't coeliac says the gluten free stuff tastes better and it's easier to control what goes into them.

    My next plan is to melt some dairy free chocolate to make him some chocolate cakes as cocoa powder can't be used because of dairy. I also made him some home made hobnobs from a recipe on here (delicious biscuits) using gluten free flour and the Pure again, and flapjacks worked fine with the same substitutes too.

    Possibly not the kind of recipes you were looking for, I just wanted to let you know they work well.
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  • Nicki
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    We eat meat!

    So really any meal which isn't pasta based, covered in breadcrumbs or in a cheesy sauce would be fine!

    Cottage pie
    Chilli
    Meat of any kind with potato wedges
    Curry
    Baked potatoes
  • adouglasmhor
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    edited 20 June 2014 at 8:20AM
    CRANKY40 wrote: »
    My cousin is coeliac with a dairy allergy. Untreated coeliac disease attacks the part of the bowel that digests milk protein so coeliacs that have waited a long time for diagnosis can have problems with dairy too. I make him cakes using gluten free self raising flower and Pure sunflower margarine. I use jam as a filling if I'm making a bigger cake like a birhday cake as obviously buttercream is not an option. My son who isn't coeliac says the gluten free stuff tastes better and it's easier to control what goes into them.

    My next plan is to melt some dairy free chocolate to make him some chocolate cakes as cocoa powder can't be used because of dairy. I also made him some home made hobnobs from a recipe on here (delicious biscuits) using gluten free flour and the Pure again, and flapjacks worked fine with the same substitutes too.

    Possibly not the kind of recipes you were looking for, I just wanted to let you know they work well.

    There is no dairy in cocoa powder, and none in cadbury's hot chocolate. (not the instant)
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  • soolin
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    For a quick and child friendly meal- checkout M and S for gluten free sausages. Surprisingly reasonable in price.
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  • anonmum
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    hi,

    I am mid diagnosis for coeliacs too (bloods positive, waiting for rest of tests, specialist referal etc...) and I have been told until diagnosis is absolutely definate (by biopsy) to continue to eat gluten - because not eating gluten could give a false negative result on other tests.

    So it may be worth checking with doctor before excluding gluten?

    My doctor says I may as well make the most of being able to eat foods containing gluten (lovely bread, cakes etc etc... lol) and having an 'unrestricted' diet - cos if do have coeliacs its going to be quite the opposite forever!

    Kind regards,

    helen x
  • Indie_Kid
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    You can make your own sausages. I think it's just sausage meat wrapped in bacon. And you can make your own things like burgers, etc.

    Rice and corn are fine to eat too.
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  • dandelionclock30
    dandelionclock30 Posts: 3,235 Forumite
    edited 23 June 2014 at 12:14PM
    You can get rice milk at the Supermarkets now.
    Basically, you can have curries, chillis, veg stew, ratatoui, salads, falafel, fruit, rice, etc.
    If you need to you will loose weight with that lot.
    Sainsburys has a free from range now for celiacs which is gluten free.
    If you have meat you can include that in with the above.
    Theres loads there you can be getting on with.
    Lentils as well are very versatile and can be included in stews, curries etc. You can also buy/make lentil pate. You could have that on rice crackers.
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