How to Dine Out With Multiple Food Allergies

How to Dine Out With Multiple Food Allergies Having food allergies is very common today, but individuals with ASD often have multiple food allergies so it’s not as easy as saying “no croutons on the salad, please”. You have to know every ingredient in every component of the meal, including the beverage, to make sure […]

ASD Teens Cooking Class©

ASD Teens Cooking Class© By Holly Bortfeld My son Max has been homeschooled since his diagnosis back in 1998. Even when he attended a private school for kids with ASD, he still had a home program too. As an ex-caterer, foodie and TACA recipe creator, one of the things I’ve always wanted my kids to […]

Food Allergy Testing

Understanding allergies, testing and avoidance can be a confusing process for parents. The hard work of managing and avoiding food allergies – especially in autism pay will off with great rewards. It is all about addressing your child’s unique needs and avoiding allergens that can play a large role in how your child feels.  Food […]

Toxins in Foods & the Environment

Things That Should Be Avoided For ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Kids Excitotoxins Strong scientific evidence suggests these substances could cause brain damage in children, adolescents and adults; with strong emphasis on children and elderly individuals. They may affect the development of a child’s nervous system; resulting in learning disabilities and emotional difficulties later in life. […]

Protein Sources

Protein is one of the hardest foods to get the right amounts into a special needs child. Here are some suggestions for protein sources for your child’s individual dietary needs. Protein Serving Size Total Grams Of Protein Almond Butter 1 tbsp. 4g Beans, refried 1 cup 16g Beef round roast 3 oz. 25g Black beans […]

Phenols, Salicylates & Additives

Phenols, salicylates, food dyes, and additives are problems that can be addressed after the Gluten-Free/Casein-Free (GFCF) diet has been started. Generally, it is recommended for parents to address foods high in phenols, salicylates, and additives about 2-6 months after starting the GFCF or other similar diet. Phenols are unique properties that can found in high […]

GFCFSF Diet: More Food Ideas

Here are some more: Glutino Pretzels Trader Joe’s Potato Puffs Trader Joe’s Organic Tortilla chips (just corn, salt, & lime) Gorilla Munch cereal Kiwi, mango, papaya HOMEmade french fries Scrambled eggs Turkey bacon Pancakes Hamburger meat Carrot sticks Erwhon Rice Twice Cereal Terra chips = Blues, Yukon Gold, other flavors are GF/CF and corn free […]