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Do You Use Vitamins To Supplement Your Child’s Diet?

We have been on the gluten, dairy and soy free diet for many years.  We use many supplements in order to ensure that we get what our bodies need daily.  My son, who is now 15 and growing quickly; has always swallowed pills of any size and shape easily.  In fact, he would swallow ALL of his pills dry if we let him.  🙂

😉  We take a liquid Vitamin b12 supplement made by Now which is free of all of our allergens.  This gives us extra energy each day. In fact, we can tell it’s working because when we don’t take it, we are all dragging.

😉  We also take Liquid D3 & B Complex supplements both from The Vitamin Shoppe.  They are free of our allergens and are necessary in our diets. 

😉  Vitamin D3 deficency is a common occurrence in individuals on the autism spectrum due to their lack of exposure to consistent and daily sunlight.  Since he is my son, I too lack in this area since I am the one who takes or does not take him out on a daily basis.  Of course, this is without considering what he does in school Monday thru Friday.  We take 5,000-6,000 IU of Liquid D3 daily. 

😉  The B – Complex helps to tame your anxiety/stress.  I don’t know anyone who can’t use this vitamin!  As a mom of a teen with autism and since my son also has anxiety disorder, this is a vitamin we desperately need and use daily.

😉  We all take Swansons EFAs Omega Tru MultiOmega 3-6-9 (Flax, Borage, Fish) which is free of our allergens.  This is taken for our ADHD; yes the 3 of us have ADHD – LOL.  Our life as a family is NEVER boring!  This supplement helps us with concentration and focus on a daily basis.

😉  Vitamin C in its powdered format from The Vitamin Shoppe is another daily vitamin.  I mix this along with the liquid vitamins in our morning smoothies and it works out great for us.

😉  Last but not least, we all take multi-vitamins that are compounded to address each one of our needs.  So, we are all taking different multi-vitamins and it works well for us.

🙂   What vitamin regiment is your teen/child and even your family on?  How long have you been supplementing with vitamins &/or herbs?  Why do you take each vitamin?  Do you see any difference when you skip your vitamins?  Please share with us below. 🙂

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GFDFSF Coconut Yellow Cake with Coconut Buttercream Frosting

Yesterday was my Mom’s (actually she’s my Mother in Law but we are very close) birthday and I wanted to make her favorite cake.  I had NO idea what that cake would be so I devised a scheme where my sister was able to get the information secretly from her husband.  I couldn’t find a recipe online that I liked so I decided to make the entire cake using my imagination.  Sorry, I forgot to take a photo but both of my Mom’s loved it and when I ate a piece I could see why. 

Coconut Cake but not the one I made 2-27-2013

Below are the two recipes I tweaked to make this absolutely yummy Gluten, Dairy and Soy Free Coconut Yellow Cake with Coconut Buttercream Frosting.  Try it out and see if yours comes out just as tasty.

 

Classic Yellow Cake

adapted from Easy Gluten Free Baking

{Italics is what I replaced the original recipe ingredients with}

INGREDIENTS:

Prepared Cake Pans (Spray with allergy free pan spray or use shortening with paper towel and flour with rice flour or sweet rice flour)

Toothpicks to make sure cake is done;  Little oven safe glass bowl filled with water to place on the bottom rack of your oven (this keeps your cake moist)

DRY                                                                                                                      WET

1C plus 2T sifted White Rice Flour                  1C Butter Flavored Shortening

1C Cornstarch                                                                         1C Granulated Sugar

2t GF Baking Powder                                                           4 Large Eggs

1t Xanthan Gum                                                                     1/2 C  Coconut Milk

1t Salt                                                                                         2t Vanilla Extract

This makes one 8 inch 2 layer cake, one 9×13″ cake or 2 dozen cupcakes

DIRECTIONS:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2) In a medium bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.

3) In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together shortening and sugar until light & fluffy; about 30 seconds.

4) Add eggs & beat for an additional 15 seconds.  Add dry ingredients and mix until completely combined.  Add milk and vanilla extract.  Blend until batter is thoroughly combined & fluffy.

5) Pour into prepared pans or cupcake holders.

6) BAKING TIMES = For 8″ round pans about 25-30 minutes;  for 9×13″ pan about 35-40 minutes; for cupcakes about 15-25 minutes

7) Pull out oven rack and poke each cake in the center with a toothpick.  As long as toothpick is clean when you remove it, your cake is done.

8) Remove pans from oven & place on wire racks to cool for 5 minutes.

9) Transfer cake(s) directly onto racks to cool completely.

GFCFSF Coconut Buttercream Frosting

adapted from Free For All Cooking

{Italics is what I replaced the original recipe ingredients with}

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 C Butter Flavored Shortening (I use Spectrum Organic Butter Flavored Shortening)

2  1/2C Confectionary Sugar

1  1/2t Coconut Extract

1T or more of Coconut Milk

1/4 C or more of sweetened or unsweetened coconut flakes (I used sweetened)

DIRECTIONS:

Blend shortening and extract until thoroughly mixed.

Add sugar while blending simultaneously.

As your frosting thickens, add milk until it is the consistency you want to frost your cake.

After you frost your cake, sprinkle your coconut flakes on top.

Eating Healthy????

Hmmm, sounds like a plan! Now, what method should I use 2 get my husband 2 try this? 😉

Fortuitous Forty!!!

I was a really picky eater as a child. Because I was obsessed by Popeye, my mum and aunts would put my food in a can to represent spinach and we’d hum the Popeye tune and then I’d happily eat it. ~ Paul O’Grady

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Corn Dogs – Gluten-free, Dairy Free

Sounds interesting. I’ll have 2 try it since my son has never had them.

Baking for You

After lots of trial and error, we have finally found a corn dog batter worth writing home about. A Cozy Kitchen provided the perfect base for this recipe.  We love the way the batter fries up crunchy and delicious!

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Pretzels that taste great!

We LOVE these pretzels in our family!! Yes, they are dairy, gluten and soy

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