Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen
Everyday Foods the Whole Family Will Love
With 100 recipes for teen and family favorites such as Pizza, Mac 'n' Cheese, Grilled Cheese, Sweet Potato Fries, Almond Streusel Coffee Cake, and more, Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen proves that teens and their families don’t have to sacrifice on foods, flavor, or convenience to eat gluten free.
Sarah Berghoff McClure practically grew up in the kitchens of Chicago’s historic Berghoff Restaurant, where wheat-filled German-American favorites such as schnitzels, spaetzles, strudels, and rye bread are staples. When Sarah was diagnosed with Celiac disease, she thought her days of eating her favorite pizzas, pastas, and pastries with her friends were over. Her mother, Carlyn Berghoff, chef/owner of the Berghoff Restaurant, stepped in, and together, she and Sarah began creating gluten-free versions of kid and teen-friendly foods that Sarah could enjoy.
Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen offers a unique perspective on living gluten-free from not only someone living with gluten-intolerance, but also from a parent who is also a chef, and a doctor, Susan Nelson, who specializes in treating teens and others with Celiac disease.
• Carlyn sets up a gluten-free kitchen checklist and gives tips on how the whole family can switch to gluten-free eating and loving it.
• Sarah discusses what it’s like to grow up with Celiac disease, as well as how to live a healthy gluten-free lifestyle without feeling singled out at parties or when eating out, and without missing out on the foods teens love.
• Dr. Nelson discusses the symptoms and diagnosis of Celiac disease and gluten intolerance and tells stories about her patients, who tested and resoundingly approved the recipes in the book.
Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen is filled with more than 100 recipes and helpful tips on everything from the top foods that gluten-intolerant teens crave, to converting family favorite recipes to make them gluten-free, as well as strategies for packing healthy and delicious lunches and snacks.
Straightforward tables and lists of naturally gluten-free foods, gluten-laden foods to avoid, and secret sources of gluten are also included, as is a take-along game plan for kids and adults when they are out and about. With teen and family favorites such as Pizza and Mac 'n' Cheese, Grilled Cheese, Sweet Potato Fries, Almond Streusel Coffee Cake, and more, Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen proves that teens and their families don’t have to sacrifice to eat gluten free.
About the authors
Sarah Berghoff McClure is the second daughter of Jim McClure and Carlyn Berghoff McClure. She attends high school, is the coxswain for a rowing team, and loves to cook. She has two pet lovebirds (she says she’s their mother) and a dog named Badger. She liked all the normal teen-age foods: fries, cookies, cakes, pizza, stuffing and gravy and more. In 2009, she became critically ill, lost ten pounds suddenly, and was diagnosed with celiac disease. Since then she has regained her health and vitality and tells everyone she is going to live ten years longer because she is eating gluten free.
Dr. Suzanne P. Nelson, MD, MPH, specializes in pediatric gastroenterolgy and is Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Northwestern University Medical School with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and from Harvard School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health (MPH). She has a busy gastroenterology practice and has been recognized with various awards including US News “Top Doctor” status. According to Dr. Nelson, about 1% of Americans have celiac disease. Among that 1% is Sarah Berghoff McClure, one of Dr. Nelson’s patients. And while Dr Nelson is never happy to tell her patients: “You have celiac disease,” she notes “a part of me is always relieved because I know the child is going to be all right. Celiac disease is one of the few diseases I treat that doesn't require any medication (and therefore no drug side effects) and is 100% treatable by diet.” Carlyn and Sarah Berghoff McClure are thankful for Dr. Nelson and her role as the advisor and consultant for this cookbook.