Create your own Crown Cookies

It’s Jubilee Crown Cookies time.

Time to have some fun with baking, whether you are gluten free or not.

How are you celebrating?

We’re making gluten free cookies in our house with our crown cookie shape cutters.  But what if you can’t find any cutters shaped like a crown?

Well, you can make your own using items you already have in the house.  They don’t even have to be gluten free ones!  The shape ideas will work for any type of cookie.

Download our free ‘how to’ here, use your own recipe, grab the items you need to create the crowns (not much) and start creating your own crown cookies!

Lots of fun with a little mess!

Message if you have any questions.

Happy Baking

Let’s bake Gluten Free Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Come join in the fun!!

Join me for an hour to make gluten free Easter Bunny cupcakes on Saturday 16th April at 10.30am

I’ll quickly whip up some cupcakes at the beginning for those that aren’t so experienced & then move onto decorating some pre cooked cupcakes with bunny ears & noses.

We’ll make the buttercream icing (make sure it is at room temperature so soft) together then the pink sprinkles if you haven’t located any (you’ll need some pink or red gel icing – GF of course) and we can then create some fantastic Easter Bunny Cupcakes together.

The shopping list is in the download, you’ll probably have a few of the items in your cupboards already.  Use those or something else you think might work!

£10 per family

Once you have registered to join in details of the Zoom call will be forwarded to you on Friday.  Don’t forget to check your junk mail.

How to read labels confidently

Your child has been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease.  Amongst the 100 things you now need to do, is know how to read labels confidently.

Do you know how?

What you are looking for?

Labels have all the information you need to ensure that you know what is in them.

But do you know how to decipher the information?  What to look for?  What is a ‘may contain’.  Knowing how to read labels confidently will give you the boost that you need when you head out to the shops as it’s daunting the first few times, and takes forever!!

At the end of these slides you’ll work through independently,  you will be able to work confidently through any label challenge when you are out shopping.

Learning how to read labels makes your life easier.  You get into the habit of picking items up, checking them over and either putting it in your basket or putting it back.  There are some items out there that you’d never think were gluten free but are.  It can make a huge difference to your purse over time.

A video version will be available shortly.

Have you grabbed our Coeliac Child – What you need to know?     If you are just starting out. Then that’s definitely what you need to get started.

Don’t forget to look at joining Coeliac UK.  They’ve a wealth of information and a scanning app included in their membership if you need additional back up in the beginning.

Happy reading.

 

Nicky

 

Course – Online Learning – Coeliac Disease and Your Child – What you need to know

Your child and Coeliac Disease.  When your child has been diagnosed with coeliac disease it’s so overwhelming at the beginning.  So much to take in. So much to do and learn.

When it’s your child, it just seems harder.

What can they have / can’t have

Cross contamination? What is that?

How to read food labels and what to look for

There’s a lot to take in.

I was in your shoes 4 years ago.  My daughter had a shock diagnosis, & I was determined she wouldn’t miss out.

So I read, I learnt and didn’t want any other parent to struggle in the beginning.

I wrote one e-book to help ‘everyone’ but didn’t publish it in the beginning as, well, what did I know.  I put it out there, but then took it back down.  Who’d want that??

But I’ve always helped, solved problems and this is what I wanted & needed to do.

Then I set about writing another e-book Coeliac Disease & your Child – What you need to know to help parents with newly diagnosed children, as it’s all so adult focused.

What about helping our children?

They don’t want to miss out, but they need to be safe, loved & cared for.  They’re in shock too when diagnosed and you need to help them. Where do you go for information as a parent?.

Yes, the usual places such as Coeliac UK (highly recommend you join) but where is something specific to help parents help their children?   I’ve not found anything yet.  It’s lonely and hard in the early days, I didn’t know anyone else who had a child with the disease, had no one to ask questions of, how could I find out that I was going in the right direction, doing it right?  There are many changes you need to make for their diet, your kitchen & their health.

So I put all of my knowledge into this course, to help guide you through the early stages.  It covers 10 different topics, with me guiding you through the whole process during 90m which you can stop and start as you like.  You’ll be able to know what you are looking for, how to read labels confidently and feel secure in knowing how to manage cross contamination going forward.

I’m a mum of a coeliac child.  I’m not a medical expert, but I have had to find my way, like you will if you’re reading this. Being a mum means I know how you feel and that you want to do the best for your child and their coeliac disease diagnosis.

You can stop and start the course whenever you like.  It’s one video, with me giving you the best of my knowledge to date, to help get you where you need to be.

Download your copy today of Coeliac Disease & your Child – What you need to know and make your life that little bit easier as you adapt to a gluten free lifestyle.

Watch out for details of the Facebook Group connected with this course so that you have exclusive access to ask questions you might have.

Good luck.

 

Gluten Free Printable Guides

Printable guides – How to help your child go gluten free easily with our reference guides

You’ve got the diagnosis, leaflets from the Consultant/Dietitian (hopefully), info on Coeliac UK and then you are left to head home and start thinking about how you are going to manage & help your child start their gluten free coeliac journey.

And that quite frankly is a little overwhelming!  I know, as I’ve done it too.  4yrs ago I drove my daughter home from her Consultant’s appointment, putting on a brave face & thinking to myself, how am I going to get this under control.  How am I going to manage?

I did, and you can too.

But, as I researched and looked to see what I needed to do, there wasn’t a lot that focused specifically on children, how to help them and to help the parents get it all sorted & under control.

And now there is.  As well as baking kits, I’ve created and written an e-book from a mum’s point of view that will help guide you in your journey, help you negotiate and navigate the early days whilst giving you the confidence to believe you can do it.  As you have to, for your child’s best health.

I created the printable guides, as I wanted something to put on the fridge.  Helping me but anyone who came to visit that went in our fridge.  So they knew not to touch my gluten free child’s supplies.

It does what it says on the tin, with 10 printable guides for What you need to know, Reading Labels, a poster for quick and easy reference & how to remember what to avoid as well as other guides to help you in the beginning.

Download them to your computer or phone.  Print them out, give them to friends so that they know easily.

It’s what Gluten Free Little Cook is all about.  Making life a little bit easier, because having a Coeliac child is hard enough.

All yours for £9.99.  Making life just that little easier.

Nicky

 

 

e-Book Bundle

Grab both of my e-books on helping your Coeliac Child in one go!

All you need to know to help you get started on your journey with your newly diagnosed coeliac child.

Save time and money by grabbing both books here for the bargain price of £30.00

Download the zip file from the receipt page and you’ll be ready to go and start your coeliac journey with all the information to hand for you and your child.

It doesn’t have to be a lonely frightening experience at the beginning with your coeliac child.

There is help out there and I’ve written it down for you to help and guide you through the early days.  Because I’ve been there and it is hard.  At a time when you need help the most, most friends and family just don’t understand or get it.

It doesn’t have to be difficult.  This book will answer your questions and more.  You’ll learn about what to look for, how to read labels, manage cross contamination.  And have somewhere to record what your child eats and drinks in the first 3 months.

Don’t struggle and try to work it out.  I did that, I have the t-shirt and have put all that info into these books to help guide you so its not so hard.  Get help early on so that your coeliac child starts their journey well in the first place.  You’ll thank me for it.

Follow me on Instagram or Facebook for more handy hints and tips.  And if you fancy a spot of baking with our fantastic baking kits, well, I’ve got that covered too.

Nicky

Coeliac Disease Food Diary for Kids

Coeliac Disease Food Diary for Kids

How do your record what you child is eating in the early days?  If your child has just been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, then you’ll know about all the things that they can’t eat.  But what should they be eating & how much?

This Coeliac Disease Food Diary for Kids is going to help you out, giving you a reference point, diary pages to record what your child eats and notes for your records too.

Your child’s dietitian should be able to provide you with all the information, but in this handy e-book guide, you’ve a reference as to what to look for, how much to eat and an easy way to record it all.

Calcium and Iron are two important food groups that your child needs.  Coeliac UK state that a child needs 1000mg per day.  Does your child get their full intake?

Coeliac Disease – what do we eat now?

I’ve been there.  I was like you but don’t think for a minute we manage to eat everything of my charts or eat the rainbow.  Far from it, but, I do my best.

My daughter was diagnosed 4 years ago & there’s a lot to take in and a lot to do.

This 90+pg e-Book contains:

    • Top Tips you need
    • Child Record Sheet
    • First Steps
    • Overview on reading labels
    • What does GF mean/what to exclude
    • Top label reading tips
    • Our printout poster for ‘what you need to know’
    • Good Foods & Daily Needs
    • And a 3 months diary records with a weekly check on calcium levels.

Download it for £14.99

Once, I was exactly where you are now.  You can do this.  You have to do this.

And if you need more – you can grab both books in a bundle in the shop for £30.00

Any questions, drop me an email or DM via Instagram.

 

Nicky

 

Coeliac Disease & your child – download

What do you need to know?

Coeliac disease? When your child is diagnosed with this horrible disease, it’s a bit of a shock.  You take it in but then wonder what you need to do.  Having a coeliac child isn’t easy, there’s lots to learn and many challenges.  But, like anything, once you know what you need to do, you can go forward with the knowledge your child will be better for it.

It’s ok to feel sad, frustrated & angry too.  That’s how I felt in the beginning when my child was diagnosed – a total surprise – and one I wasn’t expecting.

So what does having a child with coeliac disease mean and what do you have to know and do.

One, it’s not an allergy – it’s an auto immune disease.  A reaction by your child’s body to gluten.

Two, it’s the only disease you can control by diet alone.  That in itself is amazing.

But there are many other caveat’s with this disease to factor in:

  • How you cook
  • What you cook
  • Minimising risk of cross contamination
  • Overwhelming and confusing isn’t it.

Need some help getting your head around it all?

The level of help varies throughout the UK.  We were lucky.  We’d a GP who understood we mustn’t give up gluten until diagnosed.

A referral to a dietitian and consultant within 8 weeks of diagnosis.  A folder of leaflets.

I scoured the internet.  Read lots. Joined Facebook groups.

Anything to help my child.

Over the past 5 years, I’ve seen that some don’t get that help.  They don’t get the leaflets (that you lose & can’t find anyway!!) or guidance on how to start their coeliac journey.

I saw that parents like me struggled to find out the information.  We needed simple all in one guidance.  From a mum’s point of view.

Me? Write a book? Are you quite mad?

I decided to do something about it and put everything I’ve learnt and more into the hardcopy book & this e-book.  But what did I know about writing a book.

Nothing.  So I learnt.  It’s all mine, from the front to the back.  But with coeliac disease, there’s lots out there for adults if you look.  But for parents with children?  There isn’t a lot.

It’s a big learning curve.  One, which is lonely, frustrating & overwhelming.

And yes, it’s hard.  I won’t lie about that.  I make it look easy now but I too have days that are just painful.  The planning is constant.  But I’m nearly 5 years down the road. The beginning is confusing and complicated.

I didn’t know anyone else with the disease or anyone with a child that had it.  I’d no idea where to go for help when we started out.  I used the internet & googled, I read.  There’s no need to struggle,  It’s about getting the right information.

I’ll help you get through the storm at the beginning, when you are finding your feet to a secure place where you know what you are doing, what you are looking for, how to look for it and how to negotiate almost anything.

I share our story with you so far,  stories from other mum’s who have been in the same situation as us.

First Steps to helping your child with coeliac disease

You can be overwhelmed or be confident & calm.  Sit with a tea, feet up & read the book, make notes and take the steps needed.  Or furiously scroll through Facebook pages to find the information you are looking for.  You choose.  See my blog life with a coeliac child.

My e-book will help get you started easily.  Without the overwhelm.  It helps you learn what you need to do, what to look for, how to read labels and find items that aren’t labelled gluten free, saving you time and money.  Something that everyone needs to do right now!

Going gluten free & following a gluten free diet for coeliac disease shouldn’t be hard. It’s necessary to make sure your child’s health improves.  Fast.

This e-book has 121 pages of info.  From a mum’s point of view.  My view.  Everything that I’ve learnt, from being a complete novice, to running a kids baking kit business.  If you want the hard copy instead – posted direct to you – click here

I’ve a child with coeliac disease, I’ve learnt the hard way.  From baking to school activities, parties and more.  When you finally have a diagnosis, you just want to get on & make your child well again.

Download the e-book immediately after checkout, find a quiet 5 minutes and start your learning.

“An easy read, helpful info and useful steps” was feedback from someone who bought the hard copy & whose child had just been diagnosed.

It’s about making life easier.

The pdf download is readable on your mobile or on a home PC. Dip in & out as you need to on the sections that help you the most.  Make your own notes, check your cupboards, and learn that you aren’t alone.  There are lots of mum’s like us out there but we just don’t know it.

Nicky

Coeliac Disease – A Handy Guide to get started

Get started with this handy guide for your gluten free journey.

Just diagnosed with Coeliac Disease? Don’t know where to start your gluten free journey?

Then this is the guide that you need.

I knew nothing about coeliac disease 4 years ago when my daughter was diagnosed.  It was one big shock.

It’s a lifelong condition, only managed by eating a completely gluten free diet, ensuring you do everything possible to keep gluten out of your diet by minimising cross contamination.

I had to do something to ensure that she got better & would thrive going forward.  And others need help when they start out to so they aren’t so lost & overwhelmed, because it is a big change.  If you are newly diagnosed, this is for you.

Coeliac Disease – What you should know

This e-book guide has simple and easy basic steps to get you started when you begin your journey.  You’ll have lots of questions.

Suitable for any age who’ve just been diagnosed with coeliac disease to help them  manage from the beginning with confidence and knowledge, knowing what to look out for, how to read labels and manage cross contamination.

Going gluten free is more expensive but it doesn’t have to be.  Knowing what to look for and how, saves time and money.  And it’s a friendly hug when you need it most.  I know how you’re feeling, it’s so overwhelming and a little scary too.  But you can do this.

Once you get your head around it, it’s not so bad. And once you do, you can move forward.  Maybe even get baking with our kits for your kids too.  Take a look .

Download your e-book copy here for £14.99 & start your journey with a bit of help & confidence.

About Gluten Free Little Cook

My daughter was diagnosed in 2018 with the disease.  I knew of it, but not much & I didn’t want her missing out.  It’s the little things in the beginning that you need to know.  Reading food labels well, avoiding may contains, managing cross contamination.  If you master those, it will be fine.  Everything else you can figure out along the way. Read all about what we do here.

Make your own Gluten Free Gingerbread House

Make your own gluten free gingerbread house? Are you mad?

It’s too hard

I don’t bake

I don’t know how

You can make your own Gluten Free Ginger Bread House

DON’T PANIC!!

It’s that time of year parents start searching for gingerbread houses to make with their children. To make fun, happy memories.

But what if you’ve got a child with coeliac disease who needs to be gluten free? They aren’t just on a shelf to buy, ready to build at home

You simply have to do it yourself. But don’t worry, we can do it together.

I learnt – and you can too! Even if you aren’t a baker!!

If you can’t get your hands on a ready made gluten free gingerbread house – fear not, I’ve got you covered. I’ve a step by step guide to get you from A to B easily.

But how? It’s too hard

It’s not too hard! It’s just melting, mixing & cutting out. Then ‘gluing’ it back together!

It doesn’t need to be perfect. It needs to be FUN!

What you do need is a solid base to build it on, some royal icing and plenty of suitable gluten free sweets – jelly tots, skitttles, chocolate buttons, marshmallows – whatever it is that your child likes best to make a gingerbread house look simply STUNNING!

Purchase & download your guide here – grab your essentials and you are ready to go. It’s a fab way to spend a weekend, slowly creating and crafting your masterpiece. But make sure you’ve everything ready to go – it’s easier that way.

It doesn’t have to look picture perfect, it should be fun and you can join in with a regular Christmas activity by building your own special memories.

It’s one of our favourite things to do!

Grab your guide here – which has everything you need to know.

Next time you are in a supermarket grab a cake board to stick it all onto. You can even cheat and buy a tub of royal icing so you don’t need to mix it up. No judgement here. We’re all busy and we need help on some occasions

Gingerbread House

Still not sure how? Need some help?

Then join me in the special Facebook group I’m creating where I’ll be making one and you you can follow along live or watch the video playbacks on how to create your own gluten free gingerbread house, with more hint’s & tips. Details just released – if you’ve got your own recipe, template etc and ready to go – join me in the Facebook group here for only £10.00. Click here to grab your space

if you’re new to having a coeliac child, welcome to the club. It’s an overwhelming beginning. Take a look at my book options – it’s an easy read and helping parents just like you – grab your copy here

Any problems, drop an email to admin@glutenfreelittlecook.com

Remember, it doesn’t have to be picture perfect, we live real lives, but does have to be fun!  For more fun baking kits, including this month’s kit take a look at our website.

Grab your copy in time for Christmas!!