Gluten-free Lunchboxes has school lunchboxes covered with its e-Cookbook, packed full of gluten-free lunchbox solutions for busy parents.
Founder and author Kate Crocker said: “Packing school lunchboxes can be tricky for parents. It can be a real headache to give children healthy food options that are quick, simple and varied.
“If your child also needs gluten-free food, the task can seem overwhelming.”
Kate said that processed gluten-free food was often high in sugar and additives and low in nutritional value.
“To find easy, gluten-free lunchbox recipes that the kids will love is a real challenge,” Kate said, “because you want the food to retain its quality after being frozen and defrosted.”
Kate said she faced these challenges when her daughter, Lucy, was diagnosed in 2011 with coeliac disease, which is an auto-immune disease. In Australia, about one in 70 people has coeliac disease, but as many as 80 percent of that figure goes undiagnosed. In children, symptoms of the disease may include failure to grow, tiredness and irritability, stomach pains and bloating.
“Lucy was halfway through her kindergarten year when she was diagnosed with coeliac disease,” Kate said. “Once Lucy was diagnosed, she had to have a strict gluten-free diet, which resulted in a remarkable change in her. But I struggled to find a variety of recipes for her because gluten is usually in common foodstuffs, such as bread, cakes, biscuits and pasta. In the end, I started my own blog and developed the recipes myself.”
Kate’s blog has increased in popularity and three years later is a valued and trusted resource for many parents who are looking for gluten-free lunchbox solutions.
Kate’s e-Cookbook is a compilation of her recipes, offering more than 60 gluten-free and nut-free recipes, including recipes for recess and lunchtime. Many recipes also can be made with dairy-free or lactose-free ingredients.
Kate’s e-Cookbook is a comprehensive resource to keep children happy and well-nourished throughout the day. The e-book also has a chapter on family meals with instructions on how to convert the leftovers into lunches. There also are a few special-occasion recipes, tips for stocking the pantry, kitchen essentials, and guidelines for packing a gluten-free lunchbox.
“I made the e-Cookbook as versatile as possible, so it also works just as well for those who need to take a gluten-free lunchbox to work,” Kate said.
Gluten-free Lunchboxes e-Cookbook is available from www.glutenfreelunchboxes.com/shop for $9.95 AUD.
About: Gluten-free Lunchboxes was founded by Kate Crocker in 2012. It features recipes and food ideas for gluten-free kids, with a particular focus on the school lunchbox.
Gluten-free Lunchboxes is a blog founded by Kate Crocker. Its theme is recipes and food ideas for gluten-free kids, with a particular focus on school lunchboxes. It mainly features original recipes, developed by Kate, many of which have been incorporated into an eCookbook which can be purchased on the site. Kate also publishes other helpful information and articles, all aimed at gluten-free living. Gluten-free Lunchboxes is also on social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+.