... or something. IDK if this should be here or in Special Needs Parenting.
We may need to cut dairy and gluten out, but I'm not quite sure how severely. (I am assuming 100%, but someone please tell me if I'm wrong on that.) I would be doing it for the kids, to help with behaviors and sensory issues. Do I need to purify my kitchen and separate things the way my friends who have celiac disease do? Or is it enough to simply not give the kids anything made with gluten/dairy? (DH will not give up bagels, coffee with milk, cookies, etc. so it's not a whole-family effort.)
Is there a basic guide to what "counts" and what doesn't? (I'm thinking about the way I cook, and even something as simple as a scrambled egg would have to change since I can't use butter in the pan. Or can I?) And then there's more hidden stuff, like oats. Oats themselves don't have gluten, but I know those with allergies generally can't use products made with oats b/c they are processed on equipment dusted with wheat. So I know just enough to be dangerous, but I know I don't know it all.
And most importantly, I need help with treats and recipes. I've found a few web sites that have good ideas for meals but I'm thinking more along the lines of snacks (esp. portable and for baby/toddler) and desserts that don't require special GF flour. Even stuff like pudding, or granola bars end up not working for GF/CF so what do you make instead? (DS just discovered Rice Krispies treats but they have BUTTER. Argh!)