(A Gluten-Free recipe)
One of the “diets” I have used as a reference in creating CSID appropriate recipes is the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. I cannot stress enough how the understanding of what happens to undigested carbohydrates has helped me in choosing foods for my family.
A few months ago, when I got back on track with eating and cooking sugar-free and grain-free, I purchased the recipe book Healing Foods by Sandra Ramacher. On her “flog” she lists school lunch ideas along with recipes. Not all the SCD foods are low enough in sugar and starch for Group A, and some of Group C. As a parent, I know it can be daunting to filter through recipes to determine what is or is not okay for your child. Once you are used to skimming labels and recipes, adjusting ingredients can become quite simple.
For now, I wanted to share the crepe recipe inspired by the one posted to the Healing Foods flog that can be used for breakfast, snacks or lunches. As usual, if you have it, provide Sucraid prior to every meal and snack in the case of hidden sucrose. You may need to sub fructose for honey if recommended by your child’s dietician.
*(Group A, B, or C use with Sucraid recipe)
Yield: 6 4-inch crepes
2 teaspoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup coconut milk (check that there is no added starches or sugars if using canned)
1 teaspoon honey or 2 teaspoons fructose
2 tablespoons organic coconut flour*
Sour cream and Simply Fruit jam or fresh raspberries (S)
1. Blend together all ingredients in food processor or blender until smooth.
2. Using about two tablespoons of batter, cook crepes individually with a dab of butter on a skillet set to medium heat.
3. Spread one teaspoon sour cream and one teaspoon jam or mashed berries and roll. Serve warm.
Lunch option: Use plain crepes as wraps. Some “filling” possibilities include cream cheese, cranberry and turkey; tuna with thinly sliced cucumbers; sour cream with fresh spinach and strawberry slices; peanut butter and Simply Fruit jam (Group C, Sucraid needed); almond butter with drizzled honey (Group B or C, maybe A with Sucraid)