Welcome to “On the Horizon”
Issue 116: Five Tips for Parents
A Note from Nicole: Amazing Discoveries
I’m getting back into the swing of things at the office this week after an awesome three days at our Extreme Makeover workshop last week. Erin and I enjoyed spending the three days with a group of educators and parents who are passionate about helping students with autism reach their fullest potential in life. It was awesome to see the amazing discoveries people made and I can’t wait to hear how they implement everything when they get back to their homes and classrooms. If you weren’t able to attend we’ve got some special opportunities coming that will let you benefit from the content and experience as well. Stay tuned!
The new school year is just around the corner in many parts of the United States. My feature article this week provides you with five important things to consider when making school-related decisions for your child. Take a few moments to read it and let me know what you think!
Here’s to a great rest of the week!
Looking to the horizon,
Funky Trail Mix
Make your own mixture of trail mix. What fun edible items can you include that have different textures, colors, tastes? Some examples are dried pineapple, macadamia nuts, cashews, dried cherries, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, goldfish, candy worms, etc. What did the kids think about this new trail mix? Did they like it or not like it? What interesting names can you come up with for your unique version of trail mix?
Five Tips for Parents
Explorations in Eating Audio Program, Calendar and Journal Set
Making Eating an Adventure and Expanding Your Child’s Food Preferences.
If your child is a picky eater or has feeding issues, mealtimes can feel like a battle zone. Try to introduce a new food and you’re surely buying a front row seat to a meltdown. His limited diet makes it difficult to enjoy a meal out or eat at friends and relatives’ homes. And you can’t help but worry about the impact such a limited diet will have on his health and development.
But there is hope. Over the years we’ve found that if a child has the opportunity to explore new foods in a non-threatening and playful way, she will eventually taste it—and often, ends up liking it. So, we’ve created a few easy-to-use tools to help you follow the same process at home.
Discover how to start broadening your child’s food preferences by ordering your Explorations in Eating Audio program, Calendar, and Journal Set for just $49.95 today!
For more information, click here
Garfava Roll, Danish, & Pizza Crust Mix
Whether you have just started a special diet with your child or you have been following one for years, it can be difficult to come up with what to serve. We decided to try to make that just a bit easier by providing you with a new allergen free recipe each week. While it is impossible to meet every person’s unique food sensitivity needs, we hope you will find these recipes helpful and delicious. Please feel free to adapt the recipes to meet your needs and taste buds; we do it all the time. In addition to the weekly recipes, we will be highlighting a specific allergen free product of the month. Enjoy!
Garfava Roll, Danish, & Pizza Crust Mix
From The Super Allergy Girl™ Allergy & Celiac Cookbook pgs 190-191
Preheat oven to 350°
1 ½ cups garfava flour (or chickpea)
1 ½ cups tapioca flour
3 teaspoons xanthan gum
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoon Egg Replacer™ (or 2 eggs if you can tolerate eggs)
2/3 cup oil
1 cup DariFree™ milk or milk substitute of any type
1+ cup sparkling water or club soda until the batter is creamy
KinniTOOS Chocolate Sandwich Crème Cookies
Gluten Free, Casein Free, Lactose Free, Peanut and Tree Nut Free
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