Celiac 6? 9? month follow up visit.
Gastroenterologist many questions:
How are you adjusting to the gluten free diet? (Fine.) Are you finding foods you like to eat? (Yup. I guess so.) Any summer plans? (Mmmhmm.) Any stomach pain? (Nope.) Does this hurt at all? (Palpates abdominal cavity.) (No.)
Appointment ends with pronouncement: You’re doing great!
However, child taller & gain <1 lb. (< less than. Less than one pound.) Well, he’s definitely moving in the right direction!
Plan = redouble fattening effort. Via snacks.
Almond Joy Bars
adapted from Oh She Glows
Line a 9 x 9″ pan with parchment. In a giant bowl, combine 1.5c gluten free oats + 1c gluten free rice crispies + 1/2c slivered almonds + 1/3c shredded coconut + 3T chia seeds + 1/2tsp. salt. In a small pot, melt together 2/3c Justin’s Vanilla Almond butter + 1T coconut nectar + 2T coconut oil. Add the melteds to the giant bowl and mix well. Heap this luscious combo into the prepared pan. Scatter 2T dark chocolate chunks on top of the heap. Use a 2nd piece of parchment to press the mixture very firmly into the pan. Freeze for 30 minutes or more. Slice into 14 granola bar-looking rectangles. Wrap each bar in waxed paper. Store in freezer. Eat. Be nourished. Get fatter.
I called these 18g CHO each. He ate two with a glass of cow milk, spikelessly.