The first questions you probably have,if someone suggests a yeast-or-dairy-free diet for your child (or yourself), are likely "what on earth do I do now? What can I eat? What do I serve my family?" It's not an easy situation, especially when there are very few good cookbooks for children with autism, and some of the recipes I wouldn't feed to my dog.
Thankfully, after a great deal of research and testing, we have found a solution to your problem. It's a cookbook called "The Yeast-Free Cookbook Manual." The recipes are terrific and easy, and the advice on how to actually SURVIVE while on the yeast-free diet is doable. I love the crock-pot chicken casablanca, which has a delightful island flavor. Another wonderful recipe is the crock pot chicken potato curry. A bonus to the curry is the fact that curry is a terrific anti-oxidant, and wonderfully flavorful. In our active family of four athletic, long-distance-running sons, the crock pot is my favorite appliance. The food is ready whenever we are, and cooking it all day makes it more flavorful. Also, this cookbook is quite complete, having everything from quick dips and other appetizers to delicious desserts.
Another bonus , which I really like, is the "Cooking What's Left Shopping Guide." It has a complete shopping list of suggested foods, which you can take with you to the market. It also has many suggestions on how to implement the diet and still keep your sanity.
Give this cookbook and the yeast-free diet a try. You won't be sorry, and you - and your child - will be healthier because of it.
Note: Through buying the "Yeast Free Cooking" cookbook, you are helping to support the Autism Lighthouse website. The commissions from these product sales help us to expand and promote this website and provide you with recommendations for very high-quality products to help autistic children.