Having a wheat allergy is different from having gluten sensitivity. Gluten is a type of protein that's in wheat and many other grains as well.
If you have a wheat allergy, remember that gluten-free isn't the same as wheat-free. While many gluten-free products don't have wheat, that's not true for all of them. Read ingredients lists to avoid wheat.
Help your child manage
allergies at school with these tips.
Help Kids Claim Their Fame: Kids with allergies or asthma can excel in sports. But they won't
have stamina if allergies are uncontrolled. Make sure kids take
Circle of Support: Help kids get support at school. Meet with
teachers, the nurse, and the coach to discuss the child's allergies or asthma.
Develop a game plan.
Game Plan: Give the school nurse an "allergy card" with
critical details -- your child's...
You may be able to eat these grains instead of wheat. Always check with your doctor before trying them:
Wheat flour. Use rice flour, potato starch flour, soy flour, tapioca flour, or corn flour instead. If you're allergic to gluten, look for gluten-free baking powder. When you're baking, remember that wheat-free and gluten-free flour may be drier, may not rise as much, and may have a crumbly texture.
Noodles. Use wheat-free pastas instead. They can be made from lots of different grains including quinoa, corn, potato, rice, or beans.
Breadcrumbs. In recipes like casseroles, fried chicken, eggplant parmesan, or meat loaf, substitute shredded parmesan, crumbled wheat-free crackers, or cornmeal.
Thickeners. Thicken sauces and gravies with cornstarch or rice flour. Pureed tofu can work, too.
Beer. Instead of beer in recipes, use apple juice or wine.