|Bento No. 191|
My son helped to make egg tarts during their Life skills lessons yesterday afternoon. Egg tart is his favourite! One parent offered her child's share because her son cannot take wheat flour - gluten! What is gluten? Below is an extract I found in internet.
Gluten is a composite formed from several different proteins. It is found most commonly in wheat and other related grains, such as barley and rye. Adding texture and a characteristic chewiness to baked goods, gluten is used in a wide variety of other foods as a thickener and binder, flavor enhancer, and protein supplement. Some people can develop an intolerance to these proteins, however; a gluten-free diet often helps to alleviate symptoms caused by this intolerance and prevents further damage to the body.
I am blessed that my boy does not have any allergic or intolerance to any kinds of food.
Today, I made honey mustart chicken sandwich roll with corn bread, cucumber, tomatoes and roast chicken as the fillings. And I packed some apples, strawberry and a small packet of milo for his lunch. My boy is a soup person. And he asked me "Today, don't have soup?". I smiled :)