Those of us who have children diagnosed with Celiac Disease have experienced the heartbreak the illness brings. Fortunately, we also know that our children can heal and enjoy a healthy life by maintaining a strict gluten-free diet. However, such a diet comes with its own set of challenges. Though at home we can monitor what our children eat, when they are away from home at birthday parties or other activities, children may need to be responsible for their own food choices.
This app is the result of many hours of programming by my tech-savvy son, Michael. After releasing the Gluten Free Recipe Book last summer (our first app for the iPhone), Michael was eager to start working on coding a game. And what could be better than to give it a gluten free twist? Last year, we made several gluten-free themed videos for kids featuring a character called Bouncy. Why not make Bouncy the star of the game? And so Bouncy’s Great Gluten Free Adventure was born!
Michael has maintained a gluten-free diet since childhood and understands how children with Celiac Disease can feel “different” because they are not able to eat the same foods as their friends. His game helps children think positively about eating gluten-free, fosters good eating habits, and empowers them to take an assertive role in managing their own diet.
Michael hard at work coding the gluten-free game.
Bouncy’s Great Gluten-Free Adventure is a one-player game. You travel through the game maze, finding food for Bouncy to eat. In order to earn points, make sure Bouncy only eats gluten-free food. If you select the wrong foods, you will lose points. Earn enough points to win medals and join Bouncy at his gluten-free birthday party and other events. The game focuses on learning by repetition, teaching the importance of always checking the ingredients to make sure your meal is gluten-free.
The game is ready to play.
Easy to play! This game can easily be picked up and played by young kids from ages 6-8.
Fast paced with Self-Esteem Building Achievement Awards! This game is designed to be fun and engaging for kids. Children are rewarded for choosing to eat gluten-free, and awards are quickly won in each level.
Entertaining graphics, music, and sound effects! The gaming experience is enhanced by upbeat music and fun sound effects.
Only 99 cents on the iTunes AppStore! All sales will help us to continue developing the game and updating the graphics.
If you would like to help us out in spreading the word about the game, here are some ideas:
Leave a review or rating in the App Store if you enjoy the game.
Tell your friends and family who follow a gluten-free diet!
Share it on Facebook or Twitter or mention it on your blog.
Thanks for your support and for being a part of our mission to spread awareness about gluten intolerance and Celiac disease. We hope our game will make following a gluten-free diet fun for the entire family.
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How could we have lived without you all these years? You are a gluten-free foodie’s best friend, turning our favorite vegetables into long noodle-like swirls. Could zucchini really be a substitute for spaghetti? We asked the question with trepidation when we tried our first bowl of zucchini noodles. And we really can’t describe how excited we were to discover that these ribbons of cooked zucchini (zoodles!) are tender, slightly crunchy, and absolutely delicious tossed with our favorite sauces.
Today, we’ve cooked up something extra special in our gluten-free kitchen. Nicole has been craving fried rice these past several days, so we decided to make a version of this recipe with a healthy twist. This cauliflower dish tastes just like fried rice except that it isn’t stir-fried and doesn’t contain rice. It’s just 100% amazingly delicious and nutritious.
When we first heard that cauliflower makes a fantastic substitute for rice, we were a bit skeptical. But after tasting that first spoonful, we both agreed that cauliflower rice is now one of our new favorite foods. (more…)
Fine dining at Colors, a 100% gluten free restaurant in Manhattan. Photo Credit: Yelp
If you’re ever in New York City, make sure to take a trip to the little Manhattan neighborhood north of Houston Street known as NoHo. Tucked away on Lafayette in between 4th Street and Astor Place is Colors, a 100% gluten-free restaurant.
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Hello! We are Barbara and Nicole, a mother-daughter team whipping up quick and tasty gluten free creations in our kitchen.
We are glad that you stopped by. Finding out that you need to follow a gluten free diet can seem overwhelming, but take heart! You can still enjoy delicious meals. Read More Here.
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