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Food suggestions [Oct. 19th, 2012|02:05 pm]
Against the grain


I am looking for crackers/chips/snack ideas that I can feed my 3 and a half year old son. He cannot have any gluten, oats, dairy, eggs, corn, soy, nuts, sweet potato. We have to limit potatoes, rice, and tomatoes due to sensitivities. I am just looking for some other ideas for snacks and side dishes. The crackers we used to eat have corn in them, as do the chicken nuggets we used to eat. It is so hard with so many limitations. I feel so bad telling him he can't have foods he used to eat, but I know it will make him feel better. Any suggestions for foods or even recipes would be greatly appreciated. I tried to make mashed cauliflower one night and he was not a fan. I have made him tomato free ketchup since he eats ketchup on everything, and that works good. I am planning to try carrot fries, and we just found plantain chips that he loves. It was one thing before when we just had dairy, wheat and eggs, but now to take away more foods from him that he has already had is hard. Thanks!

[User Picture]From: becala
2012-10-20 05:16 am (UTC)
Oh, also, how severe is the egg allergy? Some people can tolerate duck eggs when they can't do chicken eggs. Whole Foods usually carries them, as well as other non-chain health food stores.

Also if you have a dehydrator you can try making vegetable chips- out of like beets, kale, maybe squash or non-potatoe root vegetables like parsnips, turnips, rutabagas. You can supposedly make them in the oven but they turned out terribly that way when I tried it. I think dehydrator is the way to go.

Oh, and you can also try mashed parsnips instead of mashed cauliflower. Parsnips don't taste exactly like potatoes but at least they are nice and starchy, where cauliflower is very low-carb.

Edited at 2012-10-20 05:27 am (UTC)
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