I decided to start this blog after my son was diagnosed with food allergies. For the first seven months of his life he suffered with terrible eczema and after a trip to the ER we found out he is allergic to milk, soy, eggs, sesame and peanuts. As a parent of a child with food allergies it is a constant emotional rollercoaster. I have cried at grocery stores, at birthday parties and at night. He has had the Epi injection twice and spent too much time in the ER.

Current allergies: Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree nuts
Outgrew: Sesame, Soy

Friday, October 15, 2010

My meal plan

Finding food that is Milk, egg, peanut, wheat, sesame and soy free is nearly impossible. It has been two days and these are my meals...

Breakfast: oatmeal with banana
Snack: fruit
Lunch: no-lettuce salad with cucumbers, tomato, onion, corn, avocado, kidney beans
Snack: skittles (yeah, my weakness)
Dinner: Gluten-free pasta with mixed vegetables (onions, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli (loads of), spinach, asparagus.

I'm completely addicted to my no-lettuce salad and can't get enough of it. I wish my lunches were a bit more fun so i need to search some new recipes.

I can deal with this exact meal plan for the next couple of weeks until Aiden gets a new allergy test but if he is positive for a soy allergy I will probably quit breastfeeding and put him on a prescription formula that is geared towards 12 to 24 month children.

On a side note, Aiden had his first peace of chicken a few days ago. I'm not super excited since it's a food I am not too crazy about but I'm super happy to know he's getting protein since he can't eat Tofu right now.

1 comment:

  1. Lexie here :) Thought I would drop in to say "hi" and to be a bit of a support! I am sure these are not easy times, but you will find your groove and all the positive changes and healing will be so worth it! I am so happy that you've got some answers. There is a great community of support out there -- as I am sure you have found. And you feel free to email me any time with a request, idea, question, whatever. We are here for each other.