Saturday, March 15, 2014

Day 2-What am I going to feed this kid?(The saga of the gluten free,dairy free,peanut free,soy free diet)

Not so long ago in a home far far away a battle of the food vs allergies wages on...........(Are you thinking of a theme song when you read this,like Star Wars because I am :-P )The food allergy has taken control of our once happy meal plan and threatens to destroy it!We must break our alliance with these known allergist rebels.Now it is up to us to fight back and to once again enjoy the food that was once strong with us!We start our journey at the dinner table.Where we will travel to next is up to our young apprentice who is just learning to use the food.

May the food be with you!

Much fear I sense in him still.Fear is the path to the allergy side.Use the food!

Last night the baby was very itchy and couldn't stay asleep until about midnight. Then he slept until 5.I on the other hand couldn't fall asleep after that!Is it from this diet change?My husband was very surprised to see me up before him.That is sad that I have been so tired it is hard to wake up.My 8 year old suggested I should change my alarm,but today I didn't need one.Not bad for 5 hours of sleep huh?

7:30-Breakfast was leftover pancakes and some sausage.I had a  green smoothie with spinach,banana,strawberries and rice milk.Hopefully it will keep me full longer!

Pumpkin pancake recipe
1 cup gluten free Bisquick
1/4 cup pumpkin
1/4 cup applesauce
1-11/2 cup water
1Tbsp sugar
1,4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg

Mix it all together and yumm!

10-Hungry but feeling good!Ate an apple and some pumpkin seeds.The baby has refused everything today,except the crunchy sweet potato fries.Kind of frustrating.

11:30-Starving!I did ride a bike though and nursed!

12-Zipfizz time.It makes me instantly energized so far.I struggle with my energy anyway so this could be the start of a beautiful friendship!It also makes it so I have to drink 16 oz of water!Hydrate my friends!I had leftover spaghetti and salad with spinach and sunflower seeds and balsamic vinaigrette.The baby is so tired.He would only nurse.Maybe his tummy is upset from yesterday?Normally I try to take a nap when my kids have quiet time but I am feeling pretty awake.I know that is what an energy drink is for.Hopefully if I skip my nap I wont crash later.Is this drink not allowing me to listen to my body and just masking the fatigue?It is all natural.I forgot if I mentioned that before.

3-I did end up meditating and taking a short nap.I slept very lightly though not like I usually do,where a buzz saw couldn't wake me lolI ate some popcorn ,but I cant eat butter and the seasoning has soy in it.So I put salt on it and added chocolate no dairy,and pumpkin seeds.I need to think of more snacks!

6-For dinner I had potatoes,onions,apple and sausage with olive oil and honey.Cut them all up and put potatoes and onion with olive oil  in 425° oven for 30 minutes.Add honey to apples and sausage for another 30 minutes.The baby loved the potatoes and apple!He even tried some rice milk.

9-Energy is still pretty good.Had some more pancakes.Want to try something new for breakfast.Ideas come to me!If anyone knows some good choices please let me know!

1 comment:

  1. You are one dedicated momma to make sure your boy gets better! Good luck! Still waiting to hear back from my cousin about her recipe resources.