Good morning! We made it through another busy birthday week. We’ve got three weeks until we do it all over again.
This week it’s time to play catch up. We don’t have too much out of the ordinary going on and no major kitchen projects. Maybe we can all get some extra rest.
My baking list includes graham crackers, “wheat thin” crackers, soaked granola, banana bread (I have lots of bananas to use up after my daughter’s birthday treat!) and sourdough bread.
Tomorrow we start OMT (osteopathic manipulation therapy) for my little one to help settle her body from the stress of the tongue/lip/nursing issues. My oldest has her yearly check up this week too.
I keep learning new things daily about our diet. It seems that my little one doesn’t just have issues with coconut…it’s any product of the palm family. So no more using palm shortening in my baking (for me). And no more birthday cake for me. For now she seems to do well if I avoid any coconut product (besides coconut oil), any palm product, dairy, peanuts and gassy vegetables. I’ve also been avoiding egg whites since I’m not sure how she handles them. All of that keeps the screaming/nursing strikes away.
My son seems to be making good progress lately. We introduced peanuts into his diet and so far so good. Though to be fair he never did have a peanut allergy. His allergy was to almonds. So we just decided to avoid all nuts just in case. I’m thinking about trying more dairy products (cheese and milk) again soon.
I’m trying to decide if I can continue eating sourdough (gluten) or if I need to take it back out of my diet. I have a lot of bad symptoms lately that I know are largely due to stress/adrenal issues. But I’m wondering if some of it is also my thyroid…which is impacted by gluten. It is all related, so it’s hard to figure out what is causing what. Maybe next week I’ll experiment with back to strict gluten free.
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I’m keeping meals simple this week and not overscheduling my kitchen work. Hopefully that means I can squeeze in some good naps. Do you have a busy week or an easy week? What’s on your menu?
B – yogurt, granola, fruit
D – cp tomato soup, grilled cheese
*make graham crackers, boil eggs
B – banana bread, fruit
D – pork burgers, sweet potato fries, peas
*make banana bread, soak flour for pancakes
B – yogurt, granola
D – bacon, pancakes, roasted vegetables
*bake apples, soak flour for crackers
B – apple pie parfait
D – sd bacon avocado sandwiches, roasted vegetables, fruit salad