This week’s real food meal plan is focused on figuring out our new menu options that factor in my son’s allergies. Time for a new rotation!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Not exactly the best time to find out your son has a cocoa allergy. Poor kid.
Though cocoa is the least of my concerns. Sadly his allergy test did not go nearly as well as we had hoped. My son’s new allergies include:
- sweet potato
- string bean
- dust mites
- tree pollen
- corn pollen
- corn smut
Talk about cruelty…I think the allergist dashed my son’s hopes and dreams when she said due to his feather allergy he should not be around free-range chickens or collect eggs.
So, it’s back to the drawing board when it comes to feeding my family. That will take time to figure it all out.
On the flip side we are starting to re-introduce foods for my youngest. So far bananas have gone well! Sweet potatoes are TBD. She had some yesterday so we’re in the observation phase. This coming weekend we’ll try rice. Sourdough may be on its way out. She seems to be reacting to it lately.
In the kitchen.
Due to my son’s allergies he can’t eat most of the snacks I have on hand. So it’s time to start baking again to make safe food for him. My kitchen work includes:
- breakfast cookies
- graham crackers
- beef broth (in my new roaster!!!!)
- teff cherry breakfast bar
- TBD scones
On the blog.
Last week I shared some delicious Valentine’s Day treats. There is still time to make them! Especially the two ingredient Nestle Crunch® bites. So simple. And the divine chocolate cake is, well, divine! My husband enjoyed it all last week.
Coming up this week I have a timely post on my feelings about food allergies.
And the countdown is on! Exactly one month until my book release. I can’t wait to share it with you. If only I could snap my fingers and have all of the work done related to selling it. Writing the book was the easy part.
On the menu.
It will take some time to get a feel for our new dietary restrictions and how to incorporate everyone’s needs. I tried to stick to really simple meals this week while I work on all the details. I’ll have an updated rotation soon.
Here is our real food meal plan. What’s on your menu this week? Any fun chocolate treats?
ROTATION: Each day starts with dinner and goes through lunch the next day. Foods in () are things yet to be tried.
Day 1: sourdough?, squash, cabbage, banana (potato, carrot, beet, cassava, tapioca)
Day 2: corn, grapes, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli (avocado, amaranth)
Day 3: teff, eggplant, zucchini, blueberries, asparagus, spinach, (sunbutter, sorghum, beans, peas)
Day 4: pumpkin, mushrooms, lettuce, cucumber, cherries, olives, split peas (rice, millet, egg, dairy)
B – cereal, fruit | teff cherry bars | broth w/ squash, brussels sprouts, chicken
L – beef stroganoff, broccoli, peaches
D – hot dogs, roasted cauliflower and brussels sprouts, chips
prep: make gummies, make bars, soak flour for graham crackers
B – hard boiled egg, toast | blueberry spinach smoothies
D – cp pork chops, rice, beans, spinach
B – cereal, fruit | broth, pork, spinach
D – pork burgers, french fries, peas, salad
prep: soak flour for breakfast cookies, prep smoothie
B – breakfast cookies, gummies/yogurt | squash soup
D – hot dogs, scones, roasted cauliflower and brussels sprouts
prep: bake scones
notes: easy/husband out for dinner
B – scones, fruit | broth, brussels sprouts
D – hot taco rice, salsa, guacamole
notes: introduce rice
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