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Rachelle, mommy to 8 year old boys!
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Just wanted to add- look intoEnjoyLife products.We LOVE their choc chips - which are cocoa butter based. They make granola, cereals, cereal bars, cookies, etc that are free from all the major allergens. I amnot sure what sort of sweetner they use but their choc is evap cane juice (which our doc has said is NOT sugar but a natural form like honey, maple syrup,etc) If only DS wasn't allergic to rice, we'd enjoy more of their stuff.
Yes, Quinoa and hemp are great sources of protein for a vegetarian type of diet. Right now that is really his only good source of protein. I'm grateful that he tolerates them pretty well so far. The only thing that kept him growing was me breastfeeding him up until Christmas. Now he gets a bottle of frozen EBM a day until I run out. I had to wean him as my health was really suffering on the TED. He only had about 7 foods that he could tolerate at the time, and at Christmas he lost 3 of those 7 foods! Unfortunately he has stopped gaining weight since then too. So, we are trying desperately to find protein sources for him.
I haven't tried buckwheat or sorghum with him yet, that would be a good thing to try soon. We tried spelt today, so we'll see what he looks like tomorrow after that. I also haven't tried palm shortening with him yet, so our only reliable oil/fat is olive oil.
For the sugar, he is not allergic to cane sugar, but he is extremely intolerant of it. Gives him loose stools and an instant diaper rash that looks like he's been burned and his skin actually peels off. It's awful!! He does the same thing with agave nectar. So far he does well with the pure maple syrup, thank goodness!!
I'm looking for things like cookies, bars, crackers, and breads. Things that I can make alot of ahead of time and be able to grab and go when needed.
You ladies are a wealth of information....I'm so glad I found this website!! Thank you!!
Muffins- GENIUS!!! I hadn't even thought about trying that!! I just whipped up a batch of oat/hemp protein muffins. They are actually quite tastey and I even slipped in some yellow squash into them!! I'm so excited!! i added hemp protein powder as well as shelled hemp nuts, dried pears, raisins, pureed pears, oat flour and tapioca starch. Even DH liked them!! They'll pack a nice protein punch for him, which we are desperate for and will be easy to take along with us.
I also recently re-invented the pancake too!
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