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DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.
yup, that's why I try to recreate everything in a non-allergy way. Hollendaise/bernaise, mayo are my biggest new things (of course DS still can't have them because he can't have eggs) but now I can have tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad, eggs benedict, etc.
have you tried canned wild salmon (I know at Costco, the cans of that are Wild and pretty close to tuna prices)?
How long have the foods been out? Are they IgE or all intolerances? Have you tried adding any foods back in? I'm trying to figure out what foods to add back in based on either rounding out their nutrition or making my life easier. Like I just tried DS on carrots because I'm having a hard time coming up with things for his lunchbox (it passed). I'm trying to figure out what to try DD2 on next. Quinoa would give us another "grain" but it doesn't seem that exciting. Though I could make a tabbouleh version for me, which would be fun.
Anyway, I just try to make new food all the time to keep it "exciting" and like I'm not missing anything. It's a lot of work though, lots of time in the kitchen.
How about tostada night? This is super-fast for us, and DS loves it.
Refried beans (can be homemade for extra nutrition/can avoidance. super-easy to make, but I've done it only once). You can mash a cooked winter squash into the beans and no one will ever notice
tostadas or taco shells
ground meat - can mix in herbs/spices and onions/peppers
If YOU aren't dairy free, you can put on sour cream/cheese. DH does this, while DS and I avoid.
I forgot to add:
Try sunflowerseed butter instead of PB a few times a week.
both Trader Joes and Sam'sClub sell salmon cakes (frozen), which we love. Easy, and you can add any veggie and rice to call it a meal. Again, I'm one with the quick things; Kathy would make a hollandaise sauce to go over it and I'm just slapping it on the plate, plain. DH will add a slice of cheese and maybe eat it on a bun/bread, and DS (can't do wheat or dairy) stacks up and calls it a sandwich.