My dd seems to have a dairy and wheat intolerance. She is a very picky eater as well. I am at a loss as to what to feed her and how to try to get all the nutrients she needs w/o wheat and dairy.<br><br>
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Oh there are lots of things to eat with those restrictions! I don't have time to get really in-depth now, but we've been dealing with those restrictions in addition to soy and nuts for 2 years now. My kids eat lots of fruits, veggies, meat, beans, seeds and gluten free grains. We cook most things from scratch as trace amounts of dairy and wheat are in most packaged things. Do you eat meat? What kinds of things does your toddler normally like to eat? I'll try to come back and help you out tommorrow!
Sub rice for wheat. You can serve regular rice, but also rice pasta. Tinkyada brand is excellent (I think Trader Joe's brand rice pasta is made by the same company, but cheaper). Also, we eat quinoa and millet. Both cook up nicely in a rice cooker.<br><br>
We're dairy-free also, and we just give dd legumes, meat, and eggs for protein. I use soy milk to cook for her (she doesn't like to drink it). For butter we use oil or palm shortening (Spectrum, particularly for baking).<br><br>
If you can list some things your dd likes, we can think of things to feed her. I have a picky toddler, too!
If she isnt allergic to nuts then peanut butter and almond butter are good sources of fats.Sunflower butter from Trader Joes in case she is allergic.<br>
Avocados -very good fat.<br>
What about soy? Is she allergic..I have heard of soy cheese but never tried .you could try these.
My 22 month old DD is also allergic to wheat and dairy and is also pretty picky. For her fats, I give her high vitamin cod liver oil every day and I cook her veggies in coconut oil and her chicken in olive oil. She is a meat lover so I give her grass fed beef and uncured bacon and eggs, nitrate free lunch meat etc. All that stuff has a lot of fat. She is also still nursing.<br><br>
One of her favorite dishes is sweet potato fingers. I get these sweet potatos already cut up at Trader Joe's and cook them in coconut oil with a very light sprinkle of sea salt and raw sugar. She loves loves that! Another easy favorite of hers is chicken. I just get frozen chicken tenders and cook them in olive oil with Trader Joe's 21 seasnoning salute and sea salt sprinkled on both sides. Very yummy. She also likes sunbutter and honey sandwiches on rice bread from Trader Joe's. Can you tell I like Trader Joe's?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I could never get my DD to eat straight avacado but she used to eat avacado/banana pudding (she won't anymore). Have you tried anything like that?<br><br>
Potatoes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> You can fry them, mash them, bake them. It's one of my dd's very few safe foods so we do a lot of things with potatoes.
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<div style="font-style:italic;">What about soy? Is she allergic..I have heard of soy cheese but never tried .you could try these.</div>
Many soy cheeses have casein, which is a milk protein. For cheese, we use almond and goat.
Oh good on the meat/fruit as the I think the protein is the hardest part of those restrictions if you have a non-soy kiddo as well anyway.<br><br>
Fats--smoothies/drinks are great. I had to experiment a lot with my picky guy before I found a predominant flavor he likes which for him is carrot but your daughter may go for a fruit base. Anyway, I can do avocado and coconut oil. I think the saturated fats are important and coconut or palm are good sources. Problem is that coconut oil (or palm...anything saturated) needs a warm drink. For a cold drink, you can find light tasting olive oils. Rice oil is pretty much tasteless. Cook up her meats in fat, drizzle rice oil on her fruit even. Just try to add fat to anything she regularly eats. You might try avocado dishes or olives--you never know she may like them!