Feeding the Allergic Kid in Real Life

When I saw the blog event "What I Ate Wednesday" over at Peas and Crayons, I thought it would be great to do a post showing a typical day's meals for my son, since that's the inevitable question when someone learns the full extent of The Kid's food allergies, "What on Earth does he eat?"

For breakfast The Kid had banana pancakes with margarine, maple syrup and some more banana, plus a cup of vanilla soy milk.  While making pancakes is definitely a weekend activity, eating them can happen on any day of the week, since I usually make extras and freeze them.

For lunch my little boy had leftover chili rolled up in a tortilla to make a burrito, honey pretzel twists, grapes and apple juice.  He absolutely adores any kind of Tex-Mex food, so he actually asked to have the leftover chili, rather than a sandwich.

For dinner I made a turkey sausage and spinach soup, which The Kid ate with saltines and another glass of vanilla soy milk.  For dessert he had a cup of blueberry soy yogurt.  As you can tell, we lean pretty hard on soy to make up for the lack of dairy in his diet.

Be sure to check out all the other submissions at What I Ate Wednesday  If you're looking for some ideas to get out of a food rut, this is the place to go!


Allison @ PickyEatingRD said...

HI Libby! Thanks for checking out my blog. It is so interesting what people feel comfortable saying right!?!? Anyways, I am excited to have now found your blog as I have many clients who have kids with severe allergies. If you ever need any guidance or suggestions to food let me know. Though I always find parents become better experts at reading labels for their kids than anyone else!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

So happy you joined the bloggy party and shared your kiddo's eats! I used to have a ton of clients with crazy infant/toddler/child food allergies and it was always such a challenge learning how to avoid trigger foods but still nourish the child -- so kudos mom! keep up the fantastic work!

so so awesome to meet you! =)

lauri (redheadrecipes.com) said...

I LOVE your header!! Tooo cute!

That is a great idea to freeze pancakes.. Never thought about it! Thanks!

And thanks for stopping by the blog :)

Nicole said...

I LOVE the leftover chili idea! How come I never thought of that :) Great great idea. I freeze my pancakes too, but after I pop them in the microwave I toast them in the toaster and I swear they taste better than the day they were cooked.
I love how you are doing "what I ate Wednesday" too- super excited to see those school lunches :)