Six months later after that sad day in the doctor's office, my oldest had a life threatening asthma attack and was hosptialized for three days. It was the worst three days of my life. Now, it's just a big blur. Soon after we found out through various tests that he had allergies and food sensitivities to dairy, wheat, eggs, soy and some nuts (including walnuts, peanuts, and hazlenuts)
My husband and I were stunned with the news. What were we going to feed this kid?? He was already underweight and I felt so helpless. Well, the search began.
As I look back to that day I remember how scared I was and how clueless I was about food and the variety of wheat-free, dairy-free food out there on the market. Over the past six years I've learned a lot. I've learned what foods work for my son and what foods don't. What foods he'll actually eat and foods that he won't.
I'm so excited to start a new feature on my blog, meal ideas for the child who has food allergies. Starting this Tuesday I thought that I would post a meal a week. These are real meals that my son eats and loves!
I'm definitely not an expert or a professional nutritionist. I'm just a Mom and these are just ideas. I really hope that some of these ideas can help others who may be searching for ways to feed their own child.