So as V gets older, and as we get closer to his first birthday I am increasingly challenged by what to feed him. And this is complicated by his wheat and peanut allergies and my determination to not let him eat any baby ‘meat’ product (disgusting). And to add to the whole mess, I work full time, my husband works 2 jobs and finding time to make homemade food is tricky.
So this last week V had been eating a lot of ‘broccoli, cheese and carrots’ Gerber stage 3 jarred food at daycare. Pretty much it’s that or ‘green beans and rice’, or ‘green beans, corn and rice’. Those are the only stage 3 foods that do not contain wheat, wheat pasta or some kind of meat. Limited, eh?
The wheat allergy is challenging. There is a very limited selection of snacks that are wheat free and I pretty much have found all of them. But the few that that he likes are getting tired, and I am looking for new things.
And that is why Whole Foods and I are best friends. Huge selection of wheat free breads and other things (pasta etc). I found soy-nut butter which tastes pretty good. A little soy aftertaste, but yummy. The website is awesome and has some interesting info on allergies and other products. Check it out…
Today we tried tater-tots and ground beef. Hilarious. M came to me in the bathroom, while I was giving V his evening bath and showed me the dinner preparations.
“Never has a tater-tot been cooked with such skill and tenderness. I treated it like it was a T-Bone”, he proudly told me as he carried it back into the kitchen.
Clean and pj-clad we returned to the kitchen for dinner.
It was the quietest meal that he has ever eaten. We put it all on his high-chair and let him feed himself and didn’t hear a peep. Well, I heard a few “Mmmmmmmmmmm’s “, but that was all. And the tray was practically licked clean. Tater-tots and ground beef were a hit.
Tomorrow we are hitting some tapioca toast with soy-nut butter. Ener-G is the best brand that I have found so far for yummy tasting bread-substitutes,
Any thoughts from other mums out there on good, easy meal ideas? I am really on the look-out for easy meal and treat ideas…