Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Staple

I have recently decided that pasta with Prego sauce and ground beef will be a weekly meal at our house. Why? Because it's a relatively easy meal to make, and it's one that we can and do all eat! No dairy or other scary things. Just straight up good food - even to the toddler's tastebuds!

Do you have any other regular old meals like this without dairy that I'm overlooking that a toddler might eat?

Peter and I both struggle with the fact the Charles has this allergy or sensitivity. Despite the many times we've watched him break out in hives from it, it still seems surreal to us. While we were eating pizza the other day, I was sharing my dairy-free crust with him, but I was so tempted to give him a bite of the real stuff. It seems so harmless. It seems so impossible that cheese can actually make someone sick. But I'm naive and new to this world of allergies. I try to keep a real respect for his allergies as we know them. I have a consultation with an allergist set up for next week, so hopefully we'll have a little professional guidance on this journey...

I also just checked out this book from the library. Though I don't intend to do a month's worth of cooking. I do want to get some dairy-free meals in the freezer. The recipes in this book look good. So hopefully I'll be sharing some with you soon.

3 comments:

scmom (Barbara) said...

I highly recommend The Parent's Guide to Food Allergies ( http://www.amazon.com/Parents-Guide-Food-Allergies-Food-Allergic/dp/0805066004/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222307697&sr=8-1 ). Maybe the library has a copy to check out before you buy it.

And have you checked out the Food Allergy Network? ( http://www.foodallergy.org/ ) They have good infomration as well as recipes.

I'll check my own recipes and see what I have for dairy-free dinners. I'll email you.

scmom (Barbara) said...

Whoops. I thought I had your email address. I guess you'll have to email me.

Angela said...

Dairy free is all we do around here (for suppers anyway). Sometimes Isabella and I go crazy for cheesey, dairy filled dishes during lunch (since Monte's not around then)! I'll go through my recipes and email you some on Facebook sometime.