Need food ideas for my 13 month old.She is allergic to Dairy, eggs and wheat.

Chantell - posted on 01/27/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I am having a hard time finding foods that do not contain eggs, wheat and any dairy products but it a little hard. My little girl is getting sick of chicken and rice... please help.

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Kristie - posted on 02/16/2010

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Hi Susie,
I kno wwhat you mean my son is now just over 2 and it is still hard at times to find a suitable meal, and nor bore him with the same ones night after night.

Orgran is the brand I know that is sold here in Australia. Try their website www.orgran.com it says "For more information on where Orgran products are available in your area, Contact us here exports@orgran.com "

We use a corn & rice spaghetti and an animal shaped pasta made for the kids. There also biscuits made for kids that are nice for snacks.

Although expensive I buy all my stuff normally from a Healthfood store, the staff normally can help get the right things. There are other brans out there, but Orgran is the one i trust, and the variety plus targetting products for children is just wonderful.

Here is one recipe i cook almost every week. Cooper loved these from 12 months and still does ..

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce (Also known as Porcipine Meatballs)

INGREDIENTS:
Spray Oil
1kg mince (or i use 250 g pork mince & 250g beef mince + 1 large grated carrot & 1 medium grated zucchini)
2 onions (or 1 large) diced
2 rashers bacon diced
1 teaspoon mixed herbs
1 cup uncooked rice
1/4 wheat & gluten free crumb mix
Salt & pepper (a pinch of each)
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 x 400g cans of tomato soup

Preheat oven to 180'c'
Spray a casserole dish with oil
Mix mince, onions, bacon, mixed herbs, uncooked rice, crumb mix, salt & peper and tomato sauce, plus the carrot & zucchini if you are adding it too. Mush it all together and scoop in to round golf size balls and place in the greased casserole dish. If you run out of room it is okay to stack them on top of each other (as long as you have a deep casserole dish).
Once that is done cover the meatballs with the cans of tomato soup.
Cover with a lid or foil and cook in the oven for 1 - 1 1/2 hours depending on your oven.

Tip - put a tray under neath the casserole dish when putting in the oven to catch any overflow so you dont have to clean the oven afterwards.

Kristie - posted on 02/03/2010

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You can get pasta made from rice & corn, use a tomato based sauce. You can make spagehetti bolognaise or meatballs in tomato sauce, fishcakes too.



I also make my own bread by ORGRAN it is the best brand for all your allergy needs. http://www.orgran.com/



I recommend this book - http://www.allergysafe.com.au/publicatio...

Sorry it is australian but she has tried all the recipes and publishes the ones she knows works with the substitutes. They are yummy for the whole family to eat.



A another great book i have used is

The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook: Over 350 Natural Foods Recipes, Free of All Common Food Allergens: wheat-free, milk-free, egg-free, corn-free, sugar-free, yeast-free

Marjorie Hurt Jones (Author)



Good luck.

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my son has the allergies your child has minus the wheat one. But what i do instead of using eggs to make cake or cup cakes i use applesauce.

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Tana - posted on 04/19/2010

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I know it seems overwhelming and even like food choices are limited.
Fresh Fruit
Raw veggies or steamed
sunflower seeds and nuts, Peanut butter, and beans all provide protein so make sure some of this is in every meal.

Honestly this is one of the best types of diet for health! Our society has moved away from a lot of this and traded for high carbs, lots of bread products, and fast food all of which can cause health issues from allergy to diabeties.

also just another helpful nutrition tip....sugar is horrible for our health and weight management and can lead to diabeties as well....there is a herb they have found that is sweeter than sugar...I use it and it tastes no different to me! It is called stevia -- I buy Trubia at the store which is the name of the stevia sweetner I use. You can use in nearly anything...harder for things like cookies.....and you use way less of it. It is a bit pricey but I feel it is worth it.

Look into vegatarian diets that don't contain ANY animal products it will give you a wealth of information of meal planning, variety, recipies, and ways to get the needed protein in her diet. I hope some of these Idea are helpful!

Susie - posted on 02/16/2010

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What brand makes rice and corn pasta? I haven't seen it in the stores around me. My son is also allergic to milk, eggs, wheat, nuts, and soy. Cooking for our family is a PAIN now that he's on all table food (he's 13 months).

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