Emilie - posted on 12/30/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
My 4 1/2 year old son has severe reflux and a hiatal hernia. Since we've tried a long list of meds without complete relief, we are now trying removing egg whites and casein (a protein in milk) from his diet. His allergy scores - both blood and GI lining were not very high, but since his symptoms are persistent, we're going to try it. There is a small problem - I can't cook. I'm not that interested and I don't have the time. I'm sure that there are really easy ways to do this, so does anyone have some quick tips? So far, I plan to replace cheese and yogurt with soy-based alternatives. What about bread and butter? Cookies and cakes? Canned/prepared soups? Just to add more complications, my son is on a high calorie, high fat diet for other medical reasons. Is there a high fat alternative to milk? I still give whole milk (sometimes with heavy cream added) for the fat content and full-fat yogurts and cheeses. I'm pretty sure that the soy alternatives are much lower in fat, so any thoughts on how to add it back in? I give nuts at home, but day care and school are nut-free.