Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Three Meal Chicken

I bought some boneless skinless chicken breasts this week wondering how long they would last.
They were big.
I think there were eight in the package.

We have been traveling a lot. Traveling with Food Allergies. Yikes! As you might imagine that means packing every single meal, snack, and treat, plus more in case we might need more food. I've found I've grown very close to our Thermos containers recently. The kids each have a Funtainer that I have a strict "Only Water" policy in action. I also have a small soup container I've found can keep a nice amount of rice milk cold for cereal or Pro-biotic laced Rice Milk.

Turns out the chicken breasts lasted longer than I imagined!
I baked them all with salt, pepper, and maybe some smoked paprika.
The first meal was simple, it was whole chicken breasts with steamed broccoli and gluten free garlic noodles.

I set one large breast aside and threw it in the fridge for when we would get back from our trip.

I cut the rest into bit sized pieces,. I mixed up the broccoli and the noodles with the chicken to create a noodle dish that was very tasty eaten cold in the car.

We ate this noodle dish for two lunches. (My husband, my 4 year old, and my 1 year old, and myself).

When we returned home I used the remaining breast for lunch. I made salad and gathered everything I could find from the fridge. Peas, Carrots (for everyone except Scoot our 1 year old with a suspected carrot allergy), jalapenos, lettuce, Annie Red Pepper Salad Dressing (read your label!), and warmed, slices of chicken!

Count them! That makes:
1 dinner and 3 lunches for the four of us!

Wanna see?

I made a picture.

I thought you might like a visual.




Sunday, October 6, 2013

So what DO you eat?

It never fails.
Every time we see a new doctor, delve into "the conversation" with a new friend, or someone, somehow finds out what it is we avoid in the name of food allergies they always ask the same question.

"So what DO you eat?"

We have Boomba's re-test and Lo's first draw on Oct 14th. Two years ago we had Boomba's first allergy draw and test. It changed our lives. For the better. It was overwhelming. It was a gift. It had a learning curve. It turned his livelihood around.

Two years later we now have a whole slew of additional allergens we avoid added to our list. Partly due to some adult-onset food intolerance that have effected me, and partly because of this little party girl who was born to us, Lo. She thankfully isn't showing any signs of anaphylaxis. Her symptoms are bloody stools, constipation, and mostly eczema.

Needless to say we've completely changed how we eat these last four years.

No more Milk.
No more Gluten.
No more Corn.
No more Eggs.
No more Green Beans, Coconut, Soy, Carrots, or Sweet Potatoes.

And me? No more Alcohol. We do use extracts with alcohol but I'd love to get away from those.

I thought it would be nice to keep track of what we DO eat.

We eat well.

We eat simple.

We eat tasty.

We eat safe.

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