(Formerly Life with a Dairy-Free Toddler)
A mother's focus on feeding a child with multiple food allergies -- currently peanut and tree nuts, and formerly dairy and egg.
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I am saddened by the comments on this blog that often take a judgmental turn. The information is intended to be just that -- information. You need to make your own decisions for your life and be accountable for your actions. I debated closing the blog, but feel there are many valuable items listed for families struggling with food allergies, especially early on.
If you need further information please contact a doctor. If you need to verify a product's ingredients, please look at current labels and contact the company yourself. Note many posts are several years old. Use your best judgment and do not make up comments to scare people.
I often get questions about what pasta we use that is egg-free. Yesterday, we stumbled across a sale ($1) for Wacky Mac and thought we would give it a try. The only allergen listed is "Wheat." This pasta is high in fiber and protein.
When I told our daughter that she was going to have Wacky Mac for lunch, she told me "no." I said "We will just try it." She sat in her chair and looked at the Wacky Mac coated with tomato sauce and said "I love pasta." Next thing I hear her say is "This is my favorite... More Wacky Mac please." She absolutely loved it. She liked the green shapes the best. Case in point -- you just never know what children will eat.
It was nice to pick up some "healthy" pasta for only $1 versus $4 or more. I know I've seen coupons for Wacky Mac online, too I found it a chain grocery store in town -- not one of my normal stores I shop at to get allergy-free items. This store does have organic and allergy-free food, but normally the cost is about 20 percent higher. This was a good find. So, check out your store and see if you can find. I can only hope for you that it works well with your little one!