When Lenayah was 4 months I started on a gluten and dairy free diet to help with her infant reflux (Esophagitis). It helped!
When she started solid foods we kept these restrictions and slowly introduced gluten and dairy back into her diet. She is now 2.5yr and can eat all foods. Focus on CAN and not WILL.
In my recent meal planning shake down I found some sheets of meal plans I’ve held on to. Like this one I made for the dietitian, a two week meal list of foods I fed Lenayah. Maybe it’ll help you if you have a GFDF child (abbreviating it sure makes me look like I know what I’m talking about, doesn’t it!?)….
Quinoa waffles (with chia seeds and hemp hearts)
GF cereal (with chia seeds and almond milk)
Fruit with hemp hearts
GF Pancakes (I bought premade GF pancake mixes) topped with peanut butter or maple syrup
Oatmeal (made with blueberries and agave)
Almond Pancakes (with maple syrup)
GF Toast (with PB)
Eggs and roasted potatoes (The Dad Special)
GF Crackers (with peanut butter)
Kale Chips (with nutritional yeast)
Smoothie (can add non-dairy protein powder, avocado, peanut butter for some extra creaminess)
Tuna melts (on GF bread)
Avocado, turkey meat, peas, pickles
Rice, salmon, peas
Chickpea, zucchini and tomato sauteed with coconut milk
Corn, rice, black beans, chicken
GF Spaghetti & meat sauce
Sloppy Joes & corn (sometimes on a GF bun)
Chicken, green beans, potatoes
Chickpea cauliflower Marrakesh (a curried veggie bowl with rice)
Butter(less) chicken and rice
Braised chickpea and spinach in coconut milk
Steak, corn, potatoes, rice
Honey sesame chicken with rice
Cashew cream pasta
Turkey fried rice
Teriyaki salmon with rice and peas
Meatballs (or add potatoes for keftedes) with peas
Black bean burger patty
Thai chicken with broccoli on quinoa
The dietitian did give me some feedback on this list. She wanted me to make sure and give her ‘enriched’ milk substitutes rather than almond milk. So I started her on Enriched rice milk til she was off a nighttime bottle. She also wanted me to make sure she was getting sufficient calcium in her diet. Other foods that would be great to add to this list (if your kid will eat them) are boiled eggs and tofu.
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