Dinner CAN be easy on special diets like the elimination or FODMAP regimen... it's really just a matter of finding and stocking your pantry with the right healthy ingredients that meet the "no additives and/or no ferment" criteria, then shopping regularly for the fresh items you'll need. Once you're familiar with the brands and food you can buy, trips to the supermarket aren't as overwhelming. Of course the first few times give yourself extra time to walk around, read labels and determine the best choices for your situation. We discovered two apps for your smartphone that have proven very helpful, ShopWell and ...Read more.
Christina has been a real trooper about sticking to her elimination diet (probably better than most adults) and hasn't gotten too upset about not being able to eat desserts, EXCEPT when it comes to attending birthday parties. That is another story. She has shed a few tears over the fact that it's "not fair".... and it's not. All of you moms dealing with similar situations, be it special diets or food allergies, can totally relate I'm sure. To help ease the pain a little, I came up with a cake recipe that she loves and takes with her to parties and sleepovers, so she has a "treat" to eat like the other kids. Okay, ...Read more.