Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What's in the Pantry or Fridge?

I was thinking about writing down a basic menu for the week of what my little guy eats and how I cook it along side everyone else's meals.

But before I do that, here is our basic pantry and fridge items. I have listed them in how I put them in meals for Buddy.

Just to recap our allergens. We rotate cane sugar (trying to avoid more completely but save for special days),  sheep milk, pears, chocolate, and cinnamon.

We avoid gluten, goat or cow milk, wheat, soy, barley, sorghum, legumes, citrus fruits, tomatoes, and a number of fruits and vegetables. See our allergen page for more specifics.

Breakfast Foods:
Eggs (cooked any way he wants, but no cheese or milk)
White Corn Grits
Organic Oatmeal sweetened with agave nectar or maple syrup
Rice Pancakes with maple syrup or agave nectar or honey
Any of these cereals with Almond milk
Glutino Honey Nut O's  (does have sugar, so we rotate)
Enviro Kids Gorilla Munch (also has sugar)
Erewhon Rice Twice Cereal ( I also use this cereal to make my puffed grain bars)
Homemade granola (recipe to come soon)
Almond Milk either Almond Breeze unsweetened in the shelf stable Quart or Vanilla Unsweetened refrigerated half gallon.

Lunches and Dinners-

Deboles Rice Pasta with a meat and fruit

Organic Brown Rice with a meat and fruit

Kroger Organic Plain Applesauce (goes like water around here between my two boys)

Shelton's Turkey Hot Dogs  (rotate due to other ingredients not the turkey) with a carb and fruit
( I loved the Applegate Farms Organic Turkey Hot Dogs but we can't get them here. They do have onions and sodium lactate from beets. But they are dairy free, casein free and gluten free)

Ian's Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets with Cascadian Farms Organic shoes string fries or crinkle cut fries and Heinz organic Ketchup (edited to say that Tomato has now been taken off of rotation)

Gluten Free Pantry French Bread Mix This is our staple bread, because it is sugar free and I can make it without any rotation allergy ingredients. My little guy eats this about six out seven days in a week. It is really easy to make and if you slice it and place plastic between the slices, you can pop a slice out of the freezer and microwave for about 35 seconds- comes out like fresh soft bread.

Any Nut Butter (see Puffed Grain Bars recipe for more info)- Peanut Butter, Cashew Butter or Almond Butter  with honey, apple butter, or all fruit  (edited to say All Fruit now has maltodextrin in it and that makes me nervous, even if it is gluten free. Something that far processed can't be good for you.) or honey on Gluten Free Pantry's French Bread or even as a pancake sandwich on Rice Pancakes or rice waffles.

Beachy's Apple Butter comes from Salisbury PA (I love this!!!! It is just apples, cider and spices. It does have cinnamon which we have to rotate, but it the BEST apple butter you have ever tasted!)

Sorrell Ridge Fruit Spreads- they are sweetened with only fruit juice. We buy the grape. (Note- these did not work out for Buddy. They are sweetened primarily with pineapple juice. But we still buy all the flavors that they make for the rest of the family to enjoy.)

St Dalfour Fruit Conserves- we buy the wild blueberry. It has only blueberries, grape juice concentrate and fruit pectin. (I buy mine at Walmart.)

Pamela's Corn muffins made from mix (we all love these with spicy chili or red beans) Buddy eats them with anything! I make them dairy and sugar free.

Hamburgers grilled or fried with just salt and garlic powder

Kroger Brand corn chips (that are cooked in corn oil) Buddy actually prefers these over potato chips.

Lots of apples, blueberries, peaches, cherries, bananas, grapes, dried apricots, and raisins. (as much of any kind as he wants any day). I buy frozen peaches, cherries, and blueberries in bulk and pull out what I need.

Plain Sheep Yogurt with pure liquid stevia and frozen fruit. (we rotate sheep milk)

Snacks and treats-
Puffed Grain Bars Extra Nutty 
Pamela's mini chocolate chips (treat! has sugar)
Pamela's Dark chocolate chunk cookies (also treat, has sugar)
Jennies Coconut Macaroons Sugar free. These things are awesome!
So Delicious coconut ice cream vanilla or chocolate (chocolate is rotated) it is sweetened with agave nectar. Awesome, awesome stuff!!!!!

We love any of the So Delicious products but we can really only buy the Coconut Ice Cream in our little town. We did find the coconut yogurt at a big city Whole Foods while on vacation. Buddy chowed down on it. I love that it is sweetened with agave nectar, so we don't have to rotate the vanilla flavor.

OK my brain is fried now. Hope I didn't forget anything. There is always the edit button

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