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Going Gluten Free-Dairy Free

Over the past several weeks I've changed my diet drastically. The wee one is a gassy little man and as I have adjusted my diet, I've noticed things have changed for the better. There is a lot of information floating around about eliminating certain foods from your diet which can irritate babies digestive systems. The major players that can affect infants are dairy, wheat, soy, eggs, beans, broccoli, spinach, peanuts, and citrus fruits, among a few others. I have cut all of these out of my diet except for eggs. This means no cheese, greek yogurt and other good things that I love to eat....however I've noticed that with cutting these things out, not only is Augie's digestive system is mine. It's a win win. Of course I still miss eating a few of these things (specifically cheese, greek yo and peanut butter!), but I feel pretty good with the whole process. 

So, with undertaking this adventure we have embarked on some new dishes in the kitchen. We are still going for some go to meals like rice noodle bowls, protein (fish, beef, pork, chicken) & veg, etc. But we have started trying a few new things. 

Quinoa Bowl-This was quinoa, tomatoes, kalamatas, avocado, goat cheese and pine nuts all mashed together in a yummy bowl! 

Quinoa Stuffed Portabello Mushroom-You can't see the mushroom because it's buried underneath the quinoa mess. This had currants, yellow peppers, goat cheese, pine nuts and some mess of seasoning on top of a yummy portabello. 

Baked Rice Chex Crispy Chicken-This was so simple. It's just boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into tenders, dipped in dijon mustard and rolled in crumbled rice chex. We baked it along with some cut up sweet potatoes. It was really tasty.

Instead of ice cream we've been eating sorbet now and then AND the other day Andy made a delicious frozen treat! It was a mix of frozen banana, cocoa powder, honey, and cinnamon blended in our Ninja and frozen with a stick...It was fantastic.

Obviously we are not starving. A lot of other people have the same type of dietary restrictions and totally survive. I find it fun to scour the internet and search for recipes which we can play around with to make our own! Whatever it takes to make this guy happy! 


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