Yesterday we started the elimination diet. So what did we eat?
- Rice Thins Original
- Sunbutter Banana Smoothy
- Homemade Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets (made a triple batch and froze some)
- with Dipping Sauce (I later made BBQ sauce for dipping which the kids liked much better)
- Sun Butter Bars
- Breakfast Cookies (sub maple syrup for honey, and sunflower oil for coconut oil, and pineapple juice for lemon juice, left out lemon zest and blackberries,
The kids weren’t too exited about breakfast but surprisingly there was no complaining. By 9 they were complaining about being hungry so I laid out a morning snack. They munched on it with no comment. I was starting to think this would be easy but then at 11:30am Mr Rockstar suddenly realized ALL THE PEANUT BUTTER WAS GONE and had a complete melt down. We had walked down to the lake after an early lunch and he just sat crying on my lap for 45 min.
When we finally got home for nap time he continued to cry and cry. I finally convinced him to take a nap. Miss Princess also started melting down about the same time since a banana was the only acceptable food she had found all day. Miss Tomboy was perfectly content. It is nice to have at least one child who isn’t a picky eater. Sigh. Did I mention I am doing the diet with them? Without coffee or soda I had a killer headache about the time the kids all started melting down. I finally broke down and drank half a can of soda with a couple Tylenol.
After nap (and my soda) everyone was in better spirits and Mr Rockstar and Miss Tomboy ate chicken nuggets without much fuss. Miss Princess licked a few chicken nuggets so that’s progress right?!?
During the afternoon meltdown I had promised to try to make cookies for dessert. First I made a batch of Sun Butter Bars hoping to find SOMETHING with protein in it that Miss Princess would eat. I was thankful she ate two pretty big pieces! Then I made Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies. The banana I had wasn’t super ripe so I actually thought the cookies tasted more like cooked oatmeal. The kids were so desperate though they didn’t care. They looked like cookies and at least that was something familiar so they gobbled them up.
Here’s to hoping Day 2 is easier. What could your kids not live without?