I wanted to give y’all an update as to the current state of where we are at on our eating right now. We have decided to take the kids totally dairy free. No butter, no cooked dairy, nothing. While we feel this has helped them, sadly they are still experiencing stomach issues. We are now wondering if they might have an issue with highly processed starches. We ate some puffed corn chips the other day, just corn, salt, sugar and oil, and no Bueno for one of them. Yet they can have all of those things separately, so as many of you are familiar with it’s a long road of guessing and experimentation still.
Certainly, sticking with only whole foods does help a ton! It’s nice to be able to have those fun treats with kids sometimes though. We have also determined that they are absolutely allergic to potatoes. So those are out of well, other night shades such as tomatoes and peppers seem to be ok though. So that brings our absolutely no go list to: All nuts, dairy, potatoes, rice (the worst!), and gluten of course.
A Dairy Free Milk to Try
So that is the current state of eating affairs around our house. We have been able to find a quite good oat milk though! Costco carries a brand called Mooala. It is blended with coconut milk and has a great flavor! We’ve tried a couple other oat milks and they are not very good. This is not too oatey or coconutey and even has a touch of cinnamon. I have found it works quite well in baked goods as well. If you need to be grain free this obviously doesn’t help but if you are looking for a nut free option I think Mooala oatmilk is something to try! They also carry banana milk which we might need to look into.
I hope y’all are having a great week! Remember no matter the food struggles we have we can still make life fun and tasty!