Mealtimes are becoming better and better. However, for awhile there, they were so stressful. While we are very limited in what we give TJ, there are great resources out there for babies/toddlers and eating. Here is one of my favorites.
1) http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/ – TJ loves the meatball recipe especially. We just modify it, replacing some of the ingredients with ones that he can have such as buck wheat.
2) Also, the following site was extra helpful with how to add more iron into TJ’s diet. Fingers crossed that his levels went up when he is retested in two weeks. http://scienceofmom.com/2011/08/31/practical-ways-to-increase-iron-in-your-baby%E2%80%99s-diet/
3)This third site is a great resource that I do plan to use when I am ready. (As of now, I am not quite there yet. Keeping things simple and as they are for the next two weeks until this next round of blood work is done. Why add more foods when TJ has been really doing so well with his current diet? At least for now…) http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/page/milk-allergy-recipe-substitutions.aspx
4) The following is the chart that we try to use to ensure that TJ is receiving well-balanced meals. Grains are most difficult for us due to being limited with wheat, oat, and barley allergies. Also, egg is present in most breads and baked products which makes it even more difficult.