The Food Allergies Begin

It’s been a while since I have posted #babyfoodsadultsactuallywanttoeat recipes because we have been dealt the added challenge of little miss being allergic to dairy. Yeah–anyone who knows me knows that dairy is like 80% of what I consume.

Little Miss low-key reacting to cheese, enjoying her daddy snuggles.

We have been playing catch-up for the last several weeks trying to come up with suitable meals for her, let alone that we can share. I have been given the challenge from the dietician to go dairy-free myself for a month to see if it helps her since I am breastfeeding with all of my dairy-ness. No, I didn’t cry, but I certainly felt like I could have…

So here it goes, the plan is set in place for #NoDairyNovember: We will get back into the game of making one meal for the family to enjoy, but WITHOUT using butter, milk/cream, cheese, or yogourt in any of the recipes. Yep, it is going to be hard, and I am going to hate it (at first), but I am hoping that by waiting until the end of the month and having an actual meal plan with yummy-sounding recipes ready will make the not-so-transition easier. Also, it means I can eat all the cheese, ice cream, and yogourt I want until then (aka empty half the fridge so as to avoid temptation–nope, not kidding on that; legit half of the fridge is filled with dairy products!). Keeping in mind that I am also allergic to nuts, soy, and legumes. Yup, this is going to be fun! Thank goodness coconuts are safe!

Care to join us on our dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free adventure?

I have been testing things out in anticipation, and while I am happily finding family food options, the caffeinated drinks for ME are proving to be difficult. Any suggestions?

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