INaBox, here's a link to info about the ones sold at Whole Foods. They really are delicious!
[QUOTE=INaBOX]Some great suggestions. Just wanted to add for those who aren't aware and may be sensitive towards: ALMONDS. They are high in salicylates.
Absolutely, though they are a great source of magnesium and calcium.
As for them dogs, I hear that a standard hot dog has 7 cancer-causing chemicals in it. I'm not sure about the turkey dogs but just be cautious as they may contain some of these chemicals as well.
Not these -- they are literally like turkey, water, and mustard. No additives, preservatives, etc. You can get them at Whole Foods. Before these we just avoided hot dogs all together -- very scary stuff in those.
I heard about the veggie chips and I'm curious about them. What are the ingredients? Any additives, preservatives, colouring...?[/QUOTE] They are made from vegetables! Are son can't have 3 vegs. Not that I'm happy Leigh, but I'm glad to know someone else feels the same way. Haven't been to the ND yet, but am straddling the fence with trying meds or continueing the diet and supplement regimine (spelling). I don't know how much longer I can change this, then change that, add this then add that; and who knows what the ND will say. AHHHHHHH!
[QUOTE=rlynch]Not that I'm happy Leigh, but I'm glad to know someone else feels the same way. Haven't been to the ND yet, but am straddling the fence with trying meds or continueing the diet and supplement regimine (spelling). I don't know how much longer I can change this, then change that, add this then add that; and who knows what the ND will say. AHHHHHHH![/QUOTE]
I'm telling you it's been mentally exhausting and expensive. Very frustrating. My son takes supplements twice a day, and each time he downs about 8 things. Today I added one more thing.....a probiotic (acidophilus).......at the ND's suggestion to help with my son's ingestion of wheat gluten (which I told him last night was just impossible to get rid of from his diet). He also suggested buying Ezekial bread. It looks gross, and a tiny loaf is nearly . Oh, I just pray for success in this. I feel sick when I think of the money I've spent on alternative things since we started this route in June.
[QUOTE=INaBOX]Ok I just looked at that link re: veg chips. It's definitely a lot better than the regular chips but I am suspicious as to what's IN the tomato and spinach "powder". Also Turmeric is extremely high on salicylates as well. I learned that one the hard way. [/QUOTE]
I don't know. I haven't been warned YET by the ND about slicylates. And to be honest.......I don't want to be warned about them. LOL!!!! I'm at a point where I'm just glad we've made the healthy changes we have, wish it were easier to make more changes and am just not going to freak out over some of the stuff. Unless I decide to put my family on "The Maker's Diet" (that's a book, by the way.....VERY extreme), I'm just going to do what feels right without looking into every bite of food and every drop of liquid with a microscope. That just wears me out. Gee. Can anyone tell we went to the ND last night, and I feel overwhelmed again about all the food things????
[QUOTE=oldtimer]They are made from vegetables! Are son can't have 3 vegs. [/QUOTE]
I'm not really sure what you're saying here.
Thanks for the link. I'll check it out. Unfortunately my son wont eat the almonds because he also has SID and can't eat hard foods. I thought about almond milk but I haven't tested whether or not he's sensitive to it yet. He's sensitive to most salicylates already.Ok I just looked at that link re: veg chips. It's definitely a lot better than the regular chips but I am suspicious as to what's IN the tomato and spinach "powder". Also Turmeric is extremely high on salicylates as well. I learned that one the hard way. INaBOX38692.91
I thought I'd start a post on good foods/snacks we have found in our efforts to be casesin (or dairy) free and minimize our wheat and gluten intake (though I don't think he is wheat or gluten sensitive). We are also avoiding artificial flavors/colors.
Some things we love for snacks are:
cinnamon glazed almonds (you can get them at Whole Foods)
dried pinnapple chunks
soy crackers with sea salt (found them at Wal-Mart believe it or not)
almond butter instead of peanut butter
turkey dogs (taste like hot dogs but w/o all of the bad stuff! you can get them at Whole Foods)
gluten-free ginger snaps
I'd love to hear from any of you about favorite snacks/foods you give your kids!
Almond butter is pricey! For awhile I was mixing supplements with it so it worked out ok (just a little a day). We took a break from it b/c he was burned out on it. We are starting it back up though b/c we are taking more supplements that need disguising!
Yum! Caramel rice cakes!
I'll have to look at Target for those chips -- I bet they would be a hit here!
My son really likes these veggie chips sold at Whole Foods. They're really just potatoe chip things, but they are also made with tomatoe and spinich (for color, I think). Anyway, they're really good. They also sell them at Target (Archer Farms brand). Meg, I have to say I almost fell over when I saw how much almond butter was. I couldn't make myself buy it.....yet.
Also, caramel rice cakes are a major favorite (but only the miniature size one..... go figure that one out.
Some great suggestions. Just wanted to add for those who aren't aware and may be sensitive towards: ALMONDS. They are high in salicylates. As for them dogs, I hear that a standard hot dog has 7 cancer-causing chemicals in it. I'm not sure about the turkey dogs but just be cautious as they may contain some of these chemicals as well.
I heard about the veggie chips and I'm curious about them. What are the ingredients? Any additives, preservatives, colouring...?
My daughter has dairy, egg and wheat allergy and she reacts to salycilates on her diet she can eat arnotts french fries chips ( potatoes are low to no salycilates) and kettle original chips they are both free from additives, preservatives ect i also make with plain puffed rice and white marshmallows (must be WHITE ONLY) you melt nutalex,(its a non dairy butter) and white marshmallows in saucepan and pour over puffed rice and set in fridge then slice it ....oldtimer was asking about wheat free bread i live in oz and bakers delight near me do a wheat free dairy free preservative free bread and its like normal white bread, a good site is
and the diet is
this has turned my daughters life aroundCarrot milk, we will have to try that. None of us are making the switch away from soy easily. Going from cow to soy milk was easy but rice milk...yuk. Looking for the manna bread now too. Some dairy-free products I like are Tofutti sour cream, cream cheese & ice cream. I mix the sour cream with powdered ranch mix for a veggie dip. Tastes "real"! I read the ingredients on the regular veggie dip and was surprised that there really isn't much dairy - it's all hydrogenated vegetable oil! Also, there is a no-stir natural peanut butter that I like a lot but I realize that a lot of people stay away from peanuts. edensoy.com has a lot of recipes to try that are dairy-free, egg-free and sugar-free. I didn't know you could bake that way and have it taste well enough for kids' approval but beware one of the batter bread recipes I tried must of had a mistake in how much soymilk. It said 2 cups and I think it should have been 1/2 cup.My son drinks carrot milk. That's made with rice milk and organic carrot juice 4:1. He loves it. I also buy Manna bread. It's bread but has the consistency of a cake and is healthy.
Manna bread sounds interesting. Or at least worth a try for a VERY fussy eater.
One good thing is that he has always loved plain water (strange for a child? I drink it but don't like it) and doesn't mind milk. He's always hated any kind of soft drink but being polite if he's at a friend's party he'll drink the pepsi or whatever else is on offer but then complains like mad when he gets home. Other than that he won't touch it. Now he likes fresh fruit juice as well. But his eating is horrendously picky. What is strange with children is that they all seem to like biscuits however limited their other food likes and thats not good either Changing that habit is becoming a bit of a problem.
bumpAnyone have a preservative free/yeast free bread my son will eat since this is the only is suppose to have.
Here's the ingredients of Manna:
Sprouted organic wheat kernels, filtered water, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, millet, poppy seeds, caraway seeds
It's a cake-like bread containing no added sweetners, oil, flour, salt, yeast, additives or preservatives. It has all the fiber and germ of the original whole grain.