Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Gluten Free Update

Incase you forgot, we are now on a gluten free diet for Ian. He is incredibly hyper (ADHD diagnosed by me) and I've done a lot of research on gluten free diets, we decided it couldn't hurt to try it out.

I don't know exactly how long it has been, but it's been a while. And, so far, very successful. Very. At first, I wasn't sure. But, then, he has accidently had gluten a few times, oops, and the change is humongous. It isn't very hard, not yet anyways. I find, we just eat cleaner meals. I actually lost weight at first because it was so different, awesome consequence. Ian didn't though, don't worry. He enjoys healthy foods, so it hasn't been a difficult transition, plus there are a ton of gluten free alternatives out there if he just has to have something.

Example of his daily foods? For breakfast, usually Chex (gluten free) cereal with milk and some juice, water, or a piece of fruit. Then, he snacks ALL DAY LONG. This is always mixed, carrots, fruits, pirate booty (yes, that's a real thing), or cheese and gluten free crackers. Oh, another favorite is corn tortillas with hummus. For lunch, he might have a boiled egg or a rice cake with peanut butter and jelly... it really just depends on what he's in the mood for. One difficult part is Ian doesn't really like meat. He'll eat deli meat, so we'll try to incorporate that some, but he probably gets most of his protein from peanut butter, eggs, and milk. Which seems to be working fine for him.

We got some Kerby Lane gluten free pancake mix and I made waffles with it the other weekend (Apple Cinnamon) and I'm never going back to regular waffles. These things were amazing. So Delicious!!

Funny enough, Stephen and I have found, that Ian will usually choose the gluten free choice. We think that he must notice it makes him feel different. Or maybe, he just likes those foods better! Who knows, but we are going to keep it going! It is more expensive, but there are coupons online and we've reverted back to making a meal plan. I like the meal plan, we don't follow it to the T, but it's nice to have quick gluten free options already written out for me to choose  from.

Mila supporting Ian's old shirt!
Ian at the doctor's office.
Okay, got to run now, busy, busy day! Peace!