I've been struggling with protein lately... for my Tween Son.
He doesn't like beef or lamb at all. Chicken and turkey are ok, but he doesn't want them all of the time. He likes eggs when smothered in cheese (but I'm trying to get cheese out of the house). He likes bacon (which I might do every other week or so). He likes gluten-free fish (Ian's) but he smothers it with ketchup.
He'll tolerate a can of baked beans a couple of times a week. I'm working to keep him away from all processed foods because of the chemicals but he doesn't like my homemade bean concoctions! I often combine rice (with honey and butter, of course) with the beans for a complete protein.
Anyway, this protein thing is a real problem. He suddenly can't have his favorite nuts/seeds: cashews, peanuts, soybeans, almonds, etc. And, as you know, he also can't have gluten. He does love butter-bread (gluten-free brown rice or tapioca bread), and his favorite way to eat it is with lots of garlic powder and, of course, cheese.
I bought some pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds today, and am fervently praying that they won't produce a reaction in him. He'll also eat my flaxseed/rice flour brownie thingies.
I'd love any suggestions people have. Please comment. Thanks... Vee
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