Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Chicken Day

I thought I'd write what eat eat over here in allergyville. We do a four day rotation diet, chicken, beef, turkey and pork. We started this diet when Racky was 2 1/2 I believe. He had shown up allergic to beef, chicken and turkey so the Doc said to rotate them so he doesn't be come overly sensitive to the point that he wouldn't be able to eat them. The only food they eat daily is rice and lots of it. Now I am so used to it but is was an adjustment. No leftover's for lunch the next day, no Saturday night burger night or anything like that. The biggest was not just eating what is in the house or on sale, it has to be on the schedule. The food budget just went up. So on to chicken day-

The kids eat "puffies" (aka rice puff cereal) with rice milk. Racky loves puffies, Biggie will eat them, Lula hates them. They all have a protein replacement drink 3 to 4 times a day which is made out of rice. If its hard to digest, like most protein, they become or already are allergic to it.

Lunch is already cooked chicken of some sort that I pull out of the freezer. Spelt pretzels, pears, cherries, bananas and carrots.

Snacks are protien replacements, spelt pretzels, pears, cherries, bananas and carrots and peppers.

Dinner is chicken, either baked, grilled, fried with spelt flour or in chicken soup.
Carrots or cauliflower.
Rice or rice bread.
Cherries, pears, or bananas.

Do you see the trend, they eat the same stuff all day long. I can enough pears to last the year, 94 jars, ack, I hate canning pears all that peeling. They eat dried cherries in the winter. At 5 bucks a pound, 15 bucks if organic, they are nicknamed gold nuggets. (We don't usually buy organic cherries for obvious reasons.)

Well dinner tonight is grilled chicken, I use barbacue sauce on the hubby and mine and the kids is plain. The hubby is allergic to cauilflower so we will have carrots. We'll have wheat bread and the kids will have rice bread. Then any leftover fruit from earlier in the day, because we can't eat it tomorrow.


Sharon said...

Good grief! I can not even begin to imagine that kind of day over and over. You are an amazing mom to be able to handle a schedule like that and raise 4 kids!

Tracy said...

Girl, I don't know how you do it. The kids ever ask for something different on a day or are they just so used to it? I actually have to cook tonight something I haven't done for two weeks. I miss cooking I do like to do it. Now that my vacation's are over it's back to healthy eating. I have to de-sugar my kids they will be having withdrawels this week I'm afraid. I'd be bad at posting pic's as well I have to download mine all the time into my computer b/c the memory on my camera only holds 18 pictures. The memory card for it is like 80.00 so for now I just use the internal memory. At least I get the pictures out quite often that way.

Sarah said...

Well, if you are going to visit my blog than I MUST hop over to yours. Your post reminded me to be thankful and grateful that we don't have allergies over here. 94 jars of pears, what alot of work!!! Have you ever tried to make your own dried cherries? I see food dehydrators at garage sales all the time and wondered if they work good. If they did that might save you a bunch of money. Just a thought...
Take Care,

Esther said...

Hi Sarah, I tried to dry my own cherries last year and was quite unsuccessful, they were like rocks. (I have a $2 dehydrator from a garage sale.) I don't know what I did wrong, or was it the dehydrator.