I posted about trying to re-introduce wheat into my diet & it not going well. I was scared to try anything with wheat for fear of being sick again. While browsing the natural food section/organic food section/gluten free section at Wegman's I met Peggy. Peggy works in that section and asked if she could help me find anything. While she was helping me find a few ingredients we chatted about Ethan's allergies and what I've been eating. I mentioned my fear of trying wheat again and she suggested this bread. She thought that since it is made from sprouted grains that my body may treat it as a vegetable instead of a grain. She felt it may be easier to digest while still re-introducing wheat. She was RIGHT! It worked! I tried one slice, lightly toasted. I felt fine and I didn't notice Ethan reacting to it either (YAY, it seems he is not gluten intolerant!). The bread is good. Matt commented that it smells good too. Best of all, it's dairy and soy free!
I was anxious to have a sandwich. I haven't had a sandwich since Ethan was just a few weeks old. I found a safe mustard with only ingredients that I knew Ethan hasn't reacted to and nothing that says 'natural flavor' b/c you have no idea what natural flavor is! The mustard was good but I missed mayonnaise. I searched a few stores for an egg-free mayo but they all contained soy. I finally found this recipe online. I've read about the ground flax seed and water combo as an egg substitute but this was the first time I tried it. It does turn out to be similar to the consistency of an egg! I can see why this works. I LOVE mayo so this admittedly is not mayo but it really does compare on a sandwich.
My next step was to reintroduce tomatoes. I have missed tomatoes so much this summer! I decided to try a BLT. Let me tell you, it was the best BLT I've ever had!
It sounds silly but it's a newly found freedom to pack a sandwich for my work days on the road.
***S-Anon, I've been thinking about you and hoping that things are going well. Have you introduced any more foods into your LO's diet?