Allergies Part One
Today I got a call from Adrian’s Pediatrican’s office. We took him to the hospital’s lab on Saturday May 12 to do Blood Allergy testing. WalnutsThe food allergy part of his testing came in today. He is allergic to Five foods. Wheat, Corn, Soy, Peanuts, and Walnuts. The last one surprised me. I never would have suspected Walnuts because to my knowledge Adrian has never had any products with Walnuts.
This will bring this blog in a new direction as we navigate how to eat allergy free. We already eat Wheat free. Everyone in this house loves Corn though. We grow Corn in our garden and we’ve already planted twelve plants. Adrian will not be eating corn obviously. My husband was a little mad because we have planted more corn than the three of us who can eat corn will eat. We will be giving it away.
Tacos will be particularly hard to substitute. We replaced Wheat tortilla’s with Corn tortilla’s when we went GFCF. That is not an option now. I found a great alternative to Peanut butter it’s called sunbutter and it’s made of Sunflowers. Steve said we should try Apple butter.
Going to the grocery store was a pain in the rear. We did end up buying Sun Butter. I looked into Apple Butter but it is made with one of his allergens. We thought maybe Nutella but nope because it has one small Soy ingredient and when I gave him some he had a reaction. Probably his biggest loss has been popcorn. He loves it but is allergic to Corn so it went bye bye.