Started the morning off with GFCF Pancakes with Agave Nectar (to replace syrup) and Carter actually ate them. I was a little nervous when he took the first bite, because he chewed slowly, as if he was about to spit it out. Once he was ready for more I was relieved. He actually liked the healthier version of pancakes! Yes!
For a snack, he ate some Gluten Free, chocolate animal cookies and he liked those too. The real challenge was going to be feeding him the Gluten Free version of Spaghetti and Sauce for lunch. The recipe called for 1/4 of a carrot, shredded, but I used about half of the carrot. Next time I’m going to sneak in some squash and put those veggies to work for him. Maybe I will even toss in some spinach. The recipe was simple, not too many ingredients. It called for GF spaghetti noodles, garlic, onions, basil, and a carrot. Pretty basic and simple. The best part? Carter actually LOVED it! He’s even eating it for dinner. I’m so ecstatic! I’m motivated to try to find more GFCF versions of his favorites like blueberry muffins, french fries, red beans, ice cream, cookies, chicken noodle soup, and macaroni & cheese. I just hope he likes the healthy versions.
Tomorrow will probably be GFCF pancakes again for breakfast. At least until I find more breakfast options, like muffins or cinnamon rolls. I was thinking of making GFCF Pizza tomorrow for lunch. We’re going to a birthday party, so Carter will be eating the pizza there. I’ve read that when putting kids on this diet, it best to gradually work them into it. So, for now, regular ole’ birthday party pizza is fine. I’ll just save the GF pizza for another day. For dinner, I might make Carter some GF Vegetable Risotto and for the rest of the family, I’m going to make Turkey Burgers. Yum!
I made this for Vanessa today for lunch. She didn’t care too much for the homemade fries. Go figure. She said they tasted different. I told her to get used to it. I’m not sure she liked that either.