Day 17 -
Have I mentioned this is hard?
I was away this weekend and my sweet and supportive husband was a tad overwhelmed in trying to feed our children. I don't blame him one bit.
He chose salami wraps, which the boys were thrilled with. But, did you know that almost every salami lunch meat brand in the store has added sugar?! I did not. Now I know. Disappointing.
Then, he thought he'd do rice cakes since they're "gluten free." Of course he chose cinnamon rice cakes which although are gluten free have added Evaporated Cane Syrup, Organic Cinnamon Sugar, and Organic Caramel Flavor (whatever THAT is.) Plus they're a processed starch which we're supposed to be straying from.
I say this with NO intention of ratting out my conscientious husband, but with every intention to prove just how challenging it is to feed your kids gluten free, dairy free, AND sugar free.
It's stressful on the parents b/c we don't know WHAT to feed these kids. Snacks are the hardest. And with fruit being OUT, (which was my go to,) we're feeling deflated.
HOWEVER, today's lunch lifted me up into the realm of possibility once again:
Coconut meat or Hard boiled egg, celery with almond butter, sprouted pumpkin seeds, turkey and goat cheddar wraps, grass fed beef jerkey sweetened with a touch of pineapple juice and honey (not perfect, but I'm okay with it.)