When you have a child or loved one on the spectrum the progress in all areas is so exciting.
Saturday night Tyler ate a baked chicken breast (he does he ground chicken meat in spaghetti or tacos and will eat chicken nuggets or strips) It was simply cooked, with some seasoning. He ate it with his spinach and cucumbers (which he eats most nights). The surprising thing was he liked it and asked for seconds! Another new food added into his diet is a tater tot casserole except that I make it with a mixture of cauliflower tots and the potato tots. It uses lean ground beef and cream of mushroom soup. It does call for cheese as a topper but Tyler will eat it with or without the cheese, so I go without the cheese most of the time.
Tyler would, like most people, eat fast food and junk food, if I let him. It’s not that he won’t eat (or wouldn’t eat) but I try to monitor his diet and prefer to make his food. On Thursdays it’s his treat to eat Taco Bell (yuk) but I’ve been happy when he has chosen to eat left over tater tot over Taco Bell 🙂
Food for those on the spectrum can be challenging. I do let Tyler eat off his dietary restrictions just not every single day.
For the child that used to eat Tostitos, Fritos, Yogurt and French Fries, his diet has expanded nicely – I still to the best that I can or in limited quantities keep it gluten free, casein free, yeast free, soy free, high fructose (or “tose”) free, processed sugar free:
Eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, bratswurst, hamburger meat, steak, ground turkey meat, sliced turkey, ground chicken, now chicken breast. Lunchmeat (which I get nitrate free)are ham, turkey or chicken.
He will eat peanut butter, almond butter, fruit spread (grape preferred)
GF breads and pasta and now and then GF waffles
GF cookies (I prefer to buy Amy’s cookies in the HEB bakery area which are made with GF oats and grains, raisins, and other fruits and has very little sugar)
I put frozen spinach or kale into the spaghetti sauce and he will eat spaghetti, lasagna
I do buy Udi’s pizza (GF) I do buy (GF) chicken nuggets
GF Hotdogs and GF hotdog buns
I make his French fries now instead of buying them frozen
Tortilla round chips and Corn chips
Chicken, beef or turkey tacos, either in corn shells or gf wraps
Fresh Spinach, Romaine Lettuce, cucumbers, shredded carrots, a little bit of tomato, now and then he will eat some green beans.
Coconut milk yogurt (strawberry and banana flavor)
Fruits: red apples, oranges, bananas, watermelon, cantaloupe, green grapes, blue berries, strawberries
Fruit popsicles, frozen yogurt
With monitoring his diet at home most of the time, I can let him eat off restrictions if we are out at a restaurant or at school functions, friends homes, etc.
When he eats off his dietary restriction in addition to his daily 2oz Ningxia Red I will make him a couple of capsule with Young Living Vitality Juvaflex to help detox the organs. (I used to make Tyler the Juvaflex capsules daily for the 1st year of his Young Living Regimen) now that I have removed many chemicals from our home, hygiene and he drinks the Ningxia Red daily and his off his prescription medication, I use the vitality Juvaflex now and then combined with Vitality Lemon. How much I give him just depends on how much he ate off his restrictions and how many days.
Eating food choices that aren’t all fast food, junk food, frozen meals etc can be challenging for those on the spectrum. So I am very proud of his progress, a little bit at a time.
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