LiVewell Healthy Lunches with an Allergic Kid – GIVEAWAY

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This week I’m participating in Intermountain Healthcare’s LiVewell Healthy Lunches campaign. They’ve provided me and other local bloggers some great info on meal planning and lunch suggestions for kids lunches as well as a Rubbermaid Lunchblox set. You could get one too – just enter here.

Some of you may not know this but Big E has some serious food allergies to wheat, eggs and nuts. Since wheat is the main ingredient in bread, cookies, crackers and basically everything it seems, it makes our lunch choices more limited. 

Although Big E does not have celiac disease, many of our foods at home are gluten free and homemade. At first, his limitations were hard to handle – no quick drive through dinners, encouraging other kids NOT to share with mine, making family dinner without serving bread (or cookies, muffins, donuts, cake). But over time it’s gotten easier, and despite carrying an EpiPen everywhere we go, Big E is an energetic, happy kid who just has to ask what’s in things before he eats them.

So for this lunch, I decided to use what I had – leftover Corn Chowder from the night before. Here’s what’s in this lunch:

  • Corn Chowder (keep it warm in a thermos!)
  • Multigrain crackers
  • String Cheese
  • Broccoli
  • Apple Sauce
Even with allergy constraints, I want my kids to have a good relationship with food, so I try to include a variety of healthy foods that my son likes. As all parents know, sometimes that’s not easy.

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Author: Mountain Mom

Hi! I'm Mountain Mom. I live with my husband and three young kids in the mountains near Sundance, Utah. When we're not hiking, biking, skiing and camping, I spend my time doing Mom stuff and reading. Summer of 2016 we traveled over 7,000 miles along the US National Park to Park Highway.

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