Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cooking when you have a dairy free kid...

Eliana can't have any dairy (specifically casein) products, so sometimes that means that she has something different than we do for dinner. Or breakfast. Or lunch. Generally I like her to eat the same things we do, but a lot of what we eat has milk or cheese in it.

This morning Eliana and I made frittatas together, using this recipe as our baseline. We used our extra-large muffin pan (think Otis Spunkmeyer size muffins) and doubled the recipe. We made 3 frittatas for us and 3 frittatas for her. She enjoyed participating in the process, putting the mix-ins for hers herself. We added in chicken and cheese today.

Here's what was great about it...

  1. She got to help and be a part of the process. 
  2. One dish, one baking time, one meal.
  3. We didn't have to sacrifice taste and she didn't have to sacrifice allergic reaction.
  4. We loved it!
  5. She loved it!
Cooking when you have a dairy free kid can be tricky, but there's no reason you can't figure out ways around it without cooking 2 meals each night. 

If you want to see what I do for Eliana for dairy-free lunches, check out my Bento*riffic blog!

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