Cutting out dairy
Annabel has developed a post tummy upset lactose intolerance. This means we have had to cut out all dairy products. This has been really hard, I had totally taken it for granted as to how much dairy we ate on a daily basis.
At first I thought 'oh easy just the bottle before bed' How wrong I was. Butter on toast/sandwiches, breakfast cereals, home-made muffins and cakes, all our lovely cheese based dishes such as fish pie, chilli with sour cream and cheese!, fruit and petit filous, It has been a nightmare!
We now have a soya milk in the bottle at bed time. a soya based margarine and soya yougart and many changes to our main meals. We cook a lot of tomato based dishes instead of cream based dishes, also I have started given Annabel slices of meat and pick-up vegetables and potatoes. So she seems to get more of a finger- food selection than before.
Hopefully we will start to introduce dairy back slowly soon, in fact we have snuck in a little petit filous here and there.
But never again will I take it for granted how much we had relied on diary as a stable diet requirement!!