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What the hell do I feed dd... close to tears

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listsandbudgets Thu 19-Nov-15 14:29:45

DD has had stomach problems for some time and is now being tested for various conditons. Until we get the results I've been advised by the hospital to keep her off wheat, dairy, stachyy food (e.g. potato butternut squash) and spicy foods On top of that she recently decided shes vegeterian so no meat.

Help.... please completely at a loss and so worried about her. I resorted to omlette last night but utterly devoid of any ideas for tonight sad

I think she could have lentils - but she can't JUST have lentils.

all the poor little girl wants of course is a bowl of cheese and pasta

TheOriginalWinkly Thu 19-Nov-15 14:34:39

Soup? Veg curry/stew? Chickpea patties/falafel, home made guacamole? (Poor girl.) Scrambled egg and beans? Vegan cheese on any of the above? Sorbet for treats?

Nabootique Thu 19-Nov-15 14:35:13

Is there a vegetable stew you could make with lentils, or soup? The lentils would probably make it pretty filling. I'm sure a helpful vegetarian person will be along soon. I just didn't want to read and run as that sounds really tough for you both! flowers How old is she?

Witchend Thu 19-Nov-15 14:35:54

I had a month of that with dd2.

I found vegetable risotto with only a small amount of rice was a good fall back. Yes, rice is starchy, but I just put a little in there.
Soup (I tended to make my own as they've often got milk or similar in) with gluten free bread toasted.
Do you have to avoid eggs too? Dd2 loved an egg too.

ifyoulikepinacolada Thu 19-Nov-15 14:36:07

Try food blogs like deliciouslyella, hemsley and hemsley, honestly healthy, green kitchen stories and the first mess?

listsandbudgets Thu 19-Nov-15 14:37:15

Thank you.

so confused... not even sure if she can have beans because of the starch. Will investigate chickpeas though.

I hadn't thought of anything avocado based so will certainly look int othat - at least she likes avocados and she will kiss your feet when she hears about the sorbet idea smile

TheOriginalWinkly Thu 19-Nov-15 14:37:43

Oh, maybe vegan cheese melted onto courgette 'spaghetti' or perhaps some of these recipes. Tesco sell courgette 'spaghetti' now.

She could have sliced apple coated with peanut butter as a snack too.

potap123 Thu 19-Nov-15 14:38:04

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potap123 Thu 19-Nov-15 14:40:41

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That sounds really difficult for you OP. How old is your dd? Could you possibly persuade her to hold off on the vegetarianism until she has a better idea of what foods are ok with her health condition? Or could you persuade her to eat fish? Being vegetarian on a restricted diet is hard at the best of times, let alone when she is ill (and I say that as a committed veggie)

If she really wants to stick at being vegetarian, are nuts ok? You can make a pretty delicious macaroni cheese with cashews recipe here the ingredients are a bit of a faff but you could leave the harder to find ones put, and use gluten free pasta?

TheWoodenSpoonOfMischief Thu 19-Nov-15 14:50:36

Or will she eat soup made with some chicken broth so not actual meat?
You could put whatever veg you can or just have the broth.

hellsbellsmelons Thu 19-Nov-15 14:55:56

Cauliflower rice is a great alternative to normal rice
As a PP said also courgette spaghetti instead of normal spaghetti
Can you use quorn?

Holstein Thu 19-Nov-15 15:02:15

Is it worth getting MNHQ to move this to allergies or special needs? There are loads of people in those topics that have to feed children on really restrictive diets. They might not see it in chat.
I would try and persuade her to hold off the veggie thing for now though. sad
Is she old enough to understand the tests and why it would be best?

Holstein Thu 19-Nov-15 15:04:20

Could she have porridge for breakfast? (Made with water or milk substitute like almond milk)

GreenSand Thu 19-Nov-15 15:06:36

Will she eat fish? Or has she decided to go properly vegetarian?
If you could persuade her to eat fish for a bit, that would make a big difference.

Might be worth a look at some of the low carb threads, and look for veggie, dairy free ideas there.

Good luck. Hopefully you will be able to introduce some things after the hospital have some answers, and she's going to feal fab when the variety increases after that level of restriction.

listsandbudgets Thu 19-Nov-15 15:06:43

Thank you again. Some really good ideas and links.

I've decided to make her lentil and veg stew tonigt and then do some reasearch and probably shopping (more likely sending DP shopping) tomorrow

She's 10 and unfortunately quite set on the veggie thing. She does understand the tests but she's very upset about the possible outcome though to be honest if at the end of it all we can stop her being in pain and vomiting all the time then it will be worth it.

I didn't know there was an allergies board Holstein, I'll ask for it to be moved thank you.

halfdoneharris Thu 19-Nov-15 15:12:16

mild three bean con carne with rice, vegetables with pasta sauce with gluten free pasta, fried breakfast (egg, mushrooms, tomato, baked beans), salmon/white fish with rice and veg, stir frys with quorn or fish...

halfdoneharris Thu 19-Nov-15 15:14:43

filled peppers with rice, veg and dairy free cheese?, mushroom risotto, fishcakes made with gf bread crumbs

SprinkleBlushes Thu 19-Nov-15 15:26:02

Not a balanced meal but Swedish Glacé frozen dessert is a very passable alternative to vanilla ice cream. It is dairy free and I have been giving it to DSS for years as his "special ice cream." We flavour it with a drizzle of golden syrup or maple syrup over the top. He likes it as he feels like he is eating "normal" food. I buy it in my local Morrisons or Tesco for about £2 per tub.

IsaBisaBuildsaBoat Thu 19-Nov-15 15:32:08

This sounds hard. No proper advice but I wouldn't skimp on the eggs, to be honest. She can have eggs every day no problem. Lots of ways to prepare it! Don't worry about overdoing it. Also, is fish okay?

CalypsoLilt Thu 19-Nov-15 15:35:28

Hi if she's vegetarian and off dairy, try the vegan and/or plant based diet facebook groups, they always have loads of recipe ideas for kids smile

Wolfie2 Thu 19-Nov-15 15:37:53

Eggs in every form with veg

Nut roasts with roasted veg

Wolfie2 Thu 19-Nov-15 15:38:28

Seeds and salad

Wolfie2 Thu 19-Nov-15 15:39:32

Stuffed peppers/stuffed marrow/stuffed mushrooms - rice or lentils

Wolfie2 Thu 19-Nov-15 15:40:41


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