High fat food ideas for dairy intolerant toddler(32 Posts)
DS is 15 months and really cutting back on bf which I had relied on for calcium and fat. He is dairy and gluten free, and I prefer not to give him soya yoghurts etc (he won't eat them anyway tbh) He doesn't really love the coconut yoghurt either bbut I can get him to eat about a tablespoons worth on fruit after dinner. He used to eat about half an avocado a day but I think he's getting bored of that as he doesn't seem to be enjoying it so much these days. He has hummous a few days a week for lunch. Re milk, he won't drink special formula, Koko or Almond milk from a cup, and unless I really have to I don't want to start expressing at this stage.
Any other ideas? His weight gain has been pretty much non existent for a couple of months coinciding with walking and cutting back on the bf, no one seems at all worried but I can't help it! He does eat pretty well and is thriving but I'm very conscious of their need for fat and calcium.
Greens are very good for calcium- broccoli as a finger food is the easiest.
Sardines are high in calcium, loads of good fats and oils - the one in tomato sauce mashed up maybe?
Oranges are high in calcium too
Does he like peanut butter? Tahini is good too, I know it's in houmous but you can put it into homemade biscuits too which are delicious. There's an Ottolenghi recipe.
Fried rice with prawns always a hit here too, I use coconut oil.
Ooh and what about whizzing up koko or almond milk with a banana? Would he drink that? I hate any milk by itself but like milkshakes.
Tinned salmon, with the bones is an excellent source of fat and calcium, great for gf sandwiches or fish cakes.
Agree with nut butter too. Almond butter is particularly high in calcium, and fat of course
Have you seen [[https://www.facebook.com/groups/Allergy.diet/?ref=ts&fref=ts this FB group] too?
Was going to suggest nut butter - almonds are good.
Sardines with toast or pasta?
Does he like baked beans? White beans are a good source, as long as you choose a dairy-free brand.
tinned salmon, perhaps in fishcakes.
Can he have eggs? A big hit with my 16mo are (super easy) banana pancakes - mash a ripe banana, beat an egg, sprinkle over a good heaped tbsp s/r flour (I use wholewheat) and good lunch of baking powder, and a dessert spoon of nut butter. Fry in little rounds in whatever you have - I like rapeseed. The banana mahes then pretty sweet and my DD loves them. They are my go to when she's going through (another) protein-avoiding phase because she'll scoff loads of these!
You can make gf banana pancakes too. Here
I was also going to suggest nut butters - incredibly easy to make your own too (roast nuts for 10 mins or so. While they are still warm, grind/blend into a paste with about 1 tablespoon oil per 200g nuts, but this depends on the type of nuts).
Oops sorry, missed the gf bit. I've done without flour, they're a bit sweeter and more omelette-y in texture, but she still scoffed them down. I guess ground almonds might work in place of the flour.
Thanks for all the ideas.
I have thought of nut butters, yes he has peanut butter on gf toast but I can't imagine the amount he has spread on one small slice is enough to make an impact? Or maybe it is. Same thing for greens. Can get a couple of florets in him before he gets bored (he's a good eater but he's very typical toddler in that one day he might love something and the next it's on the floor. Broccoli can be a hit or a disaster!)
And again, Same for tinned sardines - he'll eat them but only about one in a sitting. That's with toast - any other meal ideas for sardines? Also are they not a bit salty to have often?
we do have quite a lot of salmon so thats covered. I'm definitely going to make those banana pancakes, thanks highlove. I also thought about rice pudding with the almond milk but I don't think the fat content is v high. Maybe coconut milk from a tin. Has anyone ever tried that?
Gunpowder great idea for the milkshake. Both DSs would like that I think. Although it might become a very regular request... Also I imagine fried rice would go down v well here.
Jilted I've seen violife but can't quite bring myself to try it. I'm currently gf/df while bfing DS2 but I am not intolerant to anything myself and the idea dairy alternatives make my stomach turn. And the ingredients list baffles me. But I suppose I should try it with DS2 if it would help with fat/calcium. is it any good for cooking? Could I use it for a cheese sauce?
To be totally honest, I've never tried it. My CMPI was diagnosed late and as a result I find milk and cheese truly repulsive. Lots of posters over on the FB CMPA page use it and there's some recipes here
and one sardine or 2 florets of brocolli is actually quite good at this age
Mashed potatoes made with olive oil
YY to fried rice made with coconut oil, lovely with lemon zest stirred through
Some mineral water has quite lot of calcium in it e.g. badoit
If pork is free-range/organic the fat in it becomes more like olive oil (e.g. more mono-unsaturated fat, less saturated fat) Compassion in world farming link so just some roast pork shoulder/pork chops or maybe make rillettes if you can be bothered rendering your own lard? My local organic farmer will give me as much pork fat as I want for free as long as I buy something too.
Rice pudding made with tinned coconut milk is lovely (I use that or the coconut milk in cartons). You can add cocoa powder/grated chocolate during cooking and stir nut/peanut butter through it to serve.
Have you any input/access to a paediatric dietician? If he is on a dairy and gluten free diet they should be able to advise.
I drink oatly (oat milk) with added calcium and vitamins.
I make the banana pancakes too but use 1 cup of oats (gf), 1 small ripe banana and a splash of oat milk. Blend it and then fry in coconut oil as normal.
Raw nuts are good and why about using avocado to make guacamole? Good for dipping veg in.
Also make a chocolate milkshake using frozen berries or fruit like mango (could add a bit of spinach too for some extra calcium), a spoon of cacao powder and a spoon of honey and then a splash of oat milk. Yum and very healthy too
Unfortunately we can't use oatly milk as its not gluten free, although I know it's considered the best in terms of calcium and vitamins. We haven't identified whether it is wheat or gluten that causes him problems so maybe w can try it again.
My DTs (2.5) are cmpi and switched over to full fat A2 milk this year. They absolutely love it. I also followed the Milk Ladder and have gradually introduced small bits of dairy. Too much and we still have explosive nappies so it's slow and steady.
At that age, dairy and egg allergic DD2 loved avocado. I got ones that weren't too ripe, cut them into strips and she would munch away on them. Still loves avocado now (if we're having it with dinner, I have to make sure it goes on everyone else's plate before she see it, or it is gone in a flash )
One of the suggestions given by her dietician was to make up jelly at double strength (so, half the amount of liquid) using her milk (we use oat milk). It makes a sort of Turkish delight type thing and was useful as a treat and to get a little more calcium/calories in to her (she was very underweight as a result of her allergies and refusing to eat)
I have a dairy, egg, nut, legume & sesame allergic child. I use LOTS of olive oil in/on his food. I also make these banana muffins http://itchybaby.co.uk/itchyforum/index.php?topic=45.0
Sometimes I spread some DF chocolate on the top too!
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