Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Look at who's using a fork!!!







And, not only using a fork, but he ate MACARONI AND CHEESE!!

Mac and cheese used to be one of Jayce's "approved foods" that he decided for some reason was okay to eat. However, its filled with dye (the powder), gluten (pasta) and casein (the powdered cheese and the milk you add), so we tried switching his mac n' cheese with rice pasta shapes instead. Immediately he knew a difference and refused to eat it. 3 months later, we tried going back to the "regular stuff" and hoping he'd eat it and then branch out to other pasta. No dice. Its been 7 months since we put GFCF on the back burner (we still try to feed him GFCF stuff, but we haven't replaced all his regular stuff yet since that didn't go well). I cooked a box of Kraft the other day for MY lunch and Jayce asked to eat some. I fixed him a bowl and he said, "Fork?" and I watched in amazement as he used a fork to eat his entire bowl of mac n cheese.

Forks conquered, now on to the spoon :)

7 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! He looks so grown up! Way to go, Jayce!!

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  2. You can probably find him a gluten free version of mac and cheese. Quinoa is a great grain for gluten free diets and it's commercially processed into alot of different kinds of pastas (and probably even some commercial mac and cheese products) It's usually pretty cheap, and it's available these days even in the natural foods section at kroger. I can even get you a really good homemade mac and cheese recipe if your interested.

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  3. Sure, Brian, I'll always take recipes :) Unfortunately we don't have a Kroger here, but I love stocking up on stuff when I'm home to see my parents. The problem is, Jayce won't eat anything that is a GF substitute. We aren't sure if his sensory issues are with taste, texture, or smell, but for some reason, he knows the difference and will just refuse to eat. When we went GF before, all he ate was chips, popcorn, and loaded up on dairy products. If we take dairy out, too, then all he's left with is chips and popcorn. Not very nutritious :(

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  4. that's awesome, jess! congrats to you and jayce!! :)

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  5. Way to go Jayce!! Look at you!

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  6. Way to go Jayce. Gosh, gluten is so hard to get away from. If I find any good Quinoa stuff I will get you some. I personally like it.

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