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« on: May 10, 2017 06:15:55 AM »

My family is filled with lots of dietary issues, and I am going quietly insane trying to come up with ideas that are in compliance with all of the issues, without breaking the bank or my mind.   

Here are the criteria I am working with: 
1) diabetes- my teenage daughter and husband
2) egg allergy- myself
and the biggest one:
3) a very specific diet for my 11 year old son:  2070 minimum calories a day (max of 2330) to be broken up among 4-6 meals as follows:
                           a) 12-15 grams of fiber per day, broken up among the 4-6 meals
                           b) between 50-55 grams of fat per day
                           c) 38 grams of protein per day
                           d) fruits and vegetables must be skinless, seedless, non-fibrous, and cooked to soft or pureed.
                           e) the only grains allowed are white flour and white rice as well as a small amount of pasta.
                           f) no beans/legumes
                           g) the only nuts allowed are nut butters, which can not include hazelnut
                           h) also, he has a shellfish allergy.

This diet goes against everything I have EVER been taught about nutrition. 

We are "too rich" for food stamps, but we have a rough budget of $125 every two weeks for groceries, with a massive stock up done every couple of months.    In other words, we are working poor, and can't have crazy expensive ingredients.

I make my own stocks and things like that, so I know how to make things stretch. 

I desperately need ideas for meals, because it has reached the point that we eat "baked chicken with white rice" two to three times a week, and mix it up with "red sauce with insert shape of pasta here".

Thank you so much for your time in reading this. 


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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017 11:42:07 AM »

I have been thinking about you since you posted this and wondering what I can suggest but I'm not great at counting grams and calories so I just don't know what to write.
Hopefully somebody will have ideas to share with you and/or you'll stumble across the perfect resource online soon. My fingers and toes are crossed for you mama, feeding kids can be a tough time without any extra worries. XO

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« Reply #2 on: Today at 02:59:32 PM »

Oh wow! I'm not very good at counting calories and such either... Are your son's dietary restrictions due to a specific condition? If so maybe there are some books with recipe ideas in them. Not sure if these fit but chicken soup, chicken tacos made in the crock pot with just chicken breasts and a jar of salsa, pork chops with homemade apple sauce... Umm I guess it's hard to think of ideas because I'm not sure which fruits and veggies are allowed and which aren't. Can he eat apples without the skin or are any fruits that have skin or seeds no no's??

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