Already we have had people suggesting that J-man go on a GFCF diet (that’s gluten-free, casein-free for those who don’t know). Well, here’s the thing… if we started such a diet:
- J-man would have no protein, because the only protein he DOES eat is chicken nuggets twice a day (hence, breading) and his daily cheese toast at breakfast. Gluten? Check. Casein? Check, check.
- The few vegetables he eats (which are actually soups from the Earth’s Best organic line of baby food) contain both wheat and dairy.
- I would also have to go completely GFCF as well, since J-man is still nursing. We’ve done dairy-free before (and it’s way harder than you would think to find food that is truly dairy-free). We’ve done soy-free, dairy-free, which makes it even harder. Rice milk anyone? (Only drinkable if it’s extremely cold, and even then it still smells like rice. Insert the blech emoticon here if you wish.)
We did all that dairy/soy-free for 3 months trying to figure out if J-man had some sort of dairy/soy sensitivity, back when the only thing we worried about was his eating habits and reflux. Guess what? Neither helped. They didn’t help his reflux, and didn’t change his behavior.
So, unless someone can find me a chicken nugget without gluten or dairy that also tastes and feels exactly like Tyson… we’re going to go forward without this one. Unless we can find bread that tastes and feels exactly like Nature’s Own Whole Wheat Bread, and cheese that tastes and feels exactly like premium American cheese (NOT the “cheese food,” people, the cheese), well, we’re stuck.