Monday, November 17, 2008

Our GFCFSF Menu This Week (November 17-21)

Sorry I've been silent so long! I've been working hard on my other blog, Lend4Health, and haven't had time to post here! Hopefully I haven't lost too many GFCFSF buddies out there!

For what it's worth, here is our menu this week. This week's menu was entirely selected by my two kids (and my son helped shop too), so you know these are kid-friendly! :)

Monday: Turkish peas with ground meat (chicken this time)

Tuesday: Nut butter & jelly sandwiches + sweet potato soup

Wednesday: Mashed potatoes (with sneaky cauliflower) + hot dogs

Thursday: Tinkyada spaghetti with Muir Glen tomato & meat sauce

Friday: Chicken and rice


Tracey said...

Okay, I have a question that is unrelated to your post but I wanted to get your opinion. Are chidlren with sensory issues most likely on the spectrum? I see a lot of children get the diagnosis SPD or SID but the parents are never encouraged to go GFCF because it is not really "autism". Isn't SPD an inaccurate diagnosis when so many children could be helped by the diet? I guess I just am frustrated with the SPD label when these kids could be better served by an autism diagnosis. Isn't SPD more of a trait of the autism spectrum rather than a disorder or do you believe some children are only SPD without being on the spectrum? What do you think? Thanks!

Tori said...

Hi Tracey. Good question, and I don't really know the "official" answer. All I really know is my own experience, and that is that my son had an SPD diagnosis (although I think he could have gotten an autism diagnosis) and that the diet helped him. Calling this an "autism diet" is a bit of a misnomer because many kids and adults -- with various symptoms and diagnoses -- are finding their symptoms lessen or disappear on this diet. So I do urge anybody with an SPD diagnosis to try the diet -- give it a good, honest try and do it 100% for about 6 months. -- Tori

Tracey said...

Tori, Thank you for replying to my question. Although I am also unsure of the answer, I do agree with you that it should not be called an "autism diet" because it has a broad application to a lot of different problems for both children and adults alike. After my IgG results, I am also GFCF with my kiddos. I really feel great and my tummy is thanking me too. Thanks for a great blog and I check in to get product and meal ideas and to stay informed. You really are helping others so much.
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