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I am struggling with all our dietarry challenges lately in light of our BUSY end of the school year schedule and would appreciate help with ideas for effortless meals for kiddo that are free of corn, beans and nuts. I often make separate meals/ things for him due to my very restricted diet. Product suggestions welcome. I just don't have the energy to research all this stuff right now. I have in the past and am usually good with these challenges but find myself wandering aimlessly through the market again these days. I have some recipes but just don't have time or energy for kitchen work lately. I find myself SO wishing that I could just pick up Mc D's or live on carbs. HELP!

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Okay, so no corn, beans, or nuts.

I think I can come up with some ideas.

Can you throw together a stir fry with assorted colorful veggies, and don't use sesame oil use oilve oil. All over rice.

Or you can do Mexican with some Food for life brown rice tortillas, and ground beef and some tomatoes and peppers. Skip the cheese since you can't do casein and skip the black beans since you can't do beans. Serve with a green salad.

Maybe those two would work.

~Allison

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Okay, so no corn, beans, or nuts.

I think I can come up with some ideas.

Can you throw together a stir fry with assorted colorful veggies, and don't use sesame oil use oilve oil. All over rice.

Or you can do Mexican with some Food for life brown rice tortillas, and ground beef and some tomatoes and peppers. Skip the cheese since you can't do casein and skip the black beans since you can't do beans. Serve with a green salad.

Maybe those two would work.

~Allison

Thank you Allison, Ds is ok with casein so quesadillas or tacos with the Food for Life tortillas would work for him. Thank you for reminding me of them. Corn and beans are still a relatively new avoidance for him and I sometimes get burt out and discouraged with label reading in the store-even after being gluten-free all these years! Months of rotation and elimination diets have taxed my mind! Thank you.

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Cook an eye of the round roast in the crockpot overnight (coursly chop onions on bottom of pot, season roast to liking and add to pot, add about 3/4 cup chicken broth, then add vegetables: carrots, mushrooms, potatoes, etc. turn on low and allow to cook for 10-12 hours) and refrigerate in the morning. That evening serve roast with vegetables. The next night shred and add bbq sauce and create barbeque beef. Serve over baked potato with sour cream, tomatoes and chives.

Two great meals only mild preparation. Works for me when I know I have a busy week......

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Spanish rice. Brown some rice lightly in olive oil. Add salsa and water. Add the protein of your choice. We use ground beef. You can use cooked, chopped chicken. Cook, covered for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Double the time for brown rice.

Stuffed potatoes. Prick potatoes, wrap in foil and cook in the crockpot all day. Or you can do them without the foil in the microwave. Stuff with cheese, sour cream, chives or chopped onion, or smother in meat only chili.

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Thank you Allison, Ds is ok with casein so quesadillas or tacos with the Food for Life tortillas would work for him. Thank you for reminding me of them. Corn and beans are still a relatively new avoidance for him and I sometimes get burt out and discouraged with label reading in the store-even after being gluten-free all these years! Months of rotation and elimination diets have taxed my mind! Thank you.

You're welcome. I don't need to avoid corn but it's not anything I really like.

So the discovery of those Food for life brown rice tortillas with sauteed ground beef with veggies and all the fixings is a great meal and you can get a few out of it. I can imagine that you would sometimes get burnt out!!

I also sautee chicken in lemon juice and pomegranate paste and vegetables and put it all over rice.

But with kids that might be a bit too sophisticated, you know.

Beef and cheese seems to work for kids, so good luck with that.

Keep your chin up and don't forget to breathe okay :)

~Allison

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Another favorite is Southwestern style hash.

Brown some ground beef. Remove it from pan. Remove excess fat if there is any. Leave just a tiny bit of fat in the pan. If the beef is really lean, you might need to add a bit of olive oil. Add a package of O'Brian potatoes and brown them like the package says. Then add the beef back in and also add a jar of salsa. Heat through. Can top with cheese and sour cream if you like.

Daughter loves chicken dishes. I keep canned chicken in the house. We usually buy it at Coscto. I will add it to Uncle Ben's pre-cooked rice. She likes the roasted chicken flavor. If we don't have that, I use plain rice. For soup I will add some chicken broth and perhaps some carrots, onions and celery. Cook until vegetables are tender.

For chicken and noodles, I use lasagna noodles, broken in large pieces. While the noodles are cooking, I take some canned chicken, put in a large deep skillet then sprinkle with sweet rice flour to thicken. I add additional chicken broth and heat through. To this I might add the vegetables listed above. When the noodles are cooked, drain and add.

We also like the Hormel prepared foods that are gluten-free. Daughter loves the chicken breasts in gravy. They are too salty for me! We both like the Beef Au Jus. Instead of heating it as directed, I heat it in a large, deep skillet, breaking the meat into little pieces as it cooks. Then I cook some Tinkyada fettuncini pasta (or spaghetti if I don't have that). When heated through, I stir into the beef.

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Cook an eye of the round roast in the crockpot overnight (coursly chop onions on bottom of pot, season roast to liking and add to pot, add about 3/4 cup chicken broth, then add vegetables: carrots, mushrooms, potatoes, etc. turn on low and allow to cook for 10-12 hours) and refrigerate in the morning. That evening serve roast with vegetables. The next night shred and add bbq sauce and create barbeque beef. Serve over baked potato with sour cream, tomatoes and chives.

Two great meals only mild preparation. Works for me when I know I have a busy week......

Good reminder!

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Spanish rice. Brown some rice lightly in olive oil. Add salsa and water. Add the protein of your choice. We use ground beef. You can use cooked, chopped chicken. Cook, covered for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Double the time for brown rice.

That's a good idea. LOOONG time ago I used to make something like that. Minimum fuss and attendance and we always have the ingredients on hand.

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I can imagine that you would sometimes get burnt out!!

I also sautee chicken in lemon juice and pomegranate paste and vegetables and put it all over rice.

Keep your chin up and don't forget to breathe okay :)

~Allison

Thank you for your compassion and encouragement. It really is appreciated!

A few good deep breaths go a long way.

Pomegranate paste, now that's something new to me.

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Another favorite is Southwestern style hash.

Brown some ground beef. Remove it from pan. Remove excess fat if there is any. Leave just a tiny bit of fat in the pan. If the beef is really lean, you might need to add a bit of olive oil. Add a package of O'Brian potatoes and brown them like the package says. Then add the beef back in and also add a jar of salsa. Heat through. Can top with cheese and sour cream if you like. I used to make something like that and had forgotten all about using the o'Brian potatoes like this a long while back! Some of these things were just erased from my mind when I gave them up myself! Good reminder.

Daughter loves chicken dishes. I keep canned chicken in the house. We usually buy it at Coscto. I will add it to Uncle Ben's pre-cooked rice. She likes the roasted chicken flavor. If we don't have that, I use plain rice. For soup I will add some chicken broth and perhaps some carrots, onions and celery. Great minds think alike! Cook until vegetables are tender. I do this too, but DS has tired of it because it was a staple for so long.

For chicken and noodles, I use lasagna noodles, broken in large pieces. While the noodles are cooking, I take some canned chicken, put in a large deep skillet then sprinkle with sweet rice flour to thicken. I add additional chicken broth and heat through. To this I might add the vegetables listed above. When the noodles are cooked, drain and add. That's an interesting idea for using on hand ingredients.

We also like the Hormel prepared foods that are gluten-free. Daughter loves the chicken breasts in gravy. They are too salty for me! We both like the Beef Au Jus. Instead of heating it as directed, I heat it in a large, deep skillet, breaking the meat into little pieces as it cooks. Then I cook some Tinkyada fettuncini pasta (or spaghetti if I don't have that). When heated through, I stir into the beef. We abandoned processed foods for so long that I forgot about these kind of things and I've never used them. I'll have to check some out. They may be handy. DS likes that kind of beef.

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Tonight I made Pastorio macaroni and cheese. To my portion I added some Velveeta cheese and let it melt in the pan. Yum! Daughter claims she hates Velveeta. Too cheesy. Just regular for her. We are eating it with assorted raw veggies and black olives.

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