Menu Planning for June 1, 2003

We got back the results of the food intolerance test.  Mine improved, though I still have plenty of intolerances.  The shock, though, was how many intolerances my son had!  As we thought, he’s intolerant to dairy and gluten, but he’s also intolerant to baker’s yeast, which means no bread, even if it’s gluten free.  The other major intolerances were to peanuts and eggs.  To complicate matters, he also has an intolerance to flaxseed, which means I can’t use that as a substitute for the eggs.

Look for a post later in the week where I detail all the information.  However, that will have to wait until we meet with the doctor on Tuesday.

Here’s the plan for the week:

For the Family (Dairy Free & Gluten Free)

Saturday–Salmon, rice, mixed vegetables

Sunday–Ham Hock, Potatoes, Swiss Chard

Monday–Potato Chili, Green Beans

Tuesday–Creole Pork & Braised Cabbage (from eMeals Paleo plan)

Wednesday–Hamburger Soup

Thursday–Bacon, Kale & Rice Pasta 


Breakfasts & Snacks for my son without dairy, gluten, or eggs:

Knee Slappin Good Blueberry Muffins

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Kate’s Almond Cookies

Coconut Brown Rice Pudding

For more meal planning ideas, visit Menu Planning Monday.


  1. Glad you are improving! What made you decide to have your son tested?

    • Melissa says:

      We knew he’d had trouble with dairy and wondered about gluten, so we just decided to get him tested.

  2. I’ve thought about tests, as a few foods have been giving me issues of late. No issues with the kids yet. Maybe some of these intolerances can emerge later in life, who knows?

    Anyway, good that we have tests that could tell us this information, so that we can help our families.

    • Melissa says:

      They definitely can emerge later in life. I didn’t know it then, but I’ve had mild trouble with milk since my teens. It didn’t become a real issue until I had my last child. Now I’ve not had milk for 3 years.

  3. What is the difference between an intolerance and an allergy? Or are they the same thing?

    • Melissa says:

      An allergy causes an allergic reaction and can be life threatening. An intolerance just causes a lot of discomfort. When I have milk, for instance, I feel like my chest will explode, it feels tight, and I feel like I can’t breathe (though I can). Then the tummy troubles begin. My intolerance is strong, so I react more than others who have a mild milk intolerance.

  4. Looks like a great week of eating at your house — food issues and all. Thank goodness for the internet for making meal and recipe sharing so easy. 🙂

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