but mostly I miss
I am not lactose intolerant, why can't I have dairy products?!! Because I am breastfeeding and apparently dairy products don't sit well with my youngest tummy. Oh, I could have them but then I would have to deal with getting spit up upon, a lot. Not the typical little bit that drips down onto my shoulder or onto shirt of my 8 month old but the oft seen in films and tv shows full on projectile spit up. That is my first world problem. I am going to whine for a bit feel free to read on.
I cut out almost all dairy products, little bit of spit up, non-projectile. (I am finding it hard to give up chocolate, I try to stick to dark chocolate though.) I miss
!! Most of the dishes that my older boys will eat contain some form of dairy products mainly
. Mac and Cheese, Hamburger Helper, Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken, Cheeseburgers, etc. A lot of my favorite recipes from the Spark have dairy in them as well.
"Let's order pizza for dinner." says my husband "Yeah!!!"yell my older boys. "Can you order chicken wings with the pizza?" I ask.
"Let's go to that new Mexican restaurant." says my husband "Um..." I say as I look at their online menu. "Can we go someplace else?" (Onions are also a problem with my littlest man)
The Spark tracker doesn't have a setting for dairy free meal suggestions. Reading through nutrition articles here on spark; drink milk, eat greek yogurt, have some cheese as a snack. So frustrating. I finally threw out the partially eaten pints of Ben & Jerry's a week or so ago that I bought while I was pregnant. So many things are off the table.
One would think that the bright side would be that I am eating cleaner: no pizza, no ice cream, no pudding, no cheesy potato casseroles, no cream sauces, no fast food cheeseburgers, tacos or burritos and I am but it is hard and those foods are so tasty. While nursing I need to eat a lot to keep up my supply, I start dipping if I eat less than 2200 calories a day, so cutting back isn't really an option right now.
Alright pity party over. My little man is worth not being able to eat dairy product for the time being.