On Friday afternoon we made an impromptu decision to go out to eat. It was day 3 of our power outage last week. We’d moved much of our food over to grandma’s house, but we’d exhausted what we took over with us…and we exhausted much of her food supply as well.
After dinner, I stopped by the health food store to restock on some of the goodies that we need for Tyler. We are still under “Operation Fatten Tyler Up!”
From mid-November to late January, he only gained 1/2 lb in 2 months. But at least he gained something! We are shooting for 1 lb/month…more to help get him back up to his original percentile level, but he’s not losing…so that’s good!
We have discovered in the past few months that he is intolerant/allergic to dairy, soy and oats (but not other gluten it seems). This makes high calorie snacking difficult…as he can’t have much of the high cal processed foods because of these intolerances.
So, I stopped in to get him some yogurt that I can mix with avocado and oil for some good fats, some dairy free and soy free butter that I can slather all over sweet potato chunks, potato chunks and mixed into squash and other veggies. And some oat-free Cheerios like cereal.
The cereal was 45% off, and the rest was just expensive!!!
This trip, coupled with the fact that we have some goods to replace that we lost with the power outage, means we will be upping the budget for February. More on that tomorrow…
Total for this trip:$26.77
I plan to write a “Food Allergies on a Budget” series in the next few weeks! If you have any great tips to share, please email them to me.