like walking in the rain and the snow…
Wait. That’s not where I intended to go! Flashback to music from my growing up years. All that does is prove I’m old. <sigh>
So…the things we do for love. How about things like a 30 day elimination diet? For everyone in the house? Simply because it needs to be tried for one or 2 people? Yep. One of those things we do for love. Fortunately, it won’t hurt those who don’t need to be on it, so we move forward. Friday will be 8 days without wheat or wheat products at home, and surprisingly it’s going well. The boys have been quite agreeable, even double checking to make sure they’re ‘not cheating.’ The best part is that we’re seeing some clearing of eczema already. Definitely seeing less headaches. And the child in question is undeniably sleeping better. And feeling better! I’m doing ‘experimental baking’ on Wednesdays (when we’re home all day) so that we can figure this wheat-less thing out. I’m working hard to NOT trade one starchy food for another, so we’re not using the typical wheat free or gluten free all purpose flours that are available. Makes things slightly more challenging, but it also makes things much healthier! This week I baked wheat free, high fiber, low(er) carb chocolate zucchini bread, and it was a huge hit. I took a recipe I have at home and modified it slightly. Nearly perfect! I am glad chemistry has always been a favorite subject, since understanding chemistry in the kitchen makes the experimentation a touch easier.
But for this face (hard at work on his math)
and this one (being a goof at speech therapy)
going wheat free is something we’ll gladly try (and stay with!) if it makes a difference. How on earth could we say no??