We got some “never-thought-this-day-would-come” news this week; Amelia outgrew her dairy allergy. After we left the allergist’s office, we went straight to the supermarket where she actually skipped down the aisles, pointing out all the foods she wanted to buy—foods she sees her classmates bring to school every day.
As you can tell from the photo, she really wanted the processed stuff. Which I’m fine with… but in moderation. And since I feel like I’m learning a brand-new language, I could use some help on what to pack for a slow-eating seven-year-old that’s healthy, tasty, and not too complicated. Any ideas? (Note: no eggs—that allergy may be with us for a while.)
Andrea Pyros writes often about parenting for publications including Mint, LearnVest and Sesame Street Family. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley and is the mother to two children, one of whom has food allergies and the other of whom refuses to eat eggs even though he can.