Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fructose Malabsorption

Did you know that fructose is in everything?!?!  Well, almost everything.  We finally got up to see a specialist for my littlest's tummy problems.  She suggested we try a fructose-free diet for a month and see if that helped.

It did.  Within 4 days she was a completely different child.  No tummy-aches, no constipation.  For awhile I was completely overwhelmed by the lifestyle change I was confronted with.  Now, we're slowing building up the food choices available.  

She can have corn tortillas, refried beans and cheese, so she's completely happy.

I have complied a list of foods that are okay, as well as those that aren't.    Basically you start with a gluten-free diet and eliminate most sweeteners, fruits and veggies.

Long story short - my family has asked for a list of foods and recipes that Tessa can enjoy.  Since I already have this blog, I figured this would be the best place to post such things.

In my research I haven't been able to find many recipes.  I will post mine, as I create them, to help others in search of kid-friendly fructose free foods.

Needless to say, sewing has taken a backseat for the time being.  Such is life.

Tessa-safe foods are listed here.

When I create them, recipes will be here.

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