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Do you have to prepare separate meals for a family member due to dietary requirements? Being a fussy pain in the ass is

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Do you have to prepare separate meals for a family member due to dietary requirements? Being a fussy pain in the ass is not one of them 😘


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2 years ago
I have five people to feed, one is vegan, one pescaterian, one only eats meat and veg and two eat most things. I now cook for myself and if it's something that one of the others will eat I make enough for them.

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2 years ago
yes but not full meals, we have a vegetarian in the house and if dinner is meat and salad I will make them the same but substitute the meat for Tofu or a meat replacement. Meals like pasta/curry I will just make meat free. It's has been a lot easier then I expected.

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2 years ago
Really? Well done. Is the vegetarian one of your children?

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2 years ago
yes my eldest child, has been for about a year

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2 years ago
Is she having Vitamin B injections ?
It’s important GP monitors her especially her early years of menstruation

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2 years ago
I have one who wants to be vegetarian, I worry about her become malnourished. I have said when you are paying for and cooking dinner you can make that decision.

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2 years ago
well my vego is a boy so dont need to worry about menstruation and you can get plenty of vitamin B in vegetables. He is very active and healthy and there has not been any issues with his health and nutrition. He still has eggs, milk and cheese and we have agreed he should hold off being a vegan until he is a bit older.
Eating meat goes against his morals and we fully support his decision.

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2 years ago
Wow you are a great mum. I just said either we all become vego or no one is. Everyone else said no. Though she could make her own food, but her morals didn't stretch that far.

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2 years ago
Haha. Love this 👍

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2 years ago
It’s just easier to cook gluten free meals. The only exception is when it’s too expensive - like gluten free bread only goes to the coeliac everyone else eats the other bread. But otherwise we just eat the same - stir fry and rice, soups, roast and veg, rice crackers veg and hummus, that sort of thing.
Gluten free is a lot easier now than it used up be.

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2 years ago
This exactly how I do it too. My youngest is Coeliac. All of our main meals are gluten free. Each non coeliac person has their own gluten snacks. I hear you about the bread, that stuff is expensive. He gets his own loaf, the rest of us eat regular bread.

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2 years ago
I’ve just been diagnosed and I’ll be doing the same. I’m surprised to learn it’s not going to be that difficult to go gluten free.

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2 years ago
At first you will be reading packets and such but once you come up with your stand by meals you’ll be fine. Honestly breakfast was the hardest as decent gluten free bread wasn’t cheap and most cereals contain gluten. However - smoothies, bacon and eggs, yoghurt and fruit can round out special gluten free expensive stuff.

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2 years ago
It isn’t too difficult really. Just make sure you read the ingredient lists. Gluten can show up in the oddest of places sometimes. I once found a tin of tomatoes that contained barley. Eating in restaurants will be the hardest part because you have to ask so many questions to be sure the food is safe.

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2 years ago
Gluten free weetbix is good for breakfast.

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2 years ago
One of my kids is allergic to dairy and soy and another to nuts. I just make everything dairy, soy and nut free for everyone. Easier than cooking seperate meals

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2 years ago
Same as mine but throw in wheat and eggs as well and a few others. She has a lot of allergies

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2 years ago
My husband has gone on a health kick and won't ear carbs... so I serve him whatever iv made but minus the carbs, if I'm feeling generous ill make him a substitute, if not he either makes it himself or sucks it up. My son doesn't like eggs but didn't mind if they're in something and he can't taste the egg. So he won't eat say scrambled eggs or omelette buy he's fine with egg being on something like a chicken schnitzel... he's not allergic though, just fussy

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2 years ago
I accomodate to taste.
One of my kids likes broccoli the other avocado and don’t like the other so the get as they prefer.
We have 2 vegetarians and 2 who eat a bit of meat so dinners are all variations of the same thing

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2 years ago
No, unless you will need an epi pen you eat what you are given.

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2 years ago
So if you have allergies, but not epi pen bad, you'd still make them eat it?

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2 years ago
I won't make any eat their dinner, but I don't make anything else.

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2 years ago
Wait, what? Are you saying you will not accommodate for a person with allergies if they aren’t life threatening? That only an “epi-pen” allergy is worth consideration? There are allergies , that while not life threatening, can make you seriously ill and even require hospitalisation. How selfish of you.

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2 years ago
People can't make their own food?

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2 years ago
I do for snacks. My daughter has anaphylaxis to a couple of things. Main meals we all eat what she eats. We have changed our meal. These days there are many substitutes for things. She also has a few allergies that aren’t anaphylaxis however I wouldn’t make something and say you must eat it I’d make her something else

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2 years ago
^^ your poor child if you won’t accommodate them a little bit. So you just pick a meal and whatever if they can’t eat it then bugger them?

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2 years ago
My children don't have allergies. I have a menu on the fridge and that's what is for dinner. If you bring a vegetarian home on steak night they will be hungry. But if someone with a sever allergy say peanuts I won't make satay.