My quest for eczema-friendly recipes

My quest for eczema-friendly recipes
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eczema elimination diets

My son has food allergies, eczema, and asthma. The toughest thing I’ve had to deal with is “What to feed him when he’s allergic to everything.” His blood tests and skin tests showed mild to severe allergies to almost all foods, including simple foods like potatoes, onions, peas, and delayed reactions to milk/wheat.

When his eczema turned from moderate to severe with stomach aches at the age of 3, I knew it was time. It was time to put him on an elimination diet, as his allergist had recommended. The toughest factor was cooking up flavorful meals for a child with 7 ingredients when he had been eating pizzas and pastas.

So, my journey started…All dishes are vegan and gluten-free, strictly use organic ingredients for all of my recipes… I started experimenting designing and architecture. I’ll share some simple, allergy -free recipes I use for my son. It takes so long to test new foods when the eczema is always active, and difficult to tell if the flare-up is caused by food or environment or something else altogether. So, it was definitely a long process to introduce some foods.

All berries, milk, citric fruits, nightshades, dairy, gluten, wheat products, colorful veggies such as bell peppers, and nuts are not allowed on this diet. Ingredients allowed on my son’s allergy friendly recipes or eczema elimination diets:

  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Carrots
  • Apples – (restricted)
  • Moong lentils
  • Chickpeas
  • Rice Bran Oil
  • Honey, Cane Sugar – restricted
  • Turmeric – restricted

Here More Simple eczema friendly recipes. It’s a fusion between Indian and American.

Curried Cauliflower on Rice Tortilla (Cauliflower Pizza) (Eczema Friendly)
Cabbage Dinner Pancake or Parantha
Mung Daal with Rice (Eczema friendly)
Veggie Noodles
Spaghetti soup with vegetables
Kale and Carrot Rice Patties with Cauliflower Sauce

 

 

Comments

  1. Miranda says

    Hi Nav,

    My 6 month old has been dealing with lots of skin and tummy troubles since early on. My husband can
    Across your story and shared it with me as we are looking at foods and allergy testing. I was wondering if you could share what testing you did that provided such a detailed list of foods that your son was allergic to? I also have lots of food allergies and the test I took is not available for small babies. I would appreciate a comprehensive test, any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for your time.

    Miranda

    • Nav Gosal says

      Hi Miranda, we did prick test on our son when he turned one. I do not have a copy of those on hand, but they did about 12-15 foods at a time (and some environment allergens such as dustmites). He was either mildly or severely allergic to pretty much all foods according to that prick test, including foods like sweet potatoes, however, negative to milk. The allergist said that the blood tests are irrelevant for kids under the age of 2, so we waited until he was 1.5 years and did RAST. RAST showed severe allergies to cashews and some other nuts, but nothing much to others. However, his eczema persisted and was spreading each month. Then we did patch test at the age of 2 and he showed delayed reactions (post 48 hours) to milk and wheat. At the age of 5, we did blood test again as his eczema is under control and allergist did not want to aggravate it with prick test. You may email me directly at eczemaliving@gmail.com if you have more questions. Hang in there!

      Nav

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