I’m putting this together for people who might want to bring us food either while we are in the hospital with Josie or after we get home, because with our dietary restrictions it can be a tricky thing to do! I wish we were low maintenance!!


Jason’s Deli, Pei Wei, PF Chang’s, Cheesecake Factory, Ruggles Green, Chili’s, Smashburger, Carl’s Jr, Baba Yega, Hungry’s, and most Mexican restaurants


General tips: 

*If something calls for onions, we sub onion powder.

*If something calls for butter, we use Earth Balance soy-free (found at most grocers, http://www.target.com/p/earth-balance-spread-15oz-soy-free/-/A-21506481#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=earth+balance+soy+free). 

*For tortillas, we use corn or Udi’s gluten free (found in freezer section at Target/HEB, http://www.target.com/p/udi-s-gluten-free-plain-tortillas-15-2-oz-6-ct/-/A-16856733#prodSlot=medium_1_19&term=udi).

*For bread, we use Udi’s gluten free (found in freezer section at most grocers, http://www.target.com/p/udi-s-gluten-free-white-bread-12-oz/-/A-15016585#prodSlot=medium_1_36&term=udi)

* For breadcrumbs, we use Ian’s panko (http://iansnaturalfoods.com/products/gluten-free-original-panko-breadcrumbs/). Not all varieties are dairy-free, but they are labeled really clearly. We find them at Kroger.

*For a thickener, we use cornstarch.

Mexican crock pot chicken (just read the seasoning packets to avoid milk/gluten, we use McCormick fajita seasoning):

Slow-cooked Mexican Chicken

Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes (just use regular mayo):

Gluten Free Meat Loaf & Mashed Potato “Cupcakes” Recipe

Pineapple and chicken kabobs (use GF soy sauce):


Sweet/Spicy chicken:


Italian chicken and potatoes:

3 frozen chicken breasts, some cubed white or red potatoes, 1 bottle of Italian dressing (read label to avoid dairy/gluten), put in crock pot on high for 4 hours.

Easy Meals, no recipes:

Sloppy Joes: Manwich can, beef, Udi’s bread, tater tots

Tacos: just check seasoning for gluten/milk

Spaghetti: use GF pasta and sauce that is gluten/dairy-free

Chicken nuggets: Simply Balanced gluten-free from Target (http://www.target.com/p/simply-balanced-16oz-gluten-free-chicken-nuggets/-/A-17165770#prodSlot=medium_1_14&term=simply+balanced+gluten+free) or Applegate gluten-free nuggets (http://www.target.com/p/applegate-naturals-chicken-nuggets-16-oz/-/A-15389403#prodSlot=medium_1_2&term=applegate+nuggets)

Hopefully that helps! If you are uncertain if an ingredient is safe, you can always snap a picture of the label and text/FB it to me! 🙂