I don’t know if you knew this or not, I certainly didn’t, but Boar’s Head Deli meats have some products that meet the Feingold diet restrictions! That means there are some deli meats that qualify for inclusion on the Feingold food list. I can’t believe it. And all of their meats, cheeses and condiments are gluten free. This is wonderful for people like me. My kids love deli meat and I hate not being able to give it to them. Not because I think deli meat is great food, but because it is a known source of protein and they will eat it. With Matthew’s very strict diet of GFCFSFSF he has gotten extremely picky about his protein source. He NEVER liked eggs and has gotten to the point where he doesn’t want homemade beef, pork or chicken. All he seems to want is beans or peanut butter! At least the peanut butter is natural.
When Larry came home from the deli with a pamphlet from Boar’s Head I didn’t pay too much attention to it, but he started reading it. Immediately he noticed the Feingold inclusion and brought it to my attention. Feingold is a diet plan used to help kids with ADHD but it is very strict about no artificial colors, preservatives, sweeteners or flavors. All the things we need to avoid too. Lately Matthew has been willing to eat Boar’s Head EverRoast Oven Roasted Chicken Breast, and it has the little diamond symbol next to it that designates it meets the Feingold restrictions!!! Yay. They have at least 55 foods that are on the Feingold list – at least at my last count. That is pretty good.
I don’t know if your family uses deli meat, but we do like to have it with breakfast when I can’t figure out how to get any protein in my kids. Matthew will often have some of the EverRoast chicken with a green smoothie, and the other two will often eat some of the ham with cereal. I have to get them some protein to help sustain them until lunch, especially during the school year. With Matthew’s diet restrictions and his own preferences it really has become difficult, so having this option is wonderful. Anyway, if you didn’t already know, now you do – Boar’s Head Meats have some Feingold safe foods!