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Category Archives: Diet

Blood Work Disaster And The Waiting Game

Waiting, waiting, waiting! Our life in a nutshell with the Monkey. We waited for a diagnosis. Felt like we waited forever for him to talk. We waited and waited for services finally taking it into our own hands and moving to be closer to said services. We wait patiently for him to master new skills …

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Cranberry Carrot Salad

One might not think that cranberries and carrots go together, but in our house – it’s a staple of MJ’s diet. Cranberries have been shown to have amazing health benefits and MJ loves them – especially dried cranberries. She also really like carrots, and one day I wondered if I could put them together to …

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Spring Flowers and Coconut Oat Dream Cookies

Could it be? Spring is finally here! The days are starting to get warmer and although it has been raining I would much rather have rain then snow. Spring brings flowers, robins, and renewed energy as we look forward to summer BBQ’s, camping and days at the beach. These activities always take a little extra …

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Easy Easter Chocolate Eggs – Allergy Friendly

In our house we have some fairly strict dietary restrictions for the Monkey and for myself. When I was a child my parents would usually buy me a small present for Easter as I was allergic to dairy and could not eat chocolate. Toys were great but I felt a little left out from the …

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Spinach Zucchini Soup

Soup! I love soup. It is the most versatile meal you can make and you can make subtle changes to any recipe to make the flavours completely different. You can also pack a good amount of vegetables into every bowl which means it is very healthy for you all around. In our house the Monkey …

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Ten Tips for Navigating a Restaurant

Eating out is often a special treat for families. One night off from cooking for the chef of the family. However, if you’re a parent of a child with autism, often eating out can be more stressful than fun and something that ends up being avoided so as not to trigger meltdowns. We used to …

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