I recently took a nutrition class through Thrive to Five, a local community organization to support parents of young children. It was awesome. I’ve always enjoyed learning about nutrition, plus, as a stay-at-home mom, it felt SO GOOD to sit in a classroom (with my 2 year old in the complimentary childcare next door) and be a… Continue reading PKU and Nutrition – challenges and goals
Anyone who has ever tried to gain weight, or any pregnant woman who has tried to keep up calorically with a growing fetus in the last trimester knows it can be difficult with the PKU diet. Here are some ideas of how to get more calories from foods that are low in protein. First some… Continue reading High Calorie Low Protein Food Options
What does a PKU person eat for breakfast? One of the first things I do in the morning is make my formula so that I can get going on those Phe-free nutrients early on in the day. But my formula only supples 1000 calories each day, plus, I enjoy eating food! And breakfast is the… Continue reading Breakfast Options
I stumbled across this recipe the other day and had to try it. One of the hardest things about the PKU diet is thinking of something more original than low-protein spaghetti to eat for dinner. So I always love trying new recipes. Another challenge is feeling full. Something I’ve learned is that adding vegetables to… Continue reading Yummy Fancy Pasta Dish!
One of my favorite things to eat is….well, I don’t know what to call it. Basically, it consists of : Low protien pasta (I use loprofin brand) Frozen peas and corn Catalina dressing I just boil up the pasta, throw in the peas and corn at the last minute or two and then strain it… Continue reading Easy meal idea