So I’m a full-time worker, mother, wife, you name it and I pretty much seem to do it full-time. Which means, I’m sort of… busy. My son goes to day care during week and since he has food allergies, I prepare all his meals to bring in to “school” since he can’t eat the provided school lunches and snacks.
As much as I love preparing healthy foods for my son to eat, there are the occasions when there just aren’t enough hours in the day, and I find myself wishing for something easier to “make”. Easier as in zero prep-work. Not all time, but just for those days where 11p.m. finds me still cutting grilled chicken breast into toddler-sized bites for the following day.
My son’s food allergies make most pre-made foods not an option. But I just recently found Allergaroo Chili Mac at my local market and decided to give it a whirl. Allergaroo offers three pasta products that are free of eight major sources of allergies: milk, gluten, treenuts, peanuts, soy, eggs, fish and shellfish. They’re ready-made with all natural ingredients and just need to be heated up.
I’ve read several reviews where parents reported that their children didn’t like the taste. So I tasted it myself and thought it was pretty good. Not exactly how regular pasta might taste, but good just the same. Of course, the real test was my son, who wound up eating a whole bowl of it (which wound up being about half the packet). Success!
So now, while I will still be putting together most of my little one’s lunches together by scratch, I do have a healthy and safe alternative to send him to school with when needed. Whew.