Hi thanks for the help. I just found out she is allergis to nuts, gluten,corn,egg yoke and some ftruits. Any other suggestoins. Thanks
Off the top of my head I'd guess you're going to have to do some cooking from scratch. A couple of ideas:
First google "gluten-free recipes." There are dozens of sites with recipes and ideas. That should get you started.
Second, go to a good health food store and read, read, read labels. You may find some reasonable substitutions for common/staple foods there.
If it were me I'd look to build lots of meals around meats, veggies and starches like rice and potatoes. The more variety the better. Rely on oils like olive oil and even coconut oil. You should be able to find good quality coconut oil in the health food store. It's terrific for high-heat sauteing and frying. Some brands have a very coconut-ty taste (can be a plus with things like chicken and milder veggies), others are more neutral-tasting. You can also use ghee in place of butter if butter is a problem. It's in the health food store, too. But I'd stick with good-quality butter if your child can tolerate it.
If you are looking for lactose-free things because your child is lactose-intolerant, the Lactaid chewable tablets are great. Also, many lactose-intolerant people can consume some milk-based products with no trouble. My lactose-intolerant child, like many lactose-intolerant people, has no trouble with yogurt or cheeses, sour cream. Also, if the taste of lactose-free milk isn't your thing, you can mask it sucessfully with flavorings: chocolate syrup, vanilla extract plus a bit of sugar, Instant Breakfast (check the label--I'm not totally sure if it fits, but I think it might.) The milk can also be used in shakes of all kinds and in cooking. Kefir, a yogurt-based drink, is now widely available and quite nutritious. My grocery store now carries it.
Search google for instructions on how to thicken things with arrowroot instead of flour or cornstarch. Also try rice flour. (Health food store, again.)This gives you back some things like gravies, etc. . .that traditionally rely on flour, cornstarch or egg yolks as thickening agents. You will need it. Also, the dehydrated instant mashed potatoes can be used to thicken soups, etc. . . and in casseroles. You will have to experiment.
If a child is allergic to nuts, can she still eat seeds? I don't know the answer to this. If so, though, think of sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, even pumpkin seeds. All are highly nutritious. They can go in salads. Sesame seeds make a wonderful "breading" for chicken and fish. Dip in oil or melted butter and then roll in the seeds with a bit of seasoning. You could make trail mix out of rice cereal, seeds, dried fruits your child can eat, chocolate chips, etc. . .
Ok, I'm out of ideas right this minute. . .