Summer would have to be the best time to do a salicylate challenge – so many delicious fruits that we have had to steer clear of are back on the menu (even if briefly). We have four stone fruit trees in our garden – apricots peaches and nectarines, as well as a mulberry tree that has become prolific in the years since we discovered Oscar’s salicylate intolerance! Hubby and I usually eat these fruits in secret and give away as much as we can. This year we have let Oscar try these fruits when he has asked (limited to one a day), which has only been a few times. He says he likes them, but has only come back for more once (with the peaches). There’s been no reactions, but that’s not so surprising since his tolerance does seem to be increasing still (possibly in line with his growth – he’s a tall boy!).
When all the apricots came in I decide to try them with my regular summer breakfast – overnight oats – instead of banana. To my surprise they worked a treat and they would make a great salicylate challenge. If amines are tolerated then add some fresh grated coconut and almond milk. I don’t have food tolerances but this is what I love to eat for breakfast in the warm weather, and it so much healthier than any store bought cereals.