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Top 8 Free Power Balls by The Allergy Chef

Top 8 Free Chocolate Sun Butter Power Balls Recipe

Is it me or are power balls all the rage as of late? (Jump To Recipe) I of course couldn’t be left behind, like how I was with the unicorn craze. I still regret that a tad bit… Oh well. I suppose it’s for the best. So power balls are a great way to get energy into people, especially kids. They’re extremely versatile, and super easy to make. You can whip a batch or two in no time, and freeze extras if you’d like. When I make them, they don’t last more than a day or two.

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Diabetic Friendly, Vegan Read More

Cranberry Oat Cubes

A good friend of ours makes his own granola. I’ve wanted to for so long, but I’m afraid of messing it up. You know what finally pushed me over the edge? Money. I’ve been getting really tired lately of paying such high prices for certain foods, one of them being granola. A bag of Udi’s Simple Granola will set you back 5 bucks! I can buy 4 times the amount of GF oats from B.R.M. and bake them myself. Well, that’s what made me do this, and I’m glad I finally did because it really is easy. We can all be free of  high prices!!! (You should be cheering and dancing right now)

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Vegan Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Ginger Cookie

Paleo Gingerbread Cookies (Recipe Challenge)

This was a good challenge for us… we hate gingerbread. It’s just not our thing. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve done the gingerbread men, and the kids will eat it because sugar. There’s also Mary’s Gone Crackers Ginger Snap cookies that they tolerate, when I put them on top of cupcakes. So, here’s the cool thing: we LOVED these cookies. I mean, we ate them… ALL. In one night. The Papa was begging me to make another batch so he could have more, and there was coconut in them. I’m like, dude… you can’t have these… he says, I’m fine, and I don’t care. They’re that good! It’s in moments like these I know that having a TV show of our own would be hilarious.

This request came in from Instagram. A nice person was in need of a good cookie, and I really hope this brings him, and many more of you, plenty of gingerbread joy.

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Low Histamine, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, Vegan, GAPs Compatible, AIP Compatible, Nut Free Compatible

For Corn Free: Be sure to source safe ingredients.
For Nut Free: Use olive or tiger nut (not a nut) oil instead of coconut oil.
For GAPs: Use honey instead of molasses, and a combination of almond & coconut flour.
For AIP: Omit the flax. You may want to consider adding 1/2 a banana to help bind the dough together. Use safe vanilla, and don’t add the optional pepper. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Pancake Cookies

Paleo Pancake Cookie Recipe

I wanted to make pancakes, but remember that time the stove exploded? Well, we’re still using the hot plate because we have yet to decided on what we really want. Truth is, I really want 4 hot plates! It’s the temperature read out and the speed that heats at. I feel like I’m so efficient with it, except, there’s only one. So what has that got to do with a cookie? Well, I don’t personally have a corn free pan that works on the hotplate. It’s an induction top, and my personal non-stick is for a regular old stove. So, I’m making the batter, and it hits me. I can’t cook it! Guess it’s time to make cookies. So, that’s what got me on this, and the funny thing is, it really did register as a pancake in my brain. I will warn you however, don’t eat too many. Sometimes, too much of a good thing is simply too much. A couple of these with a cold glass of water… that’s the good life. Enjoy!

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Low Histamine, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, GAPs, AIP, Vegan

For Gaps: Use a combination of coconut and almond flour.
For AIP: Omit flax, nutmeg, and use a safe vanilla. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Organic Paleo Peaches

Organic Paleo Peaches Recipe

I really hope you bought those peaches I was telling you about. Do you remember the first photo on the Stuffed Peaches post? I had 4 giant organic peaches, but only used 2 for the recipe. With the extra 2, I put together these delicious peach toppings. The first is a Paleo version, and tomorrow I’ll be posting the Triple B Peaches.

The concept behind the dish was to make something that would be really yummy at breakfast time. However, turns out it’s great with ice cream too. I imagine this could be used on cupcakes, oatmeal, cream of wheat, and toast. And of course, eaten straight out of a bowl.

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan, AIP Compatible, SCD Compatible

For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients. There’s a place in our area called Woodleaf Farm. They’re corn free and amazing. You can also get good peaches from Riverdog Farm.
For AIP and GAPs: Use safe vanilla.
For SCD: Use date sugar instead of maple. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Lemonade Popsicles

Easy Peasy Lemonade Popsicles

I know they say the fall season has started, but I needed to sneak in one more thought of summer time. If you were on the internet during the summer, you would have been inundated with beautiful editorial-style photos of popsicles. All sorts of them!! My favorites were ones that were clear with fruit chunks on the inside. Turns out, coconut water. The Papa’s allergic, so nope. I thought about using water, but thought, who does that?! I mean, that’s a bit out there, even for us. Plus, it may melt faster than I would like. I seriously lost a little sleep over this one. I had to find a way to show the internet that you can have pretty, coconut free, Ikea made, popsicles. LEMONADE!!! I was resting one day when the thought hit me like a ton of bricks. I was so happy.

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, Vegan, GAPs Compatible, AIP Compatible, SCD Compatible, Corn Free Compatible

For GAPs, AIP, SCD, and Corn Free: Make your own safe lemonade and skip the boxed drink. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Oatmix Treats

Recipe: Oatmix Treats

The kids have been enjoying Oatmix for years now, and they really want the whole world to know about it. Their friends who come over also encourage me to give the recipe to their parents, so they can have it at home too. Kids are so funny like that. When I first made the recipe many moons ago, it was something the kids would eat right away, and we were none the wiser. Well, one day, we had some leftovers (surprise surprise), and I froze it. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I did. Kid Two was the first to try it, and there was NO turning back. He was in love with it. He says that when it’s frozen, the banana transforms Oatmix into an ice-cream like treat, and it’s way better that way. You should really see how animated he gets when he talks about it.

The really cool thing about this recipe is how flexible it is. Consider it more of a guideline for ratios, as you can sub in the things you like, or don’t like. The key element is really the banana, if you plan on freezing these.

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Sesame Free, Vegan

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Free and Friendly Foods Justin's Product Review

Justin’s Maple Almond Butter Product Review

As you may (or may not know) Kid Three can’t have much cane sugar, and eats as organic as possible. He can’t handle chemicals, colorings, and pesticides. So, to my surprise, I saw this great little product at the store, and thought of him. Mister Low/No Sugar was very happy to give this a try. So, here are his notes, and official review. Full disclosure: we were NOT paid for this, and I did not eat it, but am finessing what Kid Three told me. 🙂

Allergy Status: Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Diabetic Friendly, Vegan

Note: This product is made in a shared facility with major and less-common allergens, so be sure to call before trying it out. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Sunflower Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sunflower Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is another installment of the Nut Butter Cookies Series. I was so inspired at the grocery store to see all of the little packs of nut and seed butters. It has allowed me to create small batches of cookies to test ideas without having to take the plunge and purchase jars and jars of butters (which we all know can add up to a small fortune).

I don’t know what else to call these but little bites of joy. There are corn free notes below so that you too can enjoy these. Take this advice however: make small batches. If you don’t, you’ll gain 10 pounds. Yes, they’re that tasty.

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, Vegan, GAPs Compatible, Corn Free Compatible, Low Histamine Compatible

For Low Histamine: Omit chocolate chips.
For GAPs: Use choice or combination of coconut and almond flour. Omit chocolate chips.
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients, and use safe chocolate chips. I personally use Once Again since they don’t use corn derivatives. Other major brands have CF products that share lines with corn derivatives. Pascha chocolate is corn free.
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Free and Friendly Foods Papaya Smoothie

Green Papaya Smoothie

The humble smoothie. These are a staple here in our home, and it’s always fun to introduce the kids to new flavors and super foods via smoothies. I will often make the kids super thick smoothies and call it ice cream. Sometimes we even serve said smoothies in ice cream cones. I share all of that simply to say: have fun with your smoothies. This tasty recipe is one that I made the kids for breakfast. When smoothies are served in the morning, I try to make sure they have greens and/or super foods included. When they’re served in the afternoon I lean towards fruity smoothies, or drinks that include cacao.

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Low Histamine, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan, AIP Compatible, SCD Compatible

For AIP: Vanilla bean should be avoided, but alcohol-free vanilla is OK. Omit the chia seeds as well.
For SCD: Use an alternative sweetener such as honey or date syrup. Read More

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