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Navitas Immunity Caramel Bars Recipe
We’ve partnered up with Navitas to bring you a few new recipes featuring their new Superfood Boosts, which are amazing. What’s even better is these boosts are organic, gluten free, and vegan, meaning they’re safe for many to enjoy. Today’s recipe features the Immunity Boost which is full of healthy fruits, vegetables, antioxidants, and enzymes.
Now, if you’ve been a long time reader of the blog, you know that I look at things totally different from those around me. Show me a product (and tell me what it should be used for) and I’ll imagine many other ways to use it. In fact, when I first met the Navitas rep and he showed me the Boosts, I said, “This would make a great cookie.” He was totally caught off guard as he had never thought to use it that way.
I share that to say this: don’t let food allergies and special diets stop you from creating awesome food. In fact, use your “weakness” as a strength. In the case of these Boosts, I wanted to make them the strength of a dessert 🙂
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Low Histamine, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, Vegan, Nut Free Compatible, AIP Compatible, Corn Free Compatible
For Nut Free: Omit the coconut sugar and replace with additional maple sugar.
For AIP: Omit the flax seeds. You will need to add 1 extra Tablespoon of cassava to your filling. Also know that the removal of the flax creates a more crumbly bar (that still tastes delicious).
For Corn Free: You will need to assess if the Navitas powder is safe for you. All of the other ingredients are available from safe sources. Read More
Guest Post: Holiday Chocolate Bark
Get ready to do a victory dance! Jamie Gates is back and is here to bring you a quick and easy chocolate bark recipe. I feel like this bark grabs all the best winter flavors and puts them in one yummy place. Everything in this recipe is seasonal, meaning you can take the idea and make it year round with what’s in season.
Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Nightshade Free, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, Vegan
Friendly Reminder: Source safe chocolate based on your needs. Pascha has great options, as does Enjoy Life. There are a few other contenders for those of you that need something made with maple or coconut sugar. Read More
Allergy Friendly Purple Sweet Potato Mash
So mister Low/No Sugar had braces put on his teeth. With that in mind, I had to create all sorts of soft foods which were safe for him. In addition to his special “jello” and soup, he was also showered with sweet potatoes galore. There was also pudding and ice cream. And of course, his most favorite person in the world. Krysten (KrystensKitchen.com) brought him some very special Mickey Mouse gummies that she made. Read More
Allergy Friendly Grain Free Mini Sweet Potato Pies
With the holidays being in full swing, now’s the time to spend time making fun desserts like these. This recipe is quite flexible in that you can use orange flesh and purple flesh sweet potatoes. When I made this, I knew that I wanted it to be simple so that many different diet types could enjoy it. Truthfully, I was expecting for no one to really enjoy it, however, I was quite surprised. Everyone else in the house really enjoyed this sweet potato pie rendition. Read More
Broccoli & Blackberry Salad – Guest Blog Post
Today we have Lisa Turner from deliciousliving.com sharing a fantastic recipe. With blackberries still available in many grocery stores, don’t delay in adding the ingredients to your shopping list.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Coconut Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Paleo, Vegan, Diabetic Friendly, Nut Free Compatible, AIP Compatible
For Nut Free: Omit chopped almonds. Pumpkin seeds are a great alternative for added crunch.
For AIP: Omit flax seed oil and chopped almonds. Use extra olive oil, or avocado oil instead. Be careful with fruit preserves, as many are not compliant. If needed, use extra fresh blackberries. Read More
Balsamic Baked Carrots
Have you seen our Monday Night Live Streams? If not, I think you may be missing out on something pretty radical. Each Monday on Instagram (@TheAllergyChef) we stream live. We cook and bake live, and answer any questions you may have. We talk about recipes, substitutions, and all things food allergies. There’s also lots of humor mixed in. Be sure to check our Instagram account for the latest details each Monday. This delicious dish was made a few weeks ago, and our good friends have had nothing but rave reviews for it.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Onion & Garlic Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Low Histamine, Vegan, Paleo, GAPs, AIP, Diabetic, SCD Compatible
For SCD: Use Organic Date Sugar
For Corn Free: Source Safe Ingredients Read More
Grain Free, Allergy Friendly, Sweet & Sour Pork
I have been having SO much fun experimenting with the Cascadian Farms frozen cauliflower rice product. I think it’s been out for a while, but only newly available in our area. Whole Foods also has a similar product, however, it’s made in a shared facility, and isn’t safe for Kid Two. This new product though, it’s very interesting! When we make cauliflower rice at home, there’s a much more organic texture about it. The frozen package seems to have somewhat uniform square pieces of cauliflower.
I was working on a different project when this idea came to me – an allergy friendly sweet and sour pork. First, I thought I would about it in the tradition way, then I reminded myself of how much I love to go about things totally different. I have yet to see a clean, grain free, version of sweet and sour pork, and set out to make that a reality. When I made it, I was afraid I had gone a bit too far and no one would like it… They ate it all in one go. I think it’s safe to say this is a delicious recipe 🙂
Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Corn Free, Paleo, GAPs Compatible, Diabetic, SCD Compatible
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients, especially the bell pepper, and pineapple.
For SCD: Use organic date sugar instead of organic maple sugar, and use an appropriate flour such as coconut.
For GAPs: Use the proper flour and omit the cassava and tiger nut. Read More
AIP Allergy Friendly Fish Sticks & Sweet Potato Dip
Do you remember our first post with Constructive Eating? We are still very much in love with their product, and today is the last day to save on their product with the code the created for our readers (not an affiliate link). Visit ConstructiveEating.com and when you check out, use the code Allergy15 and save 15% on your order! How nice is that? The code will expire June 1st, 2017.
The recipe that I’m sharing today is easy to make, and something that our youngest child was in love with. Keep in mind, she doesn’t like fish. What makes me even happier is its allergy friendly status. This one is safe for SO many people.
Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Onion & Garlic Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Corn Free, Paleo, AIP, Diabetic, Low Histamine, GAPs Compatible
For Corn Free: Be sure to source safe ingredients, specifically the potato and white fish.
For GAPs: Use an approved flour, and serve with a squash and carrot blend. Read More
Allergy & Grain Free Veggie Stuffed Pork & Cauliflower Rice
We teamed up with Bentology to bring you this recipe (and another that will be posted soon). They have a really great lunch product you may enjoy. The premise is that it helps with portion control. Their bento-style lunch box comes with 5 containers, each with an image of what should go inside, such as vegetables. It’s a great visual reminder for adults who want to eat healthy. I personally like simply because it’s bento-style. Be sure to check out our Instagram account, @theallergychef, for a giveaway of their product.
Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Paleo, Diabetic, AIP, GAPs, SCD Compatible, Corn Free Compatible, Low Histamine
For SCD: Drizzle organic honey or organic date sugar instead of organic maple sugar
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients. You will need to investigate any packaged condiments, or make your own. Read More
Allergy Free Bison Cinnamon Meatballs
Before we get started, Constructive Eating sent us their product, free of charge, to be used and reviewed. Alright, let’s get talking. This product… it’s EPIC. You know how honest I am. I’d never say that unless I meant it. The Papa, The Kids, and I all have our eyes on the eating utensils, lol. I can say that for the most part, we’ve been quite blessed with having kids that weren’t too picky when it comes to eating. However, our oldest, up until about age 10 could be a problem. I suppose the others were a bit picky in their early years too. I am over the moon in love with the concept behind this product. It’s simply way too cool if you have a picky eater. Now, I know some of you come from the background of “not playing with your food” however, have you seen the plates? As a graphic designer, I would have loved to have this when the kids were younger so I could make my own inserts. It would have been never ending fun for me, and them.
The inserts that we have seen are the ABCs, and different kid themes such as space, the beach, the farm, etc. There was also a place-mat included, but honestly, the other items totally overshadowed the place-mat. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice addition to the set, especially if you want your child to have the full experience. As an adult with older kids reviewing it, I could take it or leave it. The utensils on the other hand, I REALLY want to take them for myself. They’re just too cool.
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Today, I present you with M is for Meatball. This was a recipe that turned out really well. It was my first time working with ground bison, and the kids, and the extended family, all really enjoyed this creation.
Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Rice Free, Refined Sugar Free, Nightshade Free, Paleo, AIP, Low Histamine, Diabetic Friendly, GAPs Compatible, SCD Compatible
Corn Free: Always remember to use brands that are safe for you, especially meat
GAPs: Use an alternative approved flour of choice. If coconut, use 2 TBSP.
SCD: Omit flour and water. Read More