Allergy Friendly Recipes

Sunbutter Gold for Your Fruit Rainbow

Remember that rainbow shaped fruit salad I shared for St. Patrick’s Day?  How about using these Sunbutter Sunny Buttons at Jazzy Allergy Recipes as the gold?  Thanks for the idea Cyble Pascal!

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Oven Baked Asparagus Fries

As you know, I am working to be more creative with our veggies.  So far I’ve made Bacon and Ranch Roasted Cauliflower and Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Pieces.

Today I bring you Oven Baked Asparagus Fries.  These savory asparagus are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.  They are kid–friendly.  You can pick them up with your fingers and dip them in ranch if you want.  Adults will find them tasty enough on their own.

You’ll have to click on over to Passionate Penny Pincher to see the actual recipe!

This post is part of allergy friendly friday, Healthy 2Day Wednesday

Make a Fruit Rainbow for St. Patrick’s Day!

Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day.  Wouldn’t it be fun to celebrate with a beautiful rainbow shaped fruit salad like this one at Homemade Serenity?  My kids would love this!

Ground Beef and Potato Hash

I was feeling a little under the weather this weekend. When lunchtime sneaked up on me, I needed to fix something simple.  I found a package of ground beef in the fridge and sprouting potatoes in the pantry.  Ground beef hash it was.

Ground beef hash is a frugal, kid and allergy friendly meal can be thrown together quickly.  The secret to good hash is to season it liberally, otherwise it can be rather bland.

Some of the kids topped their ground beef hash with cheese and some of them topped it with ketchup.  Three out of four of them had two helpings.


Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate


All it takes is a little chill in the air for my kids to request hot chocolate.  I can’t say I blame them.  Hot Chocolate is such a warm and soothing drink.


Apricot Bourbon Chicken

I always make homemade stock after I cook a whole chicken.  It just seems so wasteful to throw away all those nutrients!  Plus, it gives me one more day before I have to wash my crockpot!   😉

Typically I use the stock as a base for soup or as the liquid for cooking rice or quinoa.  Finding uses for slightly sweet stock is a bit more challenging.  This is how I used stock and meat from leftover Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken.  I imagine stock and chicken from Orange, Honey and Cumin Roasted Chicken would also work well in this recipe.


Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

This recipe was inspired by a jar of organic apricot preserves I found clearanced at my local grocery store.  The jar sat quietly in my pantry until I had a craving for something sweet.  I googled a couple of recipes for inspiration and this is what I came up with.

I could not be more happy with the results.  It only took a few  minutes to make.  The chicken was tender and juicy and overflowing with sweet citrus flavor.


Cinnamon Pear Baked Oatmeal (Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Please welcome Anne of Quick and Easy, Cheap and Healthy.  You’ve heard me talk about her before.  She and I think a lot alike when it comes to food.  We like to keep things real and simple.  We also know what it means to deal with multiple food allergies.

I have been making baked oatmeal adapted from one of Anne’s recipes for several months now.  We love it so much that I asked Anne to share it here for the rest of you to enjoy.  This Cinnamon Pear Baked Oatmeal is what she came up with.  I can’t wait to try this one!


Slow Cooker Chinese Orange Chicken

We love Chinese food.  In fact, we eat at a local Chinese buffet just about every Sunday afternoon.  While they do have a few grilled items and fresh fruit, I can’t say it’s the healthiest place to eat.  Most of the food is fried in who knows what, and it’s no secret that most Chinese restaurants use MSG in their food.  I don’t even want to know what’s in that red sweet and sour sauce.

This recipe for orange chicken is just as good if not better than any take out.  The chicken is tender and the citrus sauce is sweet and tangy.  It’s made from natural ingredients and of course it’s gluten-free and allergy-friendly.

It takes a little while to brown the chicken before tossing it in the slow cooker, but the results are worth it.  If you skip this step, please let me know how it turns out.




Homemade Ranch Seasoning (Dairy-Free)

Have you ever read the ingredient label on ranch mix?  Just for fun, I checked the ingredient label of Hidden Valley Ranch mix.

Ingredients: maltodextrin, salt, momosodium glutamate, dried onion, dried garlic spices, modified food starch, less than 3% of: buttermilk, calcium stearate, natural flavor (soy)

Not only is that not allergy-free, it is disgusting! Have no fear!  I have a recipe that is a fraction of the cost but tastes multiple times better. This recipe is so easy and so good, you’ll never buy that HiddenValley stuff again!

This ranch seasoning works exceptionally well on Bacon and Ranch Roasted Cauliflower.