So I may have mentioned in the past that I’m a Pinterest mom through and through.
I’m lucky enough to have a hubby who gives me the time to complete all my insane projects and now that we have food allergies, Pinterest is my go-to for recipes.
We have done 2 weeks of allergy free meals and snacks and I have composed a list of our favorites and snacks you may not know are allergy free!
I’m going to do another post on our discovery and process of the food allergies, in the mean time let me share my favorite Pinterest meals so far!!
Our allergies only include dairy and peanuts, which are in everything. So we have done a lot of gluten free and paleo meals just to be safe on ingredients. It’s amazing how many things contain dairy or nuts. We’ve spent a lot of time cooking and meal prepping. It’s been exhausting and stressful, but I’m slowly getting the hang of it.
One of the meals that became a favorite from week one was bacon wrapped chicken thighs with cauliflower rice stuffing. Rett ate 3 helpings of stuffing. Even the hubby loved it! Who doesn’t love bacon? So it goes without saying the chicken was a hit too!
We all have a little sweet tooth so I grabbed some pears and cranberries. We made baked pears with cranberries for dessert. It was sinfully good. My mouth is watering just thinking of it….
We don’t have a lot of time, and Rett’s quite the busy body, so most of these meals are 30 minutes or less. Minus one of the snack meals below. The dough has to rise…. So it’s a bit longer of an ordeal. 🤣🤣🤣
Breakfast has been a bit of struggle since everything breakfast is dairy!!! And Rett loves yogurt. We did find a delicious coconut milk yogurt at Hyvee and then we found this awesome pancake recipe that’s dairy free!! Came together super easy and quick and we honestly couldn’t tell it was dairy free. Rett had 3 full pancakes for breakfast this morning. I call that a win! We had enough left over to freeze so we have some quick breakfasts for the more rushed mornings.
On the Thursdays and Fridays that I work, I rely on sheet pan meals or crockpot meals. I threw together this paleo slow cooker gumbo and it was amazing. All the flavors and textures were perfect and Rett couldn’t stop eating it! He’s an adventurous eater, which I am so grateful for especially now. This gumbo was even better on day 2. I used fresh okra from our garden instead of frozen. I can’t wait to make this again!!
Today I spent most of the day cooking things for the week and for him to take to daycare on Thursday and Friday. I experimented with this allergy free pretzel bite recipe. All I could think was ‘some cheese dip would go great with these.’ Poor bubs!! No cheese dip for him 😭 However, he didn’t mind the naked pretzel bites! I ended up having to freeze the rest to keep dad from eating them up! While those were cooling I threw together some bacon ranch chicken poppers. I left the ranch off Retts and just the adults got it. These were so unbelievably easy and soooooo good. They are by far my favorite allergy friendly snack. We have plenty to throw in his lunch at daycare too! And thanks to daiya, Rett got to enjoy his favorite side dish!!! They make a pretty good dairy free Mac and cheese.
One of our favorite snacks is homemade Chex mix. Of course we make it with cheez it’s and it’s full of butter. We switched out the cheez it’s for mini club crackers and the butter for ghee. Tossed it in the microwave and viola! We use rice Chex, corn Chex, pretzel rods, pecans and crackers. You can add or take out whatever you like!
For quick out-of-the-box snacks, we have a few we have found that were a total surprise. Disclaimer: some of these are not healthy. Just some good allergy free treats!
- Duncan Hines brownie mix
- Some teddy grahams (read labels)
- Graham crackers
- Some flavors of pop tarts (read labels)
- Some flavors of larabars and rx bars
- Nicks sticks
Hope you enjoy and hope you found some helpful recipes!! What are some of your go-to allergy friendly meals??