Saturday, February 4, 2012

Allergy Friendly Super Bowl Food - Pinterest

I don't know how many of you have to deal with food allergies in your house, but both my youngest and myself have a number of them. This makes it more difficult when trying to come up with food or recipes to eat for a certain occasion. With all the Super Bowl menus and snack ideas out there right now, I thought I would find some recipes that given a few substitutions, could be allergy friendly for my family. (our allergies include: corn, soy, egg, peanuts/tree nuts)

Cheeseburger Bites: This looks kid friendly and can easily be made allergy friendly. We always use natural ground beef, usually bought somewhere like Whole Foods or straight from a butcher. All the cheese we buy is whole milk (whatever the type of cheese), in order to avoid added hormones or preservatives. Tomatoes are organic, as are any food that we eat the skin. For the waffle fries, I would use Alexia Waffle Fries. They only use natural spices as flavoring.
Parmesan Drumsticks: This is a great way to make drumsticks without including many of the allergens we normally find. All the ingredients are allergen free (to our allergens) and it is simply baked. Again, it's kid friendly and allergy friendly.
Chocolate Chip Cookies: A good party has to have cookies and chocolate! For chocolate chips, we always use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips. These are soy free, but expensive, so we use them sparingly. For the egg in this recipe, we would either leave it out completely, maybe adding in a little more  butter or oil, or use applesauce or canned pumpkin as the binder. This recipe also has rolled oats, which is a good way to get that nutrition in for the kids. 
Chocolate Crunch: Another recipe that I would use the Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips on. Simply melt the chocolate, pour over  Rice Chex or Wheat Chex, along with pretzels (if you aren't allergic). Spread the mixture on a baking sheet and refrigerate until the chocolate sets.

Pigs in a Blanket: These are mini hotdogs or Lil' Smokies. Our preference would Hebrew National All Beef Hot Dogs and cut them in half for this recipe. Instead of using crescent rolls, this recipe calls for making the dough from scratch...flour, baking powder, salt, etc. They also have added a little cheese in the blanket, which I love!
Pita Pizzas: Another kid friendly recipe, use pita bread, topped with whatever toppings you choose, and cheese. This is baked in the oven. There are flour pitas that we would use, and of course, the whole milk mozzarella.
Sausage Balls: We use Neece's Sausage...I grew up with it and it's made locally. Add in shredded cheese (sometimes, I shred my own in order to get better quality cheese) and biscuit mix. We always use Bisquick...they have several varieties available, even a gluten free mix. We probably wouldn't add in the onions and peppers, but I can see how that would be tasty!

You can find all these recipes on my Pinterest board under Recipes. And while you're on Pinterest, let me know if you find any good recipes for the Super Bowl!

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