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VIVPICKLE SparkPoints: (20,275)
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4/16/13 8:09 A

if you search for dairy free, or vegan recipes on the spark recipes page, you could probably find quite a few good recipes. I've actually been cutting back on dairy and trying to eat more dairy free meals lately, so I've been trying to get creative.

Are there specific meals your boys really like that usually have dairy? I'd be happy to help you come up with some substitutions, if I can!


JJ625JONES Posts: 130
4/14/13 4:30 P

Although this is not really a meal, I thought it was neat. I saw on this site called The Kitchn if you freeze and then blend bananas it turns into ice cream.Here's what it says on the site: How to make 1-ingredient ice cream...
Here's a step-by-step slideshow of how to do it. The major tips can be summed up as:

• Peel your bananas first.
• Cut them into small pieces.
• Freeze for just 1-2 hours on a plate.
• Blend, blend, blend - scraping down the bowl when they stick.
• Enjoy the magic moment when they turn into ice cream!

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,056
4/9/13 10:37 A

Make food fun.... Avocado's are Alligator Eggs, meatballs with rice ..porcupines
Carrots are rabbit food....Broccoli a bunch of little trees

Make Zucchini Boats, slice lenghtwise, carve out a cavity on each, take the inside of the zucchini and chop, add sweet corn kernels with a dab of Marinara sauce bake at 350 add a cocktail American Flag

Roasted Apples
Toss unpeeled apple wedges into a little olive oil, pinch of salt and a pinch of thyme. Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes....serve as a snack or with turkey, chicken, pork, or beef.

You can take garbanzo beans and ligtly coat them with cinnamon and bake for 10 them energy balls... if you need to get a childs interest

Shrimp Kabob or Chicken Kabob use wooden skewers, add grape tomatoes, serve on a bed of Wild Rice. Caveman Food.

A warm, cozy bowl of oatmeal is a kid-friendly breakfast, chop in apples or add berries

Wilt an entire bag into a pot of warm marinara sauce and serve over grilled chicken cutlets or thaw and drain a box of frozen chopped spinach and add it to turkey burgers or meatloaf.
Use baby spinach, whose tender leaves have a less bitter taste. Popeye Burgers with baked sweet potato fries

Turkey made into rolls,(Call them Iron Man Logs) add an apple or plum, or cherries which are a low-carb what kid doesn't like cherries or berries. How about Black olives are a great source of vitamin E and healthy fat...or roll Deli roast beef which is almost as low in fat as turkey. Two to three deli slices are less than 150 calories..applesauce cup.

Cut green or red peppers in half... stuff with turkey, brown rice and chopped tomatoes, a few kernels of sweet them Treasure Chests...You can also cook some sliced carrots until they’re soft and call them “coins. Stuff a whole green or red pepper for hubby.

Call Asparagus Jack in the Bean Stalk Trees..You can steam them, boil them, roast them, or have them simply grilled.

Make Air popped popcorn as a snack its loaded with vitamins and minerals, add a little cinnamon for flavor

Just some ideas...I am sure you can think up some more

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3/27/13 2:33 A

Second, try more general sources of brains to pick:

* Google+
* Facebook
* Cooking discussion/social networking groups
* Allergies discussion/social networking groups

KBROWER80 SparkPoints: (10,844)
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3/26/13 8:33 A

I appreciate all the information. I have done the searches and books and it has just gotten frustrating. I have a wonderful allergist, I am just hoping to pick some brains for some new tips and use shared experience to eliminate some trial and error. I have a culinary degree and have worked in restaurants for 15 years....but try explaining that to a 3 year old an I can only get so creative before I hit a wall:-)

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KBROWER80 SparkPoints: (10,844)
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3/25/13 12:30 A

I'm looking for child friendly dairy free recipes. Both my small sons are severely allergic to milk and peanuts. The peanuts are easy to avoid due to allergy warnings and Wowbutter but its harder to find recipes they will eat that daddy will enjoy, too. Its getting too time consuming to make 3 different dinners. I have zero "me" time so I need to streamline where I can.

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