My Top 5 Dinner Picks from our Neocate Food Allergy Cookbook
In no particular order…
Oven-fried Fish (Page 14): This crunchy, flavorful, allergy-friendly recipe is a great way to introduce your kids to seafood (assuming that you have first ruled out any seafood allergies). Fish is a great source of protein and healthy omega 3 fatty acids. If your child has a soy allergy, you could substitute the soy milk with rice milk or Neocate. Likewise, you can substitute the margarine with a soy-free margarine or even olive oil.
Green Bean Casserole (Page 10): Green bean casserole is a popular dinner side dish around the holidays but most recipes contain cream-of-mushroom soup, making it off limits for those with dairy allergies. Try this milk-free version that everybody can enjoy!
Turkey Meatloaf (Page 12): This turkey meatloaf recipe is a tasty (and healthy) variation of traditional meatloaf recipes. Substituting ground beef with ground turkey cuts down on the fat. Taking out the egg makes it safe for kiddos with egg allergies. Adding rice to the mix creates a balanced meal, especially if you use wild or brown rice, which are higher in fiber.
Spaghetti is a staple food for adults and children alike. Make sure your little one with food allergies can participate in family spaghetti night too! Try making your own allergy-friendly noodles (your choice of 2 different recipes on pages 18 and 19).
Pair your allergy-friendly noodles with Homemade Spaghetti Sauce (Page 15). The sauce is full of vegetables but sweet, so your kids will love it. This recipe is tomato-free and safe for kiddos who are sensitive to tomatoes due to allergies or reflux.
Remember that you should always check the ingredients of these recipes to make sure they are appropriate for your little one’s food allergies.
What are your favorite allergy-friendly dinner recipes? They can be from the cookbook or some of your own!