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Allergy-Friendly Ideas for Easter Baskets

Posted 4.14.17 | Nutrition Specialist

Easter is days away and if this is a holiday you celebrate, we want to ensure you have plenty of allergy-friendly holiday ideas! When dealing with food allergies, the Easter bunny has to be especially careful to bring safe, fun treats.

With a bit of creativity, it’s possible to have an exciting holiday for all to enjoy. Here are several ideas for how you can fill an allergy-friendly Easter basket for your little one. Several of these treats can even be done as a fun Easter crafts.

Milk-Free and Egg-Free Treats

If you do decide to include candy in your Easter baskets, we recommend referring to Kids With Food Allergies’updated list of allergy-safe candies.

Just because your little one has dietary restrictions, doesn’t mean they can’t indulge!

Allergen-Free Cupcakes

Gluten-free, allergen-free AND vegan cupcake recipe from cookbook author, mom and food-allergic person, Cybele Pascal.

Egg-Free Decorating

Traditions are part of what make holidays so exciting, and we know how much kids can enjoy arts and crafts. If you live in an egg-free home, there are alternatives for egg decorating that you can explore to make sure that your children have the full “holiday experience.”

Several families use plastic Easter eggs for decoration, while others may defer to ceramic options. With these faux-egg choices, you can ensure that your children get to safely enjoy the little traditions, without feeling left out.

Easter Crafts

Another fun way to have the whole family involved in Easter activities is to encourage craft making! By keeping little ones busy with some of these artsy options, you can establish new customs for your family to follow each year.

If you’re interested in a chick-themed Easter, you can craft hatching chicks with some egg cartons, or reuse wine corks to make chick designs on paper!

Paper Bunny

For many children, the Easter Bunny is the most popular figure of the holiday. Why not create your own Easter bunny with kids using a bit of paper and  glue? Check out this super adorable craft idea from Andreja from Easy Peasy and Fun.

http://www.easypeasyandfun.com/easy-paper-bunny-craft/

Funny Bunnies

How adorable are these little guys!? We can’t stand the cuteness. If you have a bit more time this weekend and are looking for ways to use a brand new cutter/stamper, this might be the perfect project for you.

Easy Bunny Treat Cups

Don’t have a lot of free time for a craft project but still want to do something? Check this fun cup decorating idea from Keri. It’s sure to make any snack ready for your festivities.

Bunny Mask

It wouldn’t be Easter without a cute bunny! Create an easy bunny mask that the kids will love to make and play with.

Easter Chick Craft

A fun handprint craft idea from a stay-at-home mom that your whole family will enjoy. You can even give these out as a party gift!

Easter Mason Jars

What kind of list would this be if we didn’t include at least one Mason jar project?! 

For more fun Easter basket ideas, check out our Neocate Pinterest page. We have an entire board dedicated to Spring/Easter where you will find more crafts and allergy-friendly recipes.

BONUS!

If you are looking for a fun allergy-friendly activity you can do this weekend, check out 6 Allergy-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt ideas.

Regardless of your preferences, there are plenty of options for crafts for families to enjoy. We would love to see what you and your family come up with. Don't forget to share your holiday traditions with us on our Facebook page

 


Thanksgiving Recipes and Crafts

Posted 11.22.16 | Nutrition Specialist

Thanksgiving reminds us all to take a moment to appreciate what we have. It is also a time for families to come together and celebrate each other. What better way is there to do that than by sharing hearty meals and fun crafts?

We know that every food allergy journey has its ups and downs, and around the holiday season, families find themselves under increased pressure to coordinate a smooth holiday. If you’re concerned about serving tasty food and entertaining guests, worry not!

We have just the right round-up of recipes and crafts for you this Thanksgiving. 

Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Dishes

Worried about how busy you will be on Thanksgiving? Save yourself some stress by planning your meals in advance! There are plenty of online resources for dairy-free recipes that can keep your family full and free of allergens.Screen Shot 2016-11-18 at 2.11.02 PM.png

1. Green Bean Casserole

A classic dish on many Thanksgiving dinner tables is green bean casserole, but traditional recipes call for creamy soup bases that aren’t friendly to the milk allergy community. One easy way to substitute those soup bases is by crafting your own cream of mushroom soup, as found in this green bean casserole recipe. To save time, you may even be able to find some dairy-free cream of mushroom soups at your local grocery store.

2. Neocate Butternut Squash Soup

For those who are interested in serving soup as an appetizer, we recommend our butternut squash recipe! It’s the perfect way to start off the dinner, and it’s an easy way to convince your little ones to eat their vegetables. (upload https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUqTpURDmqQ)

3. Neocate Nutra Mashed Potatoes

Our mashed potato recipe is  perfect to whip up for Thanksgiving and only requires three ingredients: one potato, Neocate Nutra powder, and chicken broth. Check out the full recipe here.

4. Neocate Junior Brownie Bites

If you’re looking for a dessert that your little one will be able to enjoy, we recommend baking our brownie bites. Here’s the recipe with a video with all of the steps so you can follow along!

Crafts

One of the things we love the most about DIY crafts is how they keep our little ones entertained. It’s the perfect way to unwind and tap into everyone’s creative side!

The other benefit to crafting is that DIY projects often involve household items we all have lying around. For instance, did you know that you could use empty Neocate cans to create decorative turkey windsocks? These windsocks make for a great decoration that greet your dinner guests as they arrive.

Alternatively, you and your littles ones can turn crafting into a reflective activity with a “I Am Thankful For” pumpkin. This activity would be a great way to spend Thanksgiving, as it invites everyone to really think about and write down what they are thankful for.

For those that are more inclined towards painting, we encourage you and your little Picassos to use leaves as stencils to make a fall leaf painting.

Do you have any fun crafts or allergy-free recipes you would like to share? Comment below or post on our Facebook page.

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