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Neocate Cookbook Dinner Recipe Round Up

Posted 10.5.11 | Mallory West

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!



Breakfast Oatmeal

Posted 10.7.12 | Nutrition Specialist

As we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it fuels you up and gets you ready for the day.

 We also know that generally, kids who eat breakfast have more energy and do better in school.  So we recommend you and your little ones start the day off right with one of these oatmeal options!

Neocate Oatmeal

Submitted by: Michele Michnowski

• 1 package of instant oatmeal

• 1/2 cup Neocate, prepared

Mix up to 1/2 cup of prepared Neocate with instant oatmeal.

*Nutrition information will depend on type and amount of oatmeal used.


Baked Oatmeal

Submitted by: Kristy Harbaugh

• 1 cup oil (can sub. applesauce)

• 1 1/2 cups sugar (can reduce)

• 4 eggs

• 6 cups oats (not the quick-cook kind)

• 4 tsp baking powder

• 1 tsp salt

• 1 tsp cinnamon

• 2 cups water

Combine all ingredients in order listed.  Pour into a greased 9 x13” pan.  Bake at 375°F for 30-40 minutes until lightly browned.  Serve with fresh fruit (bananas, strawberries, blueberries).

Notes: Do not use cooking sprays as all of them contain soy.  I used olive oil.

Makes 8 servings

Per Serving:










Also, as a reminder, be sure to consult your healthcare professional to determine if this recipe, ingredients and consistencies are appropriate for your child.

Neocate Blueberry Scones

Posted 9.29.16 | Nutrition Specialist

Looking for an allergy-friendly brunch recipe? Our Blueberry Scones are perfect for the whole family. Made with our Neocate® Splash, Tropical Fruit, these scones are delicious and easy to make.

This recipe, developed by a professional chef who also happens to be a Registered Dietitian, is one of our favorites!

As always, please check all ingredients to ensure suitability, and consult your doctor or dietitian with questions or for advice before you bake with Neocate, as cooking can affect some nutrient levels.

What is Neocate Splash?

Neocate Splash is a hypoallergenic amino acid-based liquid formula for individuals one year of age and older. It is available in a convenient, ready-to-drink form for individuals on the go. It is nutritionally complete, meaning it can be used to supplement an elimination diet or it can be used as the sole source of nutrition. Neocate Splash is available in four flavors: Grape, Tropical Fruit, Orange-Pineapple, and Unflavored.

Neocate Splash is for the dietary management of cow milk allergy, multiple food allergies (MFA), and related gastrointestinal and allergic conditions, including eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), food protein-induced enterocolitis synderom (FPIES), short bowel syndrome (SBS), malabsorption, and gastroesophageal reflux (GER). Neocate Splash is gluten- and casein-free.

What You Need:

  • 1 ¾ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour substitute
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  • ¾ cup non-dairy margarine (or allowable fat substitute), cold and cut into pieces
  • ¾ cup blueberries, fresh
  • 1 Tablespoon of egg replacer
  • ½ cup Neocate Splash, Tropical Fruit
  • 2 teaspoons imitation vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment.
  • Whisk together the flour substitute, sugar, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, and nutmeg.
  • Work in the cold margarine till the mixture is crumbly with a pastry cutter or fork.
  • Stir in the blueberries.
  • Whisk together the Neocate Splash Tropical Fruit, egg substitute, and vanilla till frothy.
  • Add to the dry ingredients, stirring till well blended. The dough should be cohesive and very sticky.
  • Drop dough by using rounded tablespoons onto the baking sheet. Let the scones rest for 15 minutes.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes or so before serving.

Quick Tip:

If you prefer drier scones, use less Neocate Splash. Looking to add a little pizzazz to your scones? Sprinkle the scones with sparkling sugar or cinnamon sugar, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 Scone
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Energy 136 kcal
  • Protein 1.2 g
  • Fat 7.3 g
  • Carbohydrates 16.1 g
  • Fiber 0.9 g
  • Vitamin D 1.5 IU
  • Calcium 45.2 mg
  • Iron 2.2 mg
  • Zinc 0.2 mg

3 Neocate Smoothie Recipes - Quick & Easy Ways to Cool off this Summer

Posted 7.5.16 | Nutrition Specialist

The sun is shining bright, days are longer, school is out of session, and I cannot wait to be outside enjoying the weather or sitting by the water. Yes, that is right. Summer is officially here!! Even when your schedule no longer changes with summer break from school, many of us look forward to this time of year. 

Summer is a wonderful time of year for me since I cannot get enough of the sunshine and outdoor activities. I might just be walking my dogs late in the sunshine of the long days, sitting on a neighborhood bench while reading and enjoying the crisp evening air, or perhaps enjoying a refreshing beverage to keep myself cool while enjoying the company of friends. I will do almost anything to get outside and soak up some summer rays and take advantage of long days.

Unfortunately along with the wonderful summer sun comes the summer heat. And if you live in a humid climate like me, that can make the heat of a hot day quite uncomfortable. What better to cool you off than a refreshing beverage!? Well we here at Neocate have some quick and easy ideas for you to enjoy the Neocate you know and love with a bit of a twist to help you cool off in the summer heat.

Vanilla Orange Pineapple Fruit Blast Smoothie

How about some brightly colored oranges and pineapple to go along with those summer rays? Well, if you want to brighten your day then this Vanilla Orange Pineapple Fruit Blast Smoothie is a must for you. A few quick items into the blender and you will have a refreshing citrus smoothie to enjoy in the heat or maybe even poolside. Check out this video and recipe details and you will be minutes away from a bright and refreshing Neocate treat.

Here’s a quick recipe card you can save and print for your records:



Pumped Up Peach and Strawberry Smoothie

Oranges don’t seem to cool you off? No worries. How about Peaches and Strawberries? This Pumped Up Peach and Strawberry Smoothie has only 3 simple ingredients including some frozen fruit and Neocate Junior with Prebiotics, Strawberry flavor for some added strawberry kick. Just pop the 3 simple ingredients into the blender and you are just moments away from a tasty strawberry delight to help you cool off from the summer heat. Watch this quick video to see how simple and easy it is for you to enjoy one of your very own.

Click on the image below for printable recipe card

Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Smoothie

I am a girl who loves to enjoy some chocolate. If you agree (at least with the chocolate bit), then this Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Smoothie will really hit the spot. Perfect for when you want something refreshing and also a chocolate treat to perhaps satisfy your late summer evening chocolate cravings. This is a great one to keep handy when you want to take your smoothie with you on the go since you can add the Neocate Junior, Chocolate flavor powder directly to the mixture. After a quick shake in your shaker cup you are on your way with a refreshing beverage in hand.

Click on the image below for printable recipe card

What are some of your favorite summer treats to beat the summer heat? Let us know how you like these recipes, or any other suggestions to beat the summer heat.

--Kristin Crosby MS, RDN

6 Allergy-Friendly Breakfast Recipe Ideas

Posted 8.25.16 | Nutrition Specialist

Neocate Fruity Tutti Pancakes

Doesn't this name just makes you want to try some! This is a great recipe if you are looking for a nice, hot breakfast option. Pefect if the rest of your family is eating pancakes and your are looking to make allergy-friendly option.  Pancakes also make a good finger-food option for weaning toddlers.

Want to print or save this recipe? Click the image below for your own recipe card:

Baked Oatmeal

(Submitted by: Kristy Harbaugh)
  • 1 cup oil (can sub. applesauce)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (can reduce)
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 cups oats (not the quick-cook kind)
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups water

Combine all ingredients in order listed.  Pour into a greased 9 x13” pan.  Bake at 375°F for 30-40 minutes until lightly browned.  Serve with fresh fruit (bananas, strawberries, blueberries).

Notes: Do not use cooking sprays as all of them contain soy.  I used olive oil.

Serving Size: 8

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 650
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 79g
  • Fat: 6g

French Toast

(Submitted by: Katherine Kennedy)
  • 2 Pieces of spelt bread
  • 1/4 cup of soy milk
  • Dash of cinnamon

Combine milk and cinnamon. Dip and coat the bread lightly in the soy milk mixture. Place on preheated skillet on low-med heat. You will have to cook it longer to ensure the soy milk dries and the toast isn’t mushy.

Serving Size: 2 pieces

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 250
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Fat: 5g

Cinnamon Breakfast Bread

(Submitted by: Mary Blackorby)

With fall just around the corner, this is a fun option to warm up on a cool morning.

  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Baking Flour
  • 3 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Spectrum Organic All Vegetable Shortening
  • 5 fl oz rice milk (or Neocate formula)

Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar & salt. Cut in shortening with a fork until fine and mealy. Add rice milk (or Neocate formula) all at once. Pour into a greased 8” pan, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture and bake at 400°F for 10 to 12 minutes. Serve warm for breakfast.

Serving Size: About 12 servings

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 150
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fat: 9g

Nutrition information for cinnamon bread recipe above calculated using rice milk.

Banana Bead Muffins

(Submitted by: Laura LaMotte)
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup of dairy-free margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups of brown rice or oat flour

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a food processor, blend bananas, sugar, margarine and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth.

Pour into muffin tins and bake for 15-20 minutes, or if using a bread loaf tin, for 60 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

Serving Size: 15 muffins

Per Muffin:

  • Calories: 230
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Fat: 7g

Wheat-Free Pumpkin Muffins

(Submitted by:Karen Mischler)
  • 3 cups wheat-free flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin

In a large mixing bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add oil and pumpkin, mixing well. Transfer into lined muffin tin and bake at 350°F until fork inserted in center comes out clean (about one hour).

Serving Size: 10 muffins

Per Muffin:

  • Calories: 330
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fat: 23g

For additional Neocate recipe ideas, make sure to download Neocate Footsteps Recipes Guide.

Do you have a favorite recipe that you would like to share with the Neocate community? Post below, we would love to hear about your favorites.

What’s For Lunch? Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Ideas

Posted 10.6.16 | Nutrition Specialist

Do you find yourself in the morning frenzy mode as you get your kids AND their lunches ready for school?  You are not alone!  Rushing in the morning can be stressful and potentially can put you into a lunch idea rut. To help you saygoodbye to boring and dull lunches and to help lessen some of that morning frenzy stress, here’s some inspirational ideas that you might find useful.

We started this round-up of ideas by first asking our Facebook and Instagram followers their favorite go-to lunch ideas. Here are some of the ideas that you shared with us for lunch box treats:

  • GoGo squeeZ pouches
  • Plain applesauce pouches
  • Lay’s® chips
  • Jet-Puffed Marshmallows

Other fun ideas from around the Web:

  • Once a Month Meals - This service is based on the premise that advanced preparation can take the panic out of day to day lunch prep.  Through this service you can receive recipes and resources to help you stocking your freezer with allergy-friendly ingredients.
  • Cook it Allergy Free - Stuck in a lunch packing ruts? This website has a 50+ allergy friendly lunch box idealist.
  • Keeley McGuire - Tired of sandwiches?  Check out Keeley McGuire’s blog post that includes 20 non-sandwich lunch ideas!  
  • Kitchen Stewardship -How about cheeseburger soup and a muffin?  YUM!!  Mary Voogt offers 9 different leftover soup ideas paired with several kinds of muffins.
  • Kids with Food Allergies (KFA) - hosted a webinar last September about Allergy-Friendly School Lunch box Ideas that includes blogger Keeley McGuire and Registered Dietitian, Debra Indorato addressing ways to make lunches creative and nutritious.  

Need Neocate in your lunchbox?  We have you covered! Our Neocate Cookbooks are a great resource. For example you can find delicious recipes such as Cream of Broccoli Soup, Hamburger Harvest Soup, Vegetable/Cracker Dip, Neocate Shakes, Dairy-free Mac and Cheese.

Last but not least, lunch-box planning doesn’t have to be something that you take on by yourself. Get your kids involved. Give them opportunity to learn how to prepare their meals and pack their own lunches. Additionally, this will also provide them with a sense of empowerment by making recommendations. Empower your kids- let them have a say about their lunch box content

Do you have any other nifty ideas for allergy kids school lunch boxes?  Please share.

~Jody Long

P.S. If you missed our blog post on the importance of lunch-box printables and labels, take time and look over it today. 

New Dairy-Free Recipe - Sweet Potato & Chicken Casserole

Posted 4.4.17 | Nutrition Specialist

When you or a loved one is on a severely restricted diet due to food allergies or related conditions, the diet can become very boring, very fast. Multiple flavors of Neocate helps in making meal time more fun and enjoyable. But even those can be routine sometimes. This is why we are excited to announce the release of new recipes this spring… Here is the first recipe for you to try and enjoy!

Sweet Potato & Chicken Casserole

Neocate Junior, unflavored is used in preparation of this recipe. Adding Neocate to food is easy, fast and safe. It can also help you or your child to tolerate other foods better. When cooking with Neocate, be sure to let very hot foods cool down a little before adding Neocate and not to reheat dishes prepared with Neocate.

What you need:

  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • ⅓ cup ground chicken
  • 3 Tbsp finely chopped or grated onion
  • ¼ cup finely chopped or grated carrot
  • 1 small mushroom, finely chopped
  • 2 fl oz low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp dairy-free spread
  • 2 Tbsp preferred bread crumbs
  • 2 scoops Neocate Junior, Unflavored


  • Place sweet potato in small saucepan with water to cover, bring to a boil. Simmer until soft.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil and brown the chicken, stirring occasionally and breaking apart.
  • Add the onions, carrots and mushrooms and cook for 5-10 minutes, until the vegetables are softened and starting to brown.
  • Add the stock and bring to a simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat. Cool slightly and stir in one scoop of Neocate Junior.
  • Pour the water off to drain the sweet potato in the saucepan.
  • Add the dairy-free spread and mash until smooth with a masher or fork.
  • Stir in the remaining scoop of Neocate Junior to the sweet potato.
  • Spoon the chicken mixture into a small ovenproof dish. Top with the mashed sweet potato.
  • Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and brown under the broiler.

But wait, there's more!

You might ask how soon you can access more recipes. Well, we’ve got you covered. We have just added 6 more new recipes to our Neocate Footsteps app.

Download the app today (available on iTunes Only)

Bon Appétit!

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