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Neocate Recipes - Apple Delight

Posted 2.12.10 | Mallory West

This Apple Delite is a tasty treat for your little ones on Neocate Infant.

  • 1/2 apple, peeled, diced and cooked until soft
  • 2 pitted-prunes diced and cooked (boiled in water) until soft
  • 2 fl oz water
  • 4 scoops Neocate Infant DHA/ARA powder
  • A pinch of cinnamon


  • Add water to apple and prunes and blend to desired consistency
  • Add the Neocate Infant DHA/ARA powder and stir
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon (optional)
  • Serve immediately or store in a refrigerator for up to 24 hours
Makes 1 serving
Calories          Protein          Fat          Carbohydrate
156                   3 g                 4 g           30 g

Neocate Cookbook Lunch Recipe Round Up

Posted 9.20.11 | Mallory West

My Top 5 Lunch Picks from our Neocate Food Allergy Cookbook:

  • Cream of Broccoli Soup (Page 8)
    As a cream of broccoli soup enthusiast, I love this allergy-friendly (and far healthier) variation of the original. This is a very well balanced meal and a great way to sneak some vegetables into your child’s menu. 
  • Hamburger Harvest Soup (Page 9)
    Naming a soup after a hamburger is a great way to entice your kids to eat it! This recipe is full of flavor and nutrients. It’s especially high in protein; Each serving provides 12 grams!
  • Vegetable/Cracker Dip (Page 10)
    Serve with raw veggies and/or crackers (see cracker recipe on page 18!) and this is a healthy lunch. This would be a great option to send to school or have with you on-the-go. 
  • High Calorie Neocate Shake (Page 22)
    This may not be an appealing lunch for everyone but since we so commonly hear from parents who have trouble getting their child to eat and gain weight, I thought this would be a great idea for some of you. A parent sent this recipe idea to us and said she uses it for sick days or when her child needs to gain weight. One shake provides a large amount of nutrients, healthy fats and of course, calories. You could easily use this as a meal replacement.
  • Macaroni and Cheese (Almost) (Page 20)
    Mac & cheese is one of the most popular foods among kids. Thanks to this dairy-free recipe, children with milk allergies can have their mac & cheese too! You can also add some pureed butternut squash to this recipe for some added flavor, nutrition and to make the color more similar to standard mac & cheese.

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 lunch recipes?  They can be from the cookbook or some of your own!




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Festive Allergy-Friendly Holiday Recipes

Posted 12.22.11 | Nutrition Specialist

On behalf of all of us here at Nutricia North America the makers of Neocate, we want to wish you and your families a very happy, healthy holiday season!  We hope these festive allergy-friendly recipes brighten your holiday!

Milk-Free Hot Chocolate

Heat water on the stove or in the microwave. Remove from heat, allow to cool and add Neocate powder and sugar. Stir well. Top with marshmallows (check the label to be sure the brand is appropriate for your child’s dietary restrictions).

Calories: 170
Protein: 5.2g Fat: 7g
Carbohydrate: 22.5g
Calcium: 183mg
Vitamin D: 1.8mcg

 Gingerbread Cookies:

  • 3 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp ground ginger


Over medium heat combine molasses, oil and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Set aside. Combine flour and other dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and add molasses, sugar and oil and pour into mixing bowl and then add egg and blend together to form a thick dough ball. Wrap dough in plastic and chill for 1 hour (if dough is too dry, add drops of canola oil, if too sticky to roll out, add flour). Preheat oven to 350°F. Divide dough in half and roll out on floured surface. Use cookie cutters and place cookies on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-14 minutes and let cool.

  • Calories190
  • Protein 2g
  • Carbohydrates 31g
  • Fat 7g

Makes 2 dozen cookies

Submitted by: Marie Bedard

Milk-free Peppermint Shake:

Add all ingredients except Neocate powder into the blender and mix until smooth. Next, add Neocate powder and mix on low setting until blended. Pour and serve. Makes 1-2 servings. If your child drinks smaller servings, pour half and store the remaining shake in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Tip:Remember using the Old-fashioned peppermint sticks as a straw? Try using it with this shake! Check ingredients because brands will vary. Alternatively, you could use candy-striped straws, which you can find at most party stores!

Calories: 409
Protein: 8g
Fat: 18g
Carbohydrate: 54g
Calcium: 295mg
Vitamin D: 206mcg



Neocate-Only Recipe Series: Vanilla Pudding

Posted 7.10.12 | Rob McCandlish, RDN


More and more, we’ve been hearing from parents of children and teenagers with EoE who need a strict elemental diet. Often, these folks aren’t even allowed simple foods that other Neocate kids and teens might enjoy, like fruits, vegetables, or grains. While Neocate offers lots of different flavors, children who go from a solid food diet to a strict amino acid-based diet often crave more than just formula. To help them out, we’ll be posting some clever recipes that only use Neocate products this summer.

This week’s pudding recipe is similar to a chocolate version developed by Neocate parent Teresa Fristoe for the Neocate Food Allergy Cookbook. We really like that the recipe combines the flexible texture of Neocate Nutra with the great taste of the newest member of the Neocate family, Neocate Junior with Prebiotics Vanilla.

Neocate Vanilla Pudding



Add all ingredients to a bowl and blend well with a spoon or whisk. We suggest starting with 2 tablespoons water and adding more as needed to reach the desired consistency. The pudding can be consumed immediately or refrigerated. After about 1 hour in the refrigerator the consistency will be thicker. If refrigerated, consume within 24 hours, as with all Neocate products. Makes one serving.

Nutrition Information per serving:

  • Calories - 310
  • Protein - 7.35 g
  • Carbohydrates - 40.7g
  • Fat - 13.0g

If you try this recipe out, please let us know what you think!



Neocate-Only Recipe Series: Chocolate-Raisin Taffy Treats

Posted 7.24.12 | Rob McCandlish, RDN

Moving right ahead in our summer series of recipes that only use Neocate products, today’s recipe offers some fun variety, in both flavor AND texture!  Plus it mimics a piece of coastal summer nostalgia for family members with allergies.

This recipe combines the great tastes of Neocate Junior Chocolate and Neocate’s E028 Splash Grape to mimic a familiar favorite: chocolate-covered raisins!  We take the flavor combination one step further by mixing the two with Neocate Nutra to make an edible treat that doesn’t require a straw, a cup, or a spoon.  It’s perfect for summer, since the texture is similar to saltwater taffy!

As always, make sure your little one’s healthcare team is on board with this recipe if she/he has an especially sensitive tummy or any difficulty with textures.  The team may suggest offering water along with the treats.  Also, we typically don’t recommend freezing Neocate products, especially for those on a strict elemental diet who need the full nutrient profile, because some vitamins don’t survive freezing well.  However, your little one’s healthcare team may be comfortable with this as an occasional frozen treat.

Neocate Chocolate-Raisin Taffy Treats



Add Neocate Junior Chocolate and Neocate Nutra powders to a small, shallow, sturdy bowl.  Add Neocate’s E028 Splash Grape and mix well with a small, sturdy fork; this will take several minutes.  Do not be tempted to add more liquid; the mixture will eventually form a very thick dough. Cover and refrigerate mixture until well-chilled, at least one hour. Working with clean hands, quickly roll small shapes of the mixture to resemble marbles and transfer to a sheet of wax paper spaced at least two inches apart; treats will flatten and spread on their own. If treats touch they may stick together. We suggest freezing the treats for the most taffy-like texture, but this is optional. Cover and keep cold until ready to serve and enjoy out of the fridge as the treats soften quickly.

Consume refrigerated treats within 24 hours, or frozen treats within 7 days.

Makes two suggested servings.

Nutrition Information per suggested serving:

  • Calories - 172
  • Protein -  4.0 g
  • Carbohydrates – 22.4 g
  • Fat – 7.2 g

If you try this recipe out, please let us know what you and your little one think!


Neocate-Only Recipe Series: Tropical Pudding

Posted 8.17.12 | Rob McCandlish, RDN

This is another great recipe for folks who have to follow a strict elemental diet, avoiding even the least allergenic foods such as fruits and vegetables in favor of hypoallergenic amino-acid based products like Neocate. 

We hope you’ve enjoyed the recipe series and found it helpful. As always, don’t forget about the other great resources we have for elimination diets that you can use when adding foods gradually back in to your diet to compliment elemental formula. For example, the Neocate Food Allergy Cookbook brings together ideas from many parents and families who manage allergies like experts. They’ve come up with great dishes that have helped many other families in their allergy journey!

Today’s recipe mirrors the first recipe in this series, vanilla pudding, just with a citrusy summer twist. This week’s recipe again combines the flexible texture of Neocate Nutra with the great taste of a familiar favorite in the Neocate family, Neocate Junior, Tropical.

Neocate Tropical Pudding


  • 8 scoops Neocate Nutra
  • 3 scoops Neocate Junior, Tropical
  • 2-3 tablespoons cold water


Add all ingredients to a bowl and blend well with a spoon or whisk. We suggest starting with 2 tablespoons water and adding more as needed to reach the desired consistency. The pudding can be consumed immediately or refrigerated. After about 1 hour in the refrigerator the consistency will be thicker. If refrigerated, consume within 24 hours, as with all Neocate products. Makes one serving.

Nutrition Information per serving:

  • Calories - 286
  • Protein – 7 g
  • Carbohydrates – 37 g
  • Fat – 12 g

If you try this recipe out, please let us know what you think!



Guidance when Cooking with Neocate

Posted 7.23.15 | Nutrition Specialist

We get emails and phone calls almost daily from parents, caregivers, patients and clinicians asking questions like "What happens if we cook with Neocate?" We know that there are a lot of creative ways that some families use Neocate, such as a replacement for cow milk in baked recipes. We've developed a handy one-page document to answer the most common questions that Neocate families want answers to. You can find your own copy of 'Cooking with Neocate' on the 'Recipes and Guides' page of the Neocate website, along with lots of other helpful materials.

As always, we recommend that you check with your healthcare team, because some forms of cooking can affect some nutrient levels in Neocate.

How have you gotten creative in using Neocate products in recipes?


New Neocate Footsteps Recipe Book For Easy Allergen-Free Cooking

Posted 4.11.17 | Nutrition Specialist

Who loves new food allergy-friendly recipes? This is why we are excited to announce the release of the Neocate Footsteps Recipe Book! In this recipe book, we have included some of our popular recipes as well as brand new ones developed having you in mind. We hope that this book will be a valuable resource for families of children with food allergies and help make mealtime a little bit easier for everyone. As a reminder, please check each recipe to be sure all ingredients are safe for your child and if you have any questions or concerns please consult your physician.

Download New Footsteps Recipe Book

Want to get a sneak peak, before downloading the recipe book? Here is one of our favorite recipes:

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce 

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:

  • ⅓ cup ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp preferred bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • Pinch Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp tomato purée or tomato ketchup
  • 1 scoop Neocate Junior, Unflavored


  • Make the meatballs by combining the first five ingredients in a bowl or food processor.
  • Divide into six small, even pieces. Squeeze each tightly and roll into small balls.
  • Heat the oil in a wide pan. Fry the balls until browned. Remove meatballs to a plate.
  • Sautée the onion in the same pan until soft.
  • Add the garlic, tomatoes and purée/paste.
  • Stir thoroughly. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Stir in the Neocate Junior until thoroughly mixed.
  • Serve with the meatballs.

If you've tried any of these recipes, let us know what you think?  And if you have any creative recipes that help you incorporate Neocate, we love to hear from you as well.

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

Neocate Chocolate Nutra Pudding

Posted 10.27.10 | Food Allergy Recipes

Looking for a yummy milk-free chocolate treat for your little one? This chocolate pudding recipe should hit the spot! Adding flavors like vanilla and cherry vanilla provide variety.


Neocate Junior Chocolate



Mix until smooth, add water as necessary. Should be consistency of thin paste.Refrigerate 30-45 minutes.

Note: Add 1 dropper Wisdom Natural Sweetleaf Liquid Stevia Vanilla Creme (in health food aisle).

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

  • Calories 370
  • Protein 8g
  • Carbohydrates 50g
  • Fat 16g

Submitted by: Teresa Fristoe

To get more food allergy recipes, be sure to download our new Food Allergy Cookbook!

Introducing Your Neocate Baby to Solids - Summer Treat

Posted 7.26.16 | Irina Kabigting

Whether you are introducing your baby to solid food or are just looking for a refreshing summer treat, the following recipe is perfect for a hot day. This recipe is especially refreshing if you cool it in the refrigerator before serving.

Click on the image below to download a printable recipe card.

If you need additional information for introducing solid food to your Neocate baby, here are three resources that might be handy:

Additional Recipes

Our Neocate YouTube channel is full of additional recipes you can try today (don’t forget to subscribe as additional videos are added on a regular basis).

Do you have a Neocate recipe you created? We would love to hear all about it. Make sure to comment below with your recipe name and what inspired your crea

Strawberries And Creme Dairy-Free Recipe

Posted 8.4.16 | Nutrition Specialist

We have been gettting a lot of positive feedback on our latests posts showcasing various Neocate recipes. Today, we are sharing a fun drink that is  a great dairy-free alternative for every Neocate toddler and child to enjoy. This recipe is super simple and quick to make.

Click on the image below to download a printable recipe card.

If you would like, you can download our latest printable book of recipes. This book provides a set of delicious allergy-friendly recipes you can make to enjoy with the whole family. Recipes including Neocate Infant, Neocate Nutra, Neocate Junior and Splash products.

Download Neocate Footsteps Printable Recipes Today!


Keep Cool and Beat the Heat with Neocate

Posted 8.16.16 | Nutrition Specialist

We’re not sure about the weather where you are, but we’ve been facing some extreme heat lately! We wanted to take the time before the dog days of summer to answer your common questions about freezing Neocate and share one of our favorite warm-weather recipes.

My child LOVES freezer pops – Can I freeze Neocate?

We don’t recommend freezing Neocate without asking your healthcare team. (Notice I didn’t say “no”…) Why not? It’s cold, it’s delicious, it keeps well. The short answer to this question is that temperatures below freezing can affect Neocate’s quality in ways we can’t perfectly predict. Let’s see if we can explain what we mean by that.

Freezing temperatures (below 32° F, or 0° C) can affect some nutrient levels. Some vitamins can break down in really cold temperatures, and home freezers can get really freezing cold! Also, frozen Neocate that thaws can change color. Once melted, Neocate that was previously frozen can separate into different layers. Discolored Neocate in separate layers may taste okay, but is not appealing to us! We also want to make sure your loved one gets the vital nutrition they expect from Neocate. So the main message is that we can’t guarantee the nutrient content or quality of Neocate products when frozen, or thawed, which is why we don’t recommend freezing Neocate products unless you ask your healthcare team. They are often okay with a few frozen servings a week.

That said, some recipes that we or other families have developed for Neocate products are frozen, and we get it: frozen treats can be delicious. Especially in the heat! Ask your healthcare team for their guidance BEFORE you use Neocate in these recipes: make sure they’re okay with this, and ask if they want you to limit the number of frozen Neocate servings they’re comfortable with. You can find more information about cooking with Neocate.

Before we get to a brand NEW recipe(!), here are a few others that we love:

And last but not least, here’s one of our newest recipes: it quickly became one of our favorites!

Pumped Up Peach and Strawberry Smoothie

We just don’t think it gets much better than a frozen treat that combines some of the best, all-American flavors of summer. We’re talking about peaches and strawberries, of course! Our Pumped Up Peach and Strawberry Smoothie is a quick way to combine 3 ingredients. In no time, you’ll have a frozen treat that beats the heat, and then some. Not sure you believe that a recipe that’s that great can be so easy? Watch this short video to see just how quickly this tasty treat comes together.

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

Tell us - What treats are you using to keep cool this summer?


Allergy-Friendly Fall Snacks For Your Little Pumpkin

Posted 9.27.16 | Neocate Admin

The fall harvest yields all sorts of nutritious fruits and vegetables. Particularly popular are root vegetables and varieties of squash, making for some hearty after-school snack options. For growing toddlers, tweens and teens alike, snacking is a great way to meet daily nutritional needs. With the cold weather setting in, why not try some warming soups to feed your little one?

Here are three delicious recipes that are perfect for an after-school snack.

Neocate Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Butternut squash is delicious, in season, and can be found at your local farmer’s market or grocery store!

Tomato Basil Soup

Tomatoes harvested from the summer are ripe for making a healthy and flavorful soup. Warm up with our tasty recipe.

Nutra Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes of all different shapes, sizes and colors can also be found at your local farmer’s market or grocery store. Mashed potatoes make for a perfect meal for babies who are still transitioning to solid foods.

For additional snack ideas or to print your own recipe cards, download our Neocate Footsteps Recipes. Share your favorite snacks with us in the comments below or on our Facebook page!

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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Food Allergy Living is a resource for parents of children with food allergies, brought to you by Nutricia, the makers of Neocate. For more in-depth information about our purpose & authors, see our About Food Allergy Living page.