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Dairy-Free Fudge

Posted 12.1.10 | Food Allergy Recipes

If your little ones have a milk allergy, here's a treat that is not only dairy-free but it's one they can help make and share with their friends!


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (I used extra virgin)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup honey


Gently melt the coconut oil to liquid if in a solid state. Combine liquid coconut oil and cocoa until smooth. Mix in honey. Refrigerate for at least one hour (or until preferred hardness) in a lightly greased container (greased with coconut oil).

Nutrition Information:

  • Calories170
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrates 12g
  • Fat 14g

Makes ~8 servings

Submitted by: Jessica Snell

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Macaroni and Cheese (Almost)

Posted 11.10.10 | Food Allergy Recipes

Here's a mac & cheese dish that your little one might help making as well as eating!


  • Pasta (Your child's favorite kid)
  • Olive Oil
  • 2-3 Slices of vegan cheese
  • A few tablespoons of soy milk or Neocate


Cook pasta according to box instructions. Drain pasta. Add olive oil in pan and mix with pasta. Add cheese and stir over low heat until cheese is melted and mixed in. Add soy milk or Neocate to help cheese melt and give a smoother texture. Don’t forget to sprinkle on some vegan grated topping!

Nutrition Information:

*Nutritional value will depend on which ingredients you choose.

Submitted by: Michele Michnowski

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

Thanksgiving with Food Allergies: An All-Encompassing Resource List

Posted 11.9.10 | Mallory West

Hosting or attending a Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful for all of us but if your little one has food allergies, this day can be especially stressful. We’ve compiled a list of helpful resources to help you ensure a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving feast.


  • Kids with Food Allergies Guide to Thanksgiving A great guide for celebrating Thanksgiving at school, home or away from home. This guide provides allergy-friendly activities & crafts, recipe ideas and tips for staying safe AND having fun.

Food and Recipes:

The turkey is traditionally the staple of a Thanksgiving feast. Remember to check for hidden allergens that may be added during the processing or preparation of the turkey. Gravies and sauces may contain hidden allergens so check the ingredients. Below is a list of some allergy-friendly variations to the traditional thanksgiving dishes. Check out the recipes to make sure all of the ingredients will be safe for your little one.

Helpful Articles for Celebrating Thanksgiving with Food Allergies

Do you have any allergy-friendly recipes or holiday tips to share? Any question about recipe substitutions? Ask away!

- Mallory

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Allergy-Friendly Banana Bread Muffins

Posted 4.11.11 | Food Allergy Recipes

These tasty muffins make a great breakfast or snack for your little ones with milk allergies!

  • 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!

Makes 15 muffins

Submitted by: Laura LaMotte

Per Muffin:

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

A Summer Treat: Dairy Free Ice Cream

Posted 8.26.09 | Christine Graham-Garo

With the heat and humidity reaching their peaks this month, we wanted to share with you a recipe for dairy-free ice cream that is both nutritious and delicious for your little ones.

Nutra Apple Milk-Free Ice Cream


8 scoops (37 g) Neocate Nutra powder
3 Tbsp applesauce, unsweetened
2 fl oz water ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp sugar (optional)

Blend ingredients. Place in a container and freeze for approximately 3 hours. Serve and enjoy.

Yields one serving.

Nutritional Information:

Calories - 200
Protein - 3 g
Carbohydrate - 32 g
Fat - 7 g Calcium - 257 mg
Vitamin D - 2 mcg

For some other ideas, including a recipe for mashed potatoes and applesauce oatmeal, check out Neocate’s Nutra Recipe Guide.

Remember, only use recipes that have ingredients that are easily tolerated by your baby or child.

Do you have a favorite recipe that you use? We encourage you to share it with us. And let us know what you think of the Nutra Apple Milk-Free Ice Cream recipe above.


Neocate Junior-Only Recipes

Posted 4.8.14 | Rob McCandlish, RDN

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. We offer multiple flavors of Neocate products, but even those can be routine sometimes. We talk to families and parents every day for whom Neocate is the sole or primary source of nutrition for a loved one, and many of you are looking for more options! 
Today, we're going to share a few recipes that combine two Neocate Junior products to change things up. We hope that these can help break the routine if you're stuck in a flavor rut!
Where did these recipe ideas come from?
I went back to school to study nutrition and dietetics and - surprise - I didn't love every class I took. Most were great, a few were good, and some were excellent. But by far my favorite classes had to do with cooking and recipes. Put me in the kitchen with ingredients, a concept, and some time to experiment and I am one happy guy!
I'm lucky to work in a role where I get to develop recipes, which I love. It can be a fun challenge tinkering with recipes that exclude major allergens. It's like a science experiment! Families who manage food allergies and related conditions know: this can be a challenge! Substitutes for dairy, eggs, or wheat don't always work well in recipes.
So what to do when even those recipes aren't an option and you're sticking to the Neocate family of products? It's time to mix things up and get a little crazy! For each of these recipes I started with a basic 1:1 ratio of two Neocate Junior products. Each recipe uses our newest strawberry flavor. (If you have a few cans on hand, now might be the time to start getting excited!) 
As with any recipe though, the first try usually isn't the best, and I never settle when it comes to recipes. Read on for the ultimate, optimal ratios, at least according to our taste buds. And of course, any good recipe has to have a fun name, right? 
Who are these recipes for?
These recipes are great for anyone who drinks Neocate Junior products. In particular though, they're perfect for folks who have to follow a strict amino acid-based diet. We're talking about conditions like eosinophilic esophagitis, food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome, multiple food allergies, Crohn's disease, and related conditions. These recipes combine Neocate Junior flavors for exciting new combinations, so are great for a change of pace.
Neocate Junior “Strawberries & Crème”

We like this recipe for the light strawberry taste combined with the pleasant background vanilla flavor. Don't let the name fool you: there's no cream in this dream of a recipe! We tried different ratios of strawberry-to-vanilla, and found that in a 1:1 ratio the vanilla was overpowering. We finally settled on a 2:1 ratio. However, if the ratio below doesn’t seem quite right to you, feel free to experiment to find a best-fit for your taste buds!



  1. Add water to a container, preferably one with a lid.
  2. Add the scoops of both Neocate Junior powders. (Or add the powders first, if you prefer, then water)
  3. If the container can be sealed: Cover and shake until the powder has dissolved, about 15 to 20 seconds. If the container is open, stir vigorously with a fork or whisk until the powder has dissolved, about 30 seconds.
  4. Enjoy!

Neocate Junior “Chocolate-covered Strawberries”

Who doesn’t love chocolate-covered strawberries? Anyone with a milk, strawberry, and/or chocolate allergy, that's who! I think this is the next best thing. We tried different ratios and felt the below ratio worked best for us. (A 5:2 ratio of Strawberry:Chocolate was a close second!) If the ratio below doesn’t seem quite right to you, feel free to experiment to find a best-fit for your taste buds!



  1. Add water to a container, preferably one with a lid.
  2. Add the scoops of both Neocate Junior powders. (Or add the powders first, if you prefer, then water)
  3. If the container can be sealed: Cover and shake until the powder has dissolved, about 15 to 20 seconds. If the container is open, stir vigorously with a fork or whisk until the powder has dissolved, about 30 seconds. 
  4. Enjoy!
But wait, there's more!
As always, don’t forget about the other resources we have for elimination diets that you can use when adding foods gradually back in to your diet to compliment amino acid-based nutrition. For example, the recipe guides and cookbooks we offer bring 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!
If you've tried one or both of these recipes, what did you think?


Read more about Rob's background and love for creating recipes in our interview with him - and ask your own questions - here!


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

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?


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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