Welcome back to another week of Allergy Free Wednesdays! A collection of yumminess that is aimed at making it easier for you to create healthy, allergy free foods for you and your family. There is no “clear rule” against including processed ingredients in your submission (but we hope you are moving in that direction :-)). So…occasionally you will find some “whole foodie undesirables” in the entries. What to do if you see processed foods and don’t want them?:
- White or brown sugar? Sub in sucanat, or honey or an acceptable sugar free sweetener. Get help subbing in my post on Substituting Sweeteners in Baking and Cooking
- Chocolate Chips? Sub in my Homemade Chocolate / Carob Chips (new & improved version coming soon!)
- Others? Don’t think you’ll find many, but ask away if need be. (There was an entry in a previous AFW of a cake that looked incredible, but used PB cups – I have a great healthy sub for that – Healthy “Almost Reese’s!“)
Welcome to Allergy-Free Wednesdays (AFW)–a weekly blog hop where folks can share their allergy-free cuisine, gain knowledge about allergy-related topics/issues, and connect with others living or caring for someone with food allergies. Your weekly submissions are shared on 6 blogs! Additionally, each hostess will feature a favorite recipe(s) from the week before. Your hostesses are:
- Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva
- Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry
- Nancy @ Real Food Allergy Free
- Amber @ The Tasty Alternative
- Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal
- and–Me :-).
Wondering What You Can Link Up on Allergy Free Wednesday? Anything that is fitting for an allergy free diet in some way (we’re not that strict). For the complete rules, click here. Here goes – starting off with my favorites–and you should check out the other hostesses’ posts to see if you were featured there!
My Favorites from Last Week (with substitution ideas)~
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Pumpkies (gluten & allergy free) from Sweet Kisses and Dirty Dishes
Yummmm! This amazing dessert won the “my son is going to eat the computer screen” award this week. He literally pulled the laptop screen almost into his mouth. I agree! I would use a more candida-diet-friendly sweetener and my Homemade Chocolate / Carob Chips. Mmmmmm!!
Pumpkin Pie Hummus from Peanut Butter & Peppers
Make sure you De-Gas Your Beans for this one. My oldest LOVES sweetly flavored bean dishes like this. And he LOVES pumpkin. So this is a no brainer. Use my Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice for this and a lower glycemic sweetener if need be.
Tater Tots from Fairy Wings and Pixie Dust
We have some great garden-fresh potatoes from a local “community garden” of sorts that we help out with. The taters are going to turn into either these or Addictive Potato Pancakes. Or both! I would use all whole grain flour. Can’t wait to try them.
Apple Cinnamon Gummy Candies from Phoenix Helix
Anything gummy is a hit around here. I think we’d have to limit these a bit since we’re not using much juice (to keep glycemic levels low) but my kids do better with that than I do. I am thinking it’s possible to sub a little lemon juice here for some apple to round out the flavor a little and cut the sugar content a tad as well.
and Readers’ Favorite
Using Real Food to Heal the Thyroid from Real Food Forager
Whoa. This hits really close to home. I am dealing with some interesting (but not fun) thyroid stuff that I hope to write about soon. I don’t necessarily agree with everything here, but it is overall great info.
I can’t wait to see what you all have this week!