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 7 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
- Michelle @ The Willing Cook,
- 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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Salted Caramel Apple Crumb Bars from The Healthy Maven
Yum. Drool. Uh – can we make these NOW? Not much to sub here, but the caramel is loaded with dates. This Candida-blogger’s gut won’t be happy with that. I am thinking I would simmer down some Easiest Coconut Milk and use that instead, and up the sweetener to make up for the sweetness of the dates.
Citrus-Herb Chicken Kabobs from Livin’ the Country Life
Wowee. I almost missed these amidst an assortment of yummy sweet treats like the bars above, Birthday Cake Oatmeal, Paleo Chocolate Pudding, Dark Chocolate Truffles. Ahem…now you know why I almost missed these wonderful-looking kabobs. My son was helping me put the post together (yes, my son is my assistant ) and these caught his eye.
For good reason.
Now you can go to last week’s post and check out the oatmeal, pudding, and truffles .
Coconut Crumble Apple Muffins from Fairy Wings and Pixie Dust
My son was drawn to these as well. It was the crumbly topping that did it.
I would likely try to make these completely whole grain, and would use my Powdered Egg Replacer in them. And since my “assistant” is allergic to pecans, we would use almonds.
and Readers’ Favorite
How to Survive an Autoimmune Flare from Phoenix Helix
Very interesting post. More and more people are dealing with autoimmune diseases these days. In fact, I might be. Actually, my son might since he has life-threatening food allergies. And did you know that 90% of folks with hypothyroidism have Hashimoto’s, which is an autoimmune disease?
I just found that out. So if you’re hypothyroid, you should probably check into it and read this post.
It’s got good healthy tips for most everyone, actually. I would more likely pray than meditate, but all in all a great post.
I can’t wait to see what you all have this week!