The milk alternatives episode: Alternative Milk Recipes

If you or your child has a dairy allergy, and you’ve been avoiding dairy milk for any length of time, then you probably already know how hard it can be to cook with and or to make alternative milk recipes. Yes you can buy coconut, almond, soy, or rice milk at the store, but it’s expensive, often has additives in it and you still probably crave cheese, yogurt and other milk recipes. I know for me cheese was like a second religion and having to give it up was very hard and every once in a while I still cheat and eat it and then wish I hadn’t. (confession.) So I was really excited when I found out about this blog and cooking show from Australia called the Alternative Chef. They have chefs who cook meals that don’t include the things that many of us allergic people can’t have.

I particularly enjoyed this episode on alternative milk recipes.

Check out more episodes of this cooking show at Alternative Chef Kitchen Cooking Show

Note: If you are also gluten free you will want to avoid make oat milk or use gluten free oats.

What I really like about this video is that it not only shows you have to make your own milk alternatives like many other videos, but it also shows some recipes that are quite clever and delicious variations.

Have you made your own milk alternative at home? Share how you did it and how it turned out in the comments below.

Simple Healthy Eating for Kids Made Easy

Does trying to do healthy eating for kids drive you nuts? It does a lot of people and it can be difficult, unless you know a few tricks. However, simple healthy eating for kids can be really easy once you know what to do. Watch this video presentation below and let me share with you all about simple healthy eating for kids made easy.

What did you learn from this video? What will you implement right now? Questions? Comments? Post them below or use my contact me page.

Allergy Friendly Snack Recipes The Even the Pickiest Eater Will Love

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Allergy friendly snack recipes can be a challenge. It’s even worse if you are working with children who have food allergies and who are picky eaters and who need to have healthy allergy free snacks that they can eat. Furthermore, if you are like most people including me you are on the go a lot and need to have healthy allergy free snacks that you can take with you as a grab and go. Personally, I really like to keep nut packs with me in addition to the following recipes but some people and especially children are allergic to nuts, so here are some ideas for people who are gluten free, dairy free, sugar-free, and nut free.

1. Hummus and carrots and celery sticks. You can buy and make your own hummus that is either plain or flavored. Personally I really like red pepper or avocado flavored hummus as well as plain.

2. Ants on a log. This is celery sticks with either peanut butter, almond butter, or if you cannot have nuts, sun butter is a great alternative to raisins.

3. Gluten free crackers with hummus, or sun butter.

4. Coconut or almond milk yogurt. More and more stores are starting to carry this.

5. Organic fruit snacks. These are usually much healthier and many times don’t have the additives and allergens that regular ones do. I love Annie’s Homegrown Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks Variety Pack 0.8 Oz (24 ct)

6. Apple slices with sun butter.

7. Enjoy life bars, cookies and other products. Enjoy Life Cookies review All of these companies products are top 8 allergen free and they taste delicious.

8. Crispy Rice Treats This recipe calls for peanut butter but you can change it to almond butter, or sun butter if peanuts are an allergen for you. These do not have any gluten, dairy or sugar in them.