5 Fat Free and Allergy Free Spices that Add a Lot Of Flavor

Posted on June 24, 2015April 24, 2017Categories Allergy Free RecipesTags ,

Just because you need to eat gluten free, dairy free and sugar free and you want fat free choices as well, doesn’t mean your food can’t have a lot of flavor and taste delicious. Here are 5 of my favorite fat free and allergy free spices that add a lot of flavor and are versatile for cooking a variety of meals.

1. blackpepperandlemon

Lemon and black pepper. I love this because of the flavor but also the versatility. It tastes great with any chicken or fish dish but is also really good with eggs and egg and vegetable dishes. It also tastes great with rice, quinoa and butter.

lemon and black pepper

2. herbesdeprovence

Herbes de Provence. This is a spice combination that originates in France. It is really good with fish and beef dishes. Although chicken and potatoes taste great with it as well. I’ve also made ham and rice dishes that were really good with herbs de provence.

Simply Organic Herbes de Provence, 1 Ounce

3. balsamicvinegar

Balsamic Vinegar- This is great for your digestive system as well as for use in a variety of cooking. It is especially good mixed with olive oil and used as a healthier salad dressing. I also really like it with egg and vegetable dishes although you can use it with almost anything. One of my favorite recipes is to add 1-2 drops of wild orange essential oil and 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and then saute chicken, and Brussel sprouts in it.

Mantova Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, 17 -Ounce Bottles (Pack of 4)

4. nutritionalyeast

Nutritional Yeast. I discovered this stuff about a year ago and I absolutely love it. It has an orange color which makes it look like cheese. It’s used in a lot of vegan recipes in place of cheese and the funny thing is that it actually tastes a bit like cheese even though there is no milk or dairy what so ever in it. It has a lot of good vitamins in it and is really healthy for you. I used it when I created my gluten free and dairy free macaroni cheese recipe and I also use it to add flavor to eggs, soups, vegetable dishes and more.

Bragg Nutritional Yeast Seasoning, Premium, 4.5 Ounce

5. parsley

Parsley. Even though there are lots of spices that I could have included on this list, I chose parsley because it is so versatile that there really isn’t anything you can’t add it to. I’ve used it in my green smoothies, eggs, rice recipes, quinoa recipes, vegetable stir fry, chicken, fish and so on and so on.

McCormick Gourmet Parsley Flakes-2.5 oz

Which one is your favorite? Leave me a comment below and tell me.

5 Ways to Create Simple, Delicious and Allergy Free Meals Your Child Will Eat

Posted on April 8, 2015March 26, 2018Categories Allergy Free RecipesTags

Do you struggle to get your child to eat healthy and delicious food? This can be a challenge for all parents, but it can be even more so, if your child has allergies or other food restrictions. So how can you create simple, delicious and allergy free meals your child will eat? Here are 5 simple ways to make this happen:

1. Involve your child. One of the best ways to do this is to put out pictures of all the foods your child can have and that you have available to cook with and ask your child to chose the ones that he or she would like to eat, or that he or she likes to eat in general. You can also have your child help you cook if that works into your schedule and if the child is able to do so.

2. Avoid trying to cook anything too elaborate and focus on simple meals with less than 5 ingredients, or something like a vegetable stir fry with a variety of vegetables and some meat.

3. Avoid trying to introduce your child to too many new foods at once. If your child is stuck in the habit of always wanting to eat the same things over and over again, try including one new food per meal. Tell your child that he or she needs to try the food but if he or she says that they do not like it after trying it, never force him or her to eat it.

4. Use pinterest, or blogging sites to find recipes that other parents have used to create simple, delicious and allergy free meals and then try cooking some of these meals. Take note of what works, what your child likes and what your child does not like.

5. Relax and avoid the need to make some grandiose recipe. Often something simple like rice with chicken and 2-3 vegetables can make for a great dinner. You can use various spices and sauces to add flavors that make it so your child will eat it. Many children prefer plain meals rather than complicated ones anyway.