Yummy Treats that are Healthy too!

Finding out Kaelyn's allergies last summer and recently finding out I have some food intolerances has made cooking a lot more interesting. Most of you probably know I am not a kitchen person so feeding a kiddo that can't have egg, wheat, dairy, peanuts or any kind of nut products... well it put me in a bit of a shock on what to feed her at first. No quick meals like mac and cheese, chicken nuggets or your usual peanut butter and jelly on regular bread. Luckily a neighbor gave me some helpful tips last year since her son has several allergies too. After doing more research the last few months it has become much easier to feed Kaelyn and really it has made cooking a bit more exciting for me. Crazy right?! I now look at recipes and think, how can a make this work? How can I make it as healthy as possible for her and me? It's more like a game I have to figure out and if Kaelyn likes what turns out, I win. :) We have done lots of veggie and fruit smoothies but sometimes you just need a real treat. Well how can you do it a healthy way? Thanks to pinterest, I found some fun ideas. If you already follow my boards I'm sure you've seen these but now you'll know they are worth trying. :)
Below the photos I put the ingredients I used. You can click on the link to take you to the photo and it has the site listed in the corner which will take you to the actual recipe.

Breakfast shake - oats, cocoa powder, coconut milk, cinnamon, frozen bananas, sunflower butter (sunflower butter is similar to peanut butter but Kaelyn friendly)
Banana Oatmeal Cookies ~ bananas, quick oats, bit of cocoa and cinnamon,
vanilla, dairy free mini choc. chips  and a little sunflower butter
Just made these. I did try some with just the bananas, oats, cinnamon, and a few
choc. chips and they were good too. I didn't think K would like them much since they
weren't too sweet tasting, but she loved them! Hooray!
Easiest Ice Cream ~ Frozen bananas, cocoa, splash of coconut milk and sunflower butter
I loved it!
Here are a few pins I thought looked delicious and want to try next:
Oatmeal Casserole ~ will have to do some variations on this one.
Have you found some delicious recipes on pinterest?
If so please share in the comments. I would love to check them out.

1 comment:

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

my hat off to you for the planning it must take to cook in your house! sounds and looks like you are doing a great job! these recipes look yummy!! :)