So needless to say, now I'm being extra careful with many of the trigger allergens when it comes to feeding Baby Picturesque her finger goods. I already was fairly careful up to this point because I'm allergic to casein (a protein found in dairy), but now I'm being SUPER careful!
For her first birthday bash, I want to have a smash cake for her... but I need something allergy friendly (just in case). Also, I don't want sugar in it (other than naturally occurring sugar). Thankfully I found a cake mix at our local health food store that is gluten, egg, nut and dairy free! Her first birthday bash will be another post for another day about how this cake tastes. But in the meantime, in case you need an allergy friendly cake mix... the cake mix is called Cherrybrook Kitchen, Gluten Free Dreams.
Other than some basic items, it has been a real struggle to figure out what to give Baby P. for her finger foods. There are the obvious items I give her like blueberries, plums, peas, carrots, and grapes. But I would like to give her the same food we eat, and food that is easy to make.
I found this wonderful website #keeleymcguire.com, that goes through gluten free and allergy friendly kid food ideas. Not only does she have some great ideas/recipes on this page, but she has PICTURES!! I love it when there are pictures included for kid food ideas because I can take a look and decide if it is what I want or not.
One recipe that looks relatively easy, doable and allergy friendly are these veggie nuggets:
As I mentioned earlier, Baby P. is currently sensitive to eggs... so I have to absolutely stay away from all things egg related. I found this website that breaks down the common egg replacers and what the ratio is to substitute for an egg.
This is also a great chart to understand the substitutions for egg:
Finally, here is breakfast idea that I adapted to be allergen free. It is gluten, nut, egg and dairy free Quinoa Pancakes!
Adapted from Everyday Food Magazine