Dairy free pizza recipe ( gluten free, soy free, egg free as well)

Last night I made this amazing gluten free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, vegan pizza.

Dough– cheated and used Bob’s red mill pizza dough gluten free/dairy free

Toppings: red bell peppers, broccoli, zucchini, tomatos, tomatoe sauce

Cheese: Daiya Cheddar cheese! I love that stuff!

Make the dough according to directions, we substituted the eggs for egg replacer

Then spread the tomato sauce on put the veggies on and top with lots of daiya cheese and wa la!

You have the best dairy free, gluten free pizza!

Now a word about the Daiya cheese, I buy mine in 5lb bags. The shipping is very expensive to S.Texas but we freeze it and use it for a few months.

I also made the whole packet of dough and made a big pizza so the kids would have lunch the next day!

Living with allergies is challenging but I actually love it in some ways.  We get to spend quality time cooking and we get to experiment with new recipes. Plus we are a ton healthier :-)

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Oh yum! A nut free way to do apples & no peanut butter

In our family we are nut free. Not that we are allergic but since we have so many other food allergies, I just like to live on the safe side :-)

Here is the best nut free peanut substitute on the market:

Sunbutter! Oh goodness I live by that stuff. You can buy it at target or my favorite on line shoppe is

http://www.allergyfreeshop.com/shop/

Here is the simple recipe:

Take 1 organic apple

and 2 tsp of sunbutter

dip the apple and enjoy!

A healthy gluten free-dairy free-tree nut free but not taste free snack!

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Vegetarian Finger Foods for Kids

Vegetarian snacks are great to carry in any Lunchopolis or Eco Fab lunch box. The following three recipes are simple to prepare and very kid-friendly too.

Carrot Fries

A tasty, nutritious treat for kids are fries made from carrots. They can be baked in under a half hour and offer a nice alternative to any fast food fare.

Ingredients:

A dozen carrots

Sea salt for taste

2 Tablespoons Virgin olive oil

Wash the carrots and cut each carrot in thirds. Place the carrots in a bowl and add the olive oil, then toss. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit before placing the carrots on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle sea salt over the carrots and bake until the carrots are lightly browned, or for about 25 minutes. Serve the carrots with a dip, such as ranch dressing.

Little Pizzas

Another vegetarian snack alternative that kids love are little pizzas. They’re not only tasty but healthy too.

Ingredients:

Two whole grain bagels, cut in half

Tomato sauce

Shredded mozzarella cheese

Turkey pepperoni pieces

Bell peppers

Cover each halved bagel with tomato sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the bagels and add sliced bell peppers and one or two slices of turkey pepperoni. Place the bagels on a cookie sheet or pizza pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately ten minutes.

Fruit Kabobs

Here’s another easy vegetarian snack to fix that takes little time to prepare and is also fun to make with the kids.

Ingredients

Fresh strawberries

Sliced bananas

Sliced pineapple

Seedless grapes

Four skewers

Plain yogurt

Shredded coconut (optional)

Place the strawberries, bananas, pineapple and grapes alternatively on each skewer. If you wish, use plain yogurt for a dip. Also, you may want to sprinkle a little bit of shredded coconut over the fruit. Toast it lightly in the oven first to add to the taste and texture.

The above snacks are great treats to include in a Lunchopolis lunch box or Eco Fab lunch box. That way, you can always be assured that your kids are well-nourished and using a lunch box that is safe and healthy too.

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7 Easy Tips to eat more fruits & veggies

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1.  Pack your lunch. Make your sandwhich’s to include some lettuce, a tomatoe slice and some sprouts!

2. Add a handful of carrots as a snack.

3. Remember the celery & peanut butter snacks as a kid?

Try the update version and use almond or cashew butter-( go ahead and make some eyes on it with raisins)

4. Apples are natural and easy ‘fast’ foods. Take 1 with you on the go

5. Instead of chips, try crunchy peas as a evening snack.

6. Start the morning out right, dice up some bell peppers & onions in your eggs!

7.   Bored with carrots & celery-try jicama.

Jicama is a root that is sweet and crunchy to eat. It looks like a round brown ball in the vegetable section at the grocery store.

Just peel the skin off with a knife and you have a new and tasty veggie!

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