Monday, December 2, 2013

Lunch Box Monday-A Great Chip Substitute

A great chip substitute for this weeks lunch box is kale chips! Although they can be pricey and not very health if you buy them in stores...they are cheap and quick to make in your own kitchen! 

Kale chips-

1 bunch of kale
Sea salt
Olive oil

Devain and cut the kale after washing.
Toss in a bowl with salt and oil.
Bake in a 350 oven for 5-10 minutes 
(Make sure that they are sread out on you sheet tray,I divided mine on two trays)
Let cool and add to your lunchbox!!
Hope you and your family had a wonderful thanksgiving!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Lunch Box Monday-A Sweet Treat

If you follow me on instgram then you know over the weekend I made the perfect treat for lunch boxes, Jolly Rancher Lollipops(or natural candies.)

Jolly Rancher Lollipops-

Makes 4

12 candies
4 popsticle sticks
Something to wrap them in

Pre heat the oven to 350. 

Arrange the candies 3 each on the popsticle sticks. Lay on a silpat mat or wax paper. Spread them apart at leased 2" apart to make sure they don't spread into each other(only two on each tray.)

Bake for 2-4 minutes

Cool,and wrap!

They are also great for bakesales!!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Recipe Wednesday-Playdough

One known terror to all wheat allergic or celiac kid is..... Playdough!!! Here is a simple recipe for Playdough.I would  have pictures but the Playdough was put in a hot moist container and got moldy/turned into a science project over the weekend.I didn't think you needed pictures of that!

Around 2-4 cups of gf flour(it depends on the flour)
2 tbsp of oil
Around 1-2 cups of water(it depends on the flour)
1 cup of sugar
Food coloring or leave it plain
Vanilla extract

Combine until a dough and enjoy! Even eat it (doesn't taste bad.)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Lunch Box Monday-Cool Snacks

   So as you know very well gluten free products can be expensive and some taste like the bottom of a shoe,yes shoe!After trying out what seems to be far to many cookies and pretzels, I came to a great list of kid approved snacks(I tested them on willing friends and little cousins.)

Top Ten Snacks-

  1. Lucy's Cookies(vegan,gluten free,nut free,gmo free,and all natural)
  2. Organ Kids Mini Outback Animals(nut free,soy free,gluten free,wheat free,dairy free,egg free,yeast free,vegan)
  3. Surf Sweets(organic,natural,gluten free,top 10 free)
  4. Yummy Earth(organic,gluten free,top 8 free)
  5. Glutino pretzels(gluten free)
  6. Skinny Popcorn(top 8 free,gluten free)
  7. Popchips(gluten free)
  8. Rice Cakes(mostly top 8 free and gluten free but check)
  9. Udi's Bars(gluten free,dairy free)
  10. Crunchmaster Crackers(gluten free)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Recipe Wednesday-Pumpkin Seedz

So what do you do with the guts of your Halloween jack'o'lantern? Toast them of course!!!

Pumpkin Seedz-
1-1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds(washed and pat dry

2 teaspoons of olive oil or coconut oil

Seasonings (salt and pepper,garlic salt,chilli powder with cumin,chilli lime are some good ones)

Coat seeds with oil and seasoning and spread on a baking sheet

Bake at 300 for about 40 minutes or until golden brown 


Happy Halloween!!

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Comment below your favorite seasoning for your seeds!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Lunch Box Recipe Monday- Quick and Easy Kale Salad

Happy Monday everyone!

This weeks recipe is for a amazing kale salad that will make your kids beg for their veggies!

Kale Salad
One head of kale
1 cup of raisins(i used a raisin and cranberry mix)
1/2 a cup of slivered almonds (optional)

1-1/2 lemons (juiced and add a little zest)
2-4 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt and pepper

1) Wash and cut your kale into bite sized shreds.

2) In a small bowl mix the lemon juice and zest,oil,and salt and pepper.Then pour over the kale.

3) Add the raisins and almonds and enjoy!  

Friday, August 23, 2013

Back to School: Emergence Snack

So in my middle school(Yes i'm in the eight grade and graduating this year) we are not supposed to have class parties or have birthday celebrations, but dose everyone follow the rules?No!I found that classmates and teachers bring in cupcakes or doughnut holes for birthdays or holidays.So it happens that sometimes the unexpected happens,and  for older children and teens it is sometime hard to pass up a ''double chocolate cupcake'' but if you don't we will get sick as any celiac or gluten intolerant would.And for younger kids it is even harder.So you or your child are not in this situation I have my emergence snack pack.

What my snack pack includes is shelf stable gluten free(or your allergens) snacks.These include-

  • Dried or Freeze Dried Fruit such as cranberries or blueberries
  • Nuts(check with your class or school) suck as almonds or pistachios
  • Dry Cereal in a plastic bag
My favorite type or bag for this is the Allermate snack bag(picture above Allermates ), but you can use any bag you like like a make-up bag or a little pencil pouch.Its cute and perfect for the snack pack!For older kids and teens with lockers it works out perfect to hide the snack from ''snack sealers.''For younger children it is perfect for book bags or to keep in their teacher's desk! Just don't forget to exchange the snack pack once every three months to make sure you have a fresh snack!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Back to School: Lunches

Recipe time!

For Parents-
For back to school I have some great kid ''friendly'' school lunch recipes!They include fresh,vibrant colors and flavors that your children have been enjoying all summer long! As we all know it is stressful on both the student and parent! As a parent you have many thing on your mind ,especially if your child is starting a new school, the last thing you want on your mind is making school lunches your child will eat! And with your child's dietary needs, that is now what worries you even more than the average parent!So dig out those fun lunch boxes and star shaped cookie cutters for your little star!

For children and teens-
For back to school as we all know it is a fun time to meet new friends and find the prefect new pencil case!But for us with food allergies or celiac it is a time that can be stressful! so i have some awesome allergen free school lunch ideas for a fun back to school season!That even you can help make!

DIY Lunchables-


  • Dairy free cheese(That meet your allergen needs)
  • Pizza sauce
  • Crust(cauliflower,pre-made,or homemade)
  • Fruit leather(Trader Joe's has great organic ones)
  • Mini water bottle
You can pack in a Easy Lunchbox or little baggies!

Classic PB&J-
  • Sunbutter(see my review)
  • Gluten free crackers or *bread(depending on your needs)
  • Jam(read the labels a lot of them have wheat flour)
* Cut the bread into fun shapes to make them fun!

Pass The Test Pesto-

  • 2-3 Table spoons of pesto
  • 1 cup of Brown rice pasta
  • 4-5 halved cherry tomatoes

I Love You to the Moon and Back Cheese and Crackers-

  • *Sliced cheese(soy,almond,or other)
  • Gluten free crackers
*Cut into stars,hearts,and moons

Friday, June 7, 2013


So I have been peanut free for a couple months! I have been trying to find something that is as good as good old pb!!

Well I found it!! SunButter is gluten and nut free!! But the greatest thing is that they come in a jar or in 1.1 oz packets!!
It is one of my favs!!!!

You can find out even more about Sunbutter