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