So, Xmas is a fun time, right? Weeeeeellllllll…..not so much, sometimes, for those dealing with allergies. I’ve lost count of how much money, petrol and time I’ve wasted this season already running around trying to find allergy-friendly alternatives for all sorts of things to make sure my kids feel completely included. It can be really fun, and it should be really fun…so I’ve engaged the help of a bundle of families to compile a list of do’s and don’ts at Christmas time (or any other time, really!).
I managed to pick up some cheap eggplants from the shop the other day and happened to have a zucchini in my garden and lots of capsicums heading for the compost heap in my fridge. So this what I came up with: pretty as a picture and super yum. And miraculously pretty healthy too!
Every year my daughters and I make plates of Xmas cookies to give out to teachers, family and friends. This candy cane marshmallow is one of those spur-of-the-moment concoctions we dreamed up together one night and came about as my daughter just loves anything peppermint, candy canes and marshmallow. So we tried to put all three together!
I’ve been tomato, egg, dairy, peanut and corn free for what seems like an absolute age while I’ve been breastfeeding my 12 month old who is allergic to those things (citrus, kiwifruit and pineapple is a no-go for her too, but thankfully she seems ok with them through breastmilk)…but she is either growing out of these allergies or not feeding enough to be affected by me eating them…but whatever, I’m pretty excited to be eating eggs and tomato again! Makes quick lunches so much easier!