Mar 3, 2011


Going out to eat with a child who has a food allergy can feel difficult at times but it doesn't have to be . There are plenty of options for your child and yourself to enjoy. I worried so much at first with my daughters peanut allergies trying to figure out what places used peanut oils when cooking. Come to find out a majority of places stopped using peanut oil to fry because it is one of the “BIG 8” and counts for 90% of those with food allergies. It seems that one food toddlers love and will love if introduced to is FRENCH FRIES! every time I ask my daughter what she wants to eat she whispers “fench fies” there was one random time she said Crabs i was shocked and confused. You may not want to go out and get fries without knowing if the place your going to uses peanut oil. A simple way is to bake your own fries. Preheat the oven at 450 F. Cut your potatoes (I prefer sweet potatoes) into wedges or fries and make sure your rinse them off to remove the starch and pat them dry. Put them in a large bowl to toss drizzle 2 tbsp of the oil of your choice. (note if using coconut make sure the potatoes are warm so the oil wont thicken up on you) and some salt if you like. Toss until they are all coated evenly. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 min. turn them over about half way through. In the words of Emily FENCH FIES!!

     Sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamins A and C and have about 4 grams of Protein.

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