Recipes

Watermelon Sundae

This Watermelon Sundae is a perfect summer treat for anyone, but it is super awesome when you are juggling multiple food allergies.

Instead of using ice cream we use scoops of watermelon and then add a mountain of delicious toppings. Sometimes we also add soy or coconut ice cream in with the watermelon scoops too! Like most food allergy planning I always advise to make a list of all the things you can have and work with that. This has been a fun go to dessert because it’s so versatile and I love using all the fresh fruit from the farmers market during the summer.

Below is a list of delicious topping ideas. This is always evolving. Let me know if there are some toppings of deliciousness that you would add to this list.

Enjoy and if you happy to share a picture of your own watermelon creation tag me in it on Instagram or Facebook!

Allergy Friendly Watermelon Sundae

Watermelon Sundae Toppings –

Bananas – Cut into circles or cut in half lengthwise if you are going to make a Banana Split!
Dark Chocolate Chips – A Tasty Antioxidant Boost!
Nesquik chocolate syrup
Allergy friendly yogurt (I’ve used soy yogurt)
Strawberries
Blueberries
Okay… all the berries you can have!
Whipped Topping (We use Soy Whip for a milk allergy friendly alternative! )
Sprinkles
Cherry on Top (Pitted!)
Kiwi
Carob Chips
Pineapple Chunks
Crumbled Graham Crackers or Cookies of Choice (We use lots of Oreos)
Honey or Agave Syrup
Favorite Jam, Jelly, Preserves or Fruit Syrup

This recipe was also featured on Super Healthy Kids many years ago as a guest post. 

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Yes, you read that right… bacon fried rice! I love cooking food as much as I love eating. I’ve learned to be very creative with my recipes because of the food allergy challenges we face. I make up recipes all the time and they usually turn out okay. Unless it involved Quinoa… I have a love/hate relationship with it!

Anyway…

We love fried rice and it’s become a big staple in our diet. Making fried rice is very easy and it’s very forgiving and versatile. It is hard to mess up fried rice once you know how to make it. My fried rice has been modified to be allergy friendly (no eggs, milk and can be made wheat/pork free!) and you won’t find this at any restaurant.

 Bacon Fried Rice

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of cooked short grain rice
  • ½ lb of bacon (or more if you want it to be bacontastic! I often use a whole package! This works well with turkey, veggie or beef bacon)
  • ½ white onion (I prefer sweet onion but yellow will work as well)
  • 1 cup of frozen or fresh mixed veggies (yanno the kind in the small chunks and it makes me wonder how carrots get to be perfectly square like that!)
  • Soy sauce (tamari or wheat free soy sauce)

 

Step 1 –

Start cooking your rice. Some people have a rice pot and some people cook it on the stovetop. Cut/chop the bacon into chunks and cook them on medium heat. Keep an eye on them and make sure they don’t burn.

Bacon Fried Rice

Step 2 –

While the bacon and rice are cooking dice up the onion. When the bacon is nice and crispy add the onions to the pan with one tablespoon of soy sauce (or tamari/wheat free soy sauce).

This is where you decide how much you love bacon grease. You can drain the bacon grease or you can keep it in. I don’t add oil to this dish because… well… bacon is oily enough. Nope, I do not drain the bacon grease! Bad… but sooo good!

Bacon Fried Rice

Stir often and do not let it burn! NO BACON WASTE!

Step 3 –

When the onions are caramelized and delicious looking add the frozen/fresh veggies. Stir, make sure it doesn’t burn and keep the heat on medium.

Bacon Fried Rice

 Step 4 –

Drool a little bit over all the delicious flavors but keep your drool out of the food! Add the cooked short grain rice when the frozen veggies are soft but not soggy. Add another tablespoon of soy sauce if you want it really soysaucy (Yeah, I make up words).

Bacon Fried Rice

Stir this mixture of deliciousness for a minute or so until it looks like this…

Bacon Fried Rice

Enjoy your bacon fried rice!

Bacon Fried Rice

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Grilled Watermelon and Fruit Skewers

by Leila on February 1, 2011

I personally love fruit but my kids can be apathetic towards it at times. Food on sticks is rarely passed up here so I decided to combine the two and see if I could tempt them. I came up with grilled strawberries and bananas on sticks one day and its been a huge hit. Funny thing is that if I offered these in a bowl they would not attack them quite the same! I tossed on some sliced watermelon after drizzling some honey on it and this became perfection! The kids ask for it often as a summer treat.

Fruit Skewers

  • 1lb container of strawberries, wash and cut off stems
  • 2 – 3 bananas Sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • Skewers (soak in water for about 30 minutes)

Put fruit on sticks. Toss on grill for 2 – 3 mins on each side.

Grilled Watermelon

  • Sliced watermelon
  • honey

Drizzle a little bit of honey on both sides of the watermelon slices. Place on grill for 2 – 3 minutes per side

 

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