Knowing what to feed your child with allergies can be a significant source of stress for allergy parents. Whether you’re new to the allergy game or an old hand who’s feeling short of inspiration, there’s no need to despair.
The Non-IgE Baby parents from around the world have come together to share our favourite allergy friendly recipes.
All American Mac and Cheese
From the kitchen of Cindy, OH
Mac and cheese is such a simple crowd pleaser that even the most inexperienced chef can knock it out of the park.
This recipe takes around 25 minutes and makes 1 adult portion.
75g (3/4 cup) macaroni/pasta of choice (can be substituted for gluten free macaroni or pasta where required)
3 tsp of dairy free spread
3 tsp of flour (can be substituted for plain gluten free as required)
125ml (1/2 cup) of your child’s milk
75g (3/4 cup) grated vegan cheese
1/2 a clove of garlic (optional)
A pinch of black pepper/nutmeg/mustard according to taste
A pinch of salt
1. Boil the pasta on the hob according to manufacturers instructions.
2. Finely chop the garlic and fry on a low heat in the dairy free spread. Add the flour, salt and seasoning. Fry for another 2 minutes on a medium heat.
3. Slowly add the milk stirring continuously until the sauce is thickened. Take off the heat and add half the cheese.
4. Combine the sauce and pasta in a ceramic bowl. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and heat under the grill until the cheese is melted and/or slightly brown.
Serve with a side of broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes or crunchy carrot sticks. A sure-fire favourite with all ages, this allergy friendly Mac N Cheese deserves a place at every table.
Xx Allergy Mama