FOOD ALLERGIES MEAL PLANNING
According to a poll of our members, 44 percent of Scramblers have a family member with food allergies. Many families become adept at substituting ingredients and adapting recipes to meet their dietary needs, using sunflower seeds instead of nuts, for example, or soy cheese instead of dairy cheese. To address this issue, we added codes for each recipe to indicate whether they are dairy-free, nut-free, or gluten-free. Scramblers can easily search for recipes and create a menu plan that meets their family’s dietary needs.
Try the following recipes:
- Tender Fish and Tomato Curry (nut-free, dairy-free, wheat/gluten-free)
- Veggie Cauliflower Fried Rice (nut-free, dairy-free, wheat/gluten-free)
- Soup-er Easy Black Bean and Corn Soup (nut-free, dairy-free, wheat/gluten-free)
And try the Scramble and follow our easy, delicious meal plans that will work with all your food allergies.
My 4 year old son has many allergies, including nuts, dairy, shellfish, and eggs. My 8 year old daughter is a vegetarian. My 10 year old daughter is a classic picky eater. My husband refuses to eat anything without meat–just think “caveman.” Last week I realized how much the Scramble has helped our routine. I have gotten in the habit of using the recipe box to customize my menu plan each week, 5 recipes. I am able to pick recipes that all of my family can eat, with little modification each evening. This has helped my pickiest eater try new things, which is good for her. On Fridays I order the groceries through a grocery delivery service in my neighborhood, and receive them over the weekend. I cook 2 recipes on Sunday, then my nanny cooks 3 nights during the week. When I didn’t do that last weekend, my family was a wreck all week! We ordered take-out, and ate out, and ate whatever boring things we pulled from the freezer. We felt more stressed, and didn’t eat together the way we usually do. I am sitting here this morning, printed out my recipes, ordered my groceries, and strangely, I feel like my world is now back in order. Thank you for saving me so much time and energy, and helping my family feel more connected, in a way I never predicted or even realized until we didn’t have it!
–Dawn S., Hopkinton, Massachusetts