This comes from another threat...Any one have any good substitute food ideas for allergic children? I'd be interested in any for children with nut allergy, but I know there are a lot of mums out there dealing with dairy allergy etc...anyone with a substitute for nutella or peanut butter?
You can get nut free butter, think it's made from sunflower seeds, will definitely be able to buy it online or in health food shops. You used to be able to get dairy free chocolate spread in Tesco, haven't seen it fir a while, but can definitely buy it online.
Are you vegetarian too? We make lots of pate type spreads using toffuti as a base... Though if you're not avoiding dairy this isn't an issue. Mackerel pate, roasted red peppers, roasted squash with lemons and homemade harrissa is a favourite... Avocado mashed up with a bit of lemon juice...All great for spreading as a base on a sandwich or dipping breadsticks and vegetable crudites in. We also make Chicken Liver pate with Pure instead of butter. Eggs?
No not vegetarian, she loves mackeral and cod and will try tuna but otherwise seems a bit of a fussy eater, but then she is 2.5 so that's pretty usual I guess. Thank you for your suggestions. I keep trying different things...I offered dhal yesterday but wouldn't even try it (though I did make it a bit too chilli for her!), she won't even try avocado or hummus...(though this might be because I've used shop bought so I'll try making it myself) forgot to say she's cheese intolerant..
Good thought re the pate and chickpeas...yes we're a bit ham'd out if you know what I mean as my DS has to have packed lunch and always says ham when he can't think of anything else so invariabley we end up with ham too, which I'm sooo bored of.
Thank you for the mackeral pate idea; she did at least try it I think she just doesn't "do lunch". She just nibbled at a pitta bread, but that's all. I bought the avocado and banana so we'll see...and I'll try the tinned mackerel. thanks everyone