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Ideas for a dairy free 12 month old please...Snack ideas mainly

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stickybean Thu 06-Aug-09 13:35:24

Copied and pasted from the food board as think I'll probably have more luck here...

Hi, My DD is has a dairy allergy, i am looking for snack ideas really.
If she wasn't dairy free i'd give her yoghurt as a snack or dessert or maybe some cheese.
At the moment i am always giving her fruit but i think she has too much and has quite a runny tummy. Mealtimes are boring but fine, meat fish veg pasta rice etc.

Anyone got any good suggestions?


MrsBadger Thu 06-Aug-09 13:38:12

toast and peanut butter?

or any bready item with sunflower spread

tbh I think yogurt is a crap snack anyway- too sugary. Carbs are better IMO

Greensleeves Thu 06-Aug-09 13:39:14

rice cakes with houmous
slices of apple with peanut butter
cold potato wedges (can use sweet potato too)
carrot/cucumber/pepper sticks with houmous or peanut butter

also vegan cheeses generally ming, but there is a really fab delicious vegan cream cheese substitute called Toffutti - really recommend this, it's gorgeous

little oatcakes
cherry tomatoes
slices of cold veggie omelette/frittata (no need to use milk or cheese)

stickybean Thu 06-Aug-09 13:44:23

I dont give her peanuts yet due to all her allergy / excema (sp) blah blah, still don't know whether this is the right thing to do or not, it would probably be great for her as i do worry that she doesnt have enough fat in her diet.
The toffutti cheese is a great idea, i've had that before myself.
Oatcakes and frittata also good. Thanks.

Going to take a mini pitta out with me this afternoon.

Do you think you can give too much bread?

Greensleeves Thu 06-Aug-09 13:47:04

also cold pasta/rice salads with cold pulses like kidney beans and chickpeas always a big hit with my two, I give them little pots of it for a snack

I don't think steering clear of peanuts is a bad idea if there are allergies around

also I don't think too much bread is a problem, but I try to vary it with oatcakes, crackers, ryvita, crispbread, rice cakes, pumpernickel etc

MrsBadger Thu 06-Aug-09 13:48:50

doh, wasn't thinking - almond butter perhaps?

humous v good though
or guacamole
or mashed banana

girlsyearapart Thu 06-Aug-09 19:37:14

rice cakes, jelly (muller little stars) pureed fruit,carrot,mini new potatoes, crudites.

simpson Thu 06-Aug-09 21:44:40

DD dairy & soya intolerant has:

bread sticks
rice cakes
cheery toms
carrot sticks
tescos basic rich tea biscuits
sliced apple/pear
roasted veg (ie potato, sweet potato, parsnip)

tatt Fri 07-Aug-09 08:22:33

Flapjack made with stork hard margarine. (You can make any cake with stork hard margarine, it's just harder to mix.) Popcorn.
Sainsburys jaffa cakes, dark free from chocolate or most bourbon biscuits would give her extra calories. Just bought some McVities ginger nuts made with only vegetable oil. Bananas tend to be constipating so a good fruit to give. HTH

foreverchanges Fri 07-Aug-09 08:30:21

breadsticks and humous or home made pesto without the pine nuts the two taste nice together

dried berries

oat cluster fuit muesli

foreverchanges Fri 07-Aug-09 08:32:07

soya milkshakes and yogs i dont like these but my kids do

MrsBadger Fri 07-Aug-09 08:33:38

re stork, you can make any cake at all with the soft stork that comes in a tub, and it's a lot easier to mix than butter

I use it for most of my baking and we're not dairy-free at all

tatt Fri 07-Aug-09 22:38:05

I thought there was dairy in the soft stork but only vegetable oil in the hard stuff? We're only dairy free now when the children's lactose free friends come round so I haven't got any to check.

TDiddy Fri 07-Aug-09 22:46:38

(very) ripe plantains slowly (shallowed) fried until yellow. The riper the plantain the sweeter it tastes fried- don't worry of the planitain is over-ripe / black. Just use slither knife to slice and then fry until yellow; turning once

TDiddy Fri 07-Aug-09 22:46:56

slowly fry

TDiddy Fri 07-Aug-09 22:48:04

Alpro soya pudding
Alpro soya yoghurt
Pure sunflower dairy free bread

TDiddy Fri 07-Aug-09 22:52:58

Recommend Panasonic bread maker

ilovemydogandmrobama Fri 07-Aug-09 23:00:35

Nairns oat digestives
oat cakes with tahini
toast/pure with marmite
small pizzas -- homemade crust/tomato base/ham and pineapple or tuna on top.

TDiddy Fri 07-Aug-09 23:19:38

Sasinbury's Luxury Dark Choclate (nut, dairy, gluten and egg free)

TDiddy Fri 07-Aug-09 23:21:04

Swedish Glace Ice cream (I prefer to normal ice cream)
Oats made in Rice Dream (with added Calcium)

Lucky13 Fri 07-Aug-09 23:57:24

i second all of TDiddy's suggestion as my DD has the same.

I also have a lot of the Mrs Crimble range - esp the coconut macaroons and the choc brownies - although the latter does not say dairy free as it is made in a dairy environment.

I make my own carrot and orange fairy cakes using Pure dairy free spread instead of butter and she loves those.

A lot of the Organix range doesn't have dairy - the cereal bars she loves along with their ginger bread men.

We also do homemade bread with Pure spread or olive oil and pizza dough from the bread machine.

TDiddy Sat 08-Aug-09 07:09:55

Forgot to mention Nutramigen formula. There is Nutramigen 1 and Nutramigen 2 for older children. The taste isn't great but we kept dear son on N2 until he was 9 !!! It is full of vital supplements. The consultant and dietician were very pleased that we were able to do so. DD7 and DS5 are still on N2. They still drink it from a bottle as it is somehow tastes better. ACtually they are now very used to the taste and they ask for it and we stopped DS10 from having it as he would only drink it from a bottle. We told family that it was vital that they drink it and not to make fun of DCs drinking from bottle.

I am always thinking of importance of calcium for growth and bones. DS10 will now have to have calcium supplements as he doesn't get enough since coming off of N2.

AcademicMum Sun 09-Aug-09 10:40:59

Alpro soya yoghurt
Alpro soya dessert
Organix gingerbread men
Any berries pureed up with oatly cream
Homemade icecream (made with either coconut milk or oat cream) and lots of fresh fruit
Avocado cut up into easily grabbable pieces
I also make ds2 thick milkshakes by taking 2 oz hypoallergenic milk, a scoop of homemade icecream and a handful of berries, a bit of sugar/golden syrup to taste and blending together. He loves it.
Sticks of toast with any of the following: toffutti cream "cheese" (vegan), Granovita vegetable or mushroom pate, Plamil chocolate spread or Holland and Barrett do a really yummy 100% fruit spread (Apple and Pear or Apricot and Apple, I think. Neither have added sugar so I think they're a bit better than jam).

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