Allergen Friendly Recipes
If you have fresh organic bell peppers on hand, stuffed peppers are a great thing to make for dinner! I like to stuff them with a Mexican black beans and rice for a healthy satisfying meal! If you have leftover rice and canned beans on hand, it is actually a pretty easy thing to make for dinner!
It is nice to have a refreshing, cooling drink to sip on this time of the year, which is exactly why I made this Pineapple Cilantro Ginger Limeade! Adding cilantro to a drink may sound odd, but the aroma is perfect with the sweet pineapple, spicy ginger, and tart lime. This is really good paired with Asian or Mexican food or even for serving with BBQ. It is easy to make, and so good! This recipe makes a large pitcher so it is perfect for a gathering or a party!
Popsicles are the perfect thing to cool off with on a hot Summer day! Although you can buy them already made, many of the commercially made ones have refined sugars, flavors and colors so I like to make my own. These blackberry apricot popsicles are not only healthy and filled with nutrients since they contain real fruit, they are easy to make and delicious as well! If you would like to use stevia to taste instead of the maple syrup, that is also another option.
If you are looking for a fresh, new salsa to serve at your 4th of July BBQ, I have the perfect recipe for you! This raspberry salsa is not only delicious and easy to make, but packed with nutrients. Raspberries are at their best and most flavorful this time of year in Minnesota, so I am taking full advantage of that and enjoying them as much as I can. This salsa is a little spicy, but if you prefer it to be less spicy, cut down on the amount of jalapeno, and remove the seeds before chopping. This is wonderful served over grilled tofu or as a topping for tacos, or of course with organic corn tortilla chips!
If you are looking for a fast, fresh salad featuring fruit to serve at your next BBQ, such as a 4th of July celebration, this one would be perfect! It is light and healthy to balance out all of the other rich foods you may be serving, it is packed with nutrients, and super simple and easy to make! I always love taking advantage of when fresh summer fruits are in season!
Potato salad is an essential item to have at your warm weather picnics and gatherings! If you are looking for an egg free, gluten free, dairy free vegan option to serve at your Father’s Day cookout have I got just the recipe for you! It is a potato salad with a creamy spicy Southwest dressing! So if your Dad loves spicy things, this would be the perfect thing to make! It is fairly easy to make too, and can be made ahead of time so it is all ready for your BBQ!
If you are looking for a quick and easy side dish for Father’s Day to go along with your main dish, or whatever you happen to be grilling, these BBQ beans are a great option! They are fairly healthy, packed with fiber and protein but they taste delicious! Not only that, they are really easy to make, come together in about 15 minutes and you can even make them ahead of time if you need to for a picnic! They also happen to be gluten free, dairy free, and vegan!
I love using Spring produce like radishes, peas and asparagus in my meals this time of the year! They are all really good served just raw in salads, but for an even more intense flavor I like to roast my veggies! You may have roasted asparagus before but most people don’t think to roast radishes. They are actually really delicious prepared this way and they get sweet when roasted with some of the bitterness going away. The recipe I am sharing with you today combines those two veggies with spring peas in a delicious gluten free pasta that is really simple and easy to make, and so good! Also, this is a balanced healthy meal you can feel good about eating since it contains fiber from all of the veggies and protein (thanks to the quinoa pasta and peas)! It is the perfect thing to make on a weeknight for dinner!
If you are looking for a flavorful salad to serve at your next BBQ or picnic, this Southwest Roasted Potato and Black Bean Salad is perfect for that! It happens to be vegan, soy free gluten free and egg free as well, so it is fairly allergen friendly. Not only that, it is fairly simple and easy to make, and can even be a hearty main dish if you serve it over some greens. This is great for making ahead of time!
Radishes are one of my favorite spring veggies! So, when they are available, I like to include them in salads like this quinoa lentil salad! This is packed with nutritious things, with protein and fiber from the lentils and quinoa plus plenty of vitamins from the veggies, this is a great choice for make ahead lunches or for a light dinner. Not only it it healthy, but it is delicious as well and fairly easy to make even if the lentils and quinoa need a little bit of cooking time. Picnic season is almost here, and this would be great for that as well!