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Thursday, November 19, 2009

thanksgiving countdown: two dairy-free treats for kids

It seems to me more and more children are being diagnosed with food allergies. At holiday time, especially, it's difficult to know what to make or serve to kids when you hear the words "dairy free". And this year, you also need to be aware of the H1N1 flu that targets children from infant to 5 especially, so try to avoid the communal bowl. Here are two great healthy choices for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner snack, or to offer as a dessert that's worry free. Arrange a serving tray with single serve cups, glasses, or bowls with these delicious treats , complete with spoons, and relax. And they're so pretty, aren't they? I'm sure several adults will be sneaking over to sample these goodies.
The creamy coconut dip with fresh fruits is just wonderful! Use a melon ball cutter for any melon you like, or cut up strawberries or bananas to dip in the smooth coconut milk sauce.
The Rosy Applesauce is made from fresh apples and tart cranberries, with just a little honey for extra sweetness. Who can resist it?
Wishing you a peaceful, happy, and delicious Thanksgiving Day!


Sophie said...

Waw,...that's a great idea! Yum!

katrina said...

Thanks, Sophie! I'm planning to serve the fruit and coconut cream on Thursday and I can't wait. Haven't made it in ages and it's SO good.

FrugalMom said...

Both of these look great Katrina, and the coconut one looks especially intriguing.

With two lactose intolerant kids, I have been to many parties, where I brought sorbet just in case:)

katrina said...

Frugal Mom - I know what you mean. For a month, the doctor thought Izzie had all kinds of food allergies, thankfully, it turned out to be just an odd rash. But my adult son IS lactose-intolerant, and so are my neighbors kids. You don't need to be lactose intolerant to love this coconut dessert - but it's an easy treat for those who have lactose problems.