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Hi everyone,

I was hoping I could get some recipes or tips for my 3yr old. Her daycare is having a V-Day party and serving ice cream and pizza. She can't have dairy, tomato, or wheat (gluten). Any ideas of what I could take for her to enjoy. I think they have a microwave if she needs something heated.

Thanks for any ideas.


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I think in this case, you should stick with something that you know is safe for her, that you know is one of her favorites... what is one of her foods that she gets all excited about having? Then make that for her valentines treat...

maybe make her a variation of a pizza with whatever she can have... like some fruit and or veggies on a safe crust with whatever sauce is safe for her. I don't know much about cooking dairy free and tomato free as well, so I'm kinda stumped.

I don't know if she likes ham and pineapple, but that might be a fun pizza topping... I also don't know what other kind of sauces or stuff might be ok... get creative!

do you have cookie recipes that she can have? maybe some gluten-free sherbert? (is there such a thing?) or Philly Swirl Italian Ice cups, those are great!

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Namaste foods makes dairy/gluten free mixes (they are also free of other common allergens). We make the chocolate cake mix as cupcakes and sprinkle with powdered sugar (if desired, they are plenty yummy without). There is also a vanilla cake mix. (We just prefer the choc.) We buy little plastic cupcake toppers from craft stores that sell cake decorating supplies. I keep a supply on hand. Little plastic hearts on sticks for valentines, etc. EnjoyLife foods makes allergen free cookies. We use the choc. chip a lot. They are just the right size for little hands. The best thing about these two choices is that they are accepted and cheered by my children's friends. No problems yet with them not tasting like the "real" thing. I also checked Life Savers Lollipops for gluten and peanut contamination. I didn't check it for dairy, but it is probably okay- just check it out. These are a candy that can be passed out with valentines - a big cheer went up when we figured this one out. My son's peanut allergy is hard with candy - apparantly all candy is processed with peanuts! I hope this helps. It is so hard to explain to little ones that they can't have the yummy-looking stuff the other kids are eating. It sure does help to have yummy treats of your own!

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My dd is gluten-free, CF, & TF as well. I make her individual pizzas that I load up with veggies. I've made a "fake" tomato sauce by roasting red peppers. I just puree the roasted peppers with salt and olive oil. I then spread it on the crust before I bake it. I've also done a "fake pesto" using basil, onion/garlic, sea salt, pepper and olive oil. I spread the pesto on the crust just like I would the tomato sauce. We use peppers, onions, hamburger, mushrooms etc. to top the pizza and we don't even miss the cheese now.

Please double check, I can't get the Rice Dream website up right now!!! We like to use Rice Dream, Vanilla Ice Cream in place of regular ice cream. The last time I checked Rice Dream Vanilla Ice Cream IS gluten free. However, the Rice Dream Drink contains barley and IS NOT gluten free. My dd is soy free as well but she likes Rice Dream ice cream.

Hope your dd has a great time!

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