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Hi -

We are having some friends over this weekend for a BBQ. Their son (age 5) and my son (3) have different food intolerances and I'm trying to think of an easy, kid friendly dessert that will work for everyone. My son can't have gluten and only limited dairy, their son can't do nuts or chocolate. Most of my go-to dessert recipes have nuts or chocolate in them.

Any ideas?

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Individual pavlovas would work - they are also beautiful and fun (not to mention delicious). Have you considered gourmet popsicles or granita? Homemade marshmallows are fun and kid friendly, too. They are cool toasted!


<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

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foodgawker.com has tons of ideas w/ great pics. I have found you must type gluten-free to see all of them! That hypen means everything! Good luck to a great picnic. Apples with different "dips" made from other fruits goes well around here with that age group. Kids love to decorate!


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How about Betty Crocker gluten free yellow cake mix cupcakes. The frostings are gluten and dairy free too. You could serve that with some fruit. There are no butter instructions on the betty crocker website.

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Just saw the cutest meatballs with swirled mashed potatoes on top,

made to look like cupcakes. Very cute and oh so healthy! Kids are

so much fun to cook for!


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Pudding (vanilla, butterscotch, etc), tapioca (I make mine with coconut milk and put berries or baked apple slices and cinnamon on top), dairy free ice cream, berry pies, sugar cookies.

Hope that helps to at least get you brain-storming :D I wish you luck!


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Just thought of something else cute and fun. Someone mentioned jello jigglers which triggered my memory. For my Sunday School class I used to make blue jello in clear cups and when the jello was nearly set I inserted gummy worms and blue whales to replicate tiny aquariums. The kids loved it! You could even have your jello setting up and the kids could complete it themselves.


<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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Just thought of something else cute and fun. Someone mentioned jello jigglers which triggered my memory. For my Sunday School class I used to make blue jello in clear cups and when the jello was nearly set I inserted gummy worms and blue whales to replicate tiny aquariums. The kids loved it! You could even have your jello setting up and the kids could complete it themselves.

LOVE that idea. Just copied and pasted in my files.


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Had a reaction to wheat, oats, rye, and barley in a lab test done by a homeopathic doctor in 1997. Have been mostly gluten-free since then. Also highly allergic to MSG.

Here's a quote I ran across when researching self-advocacy for children with special needs that I like: "Our subconscious picks up on each positive action we take on our own behalf, lifting the spirit and deepening our self-respect." Kat James

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Thanks, everyone! The gluten-free Betty Crocker recipe triggered my memory that I have the Gluten Free Cake Mix Doctor Cookbook, so I used that as a base and made the peach cupcakes. Huge hit - sent some home with them. I did not know that there are gluten-free rice krispies now - that's going to have to be my next experiment b/c that's something I can make at the last minute and send to school with him.

You all are so awesome - I really appreciate your help.

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LOVE that idea. Just copied and pasted in my files.

It is cute, isn't it? At times I even added green shoestring licorice to mimic seaweed. :)


<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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