Sweet Snack Alternatives For Children With Peanut Allergy

Sweet Snack Alternatives For Children With Peanut Allergy

For most of us, peanut butter was a classic As an appetizer of our childhood, we grew up eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, peanut butter cookies, brownies with pieces of nuts and other similar things. Unfortunately, children with allergies to peanut butter can not enjoy these snacks.

In addition, cake and muffin mixes, caramel and granola bars can be manufactured in facilities that process nuts or can include peanut oil. Although the food you have purchased does not contain peanuts as an ingredient, the remains of it can cause an allergic reaction.

As a safety precaution, always check labels on blends and other pre-mixed foods to make sure they are really peanut-free. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires packaged foods to include allergen information on the label, including whether the food was processed in equipment that may have processed potential allergens.

Do not worry if you have a child allergic to peanuts. There are many sweet snacks that you can enjoy without an allergic reaction.

This is as fun to prepare as it is to eat it. You will need a whole banana, chocolate sauce and crumbled graham crackers.

Strawberries covered with chocolate

Strawberries are full of vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants. These berries not only taste good, they are also good for you.

Simply melt chips or chocolate bars in a bowl over a pan with boiling water over low heat, stirring the chocolate often. Remove it from the fire and dip the strawberries there until the stem. Allow the berries to cool on waxed paper before eating them.

Limit yourself to a cup of chocolate. You can use chips or eight ounces of semi-sweet chocolate. You can buy pure organic chocolate at most local health stores. Bitter chocolate is the healthiest for you and increases the amount of antioxidants you get in each bite.

Fruit ice cream

Fruit ice cream is an excellent snack, especially on a hot day. Unlike the variety sold in stores, the ones you prepare in your home will not be full of sugar, dyes and other preservatives.

Take any fruit you want and throw it in the blender. Mangoes, berries, bananas and add a pinch of lime to create a great combination. If you feel brave, add avocado to the mix.

Once liquefied, place the fruit mix in plastic ice cream trays that you can buy at almost any discount store. Place them in the freezer and wait for the cold to do its magic.

As long as we talk about fruit, do not forget the smoothies! Use any fruit you want, lighter with a little milk or yogurt without fat and ice.

Monkey Tails

This is as fun to prepare as it is to eat it. You will need a whole banana, chocolate sauce and crumbled graham crackers.

Peel the banana, place a little chocolate sauce on it and pass it through the graham crumbs until it is covered. To avoid sticky fingers, insert an ice cream stick into the end of the banana before applying the chocolate sauce.


If you feel really ambitious, try to make frushi, or fruit sushi.

Take some of your favorite fruits (the more colorful the better) and cut them into thin strips, like confetti. Then, take a piece of dried fruit leather that you can find in the health food markets and cut it into two broad strips.

Place your fruit strips evenly in flat rows on all surfaces of your fruit leather and then roll it tightly around the fruit. Cut your sushi rolls in half and you're ready. You can always increase your creativity by adding a touch of Greek yogurt or cream cheese in between.

Other quick snack ideas for children with peanut allergies include:

• Whole-grain waffle cutters and berries • Dried fruits • Sweet breads, such as banana, pumpkin, and zucchini, which can be prepared at Easily nut-free house. • S'mores

About the author

Boyan Hadjiev, MD, has practiced medicine for five years. He is twice certified in Internal Medicine (2003) and Allergy and Immunology (2005).

Dr. Hadjiev graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in biology and an MD from the Cleveland Clinic-Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

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