Allergy-Friendly Recipes for Valentine's Day

 

Valentine’s Day is the perfect reason to make time to be together and to show your loved ones how much you care for them. Making a fun Valentine's meal or dessert at home may be safer than trying to eat at a restaurant on a busy holiday. 

Remember to check all labels to ensure ingredients are safe for your child. It is best to not try new foods or ingredients on a special day.

Pancakes

Make heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast. Or make them as "breakfast for dinner."

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Pizza

Use your favorite pizza dough to make a heart shaped pizza. Or try this vegan and gluten-free pizza crust. Top with safe sauce, cheese (or dairy-free alternative) and your favorite toppings.

Quesadillas

Make quesadillas and cut them into heart shapes using a cookie cutter or knife.

Chocolate fondue

Melt allergy-friendly chocolate in the microwave. Cut up pieces of safe fruit to dip. You can also include safe cookies, pretzels marshmallows or other treats for dipping.

Heart-shaped cake or brownies

Using a safe cake recipe, make enough batter for two small cakes. Pour half of the batter into a square pan and half into a round pan. When cooled, turn the square cake so it makes a diamond. Cut the round cake in half and add these to the top of the diamond to make the shape of a heart. Add safe frosting and decorate.

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Bake your favorite cake or brownie recipe  in a heart shaped pan. 

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Rosette Cupcakes

Pipe a simple rosette on an allergy-friendly cupcake for a beautiful presentation.

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Cookies

Make cut out cookies and safe frosting for a fun family activity. Have lots of safe sprinkles or candies for decorating.

Bake up some fun Thumbprint Cookies filled with your favorite jam.

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Candies

You can make your own molded chocolates using safe chocolate chips. Find heart shaped chocolate molds at your local craft store or order online.

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You can add safe crispy cereal to make Crunch Chocolates.

For children on very restricted diets, Sugar Shapes or 'Just Sugar' Lollipops may be an option. Pour the sugar mixture into a heat-proof heart shaped mold.

Still need more ideas? Search Safe Eats™ for more allergy-friendly recipes.

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