dairy and soy free recepies?

Belinda - posted on 08/30/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Can anyone help me Im trying to feed an 8 1/2 month old and get her into finger foods. She wont eat fruit or veges or cold meat which is about all thats dairy and soy free because of how slimey it feels. Do you know what i can substitute butter with? Also when she turns 1 I would like her to have a cake but its being able to make one she can eat, not fair having one otherwise :(

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User - posted on 10/25/2011

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My one year old is also allergic to dairy and soy, and had reactions to a lot of baby food. I've found that he has tolerated "real" food much better, and enjoys mashed sweet potatoes and baked potatoes (I use yukon gold because they are a little sweeter). He loves bananas and there are some puffy rice-based treats that basically melt in his mouth that you can buy at any grocery store or target. I did find a cake mix at several grocery stores that is dairy and soy free--look in the gluten free section or organic foods section, which is where I've found some products that might not be labelled as such. We continue to struggle with the same issues you have, so hang in there!

Heather - posted on 08/31/2010

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We are also dairy and soy free- but my son is tube fed, what he takes orally is just a bonus. cheerios are good, oatmeal, and you can use rice milk or coconut milk. It's a fruit, not a nut. Also, you can "clarify" butter- melt it on the stove. You'll see what's left of the milk product rise to the top. Skim it off, then the fat is what's left, and is safe. Our nutritionist from Boston Children's taught us that trick. Try health food stores, or Trader Joes, Whole Foods Market for more places that cater to allergies.

Sarah - posted on 08/31/2010

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Vitalite is the best butter substitute I've found, makes nice cakes too! Putting cocoa powder in the cake mix and then in the butter icing makes a nice chocolate cake, you need to put a dessert spoon of veg oil in it to counter act the drying effect of the cocoa powder tho.
Finger foods wise, there is quorn hotdogs, bread fingers, potato waffles cooked in the toaster stay kinda soggy (sound pants tastes ok!) how is she with banana? We made sweet potato chips, parboil parsnips then finish in the oven, very nice brushed
with honey then finished in the oven.
I've got a really good book for allergy cooking, got from amazon the allergy free diet plan for babies and children by Carolyn humphries. Has really good recipe for potato pastry which can be cooked in strips to eat. Have you tried chicken strips, boiled to be really tender?
I seem to remember with my lo it took until she was around 11 months until she took to finger foods.
I ended up making her birthday cake, big gitter around with rice flour and fake butter but tasted just fine!
Good luck!

Belinda - posted on 08/31/2010

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thankyou for your advice I'll keep trying the veges. That website though is for soy milk and recepies using that, she cant tolerate soy either so no good for us. Thanks though

Angie - posted on 08/31/2010

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The Silk Soy Milk website has recipes. I am also on a milk free diet and it can be difficult to find heathly foods. Keep trying all kinds of veggies until you find one she'll eat. I had a picky baby (and now she's a picky 12 year old) and her favorite veggie was a baked sweet potato - give it a try!

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