Results tagged “allergy” from The Sneaky Chef

Vegan Needs


Hi. I love the concept, but my son has severe peanut and
dairy allergies, and my daughter won't eat meat.  Do you have any
ideas on which recipes might convert best to a vegan need?

Thanks, Mary

Hi Mary,

One of my brothers is vegan, so I've had many enjoyable, savory meals with him over the years. I consulted with him in the development of many of the vegetarian recipes you'll find in each of my books, particularly in Book 3, To The Rescue. Each of the recipes is labeled with a "V" in a circle for vegetarian so you can spot them easily. He loves to use different grains to complement the entrée (quinoa, amaranth, and all sorts of different rice blends), which you might explore if your children like variety. But if that's still out of reach for now, you can just stick with the recipe as it's presented in the book and you'll have a sure winner : )

Regarding the dairy and peanut allergies, you can simply substitute soy or rice milk, and chopped walnuts or almonds in most of the recipes.

Keep up the great work!

With healthiest regards,


Milk Allergy


Dear Missy,

My son is allergic to milk. Is there something I can use in
place of the non-fat dry milk for the Grab 'n' Go Crispy Granola
? I used powdered goat's milk the first time I made them and my
family LOVES them, but the dry goat milk is expensive so I was hoping
you could suggest a more cost effective alternative.

Thank you in advance!


Dear Marnie,

The powdered goat's milk sounds it worked out very well for your family, with the noteworthy exception of the price...

The nice thing about milk in general is that it's got sticky proteins in it that help the bars hold together. I would also try powdered soy milk. It's far less expensive and should be readily available in your local market.

Be sure to use my recipe for "Granola Bar Fix" on the Free Recipe pages of my website, and you might even try leaving out ALL of the oil if you're using powdered soy milk. That may help it stick together even more.

Enjoy in good health : )


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