Products We Recommend
for Cooking Kiddos & Parents and Food Allergy Families

I'm a busy working mom who likes to cook and bake — and when possible, I like to do these activities with my son. We're also a food allergy household. Here are some of the products I've come to like. (If you happen to purchase from Amazon, I receive a few pennies, which helps me maintain the site. But feel free to shop around, of course.)

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Pencil Case for EpiPen

The thought of having to bust this thing out and use it on my son terrifies me.

But what terrifies me more is needing it and not being able to find it. You can spend $35 on an EpiPen-specific case, or just get a fun pencil case. This is the one I use. Sturdy, easy to find, fun and affordable.

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Kitchen stand

For the longest time, I tried cooking one-handed. That's because the toddler HAD to be in my arms — or else, there was a major meltdown. It was clear he liked to be part of the action.

One-handed cooking is doable, but frankly, it's kind of dangerous. Also? So annoying! Starting at 19 months, my son has had this kitchen stand. We love it.

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egg-free, dairy-free (vegan) pancake mix

When eggs and dairy are off the menu, breakfast can be a real challenge. We eat a lot of potatoes and meat in the morning. 

Waffles and pancakes can be tough because dairy and/or eggs are always on the ingredient list. Then I found this mix. 

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Egg-Free, Dairy-Free (Vegan) Banana Bread Mix

Baking without eggs and dairy is a mixed bag. This Cherryvale Farms Banana Bread Baking Mix makes banana bread super-easy. You just need to add the bananas, water and vegetable oil. We love it.

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Egg-Free, Dairy-Free (Vegan) Blueberry Muffin Mix

My son and I had so much fun making these muffins recently! This Cherryvale Farms Blueberry Muffin Mix makes it super-easy. You just need to add the blueberries (fresh or frozen), butter (vegan or dairy) and water. Delish!

More recommendations coming soon!