Ideas for an Allergy-Friendly Easter Menu

Ideas for an Allergy-Friendly Easter Menu

As the host, I feel it’s my responsibility to ensure that the Easter table is safe for him. And I welcome that responsibility (and sometimes challenge). Of course, if you have a 2-year-old, you know they’re picky little buggers who don’t eat much.

These days, our allergies are eggs and dairy, but if you also have nut, peanut, soy and gluten on your list, there are lots of options. Here are just a few ideas to pull from this Sunday.

Traditional Thanksgiving Dressing (Egg-Free, Dairy-Free)

Stuffing/dressing has always been one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving. But a lot of traditional recipes call for egg and butter, which we can't do. So, here's the traditional option we'll be doing this year.

Chorizo and Jalapeño Dressing (Egg-Free, Dairy-Free)

Chorizo and Jalapeño Dressing (Egg-Free, Dairy-Free)

At Thanksgiving, people tend to expect the traditional foods. But what if you had the latitude to kick up the spice level on your dressing/stuffing? You'd get this. Oh, and it's dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free and soy-free.

Super-Easy Tasty Sautéed Mushrooms

The earthiness of mushrooms is something I love. I'm biased because I don't have anything against the fungi. I like them big and small, stuffed and grilled, sautéed or raw. But if you have family members who aren't as fond of mushrooms, I think starting with a simple sautéed baby bellas is a good move. 

Allergy-Friendly Chicken Tenders

My son is all about chicken thighs with some light spice. Getting him to TRY (much less LIKE) any other cut of meat is not easy. But last night, I scored something of a victory. He's never had chicken nuggets, but if your kiddo prefers the smaller shape, there's no reason you can't cut the chicken into smaller bites before breading and cooking.