When beef roasts go on sale I always make sure to pick one up to make this delicious roast. It's incredibly simple, allergy friendly, and sure to please your family. This recipe takes a little bit of forethought as it takes a few hours to roast, but it's worth it. As it cooks, it makes a lovely gravy that you can pour on some mashed potatoes when you serve up … [Read more...]
Welcome to the “official” Food Allergies on a Budget page on $5 Dinners!
Dealing with food allergies, food intolerances, and dietary restrictions can feel overwhelming...and expensive!
With the right planning tools and budget friendly recipes, you can eat well on a budget regardless of your dietary restrictions.
$5 Dinners Food Allergy Recipes – You can also find gluten free recipes, dairy free recipes, and gluten/dairy/soy free recipes on the site. And, many of the recipes on the website are tree-nut and peanut free as well.
Meal Planning Resources – You can find Erin's meal planning resources in her online store, and included in the freebie library.
Toasty Coconut Nests
Easter and food allergies can be quite a conundrum. We want to fill those sweet baskets with goodies that are safe and fun. Here's a great recipe for an Easter celebration or for filling baskets. I love that this recipe is not overly sweet. Each nest is just about bite sized. It's free of all the top 8 allergens as well as gluten with only three ingredients. Kiddos would … [Read more...]
Lactose Free St. Patrick’s Day Shakes
If your kids are anything like mine, they've already started asking for green this and green that. For breakfast, they were begging me to make green eggs and ham. Not on a school morning. *ahem* But I do have plans to make them some green chocolate chip cookies after school today! And maybe we'll go crazy and add green sprinkles on them before we bake them. (For anyone … [Read more...]
Cajun Pork Roast
Pork roast is an inexpensive meat that can be make many different ways. What happens when you coat a pork roast in blackening seasoning? You get the most flavorful, delicious, tender pork roast with a little Cajun flair- all allergy-free! This may sound like a spicy dish, but it isn't at all. Combine it with some mashed potatoes and a fresh green salad and you'll have a … [Read more...]
Savory Butternut Soup
Butternut squash is such a lovely squash. It's simple to prepare, needs little adornment, and totally delicious. The gorgeous orange color is a celebration of sorts of the glory of autumn. I like it in soup. This soup features butternut squash in a top 8 free, vegan way. It's a savory soup with just a touch heat and natural sweetness from the squash itself. We'll … [Read more...]
I don't know about you, but I absolutely adore the lovely rice you get on the side at a Mexican restaurant. Tex Mex is the name of the game. After much trial and error I think I've finally recreated a recipe that's really close to what you'll find in a local restaurant. This rice pairs perfectly with any sort of Mexican dish and is super simple and cheap to put together. It's … [Read more...]
Southwest Wild Rice Pilaf
I've had some wild rice in my pantry for way too long...and it's time to use it up! I like wild rice...but not "all" wild rice. Meaning I don't like to eat just wild rice as a side dish...even when it's flavored well, cooked in stock, etc. It has a "harsh" taste, if you will. So when making this pilaf, I decided to do a combination of brown rice and wild rice...to "tame" the … [Read more...]
Hearty Ham Breakfast Scramble
This breakfast is perfect for the mornings when you want something tasty but without much mess. As it's made in one pan and is super quick and simple, it fits the bill nicely. I think this would make a fantastic breakfast for dinner as well! The only top 8 allergen it contains is eggs! First we'll saute onion, garlic, and mushrooms until the mushrooms take on this … [Read more...]
Taking Food Allergies to School
In all of my stumblings about lunch and going back to school these past 2 weeks, I discovered this book, Taking Food Allergies to School. I'm intrigued and plan on ordering...as Ryan will be taking his lunch to school all next year. He will not be allowed to trade with others, for fear of him having something he shouldn't...and chances are, he will have to eat at an … [Read more...]
One of my favorite summer things is glorious fruit. Peaches are in their glory right now and on sale for under $1 a pound. That tells me it's time to make pie! Fruit pies are such a simple and lovely allergy friendly dessert. Peach just so happens to be one of my favorites. Many people think that you need to have whipped cream, ice cream, or something similar for a slice of … [Read more...]