A great protein packed, sweet treat for kiddos with peanut allergies! These 3-ingredient cookies are made with sunflower seed butter! These treats are "sensitive" and could crumble easily, but not if you follow our directions closely!!! Here's what you need to know. It's 1-1-1. 1 cup sugar, 1 cup sunflower seed butter, 1 egg. Mix up into a dough and let … [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.
What are your “bad habits” in the grocery store?
Can I ask you something personal? Can I ask you about your bad habits...specifically about your bad grocery shopping or grocery spending habits? I know you probably don't want to think about your bad habits...or even want to change them. But when you do make changes to your grocery planning routine before you get to the store...and your shopping habits when you are in … [Read more...]
Organics Meal Plan! 10 Organic Meals for $100, Using Organic Ingredients from Costco
Are you a home chef trying to feed your family organic meals...without burning a hole in your wallet? What if I gave you a tool to make 10 Freezer-Friendly Organic Dinners (4 servings each!) for $102...that you can have in the freezer in less than 1 hour, hands on time? Let me introduce you to my new organics meal plan… Hey hi my fellow home chef who is trying to … [Read more...]
Paid Chores vs. Non-Paid Chores
Teaching Tyler how to be the "Dish Fish" We recently implemented a new chore system for the boys...and there is no money attached to these chores. I know that's a hotly debated topic, and while I'd love to hear your thoughts...I'd also love to have a productive conversation about chores! First off, our boys do have certain chores that they earn a small payment for … [Read more...]
I love quinoa. I love how it's so filling. I love that my kids lick their bowls when I make it for them. I love that it's packed with protein. I love that it's an inexpensive way to make a gluten free meal. And I love that you can mix just about anything with it for a delightful one dish dinner. Tonight we have on the table a Quinoa Primavera with diced grilled chicken, … [Read more...]
How to Make Gluten Free Flour Blend
those who need food allergy friendly baking ingredients, holiday baking can get expensive quickly! However, if you make your own Gluten Free Flour Blend, then you will start to see real savings. This GF flour blend recipe can be substituted 1:1 in most baking recipes that call for regular flour. It'll last longer if you store it in the fridge, or if you will use it … [Read more...]
Gluten Free, No-Bake Energy Bites
Easy Gluten Free No-Bake Energy Bites that everyone will love! NOTE: This is an older post...I'm not currently on maternity leave ;) So. I'm on maternity leave. But I have a problem. I really can't sit still. We've been so blessed with oodles of help and gobs of food. Which has allowed me extra time to "sit still." But, I just don't sit still well. Despite my … [Read more...]
Dairy Free Hot Cocoa Mix
Hey y'all! The boys were begging (seriously, begging) for hot cocoa the other night. So in an attempt to appease their pleading, I stumbled across an amazing "homemade dairy free hot cocoa mix." Most (if not all) store bought cocoa mix contains dry milk of some kind, so I never get it for them. But this mix that I blended up is simple and perfect, plus it tastes great in both … [Read more...]
Allergy-Free Roasted Potato Chunks
This is such a fantastic, remarkably simple side dish free of just about everything. It's perfect for a very restricted diet! This recipe yields 2-3 servings, so feel free to double it and put the potatoes in a 13x9 rather than the suggested 8x8. Roasted Potato Chunks These are the PERFECT side dish! 1 medium sweet potato (chopped into 1 inch pieces)1 large … [Read more...]
Allergy Free Garlic Chicken Skillet
This my friends is a deceptively simple, knock your socks off dinner. It's a new favorite of my husband's and is super simple to make as allergy friendly as you need it to be. Here you see I have it served on pasta but you could just as easily serve it on a bed of brown rice or a gluten free pasta of your choice. Allergy Free Garlic Chicken Skillet A simple … [Read more...]