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Natural Food Decorating

Natural Food Decorating 0

Fun and Healthier Options for Decorating Cakes and Party Food without artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

Did you know that AllergyTrain owns the Hopper business?
AllergyTrain took over Hopper in August 2011 and have continued to expand the range and make the product more suitable for people with a whole range of allergies or intolerances.

Our Sprinkles and 100’s and 1000’s are gluten free, dairy free and nut free and come in 22 different varieties.

See our Store to find out more about this range.

Allergy Free Party Food Caters

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Did you think that you would never find someone who could prepare Allergy Free food that is completely safe for your special persons party?

Did you think that you will always be making everything yourself?

Well it is possible to outsource your party food needs. We have begun putting together a directory of businesses who cater for people with Food Allergies or Intolerances.

Please contact them to discuss your individual needs: They are all very happy to help you out.
If you have a party food businesses that caters for people with food allergies or intolerances and would like to be included in our directory, please Contact Us.

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CATERERS:

CUPPED

Natural Cakes and Cookies
www.cuppedcake.com.au

Call Angela 0405198237

Cupped is a 100% natural Adelaide home-based baker that produces rich and delicious all natural cupcakes, cookies, and occasion cakes from scratch for all ages. Using only the finest natural, organic, and locally sourced ingredients, Cupped prides itself on providing only the best for our bodies. Gluten free and other dietary requirements can be catered for.

  • 100% all natural food colour is always used
  • Preservative free
  • No artificial flavours
  • 100% all natural decorations
Hosting An Allergy Friendly And Chemical Free Birthday Party

Hosting An Allergy Friendly And Chemical Free Birthday Party 0

If you are like me you rarely have time to cook, but ironically you need to prepare everything for your family to keep them healthy. So, planning a birthday party for a child with multiple allergies and or intolerances is quite overwhelming. Below are some ideas to help you with your planning. They are generally quick and easy ideas. Most party treats listed are not store bought but with a little time, energy and pre-planning, you can host a party that caters for your child that they will love and importantly, other children will not notice the missing ingredients.

  • Allergy Train gluten free honeycomb (dipped in tolerated chocolate).
  • Balls of cake on a stick dipped in tolerated chocolate and coated with hundreds and thousands.
  • Meringues – coloured with Hopper natural colours and topped with hundreds and thousands.
  • Doughnuts – use a doughnut maker very quick and easy and work well even when dairy, egg, gluten free. You can even stack them to make a cake.
  • Plain iced cookies.
  • Meat balls with a dip.
  • Chips – Unflavoured Pirahna, Kettle or Smiths chips.
  • Chicken nuggets – crumbed chicken and baked, grilled or fried.
  • Hot Chips – make your own with a healthy fryer, or use store bought oven baked chips – Woolworths home brand crinkle cut, or Logans Farm Guilt Free Fries, Healthy Choice low fat.
  • Rocky Road – white marshmellows, chocolate, cashews (if tolerated), honeycomb.
  • Fairy bread – Bakers delight or Brumbys bread with nuttelex and Hopper sprinkles or hundreds and thousands.
  • Ceres Organic rice crackers with dip – Philadelphia cream cheese, 3 bean dip or other.
  • Sausage rolls made with Pastry pantry gluten free pastry.
  • Sausage in bread – make your own sausages with mince, bread crumbs, rice flour, chives and any other tolerated finely chopped vegetables.  You can roll them and grill or bake them or you can use collagen casings which can be bought online from www.bakeandbrew.com.au.
  • Party bags – try some non food ideas; party shops, art and craft or $2 shops are good places to find suitable items. Please note: some of these options may not be suitable for individuals depending on their allergies or intolerances.

QUICK EASY OPTIONS FOR YOUR KIDS TO TAKE TO PARTIES.

In my experience, you always have to take your own food or you have to be prepared to suffer the consequences if a reaction takes place. Every child is different in terms of what they can cope with and how they react. You are the best judge as to how much of a risk to take.   So, if you are the mum of kinder or primary aged children you are probably spending a lot of your time preparing food that your child can eat so they won’t feel left out. Here are some ideas of things you can provide with limited preparation:

  • White musk sticks.
  • Fairy bread with favourite/ tolerated natural sprinkles or 100s and 1000s.
  • Werthers originals, white milk bottles
  • Party pies or mini sausage rolls made with pastry pantry (gluten free) or Mini crustless quiches using left overs as filling, * if egg tolerated.
  • Fairy floss White
  • Milkybar or Milky Way – if milk tolerated
  • White marshmellows
  • Pear flavoured lollypops.
  • Pretzels
  • Just Wholefoods All Natural Jellies – Strawberry, Raspberry, Lemon or Tropical
  • Eco Vital lollies – Jelly Fruits, Sour Snakes, Gummy Bears
  • If you have other ideas to add, please Contact Us we would love to hear from you.
Easter Food And Non-Food Ideas

Easter Food And Non-Food Ideas 0

ICING SUGAR EGGS

The first ever ‘Easter Egg’ my youngest had was made with icing sugar and mashed potato. You mash a potato – with no water, and use about 1-2 tbsp to about 1/2 bag of pure icing sugar. You keep stirring and blending til you get a consistency that is thick enough to roll into little balls without them flopping.

CHOCOLATE BALLS

Raw chocolate balls are a great way to consume and give as presents to people that are lactose intolerant or have nut allergies. They are super easy to make: all you need is dates, cacao powder, agave (or other sweetner of your choice), coconut, coconut oil, goji berries and perhaps a natural flavoured essence. Once blended, just roll into balls, place in the fridge for 30mins and serve. You then have guilt free chocolate balls for easter that look and taste fantastic! There’s no reason to deprive yourself just because you have an allergy. Be creative! Thanks to Monique

PLASTIC EGGS

I make little easter choccies out of white choc melts (no cocoa, no flavours – meets our needs to gluten free & failsafe) and put them in plastic eggs … and then we hide them around the yard with messages in them too so they know where to find the next clue. Our 5 & 7 year old love it and enjoy their little munchies along the way. Thanks to Belinda

We are no colours/additives and sals/amines sensitive. We do fillable plastic eggs filled with homemade white choc bunnies (I use moulds), then for the grand finale of the hunt we have a non-choc present which is totally not in keeping with any Easter tradition (ie. it’s Lego this year!!) and also something yummy from Allergy train (bilby and egg this year for each of them). Otherwise the kids make cut-out Easter shortbread bikkies with their cousins. Not as hard as I thought it would be when we first did it 2 years ago!! Karina

FILLED CHOCCY EGGS

I make our kids easter treats, chocolate eggs filled with lollies they can eat and also fill half an egg with homemade rocky road. They love it and want it all year round. At least this way I know what is in it and no hidden surprises of horrible nasties. Michelle

CHOCOLATE FRECKLES

This year I’ll be melting down some chocolate, and making ‘freckles’, the first time my son will have tried anything like it 🙂Tash

STAINED EGGS 

Our family tradition is to carefully extract the inside of eggs and then creatively stain the shells with food colouring, not only is it diet friendly they make long lasting memorable gifts! Amanda

ALLERGY FREE CHOCOLATE

We still do traditional eggs left by the Easter bunny, but with my 3 year old allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, treenuts, sesame and soy it gets hard. This is the first soy free Easter, so no more Sweet William bunnies, but we buy Bonvita and Moo Free from Allergy Train 🙂 we also make our own hot cross buns and Easter biscuits. Lisa

This is our first allergy Easter- but we will still do an Easter egg hunt (allergy train eggs) along with finger painting a large egg paper cut out each year. Abbe

CUPCAKES

Allergy free easter cupcakes.  =) Veron