Monday, November 22, 2010

Snack Match: School Thanksgiving Feast

The school's Thanksgiving Feast plate
A snack match is an allergy-friendly snack that nutritionally and/or visually resembles a popular children's snack.

This week's snack is: Rolled Turkey, Roll, Corn, Cranberry Sauce, Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream, Apple Juice

Snack Match substitute: Rolled Turkey, Crackers, Dressed-up Cranberry Sauce, Orange Ginger Pumpkin Muffies with Maple Glaze, Water

With over 50 food allergies, all of the foods that my angel eats come directly from my kitchen or my control.  In fact, if you follow my blog, you know that there is a difference in which brand of meat or which flour we use because of factory cross-contamination or additives.  So, when it came time for the school's Thanksgiving Feast, I had a challenge to match their "snack".

The final result was a plate that didn't look much different than that of the other children.  You can see details about the menu and links to my recipes on my blog entitled "A Thanksgiving Feast Fit for a Kid".

Snack Match Thanksgiving Feast
 Some things to note about this plate, the Pumpkin Muffies with Maple Glaze that you see on the plate are samples from a recipe that I am still working on.  My angel ate the failed samples from a trial run of the recipe.  Also, while the other children had apple juice, I opted out of the apple juice because my angel was already eating so many other ingredients that she can only eat in limited amounts (pumpkin, cranberries, and orange).


  1. You can see the love in the details... Are you going to send some of your angels dishes incase her friends want to try her version??? Way to go Mom!!!

  2. I have learned a lot about food safety regulations this year. The most applicable being that all food must be professionally prepared and brought in unopened, including that which is brought for celebrations and birthday parties. This has added a new and interesting challenge to food prepartion.

  3. You have got to be kidding... Who brought this to your attention??? Isn't this a private preschool???

  4. hahaha It was part of my prep discussions with the director about food policies for the school year. I can send food that I prepared for my angel to eat but I can't send it for others to eat. Actually, I have some distant memory of this regulation being true in many states but not regularly enforced in churches and schools.