Allergy-free treats to give your child this Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is coming soon, and if your child suffers from an allergy you might be wondering what surprise treat you can serve him or her. We compiled a gluten-free list, a nut-free list, and a lactose-free list of treats that will leave your little valentine enjoying the sweetness you give him or her this Valentine’s Day!

Gluten-free: A gluten-free diet excludes the protein gluten, which is found in grains like wheat and barley. Fortunately, there are a lot of sweet treats that are gluten-free. Below are a few of our favorites.


Nut-free: A nut allergy is a reaction to the proteins found in tree nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, etc.). Peanuts are a legume and not a nut, but studies show that a large percent of those allergic to peanuts still react to at least one tree nut. As you know, reading food labels is especially important if your child suffers with this allergy because often tree nuts and/or peanuts are regularly added to many foods. However, through our research we did find some yummy treats that are not made with tree nuts or peanuts that your child will love.


Lactose-free: A lactose intolerance occurs when people are unable to fully digest the sugar in milk. If your child is lactose intolerant you know that it can be unpleasant for him or her if the wrong foods are eaten. We found some goodies that can be enjoyed without any disagreeable side-effects.


Please review all ingredients carefully to verify that your child is not allergic.

Post Author: Lori

Lori L does many things here at Simple Solutions, including writing blogs and math problems. She has an Elementary Education degree from Cleveland State University and taught many grades during her 15 years at St. Paschal Baylon School in Ohio, the first school that ever used Simple Solutions. She and her husband have two amazing children. She loves all things Cleveland including the Cleveland Ballet, Cavs, Indians, and even the Browns.

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