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.
- Betty Crocker Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie Mix makes brownie-making easy.
- Kellogg’s Eggo Gluten Free Waffles paired with some mixed fruit and whipped topping would be delicious.
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.
- Popcorn is always a hit; try some SkinnyPop Popcorn.
- Vermont Nut Free Chocolates are a chocolate lover’s delight.
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.
- Breyers Lactose Free Ice Cream has chocolate and vanilla flavors available.
- Make a fruit smoothie using Green Valley Organics Lactose Free Yogurt.
- Ruby Rocket’s frozen pops are basically a non-dairy smoothie on a stick.
Please review all ingredients carefully to verify that your child is not allergic.