Other than the "disposable snacks" sent for Monday's field trip and the birthday cupcakes for Friday, all the snacks are gluten- and dairy-free (and always peanut and nut-free, although possibly not all cross-contamination free. There are no nut allergies in the class, so we're more lax about stuff made on the same equipment.)
|Bananas, Honest Kids juice pouches, Annie's Cheddar Bunnies, homemade GF DF duck "quackers"|
Instead of parsing out fruit in little snack-size Ziploc baggies, we opted for bananas. Self-contained single-serve fruit! The teacher said it was just perfect, and the kids loved it. So, yay.
|Organic Pink Lemonade, organic strawberries, Snapea Crisps|
|Popcorn, sugar snap peas, organic carrots, guacamole|
Apparently I should have just made the extra trip to the natural market for dairy-free Ranch dressing. The guacamole was a bomb! Oh well.
|Organic apples, Pomegranate Green Tea, potato chips|
|Sparkling berry lemonade, organic grapes, GF carrot cake cupcakes w/dye-free gummy hearts|
My only problem with these cupcakes is the dairy frosting. Originally I'd bought them for Z to take to school for parties or something, since E can't have them. But lately I've been letting Z have more dairy and we've been seeing more behavioral issues and tummy complaints. So I decided to do a dairy-free trial and see if it helped, or introduce dairy again after a hiatus and see if there was an observable difference. But lazy won out, and I went ahead and cheated with these cupcakes!
I added the little gummy hearts on top. They're from Surf Sweets, and are dye-free and allergy-friendly (made in a facility free from the Top 8 Allergens and gluten!) The hearts are only available for Valentine's, so I made sure to stock up to last all year!
Apparently the cupcakes were not a hit. Out of 11 kids in the class, only 9 cupcakes were taken (possibly some absences,) and Z said she got to eat hers plus two or three others rejected by her friends. They all ate the gummy hearts though!