The Sweet Taste of the Alternatives

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Photo credit: stocksnap.io

Peter Cottontail will be hopping down that bunny trail very soon. However, considering the hundreds of thousands of American children who suffer from food allergies, Easter baskets filled with candy and goodies can pose serious hazards:

  • 1 in 13 American children under the age of 18 are affected by food allergies
  • More than 200,000 of these allergic reactions end up sending a child to the             emergency room, which amounts to one child in the United States every three minutes
  • 25% of American children affected by food allergies will have a severe reaction             (anaphylaxis)
  • The economic cost of children's food allergies is well over a staggering $25 billion per year and rising

To closely monitor Easter baskets for products that contain traces of top food allergens, ContentChecked – the innovative, NEW (and first of its kind!) smartphone app launched last month – identifies grocery store items that may contain some of today's top food allergens, all with a simple barcode scan.  This is exciting news for families that suffer from dangerous, life-threatening or just inconvenient food allergies.

While one can use ContentChecked to check for these allergens, we want your little bunny to be able to hop right into their festive basket. Below please find a selection of festive recipes for gluten-, sugar-, nut-, dairy-, and egg-free alternatives to Easter candy:

 

Swap out the Strawberry Creme Egg for

Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

Gluten Free, Sugar Free

 

Swap out Chocolate Bars for Fudgy Bean Brownies

Gluten Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free

 

 

Swap out the Carrot Cake for Carrot Cake Donuts

Gluten Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free

 

Swap out the Chocolate Bunny for Chocolate Bars

Simple, sweet, and made with ingredients you can trust, your little one will love these treats. Anything beats a half-melted chocolate bunny face, right?

You can find these recipes, and many more, in the recipe section of the ContentChecked app. Download the app here

 

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ContentChecked, West Hollywood, CA, United States