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Friday, December 2, 2011

Cherry Chocolate Smoothies and Lunchbox Love 12



Welcome to our weekly Friday feature, Allergy Friendly Lunchbox Love!  This link party is specifically for your dishes that will travel well in a lunchbox, and if they're free of some (or all) of the top eight food allergens, that's even better :)

Today I am totally and completely in the Christmas spirit -- my decorations are up, my tree is in the house, and the holiday music is playing in the kitchen and in the car!  I'm in such a good mood I thought I'd share some holiday happiness with the kids in their lunchboxes.  Normally they just get water to drink, but today some little elves put Cherry Chocolate Smoothies in their thermos bottles!

This yummy beverage is so easy to make you almost don't need a recipe.  Just mix together 1 cup of Rice Dream chocolate rice milk and 6 Tbsp cherry juice from a jar of pitted sour cherries (I used Marco Polo brand).  That's it (for one serving)!  I prefer the Rice Dream brand of chocolate "milk" to all the others we've tried because it's so thick (that's why I'm calling this drink a smoothie rather than chocolate milk).  The cherries are not a pie filling (no corn syrup, no gelatinous stuff holding them together), but rather just a jar of cherries and sugar in water.  The water happens to be red and super-sweet, so it's a terrific addition to the very thick milk.  You've got to try this - I just sucked down a cup in about 20 seconds.

Now let's have a look at an inspiring submission from last week's Lunchbox Love party.   The Humbled Homemaker brought us some amazing Allergen Free Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes made without dairy, eggs, gluten or soy.  Stop by her blog for all the details.

from The Humbled Homemaker


And what did you pack for lunch this week?

Shared with Farmhouse Friday at LaurieAnna's Vintage Home and the Gallery of Favorites at Premeditated Leftovers and Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now and Shine On Friday at One Artsy Mama and Friday Food at MomTrends and Anything Goes at Bacon Time and Sweet Tooth Friday at Alli n Son and Weekend Wrap Up at Tatertots and Jello and Seasonal Inspiration at Crumbs and Chaos and Show Off Your Stuff at Fireflies and Jellybeans and Creative Genius at The Creative Paige and Whatcha Got Weekend at Lolly Jane Boutique and Inspiration Friday at At The Picket Fence and Sundae Scoop at I Heart Naptime and Sharing Sunday at Everyday Sisters and Once Upon a Weekend at Family Ever After and Thursday's Treasures at Recipes for My Boys and Just Another Meatless Monday at Hey What's For Dinner Mom?

15 comments:

  1. I'm linking up my stock recipe. While not technically a lunchbox recipe - use it as a base for your favorite soup to take along for lunch in a thermos. Thanks for hosting! --S

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  2. I have Christmas music back on my ipod again and it plays almost constantly!! I love the smells..the lights..the decor!! What a happy feeling this Christmas Spirit!! Glad you're having fun too!!

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  3. I wish I could get in the spirit. We have a pile of unwrapped gifts in a corner in the living room where the tree should be. Shameful.

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  4. This looks so yummy and satisfying. Come visit us. We have a beautiful party dress from The Shabby Apple today for our giveaway. We would love for you to be the winner!

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  5. This smoothie sounds deelish!! I especially love your mug - I'm so sad Crate & Barrel stopped making this line! I have the reindeer and polar bear ones, they're one of my favorite holiday things!!

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  6. I'm passing this on to my daughter in law, I know she'll appreciate it. Thanks for sharing. Found you through Serenity Now

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  7. yummm! Thanks so much for sharing at Shine On Fridays! :)

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  8. I've not been here before and I thought I would share my Raisin Cookies which are gluten-free, dairy free, refined sugar free, egg free and soy free but not suitable for nut allergies.

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  9. What a delicious and easy drink - a real treat! Love the pumpkin spice doughnut holes as well! Thank you for sharing this post with the Gallery of Favorites.

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  10. I am SO honored you featured my post! I didn't link back up this week because my recipe this week has peanut butter in it. Not sure if that would interest your readers? But it IS gluten and dairy free. I hope you enjoy the donut holes! They are so yummy!

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  11. @ Erin ~ Peanuts are ok... submissions just have to be free of SOME allergens :) See you this week!

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  12. Slightly late, but thank you so much for linking up to Friday Food last week on Momtrends.com! I adore chocolate and cherry together, hoping it will work with regular milk too! ~Shannon

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