Recently we had to take Ethan to our naturopathic doctor because he seemed to be having some digestive issues. We decided to put him on an elimination diet to see if there are any foods that are bugging him. This means that for the next six weeks he cannot eat any dairy, wheat, eggs, soy, corn, citrus or sugar.
I didn’t panic because I did this about ten years ago when Ezra was small and covered in eczema. Putting Ezra on an elimination diet totally cleared his eczema – he’s never been troubled with it since. So I understand that these diets can be very beneficial.
The gluten-free market has really exploded since Ezra had to do a similar diet so I’m finding it even easier to buy special foods for Ethan. That being said, they are pricey. So in the interest of keeping our costs down I’d like to make his treats and not have to buy them. I don’t mind buying bread, pasta and cold cereal for the next couple of months. I have enough regular baking to do without learning a new way of making bread.
Thankfully we have a wonderful homemade marshmallow recipe. It comes from Sarah at the Whole and Heavenly Oven blog. This recipe is super easy. You only need gelatin, water, honey, salt and vanilla. It also helps if you have some patience (difficult for a three-year-old) because there is a fair amount of waiting.
I’m not going to reproduce the recipe on my blog. You can go to Sarah’s blog and see all of her gorgeous pictures. I took pictures of Ethan making these with me to inspire you to make them with your children. This recipe is so simple, and you can feed it to your children guilt-free. Plus you can have the added bonus of being the uber-cool mom who makes marshmallows.
In addition to being easy they are delicious. You know how sometimes you try to make a healthy recipe for some junk food your craving and it doesn’t work so much? Not these. You could blindfold someone, and they wouldn’t know the difference. So grab a child and head to the kitchen. You will not regret it.