Trick or Treat?
For children with an inborn error of metabolism, Halloween celebrations can be tough since protein-containing candy and snacks tend to be the classic party staples. Additionally, these celebrations can be scary on parents as they want their children to fully enjoy in the festivities while maintaining their dietary restrictions.
Here are a few tips, resources, and recipes to help make Halloween fun while staying on a diet low in intact protein:
Speak with teachers or other parents about what your child can and cannot have at Halloween parties or school
Also talk with your child about the importance of staying on diet and remind them to check with you to determine if a particular food or candy is
Now to the Fun Stuff:
Get creative with Halloween Have non-food treats to hand out at home or at school. Think dollar store toys, stickers, party favors, and coloring books.
Plan an alternative activity to trick-or-treating, such as Halloween slumber party, game night, craft party, or a scavenger
Supply low-protein treats for your child’s Halloween parties and festivities so he/she has something to enjoy and doesn’t feel left out – View Halloween Cupcake Recipe
Consider having a “swap-party” where your child can swap candies he/she cannot have for “allowed” This way everyone gets what they want!
Make your child’s metabolic formula festive! Serve it in a Halloween- themed cup, use fun straws, or add some orange food
Post Your Formula ‘Dressed-Up’ for Halloween and TAG Nutricia!
Halloween Low Protein Cupcakes
Surprise a special someone or treat yourself to a Halloween cupcake. These cupcakes are made with Loprofin Baking Mix. They are easy to make and great for at home, work or parties.
Makes 10 cupcakes
- 88 g (3/4 cup ) Loprofin Baking Mix
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon egg replacer
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 5 ounces of water
- 1/4 cup margarine
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 drops orange food coloring
- 1/2 cup white frosting
- 20 candy corns
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
- Cream together margarine and sugar until light and fluffy
- Add Loprofin Baking Mix, egg replacer, and baking powder into the creamed mixture and mix well
- Add water, vanilla extract and orange food coloring gradually, mix until smooth
- Spoon batter into paper cups filling each cup about 2/3 full and bake for approximately 10-15 minutes
- Let cool on a baking rack
- Decorate with frosting and candy corn
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