We get so many questions about CMPA (Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy) from parents worldwide! As most of you may know by now, we at Mamamade are naturally free from the big-8 allergens. All our delicious meals and snacks are organic, nutritionist-approved, and do not contain any milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat and soya.
We want to share the load of parenting with you wherever possible, and this is why we’ve found a few vegan recipes that are CMPA friendly, perfect for those busy parents or just families that want to make mealtime a little more spontaneous. After all, CMPA occurs in 2-3% of babies, with symptoms usually appearing before 12 months of age! Yes, CMPA is actually more common than you think. This could only mean that we’ve got a community full of parents who are looking for support, reassurance, information and a means of feeling connected. So have no fear, Mamamade is here 💜
We had a message from one of our Mamamates saying..."We don't want our child to feel singled out, so sometimes the whole family eats the same thing together, without compromising on nutrition or taste". I can only imagine how difficult it must be to navigate the "I'm different" stage, especially if you've got kids that are a little older. Kids are so clever, and they almost always know if they're eating differently from someone else. So, let's make sure that this blog helps you discover a few recipes full of tastes nutrition and perfect for the whole family!
CMPA Sweet Potato Curry
A perfectly easy and sweet vegan recipe to get your little one tasting new flavours! It's also a hit with the whole family, full of goodness without a sense of compromise.
✨ 2 tbsp vegetable oil
✨ 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
✨ 1tsp cumin seeds
✨ 1tbsp medium curry powder
✨ 100g red lentils
✨ 750ml vegetable or chicken stock
✨ 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
✨ 1 can of coconut milk
✨ 1 can of chickpeas
Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onions until soft. Then add in the cumin seeds and curry powder, mix all together and fry for around a minute more.
Add the lentils, stock mixed with water and the sweet potatoes into the pan and bring to a boil. Then turn down the heat to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes or until the sweet potatoes is tender. At this point, you have the option to add in any additional seasoning you might wish to.
Add in the coconut milk and chickpeas and continue to cook for 5-10 minutes until everything is combined.
You can serve this dish with naan bread and or rice! A perfect hearty end to the day making everyone feel fun whilst eating healthy.
CMPA Quorn Mince Bolognese Bake With Veg
A family fave with a twist! A vegan CMPA friendly alternative bolognese recipe that is full of hidden veg and will definitely leave your little ones wanting more.
✨ 1 tbsp olive oil
✨ 1 small red onion, peeled and roughly chopped
✨ 1 stick celery, peeled and roughly chopped
✨ 1 small courgette, grated / finely chopped
✨ 1 carrot, peeled and grated
✨ 1 tsp crushed garlic
✨ 1 tbs tomato purée
✨ 150g Quorn mince
✨ 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
✨ 1 tbs of Italian seasoning
✨ 175g (wholewheat) cooked spaghetti, broken into short lengths
✨ 2 tbs nutritional yeast
✨ 30g dairy-free hard cheese for the top
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onions, celery and carrots. Fry all these ingredients over medium heat for 2–3 minutes, or until soft. Then add the garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes.
Add in the Quorn mince and stir until brown. Then add in the chopped tomatoes, herbs, tomato purée and courgette, cook these ingredients for 7–10 minutes.
Stir in the nutritional yeast. Get an oven dish with your cooked pasta and transfer the sauce evenly distributing over the past. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is slightly golden.
CMPA Double Chocolate Pancake Bake
You can never have too many of these! Yes, they are that good. Perfect for those lazy mornings where everyone is craving something sweet and chocolatey.
✨ 1 egg
✨ 85g self-raising flour
✨ 1/2 tsp baking powder
✨ 90ml milk (of your choice)
✨ 1 tsp vanilla extract
✨ 1 tbs melted butter (of your choice)
✨ 2 tsp cocoa powder
✨ 10g white chocolate chips (of your choice)
Preheat the oven to 180°C
In a mixing bowl add together and combine all the dry ingredients i.e, flour, baking powder and cocoa powder.
In another bowl add in all the wet ingredients i.e, egg, milk, vanilla extract and the melted butter mix all the wet ingredients and then add in the dry ingredients. Slowly combine all the ingredients together until you have a smooth consistency to make a pancake mix.
Stir the white chocolate chips into the mix and transfer your pancake mix to an ovenproof dish. Then bake for 15 minutes.
I really hope you've enjoyed these CMPA friendly vegan recipes! I'd love to know what's working for you and your family. So, please feel free to comment them down below or DM us on Instagram. We’re always looking for ways to help our community, and you can also play a vital part in that 💜
If you hadn’t realised already, we’re keen foodies here at Mamamade HQ so you can find some of our other favourite recipes here “Hearty, Healthy Meal Ideas For Busy Families - Team Mamamade Approved.”.