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  • 15 May 2014

    Jamie Oliver's Rainbow Salad Wrap for Food Revolution Day - here's how to make it 'free from'

    Posted: 15 May 2014

    Tomorrow, May 16th, 2014, is Food Revolution Day; the brainchild of the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation in the UK and USA, and The Good Foundation in Australia. It's a global day of action that celebrates good, fresh, real food, with a particular emphasis on teaching children how to cook from scratch and enjoy the results.

    One of the highlight's of Food Revolution Day will be Jamie's 'biggest-ever live cooking lesson' at 2pm BST on May 16th, 2014. Children around the world will be able to watch Jamie prepare a Rainbow Salad Wrap and - if their teacher is up for the challenge - there's even a lesson plan so that the children can watch the live feed (no pun intended) and prepare the wrap at the same time.

    How pukka is that?! 
    Jamie's initiative is brilliant because it encourages children to get creative in the kitchen and make simple, healthy, appetising meals. (The fact that it's fresh and good for you is a double bonus!) And as you know, for children struggling with food allergies, cooking from scratch is often the only way to be sure that their food is safe. 

    But - yes, there's a 'but' - Jamie's Rainbow Salad Wrap contains some of the top allergen suspects; wheat, gluten, dairy and mustard. So... I got creative in the kitchen and come up with not one, but two tasty solutions!

    Make the Allergy Adventures' Rainbow Salad Cracker Wraps
    I've created two 'free from' Rainbow Salad Cracker Wraps that your children can enjoy making at school, or at home. Watch how to make the wraps on Allergy Adventures YouTube channel

    First up, a disclaimer. I wanted to use allergen free ingredients that parents (and teachers) can find easily in the shops, and I chose the BFree Multigrain Wraps; gluten, wheat, dairy, nut, egg and soya free wraps. They do contain pea protein, so if that's a 'no-no' for you, here's a link that was kindly shared by Laurna on Facebook, which gives details of 30 different wrap recipes.

    There are two different versions of the wrap; sesame free houmous, and an avocado spread. Children who can't eat chickpeas, can opt for the avocado option, and vice versa. This is to try and create options for as many allergy sufferers as possible. 

    And now to the recipes
    Like Jamie's, my rainbow wraps are bursting with fresh stuff. It's great that Jamie has included lots of grated veg in his, but I've added a bit of extra crunch to mine with the addition of cucumber sticks. They definitely add some body to the wrap, giving children something to stick their teeth into. And to add a little extra fun, I've wrapped them up like a Christmas cracker using baking parchment. So they look cool and the filling doesn't fall out. Win Win.

    I hope by now you're salivating just a teeny bit and champing at the bit (groan), desperate to see the recipes? Well, without further ado... here are my Rainbow Salad Cracker Wraps.

    Houmous (Sesame free) Rainbow Salad Cracker Wrap

    Avocado Rainbow Salad Cracker Wrap

    Please print the recipes and share with friends, family and your child's teacher. And don't forget to share them on Facebook and Twitter. Let's join in with the Food Revolution and do our bit for promoting 'free from' options as well! 

    Click here for more fun 'free from' recipes for children to make.

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