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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:02 pm 
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Has anyone tried this brand? http://www.iansnaturalfoods.com/

We bought some chicken nuggets, and I warned the kids ahead of time they would taste different from the McDonalds ones, and even so, they thought they were awful. Then DH and I tried them, and we had to agree - the chicken looked and tasted heavily processed, and there was virtually no flavour. I will pretty much eat anything, and am not that picky about food (like the kids are), and I wouldn't buy it again. I was disappointed because I thought it would be a good healthy alternative to Mcdonalds nuggets. I also bought a pack of fish sticks, but haven't tried them yet.

Has anybody tried other Ian's products that they liked? Thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:06 am 
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I have recently tried the french toast. I must say it was not good at all, difficult to chew, and not a lot of flavour. I still have not figured out a great egg free french toast.
Stephanie


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:27 am 
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Stephanie, try this recipe for French Toast. viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1884
I haven't tried Ian's foods. I'm just too cheap!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:19 am 
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Haha! I tried their chicken nuggets too when I went dairy free and I agree...tasteless!!!

What are the allergies in your house though? My mom has created awesome recipes and alternatives over the years so I have an idea for you.

Let me know :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:52 pm 
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Thanks ladies. I'm glad I'm not the only one!

We have to avoid egg and dairy with any type of batters, etc. I haven't even attempted to make chicken nuggets, although there was a suitable recipe on the back of a Rice Crispies box that I could have tried.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:47 am 
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Ok that's super easy! So what my mom was doing when we thought I was allergic to dairy (my brother is allergic to eggs so that takes care of your two) was taking chicken breast and cutting it into smaller pieces. Then she would coat them in Belsoy which is exactly like cooking cream but dairy free (made from soy). You don't need a lot, it's really thick like cooking cream. Then, coat them in Panko bread crumbs which are those Japanese bread crumbs. I forget which brand we use but just check ingredients. Those are great because they make the nuggets crispy and delicious since they have already been toasted once. My mom used to bake them but you can fry if you want. Also, to the bread crumbs mix in whatever spices you/your kids enjoy: parsley, salt, pepper, paprika, etc.

It's really easy and really good.

Belsoy can usually be found in the health food section of grocery stores. Here's the link to their website:http://www.belsoy.ca/homepage/_en/index.html

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:24 pm 
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Thanks so much, Lisa - that looks quick and easy!

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