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If you like baking, you can make yummy cookies like almond and dried apricot in place of chocolate chips. This is healthier, but may pose an allergy risk, (chocolate will too.) What I do is replace eggs in cookie recipes with an eyeballed mixture of silken tofu (soft) which you can find at Safeway, and soymilk, to the consistency of a beaten egg. I put it in the blender to whip some air into it and get it uniform. There are some good ideas in the post a few down from this for the gluten, soy dairy, corn, etc. free birthday cake. I would also check out a vegan website, a lot of people don't realize that a lot of stuff that doesn't say egg or dairy is not vegan, like refined sugar is usually not vegan because it is processed with animal bone. A good replacement is maple syrup (just decrease another liquid, like soymilk) but you have to check to make sure they don't use lard in the refinging process. Sucanat is always my fallback. Anyway, fruits and veggies are always vegan. Whole Foods has put a Whole Kids line that is awesome, you might check that out.