I have spent hundreds of hours over the past five years researching food ingredients, testing substitutions, and tweaking recipes to adjust to life with young kids who have severe food allergies. Below are the foods and tools I’ve found, use, and recommended.
OUR CURRENT FOOD ALLERGY FAMILY DIET
- We are a peanut-free house that avoids cross-contact and shared lines as much as possible.
MILK, WHEAT, SOY, TREE NUTS
- We avoid gluten, dairy, soy, and brazil nuts but do not have life-threatening allergies to these foods. We eat foods made on shared lines.
EGG, FISH, SHELLFISH, TREE NUTS
- We eat eggs, fish, shellfish, and some tree nuts.
Below are our tried-and-true kitchen staples for living as a family with food allergies.
I have experience eating and feeding a family with the following restrictions due to allergies and suspected intolerances:
- peanut free
- tree nut free
- wheat / gluten free
- milk / dairy free
- soy free
- egg free
- corn free
- sugar free
- citrus free
- and more
Thankfully, we no longer need to live under such a strict diet, as we’ve gained more insight and intuition into what makes our bodies sick–and what makes them thrive.