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Websites for Food Allergies
Does anyone know of a website where I can check off or enter my food allergies and get recipes? My daughter has over 40 sensivities/allergies and I have 30 or more. Therefore, it would be nice to check off allergies and have recipes that are allergen free.
Thanks for your help!
Mon. Oct 29, 4:12pm
not quite what you're likely after, but I love food-allergy.org, and there is cookingallergyfree.com.
Shopbydiet.com can potentially help you find pre-packaged foods you can buy- at your request, they can email you a catalogue with requested diet requirements- I submitted my wheat, corn, milk free list, and they sent me a list.
What kind of recipes are you looking for? I've found subs are easy to make once you know how...
Monday, October 29, 2007, 4:22 PM
thanks for all that great info!
I have a 7 year old daughter who cannot have chicken, corn (or anything with corn syrup, corn meal, etc.), carrots, pinapple, onion, garlic, aspertame, and some other ones. My allergies are turkey, beef, cucumber, aspertame, gluten, sugar, and white potatoes.
meal ideas would be much appreciated!
Monday, October 29, 2007, 4:30 PM
as a person with corn allergies, it takes some time but it's not hard to buy stuff corn free. Your daughter likely won't be able to tolerate soda beverages anymore. A great alternative is "italian soda" meaning club soda, and personally, I suggest Torani syrups (DaVinci is another option, but I don't find it as potent). There's less sugar than pop, and most importantly, it's corn free. Be careful with any kind of mixed juice beverage, as they often add corn derived sweetners.
You will want to make friends with rice noodles, and I personally suggest Tinkyada- best rice noodles hands down. You can buy spaghetti, rotini, lasagna, macaroni, etc.
Sweet potato fries make a fantastic side. Even baked sweet potatoes. (Served with a tomato mayonaisse? YUM). Other root veggies like squash (acorn, butternut, spaghetti etc), turnips, rutabaga, kohlrabi, can take the place of potatoes as a side dish.
Obviously you can stick to salads. You may however want to make your own salad dressings as garlic is a pretty common flavouring. You can search this site as home made salad dressings has been discussed many times before.
I suppose Pork and fish are going to become important to you, but I don't eat either, so I can't help you there. I'd focus on seafood. Bison can be a great subsitute for beef, especially ground, and lamb is another possibility. I'm not sure if pheasant would be a poultry option or not.
So if any of this is overwhelming, you could make lasagna (find no name sauce that is tomato and water, season it yourself- basil, oregano, majoram, bell peppers, whatever else you wish) with cheese and ground bison/lamb/pork,) you can do homemade mac'n'cheese with ham, tuna salad sanwiches on gluten free bread, grilled pork with sweet potato fries and salad, baked salmon with rice and asparagus.... lots of options.
Personally, I think food allergies are hardest to deal with when you don't eat an incredibly varied diet (and few people do) the more foods you discover you can eat, the less you miss the others. Veggies like Kale, parsnip, squash, daikon, bok choy, artichoke, celeriac, escarole, kohlrabi, okra, and a whole host of others aren't known or eaten by a majority of people. Alternative grains such as amaranth, quinoa, millet, and buckwheat are all gluten free- can be found in grain form for rice like preparations or flour for baking.
Good luck- it will take some adjustment, but living with food allergies isn't that difficult once you get the hang of things. And usually the additional effort is worth the increased health benefit! :)
Monday, October 29, 2007, 5:10 PM
you guys have been amazing!
since my daughter's only 7, we're still trying to get her to eat new things, but that's not working out too well.
can you tell me a gluten free bread that tastes good?
I'll take any more tips you have!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 9:15 AM
OP- where are you located?
Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 11:58 AM
I am located in MN
Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 12:37 PM
tapioca bread is pretty good.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 1:36 PM
do they tend to sell that at local grocery stores?
Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 1:57 PM
Maybe a bread maker would be a fun investment for you and your daughter. It's probably easier to find flours made out of gluten-free grains than it is to find premade breads. You can probably even order them online. Then you and your daughter can make bread together. If you slice it and freeze it, it'll stay good for a long time, too.
You can experiment with the "extras" that go into the bread too - maybe you both like raisin bread, or bread sweetened with some dates, or flavored with cinnamon, etc. And if your daughter helps you make it, and decide what goes into it, she should be excited to eat it too!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 2:46 PM
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