Tuesday, May 17, 2011

This might take a little getting used to...

Posted by Heather at Tuesday, May 17, 2011
So, after our trip to the allergist, yesterday, I've started doing a little research into food allergies in children. I've found a couple of good sites out there that are helpful and informative:

www.foodallergy.org

www.pakcharlotte.org

www.kidswithfoodallergies.org

While we are waiting for the blood test to come back to conclusively diagnose the existence of a peanut allergy, or not, we've been told to strictly avoid all nuts. We are also avoiding eggs and soy as the scratch test concluded that Katy is pretty allergic to these (that would explain why she didn't want to eat scrambled eggs and the whole Thai food aversion she had a couple of months ago). This includes eggs baked into things.

So, I went through our pantry on a mission to read the labels more carefully- more carefully than I already have to read the labels for me with my new Balsam of Peru allergy (http://nowwhatdoieat.blogspot.com/). You would be so surprised what includes eggs and soy! Did you know saltines contain eggs? Did you know that hard pretzels are washed in eggs before being baked? Did you know that Cheese Nips contain soy (worse yet, did you know that Cheez Its don't contain cheese??! I'll save that one for a separate topic)? Did you know that Kashi brand foods contain loads of soy products? Did you know that hot chocolate mix has soy in it? Did you know that Gerber Toddler meals are full of both eggs and soy products?

I went through my recipe binder looking for an egg/soy/nut-free dessert to make for cookout this weekend. I came up with two recipes (out of a whole two inch binder full of recipes)- shortbread and rice pudding.

Hmm... this whole food allergy is going to take some getting used to...

1 comments:

MamaKate on May 17, 2011 at 4:58 PM said...

Let me know if you want a recipe for cheese-its. I make some that have real cheese!

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