what we eat around here: allergy-friendly foods

good thing vanilla is allergy-friendly! 🙂

I have a really sweet neighbor friend, Christie, who asked me recently, “What snacks do ya’ll (she’s from the south:) ) eat? I’d love to know what some safe foods are for Sam!”

I thought I’d put together this list, for anyone as kind as Christie who wants to host a playgroup, bring a safe snack to preschool, have a friend over who has food allergies, offer safe candy at birthday parties, etc. etc.

If you are a parent of an allergic kid, I’m sure you’ll double-check the ingredients or call the company to verify, especially if your child’s allergy is severe. Unfortunately, companies do change ingredients or warnings from time to time.

The following products do not contain milk, egg or peanut. Also, the products are not manufactured on lines with these items, OR provide an extremely thorough sanitation and allergen testing process. In other words, they’re careful enough for me. (Which is pretty careful.)

So here are some safe foods for dairy, egg, and peanut allergies! This list is not extensive, but gives you a good idea. I’ve noted the ones that I know are free of the top 8 allergens (wheat, peanut, nut, egg, milk, soy, shellfish, fish)

Main Dish Items:

  • Tyson Chicken Nuggets
  • Nature’s Own Wheat Bread (double-check ingredients, some varieties not safe)
  • Mueller’s pasta varieties
  • Jones Dairy Farm sausage (free of top 8)
  • Hormel Natural Choice lunchmeat (free of top 8)
  • Hebrew National hot dogs, plain
  • Ian’s chicken nuggets and french fries (free of top 8)
  • Daiya cheese substitute

Snacks:

  • All Fruit and Veggies! Just make sure your knife and cutting surface are clean! (free of top 8)
  • Trader Joe’s Snickerdoodles (free of top 8)
  • Oreos, plain (I know…scary – what’s the white stuff?)
  • Honeymaid Graham Crackers
  • Kraft Marshmellows
  • Enjoy Life chocolate chips (available at Target and Earthfare) (free of top 8)
  • Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks (free of top 8)
  • Nabisco Wheat Thins, plain
  • Triscuits, plain
  • Saltines
  • Club and Ritz Crackers, plain
  • Sunbutter and Soynutbutter
  • Rold Gold Pretzel products
  • Teddy Grahams
  • Barnum Brand animal crackers, plain without icing
  • Lay’s plain and BBQ potato chips (free of top 8)
  • Cheerios, plain
  • Rice Chex, original
  • Kix
  • Tostitos corn chips (free of top 8)
  • Fritos corn chips (free of top 8)
  • Del Monte diced peaches/pears (free of top 8)
  • raisins/craisins (free of top 8)
  • individual apple sauce, plain (free of top 8)
  • So Delicious ice cream products (free of top 8)
  • Popsicle Brand popsicles (free of top 8)
  • CherryBrook kitchen baking mixes (brownies, cakes, cookies) (free of top 8)

Candy:

  • PEZ
  • smarties (free of top 8)
  • Yummy Earth Lollipops and Candies – I can buy these at earthfare
  • Nerds
  • DumDums
  • Jelly Bellies
  • Skittles
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Swedish Fish
  • Dum Dum lollipops (free of top 8)
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