If you have just started eating with food allergies, you might be wondering, "What can I eat?"
A new food allergy diagnosis can cause mixed emotions from confused to downright scared. Not only do you need to find safe foods that you like but those foods need to give you the nutrition that you need to be healthy.
Let's face it, food allergies make life a bit more challenging but before you get too depressed about it - don't! Believe it or not, there are a lot of delicious alternatives to the foods you suddenly can't have. With a little extra effort, you can make "allergy-free" meals, snacks and "treats" that your whole family can enjoy
This goal of this website is to help you learn how to do it!
My family has been eating with food allergies since 2005. . That is when my oldest son was diagnosed with allergies to egg, dairy, wheat and peanuts. When we started out, it was terribly overwhelming. Not only was I afraid to feed him after seeing what a bite of scrambled egg could do to him, but the options seemed limited. Food was no longer something to be enjoyed. It was something to be feared.
But then I started looking around and learning that food allergens can be replaced with safe alternatives. And recipes can be adapted to work for us. And with a little planning ahead, birthday parties, family gatherings and other events can still be fun. And, even though my son has multiple food allergies, he can still get the nutrition he needs to grow and be healthy.
If you’re overwhelmed with food allergies, I hope that the recipes and tips here help you see that you can eat well with food allergies.
If you want more individualized help, I would love to talk with you! As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in food allergies, I am passionate about helping people meet their nutrition needs, no matter the challenges they face.
Together, we can eat well – even with food allergies!