A diagnosis with multiple food allergies can be overwhelming. Your allergist more than likely gave you an education sheet with some important information regarding your allergies and how to start handling a new diet. You may have even been referred to a dietician, if your allergies consisted of a long list, and he or she was worried that your nutrition was in jeopardy. If your allergist did or didn’t help you out with information, I want to help!
These are places that have helped our family. I have visited their sites daily and followed them on social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook to get the latest allergy information as it may be released.
Kids with Food Allergies – This site has a ton of valuable resources, including recipes and a fantastic support forum to connect with others. It was one of my first finds after Kelsie’s diagnosis.
Allergy Eats – This is a great website if you eat out at all and have food allergies. It’s a little search engine that you can search out allergy friendly restaurants in your area or places that your considering vacationing at. We use this quiet often when visiting new towns.
Food Allergy Mom – She gives you tons of tips and lot’s of information when it comes to the challenges that we face as food allergy sufferers.
FARE (food allergy research & Education – This is the go to page as soon as you or someone you care for is diagnosed with food allergies. It’s really a plethora of information.
Sometimes it’s hard to go hunting all of your grocery stores for allergy friendly foods. That’s why we love Thrive Market, all of their foods are wholesome and made for those that are looking for healthy lifestyle.
Beanitos – corn allergy? These are the perfect replacement chips!
Enjoy Life – we love their chocolate chips, “granola” bars, cookies, and seed mixes (like trail mix, only nut free)
Back to Nature – cookies, vanilla wafers, saltine crackers, cheese crackers, and other snack type foods
Applegate – they make the best hot dogs and their cold cuts, sliced cheese, chicken nuggets and bacon are all yummy
Horizon Dairy – chocolate milk for lunch boxes, milk and chocolate milk to drink, we love them all
Cascadian Farm – they have a lot of organic products, but our favorite are the french fries, tater tots, and hash browns – they are the only ones safe for Kelsie
Surf Sweets – free of the top 8 gummy candy – hooray for kids with allergies – before these Kelsie couldn’t have gummy candy