Got Food Allergies?

Via Carolyn Riker
on Feb 22, 2013
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A List of Gluten, Dairy, Egg and Tree Nut Free Foods

By the time my son was five he was formally diagnosed with an arsenal of food allergies.

I suspected wheat as early as six months old. By nine months I confirmed wheat and by age two both tree nuts and eggs.

His allergic reactions have been severe with hives, lip swelling, vomiting and breathing difficulties. As our awareness of his food allergies became our new norm, his allergic episodes diminished greatly.

Normal changes frequently in our household and we have learned to go with the flow.

There’s finally a level of acceptance.

Source: Carolyn Riker
Source: Carolyn Riker

Here’s our go-to list for wheat-gluten-dairy-egg and tree nut free foods.

  1. Enjoy Life Gluten Free Rice Milk Chocolate ( This is a yummy chocolate treat that is also soy free.
  2. EnerG Sesame Pretzel Rings ( These are casein and lactose free as well.
  3. Amy’s Lentil Soup ( This soup is delicious and filling. It compliments a baked potato or toasted wheat-free garlic bread.
  4. Wheatless in Seattle Hamburger Buns ( These are also vegan, soy and rice free. I add a veggie burger to these or drizzle, olive oil and sprinkle garlic powder to make toasted garlic bread.
  5. Amy’s Bistro Burger ( A veggie burger made with organic rice. It has texture and good flavor. It’s not trying to compete or mimic a beef burger. I add an avocado slice, tomatoes, pickles and ketchup with a side of baked French fries.
  6. Van’s Natural Foods French Toast Sticks ( I serve this with warm maple syrup. It is a welcomed break from the mundane breakfast ritual.
  7. Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Tortillas, Sandwich Bread and Original Savory Thins (crackers). These three items are a staple at our house. Here’s an easy to make meal or snack: Fill the brown rice tortilla wrap with avocadoes and tomatoes slices. Add some heated lentils and drizzle olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste…yum.
  8. Tinkyada Pasta Joy Spaghetti Style White Rice Pasta ( This pasta has excellent texture and flavor. First, I sauté onions in canola oil and then add cubed tempeh. Last I add tomato sauce. I also toast in the broiler a Wheatless in Seattle hamburger bun drizzled with olive oil and garlic.



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About Carolyn Riker

Carolyn is an educator, counselor, writer and a poet who finds comfort and balance in nature and music. Introspective, forthright, kind and compassionate, she intertwines life with being real. She also writes for Journey of the Heart and Rebelle Society. Carolyn can be reached at Facebook.


One Response to “Got Food Allergies?”

  1. Anne says:

    thanks Carolyn. I just recently realized that I am sensitivie to all of the above.