Hi Folks! We’ve been on this allergy free journey for over three years now! Wow! Hard to believe but it’s true! I want to share a list of allergy free food items that are a big part of Caleb’s diet. As a reminder he has been diagnosed with multiple protein allergies and cannot have the following: dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, oats, soy, barley, rye….and I think that’s it! Although I feel like I’m missing a few. Anywho, if you are a parent or family member of a child who has a lot of food allergies this list will prove to be very helpful. In our healing journey we’ve uncovered an extensive list of what he can eat. His diet is also pediatrician and herbalist approved! 🙂
|apples||raisins||split peas||hemp seeds||green beans||plaintains|
|mangoes||dates||lentils||chia seeds||corn products||black beans|
|bananas||coconut products (oil, butter, milk)||chick peas||kidney beans||non – wheat pasta||cocoa powder|
|grapes||pears||potatoes (white, purple, sweet)||buck wheat||millet||carrots|
|pomegranate||green peas||pumpkin flesh||bell peppers||honey||adzuki beans|
|pineapple (sparingly)||rice (brown, white, yellow, black)||pumpkin seeds||spinach||mung beans||blueberries|
Most people who are allergic to tree nuts cannot consume coconut products but Caleb can. We’ve recently introduced millet and buck wheat and have had no issues. His favorite fruits are bananas and mangoes. He also drinks fresh juice and smoothies made with the food items listed above. His favorite snacks are popcorn, roasted chick peas, and potato chips. Oh – I forgot to add broccoli and avocado to the list. Although Caleb does not eat like a typical toddler he has a great diet. Having food allergies does not have to equate to a diet void of color, flavor and texture!
When we first learned of Caleb’s food allergies we didn’t quite know what to do. Three years later I’m thankful and proud that we’ve come this far. Let us know if you have any suggestions on other allergy free foods we can add to this list! I’m always up for exploration!