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I am very new to the peanut/tree nut allergy life. I'm a class 2. Not sure what that means!! I also have to avoid sunflower oil & coconut oil. I've been looking for new snacks to add to my diet. Any help would be amazing & greatly appreciated!

By cathlina on Mon, 06-16-14, 01:58

I also have a Class 2 peanut allergy. I also am allergic to peas, eggs and all berries. I take my peanut allergy seriously. It was diagnosed when I was 29 and I am 61 now. I am very conservative about what I eat. I cook all my own food. My treats are fruits.

Class 2 allergy is not something to take lightly. You could have a bad reaction anytime you get into peanuts.

Be vigilant about what you eat. Make sure you have an epi-pen at all times.

And, most of all, our society is too involved in junk food, food treats etc. Your body does not need all that junk at all. You will be much healthier without it.

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By MBorelli on Mon, 06-16-14, 00:02

My son is Peanut//TreeNut/Sunflower allergic. His allergist told us that sunflower oil in chips, pretzels, nachos is not an issue due to how its processed. That being said, thats what our doctor said for our son. I would consult with your doctor to get the most information as possible about your allergy.

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By PeanutAllergy.com on Fri, 06-13-14, 05:59

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We’re glad you found our website! We have a great community full of members who are always willing to give support and tips. You are not alone!

For starters, it’s important that you be especially careful when you buy food from grocery stores and/or restaurants. It is best to double-check food items and to ask about dishes to ensure they do not contain anything that may cause a reaction. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!

It may help to check out this list of foods to avoid. Also be careful with products that were manufactured on shared equipment with peanuts and/or tree nuts. If you haven’t already, talk to your doctor about whether you need to carry an epinephrine auto-injector in case of emergency.

As for snacks, we’ve got quite a few recipes! You can check out our peanut-free snack recipes here. Try incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet as snacks. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, try our dessert recipes here.

We asked our Facebook fans for their suggestions, and you can read their responses here.

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By Mrsdocrse on Fri, 06-13-14, 01:02

How come you have to have to avoid sunflower oil? Are you allergic to that too? cheese it 's are a favorite with us, wheat thins..... lately have been having strawberries with whipped cream... also Cheese ( mini baby bell light) what kind things do you like to eat? lots of options..

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By Craftsbyashley1989 on Sun, 06-15-14, 15:18

Yeah I'm allergic to sunflower oil too. Sucks because it's in so many things!!! Goldfish crackers/chips/taco seasonings.

Ah!!!

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