My 2 1/2 year old son is allergic to eggs, soy and peanuts. He has a severe reaction to eggs and peanuts and incurs excema from soy ingestion. I would love to hear from others who have children with these allergies and learn what you feed them. I have a difficult time finding new and interesting snacks and meals. I am a working mother and do not have a lot of time to cook. What food products have you found to be safe. I find that soy and eggs are harder to avoid than the peanuts. I think it would help to have another mother to talk to about this. There are not any support groups in my area (WV) that I know of. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!
On Sep 18, 2000
Hello! My daughter was allergic to soy, rice, milk, corn, peas, peanuts, and eggs for first three years of her life. She is now only allergic to peanuts, milk and eggs.
There is a good message board at [url="http://www.angelfire.com"]www.angelfire.com[/url] called foodallergysurvivors
I also have some other good resources, I can email them to you if you like.
Feel free to email me!
On Sep 18, 2000
My son is allergic to nuts, peanuts, and soy. His CAP RAST and skin test showed reactions to wheat, but, at this point, he seems to tolerate wheat okay. He vomits when he eats soy. He has never ingested peanuts or nuts (he has a touch response to walnuts). Since he showed allergic tendencies, we did not feed him any milk, eggs, soy, wheat, corn, nuts or peanuts until he was over one.
He loves rice cakes and rice Chex. We recently introduced corn, so we also feed him Puffins (Organic version of corn bran). We take use all these things as snacks. There are a couple of natural versions of baby cookies that are wheat, soy, milk and egg free. Our son eats the one that is free of the all major allergens.
I make a banana oatmeal cookies for him and freeze them (I work full time too). They only have oatmeal, bananas, cinnamon, and oil as ingredients (the orginal recipe has walnuts...Ha!). They are soft and moist and our son loves them. Our son also eats veggies (cooked and uncooked) and fruit for snacks.
I have another friend with a daughter with nut allergies. We plan to spend a day baking and freezing all kinds of good snack foods for the kids.
We eat a lot of basic meals....meat, vegetable and rice or potatoes, and not a lot of processed meals. Costco's frozen chicken (especially the unbreaded chicken tenders...yum!) have been great. Meatloaf without eggs is another good meal. Fortunately my husband does a lot of the cooking.
Now that it seems our son is okay with wheat, we may add graham crackers, and some other cereals. We also may add pasta.
We recently added milk products. He now eats piece of cheese, cottage cheese (both which constipate him!), yogurt, and baked goods with milk products. Since the addition of milk and wheat products, we feel like the world had opened up to us! He has never had eggs, though he is not allergic, we will not be introduing them soon.
In the world of processed foods, it is hard to avoid soy and eggs. Finding easy nonprocessed alternative is hard. Our natural food store has helped a little (though I find they are not very nut allergy aware).
On Sep 18, 2000
My son is allergic to milk, soy and peanut...he likes fresh fruits and vegetables of all kinds. Polenta comes in rolls and can be fried in a pan, great if you need extra fat. Olives and baby corn out of a can are hits. Oatmeal and other cereals. Noodles of all kinds - we make "breakfast" noodles (not sure where the name came from) with fried ham, onions, or whatever you want to throw in. If you have milk, you have the whole dairy group to work with. Cheese potatoes, soups, etc. I'm sure many of the Lean Cuisine type meals are o.k. - our problem is always the milk, not the soy or peanut.
Just find a few favorites and stick with them. It doesn't have to be traditional to be healthy.