How does this list look? For other parents whos kids want to sit at allergy-free tab

Posted on: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 11:01am
lakeswimr's picture
Joined: 02/01/2007 - 09:00

Allergy-Free Snack and Lunch Idea List - August 29, 2007

If your child would like to sit at the allergy-free snack or lunch table with a friend who has food allergies here is a list of snack and lunch ideas to help give you ideas of dairy, egg, peanut, tree nut (nut) and sesame-free food. Unfortunately ingredients can change any time so this list may be updated later in the year.

Dairy, Egg, Peanut, Tree nut (nut) and Sesame-Free Snacks

Fruit - All fruits are fine
Dole raisins

Veggies - All vegetables are fine
Carrot sticks
Cucumber slices
Celery sticks (without the peanut butter, of course! J )
Broccoli florets
Cauliflower florets

Crackers and other Snacks
Nabisco Ritz crackers (not the flavored ones)
Nabisco Ritz dinosaur (not the flavored ones)
Nabisco Triscuits (not the flavored ones)
Nabisco Wheat Thins (not the flavored ones)
Nabisco Premium Saltines
Please avoid any crackers that contain sesame.
Sesame-free corn chips
Sesame-free pretzels (Rold Gold, for example)
Plain potato chips
Fritos (plain only)
Nabisco Honey Graham Crackers or plain Graham Crackers or Sticks
Nabisco Teddy Grahams (all flavors)
Jell-O brand Jell-O
Fruit leather
Fruit roll ups
Fruit chews
Beef jerky

Oreos (original only)
Nabisco Lorna Doone Shortbread cookies

100% fruit juice
Soymilk box
Rice milk box

Trail Mixes, Granola, and Granola Bars are NOT safe!

Dairy, Egg, Peanut, Tree nut (nut) and Sesame-Free Lunch Ideas

Main Dishes
Sandwich with cold cuts and mustard (on sesame-free bread)
Rolled up cold cuts
Tofurkey slices
Light Life vegetarian 'ham' and 'chicken' mock cold cuts
Bacon, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, pepperoni
Grilled chicken, plain or in sandwich
Cold chicken
Ham, rolled up or in sandwich
Turkey plain or in sandwich
Tuna fish sandwich WITHOUT mayonnaise in tuna or on bread
Tyson Dinos Chicken Nuggets
Hot dogs
Tofu Pups or other vegan hot dog
Tofu chunks
Tacos - meat and shell separate and assemble at lunch
Tortilla wraps with lunchmeat or beans (no cheese or sour cream)
Bean burrito without cheese
Cold pasta and dairy/cheese-FREE tomato sauce

Side Dishes
Salad dressings that are sesame-free - Kraft Catalina, Kraft Italian
Sesame-free crackers
Spanish rice (dairy-free)
Bean salad
Pasta salad with oil and vinegar sauce, NOT mayonnaise
Potato salad with oil and vinegar sauce, NOT mayonnaise

Anything from the snack list

100% fruit juice
Rice milk

Posted on: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 12:31pm
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

lakeswimmer...thanks for putting this together! I had sent some ideas to our new teacher(since the class is sharing a daily snack) but she printed it up and handed to parents at back to school night!!! If I had known, I'd have worked a little harder on it!!! I might jot down a few of your items that I missed....thanks for typing this all up!!! [img][/img]
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, seeds(all-sesame, sunflower, poppy, pine nut) beef, chicken, eggs, coconut(also avoiding legumes), trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (peanut, tree nuts, milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk, beef and egg, dog(avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, strawberries, seeds, legumes and corn)

Posted on: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 12:35pm
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

You have given a LOT of helpful tips here!
(Mind if I steal a few of your thoughts to liven up my own PA, TNA, EA child's monotonous lunch? [img][/img] )

Posted on: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 12:49pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Have to do you make a tuna sandwich without mayo??
We lost our safe mayo at Christmas (still haven't decided whether you are our best friend, or worst enemy, lakeswimr... :P ...typing with a wry grin -- you probably saved M's life, actually, and I am **very** grateful. Giving up mayo really hurt, though, more than any other single thing we've lost over the years. Everything else, I've been pretty resilient about. Mayo made me actually cry -- go figure.) Anyway -- I'd love to know what else you can do with tuna for a sandwich!
Best of luck with the list -- and again, thanks. [img][/img]
Edited as I typed "salad" when I meant "sandwich".
[This message has been edited by M'smom (edited August 25, 2007).]

Posted on: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 12:55pm
mommyofmatt's picture
Joined: 03/12/2004 - 09:00

Great list Lakeswimr! I may be borrowing a few ideas here too [img][/img]
[b]Have to do you make a tuna sandwich without mayo?? [/b]
We use Vegenaise, found at health food stores, no egg or dairy, and tastes good! Meg

Posted on: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 1:28pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Vegenaise is run on the same lines with a peanut dressing -- we can't do it. It was safe, originally, and it was what we were using. They added the other dressing to production a few months after my original call to check it out.
Thanks, though.

Posted on: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 2:22pm
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Well, that explains a lot. Like why DD would eat it initially, but refused it beginning about a year ago.

Posted on: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 9:15pm
PurpleCat's picture
Joined: 01/28/2006 - 09:00

Tuna salad can be mixed using a "safe" salad dressing. If you are using something that is not creamy - a little bit goes a long way. Even simple Italian dressing can add a zing of flavor and a bit of moisture.
Sometimes I use lemon juice instead of vinegar when I make a dressing for tuna - yummy!

Posted on: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 10:30pm
saknjmom's picture
Joined: 04/02/2003 - 09:00

I like tuna with avocado mushed into it.

Posted on: Sun, 08/26/2007 - 5:59am
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

One thing I see only because I just caught omission on my own list today --
[b]Potato chips, plain[/b] [i](NOT cooked in peanut oil)[/i]

Posted on: Sun, 08/26/2007 - 6:12am
lakeswimr's picture
Joined: 02/01/2007 - 09:00

Thanks! Good catch on the potato chips. I think I will specify Lays brand.
also, there are recipes for vegan mayo you can find. 'How it All Vegan' has a recipe for this, I believe, as do other vegan cookbooks and probably some websites.


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