milk and peanut allergy question

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We have been dealing with the milk allergy since DD was born, now 16 months. She now has a peanut allergy too (we have epipem jr for this). I am having a VERY difficult time finding products that are BOTH peanut and milk free- one will always say "may contain". I am in Canada, any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. i am feeling very overwhelmed right now

On Aug 27, 2005

Is there a particular type of food that you are looking for? I'm sure there are some Canadian members who could recommend something.

I know you feel overwhelmed, but after a while you will have a new set of safe foods and a new routine. Things will become easier again.

I am not in Canada, but my kids were both allergic to milk at your daughter's age. (They have since outgrown the allergy.) We rely heavily on soy products. Can your daughter eat soy?

------------------ Mom to 6 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 2 1/2 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

On Aug 27, 2005

Yes she can eat soy. i need to know safe cheese, crackers, snacks etc

On Aug 27, 2005

Hi, we are also in Canada and dealing with milk/nut allergies. I have found some good products we stick with. Superstore's line of organic products are quite good for this and they label well also.

I have called them more than once & they are helpful, I am trusting their products. They do have nut products, but are made in a different place.

What types of food are you looking for?

Linda

On Aug 27, 2005

Does Tofutti sell products in Canada? We like the Tofutti "cream cheese" (made from soy) Tofutti "cheese" slices and Tofiggy bars (like fig newtons).

I have ordered granola bars from a Canadian company--NoNuttin granola bars [url="http://www.nonuttin.com"]www.nonuttin.com[/url] They are dairy and peanut/nut free and the kids love them.

We also like Wheat Thins crackers (Nabisco), and Gerber Graduates Veggie crackers. Gerber makes other dairy free toddler snacks, but the fruit bars contain milk so check labels.

I don't know what's available in Canada--I hope this helps.

Cathy

On Aug 27, 2005

We like regular Ritz crackers. We avoid Tofutti due to the shared equipment, although I know that some on this board don`t mind the shared equipment. We also like Wheat Thins. We have been unable to find any soy cheese or soy ice cream which is not on shared equipment, so we make our own ice cream and gave up on finding cheese.

On Aug 27, 2005

Every little bit helps- thanks so much. I am looking for any and all products. cheese, crackers, soups, pasta, breads, etc etc.

Momcat- She LOVES the Gerber veggie crackers- I have IL's that live in the States and get such products for us- we cannot get them here

[This message has been edited by jennandbella (edited August 27, 2005).]

On Aug 27, 2005

Hmmm....

Sounds like you need another shipment from the inlaws [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Otherwise, you need some Canadian advice. Most of the products I use are from smaller local companies which probably don't sell their products in Canada.

You could try shopping online at [url="http://www.allergygrocer.com"]www.allergygrocer.com[/url] or [url="http://www.enjoylifefoods.com"]www.enjoylifefoods.com[/url]

I don't know if they deliver to Canada, but you can look at different products and read the ingredients to get ideas.

My kids like Ian's allergen free chicken nuggets, fishsticks and alphatots

Cathy

On Aug 27, 2005

You might like to try my soynut butter cookie recipe which is in the recipe forum.

On Aug 28, 2005

We're in the US too...my ds is 3, but here is our safe snack list. We're dealing with peanut, milk, and egg. I know it feels very overwhelming for a while. Then, don't worry, it's just completely annoying, lol...

Townhouse Crackers Gerber Veggie Crackers Lays CLASSIC Potato Chips Nabisco Fruit Juice Snacks Nabisco/Honey Maid Graham Crackers (not chocolate) Nabisco Teddy Grahams (not chocolate) Nabisco Wheat Thins Nabisco Wheat Thins/Harvest Crips Garden Vegetable & Five-Grain Nabisco Triscuits General Mills Cheerios (Plain, Apple Cinnamon) NO multi-grain! General Mills Rice Chex General Mills Wheat Chex Gerber Fruit Juice Snacks Rold Gold Pretzel Stix Bachman Thin & Right Pretzels Bachman Kidzels Any fruits or veggies Dole Raisins Kellogg

On Aug 28, 2005

Thank you everyone for your responses. I am getting together a good list of safe foods. She goes back to daycare this week, so this worries me.

On Aug 28, 2005

I am dealing with DA & PA with my son too. I have stopped looking for a safe "ice cream". I don't think any exist. We use the tofutti "sour cream", Earth Balance buttery spread, Almond Breeze beverage, and Baker's Inn breads. Teddy Grahams are the standard snack. We usually keep snacking to fruit. All fake cheese that I have tried was gross, so I stopped looking for that too.

Best of luck!

------------------ [i][b]Peanut Slayer[/b][/i]

On Aug 28, 2005

We cant do dairy, soy or peanut. In additions to many of the things on MommyofMatts list I also do alot of fruit cups and fresh fruit. My son loves cheeseless pizza on toast.

------------------ Lalow James 3yrs, NKA Ben 2 yrs, PA and MA and SA

On Aug 28, 2005

Do you know of a good cheeseless pizza, or do you make it yourself? We only found one cheeseless pizza, can`t remember who made it. Dd ate it for a few years, then decided she didn`t like it, as it really did not look like pizza. It looked more like foccacia bread.

On Sep 11, 2005

If you are comfortable with Tofutti brand, we use their frozen pizza for my dairy and milk allergic 2 year old. Sometimes we add our own sausage topping. She likes it--even ate the leftovers cold on one occasion. When I avoided dairy while breastfeeding her, I ate the Tofutti pizza too. It wasn't bad. I hate soy cheese, but for some reason, this pizza and it's "cheese" was pretty good.

On Sep 11, 2005

That`s the problem. I won`t give dd anything on shared equipment with milk. So no, I would not give Tofutti. I know a lot of people do, but I want her to outgrow the milk allergy sooner rather than later. It has already gone on long enough.

On Sep 11, 2005

I'm of two minds with the shared equipment with dairy. I avoid all shared equipment with peanuts, but not dairy. I limit it to the special snacks like soy yogurt and sorbet. My son's PA & DA limit his diet so much, and then there are all those foods he won't touch. I am getting so sick of baked beans and egg salad!

Of course, if his dairy numbers go up at his next testing, then we may re-think this.

------------------ [i][b]Peanut Slayer[/b][/i]

On Sep 11, 2005

I make the pizza usually. Sometimes we make the crust ourselves, sometimes I buy it at the store (I have used the kroger brand little pizza dough.) I have also used just toast. I put on pizza sauce and pepperroni and heat it up. No cheese as my son cant have soy either. He loves them and doesnt know the difference. Sometimes when we order it I just get him the bread sticks and stress no cheese (they dont think of parmasan) and just give him those and sauce to dip it in. My son does not react to traces of milk so sometimes I dont worry about it as much as others might. His eczema will act up however if I do this to often. I dont think the kroger brand pizza dough has any milk though. I think I looked at the pillberry brand before and thought it looked ok too but I never called or tried it.

------------------ Lalow James 3yrs, NKA Ben 2 yrs, PA and MA and SA

On Sep 11, 2005

Yeah, at 3 I could give dd cheeseless pizza. That sure doesn`t fly at age 10 though. Where can you find breadsticks without milk? I never bothered to check since most bread has milk. If it is as easy as just telling them no cheese, dd would love that. I just figured there would be no way to know if the bread in the breadsticks does or doesn`t have milk. Where do you get them?

On Sep 12, 2005

Our local pizza place makes it out of their pizza dough and it doesnt contain milk. If you find a local place (chains like papa johns cant even tell what is it). You can ask about ingredients. My understanding is most pizza dough is made with water, flour, yeast, and oil. So you just have to find somewhere that uses the pizza dough for the bread sticks. I know at 2 I have it much easier. My son will announce that he wants "pizza, no cheese!".

------------------ Lalow James 3yrs, NKA Ben 2 yrs, PA and MA and SA

On Sep 12, 2005

Thanks, I`m going to try it. Dd would love breadsticks.

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