We've talked about food allergens already, from tips for avoiding cross-contamination in the kitchen to allergen-free snacks for your child at school to even a simple allergen-free salad you can make in a matter of minutes! But we haven't focused on the top food allergens themselves. It's important that you get to know some of these allergens (if you don't already), and recognize just how difficult it can be to plan and eat meals when you're allergic to any one of these allergens listed below, much less most or all of them.
- Tree Nuts
So much of what we eat on a daily basis requires any one of those ingredients to make a meal with. Since that is often the case, one ends up shortchanging on a quality meal just to avoid making contact with that allergen, and that should not be the case!
Rather than avoiding an entire meal, use an alternative: This "Common Food Allergies to Food Allergy Alternatives" chart from Dr. Axe explains thoroughly what your substitution options are. So start substituting those allergen recommendations on the chart below as you continue to cook allergen-free!