Recipes for food allergies can be tricky but with a little persistence and ingenuity to can take a food elimination diet program and turn it into tasty treats.
When my son was 3 it was quite a challenge to put him on a allergen free food diet. I got really creative and changed the names on meals to help him adjust.
Here are two examples of the recipes for food allergies that we came up with:
Original: Tuna Salad with pickles and mayo
Creation: "Salmon Tuna" with canned salmon, homemade mayo, and fresh cucumbers.
Original: Peanut butter and strawberry jelly on wheat bread. (Strawberries are a very common allergen)
Creation: Almond Butter and apricot jelly (fruit only) on sprouted bread. Sprouted bread does not contain flour so is very low on the allergen scale.
What I really found as the key to successfully dealing with food allergies is to eat as fresh as possible, the less processed the food the better, and to eat organic.
its a healthier way of eating anyway. The more pure and natural food
will also benefit your immune system and make your body more resistant
to allergens. And if you eat organic you are helping your body stay away from toxic chemicals that weaken your immune system.
If you boost the immune system, the less likely you will be sensitive to different foods.
However, while you are working on getting your body into a healthy state it is certainly best to stay away from symptom causing foods. You can certainly do this with a more natural diet and getting creative.
However, if you need a bit of help on the creative side it may be wise to invest in an allergy elimination diet cook book.
A cookbook will give you some guidelines and provide you with some great ideas on what to do for switching out ingredients and what other ingredients are best to use.
Here are some common replacements:
Again, the trick is to get creative with what you already know and eat fresh... need a little help, just consult a food allergy cookbook.