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Cool, Crisp, and Delicious: Allergy-Friendly Summer Salads

 

When the weather heats up, who wants to stand over a hot stove? Instead, you can serve up colorful, cool salads free of many of the major allergens.

Lorene Alba, the Director of Education for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), joined us on Instagram to make Rainbow Scoops from our Safe Eats® Allergy-Friendly Recipe Collection. This salad is packed with lots of nutrition and flavor. It’s versatile too. It’s free of egg, milk, peanut, tree nut, sesame, soy, fish, shellfish, wheat, and gluten. But you can adapt it to suit your family’s allergies and tastes.



Our Safe Eats® Recipe Collection has several other yummy salad recipes too. Try these out or search our collection for more.

Fruity Chicken and Rice Salad – Sweet and savory flavors come together to create a protein-filled dish that’s perfect for any meal.

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Fruity Chicken and Rice Salad. It can be made free of egg, milk, peanut, tree nut, sesame, soy, fish, shellfish, wheat, and gluten.


Spinach Apple Salad
– Encourage your child to eat their leafy greens by adding some apple for an extra crunch. Top with a rich dressing for restaurant-style flavor.

Honeyed Mint Fruit Salad – The combination of honey, mint, and fruit come together in a light, refreshing dish. It’s perfect for brunch, a lunch side, or a cool dessert.

Pasta salads – Pasta salad is another dish that can be easily customized according to your child’s allergens. If you are avoiding wheat or gluten, try BLT Pasta Salad or I Love Tomatoes Pasta Salad with your favorite safe noodles.

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BLT Pasta Salad. It can be made free of egg, milk, peanut, tree nut, sesame, soy, fish, shellfish, wheat, and gluten.


Potato salads
– You can’t have summer without potato salad. Mayonnaise, which often contains egg, is common in potato salad. But not in these two recipes. Try ABC Potato Salad or Creamy Potato Salad that are free of most of the major allergens.

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is the food allergy division of AAFA.

Visit our Safe Eats® Allergy-Friendly Recipe Collection for more than 1,500 recipes. Also join our Food & Cooking support community for personalized cooking help. We can help you find cooking tips, safe substitutions, or convert your favorite family recipe!

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We are sharing this information for your convenience. It is not an endorsement or a guarantee of the product's safety. Always read ingredient labels. Contact the manufacturer, if needed, to confirm the safety for your child.

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). AAFA is the largest and oldest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to asthma and allergies. KFA educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. Our online community includes public blogs. To post a comment, you will need to register or sign in.

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