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Peanut-Free, Milk-Free Chocolate Buckeye Candy

Allergy-Friendly Buckeyes: Peanut-Free, Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Original “buckeyes” are peanut butter balls partially dipped in chocolate. When you make them, you leave a small patch of peanut butter at the top to resemble the nut of the Ohio buckeye tree. This version can be made free of the top 9 allergens. Our friend Elena shows us how to make an allergy-friendly version you can adapt using safe ingredients for your child with food allergies. Watch...

Allergy-Friendly Recipes for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your loved ones how much you care about them. The COVID-19 pandemic restrictions may mean finding safe and creative ways to show you care for loved ones near and far. One way is to make delicious, allergy-friendly Valentine's treats at home. Make them together with the people in your home. Or drop them off at the door of family and friends so you can show love from a safe distance. Remember to check all labels to ensure ingredients are safe for...

Read Candy Labels to Keep Your Sweetheart Safe

This information is for your convenience. Some candies and labels pictured may differ from what is currently available or sold in your area. These are only to be used as examples. Always read ingredient labels. It is not an endorsement or a guarantee of the product's safety. Contact the manufacturer, if needed, to confirm the safety for your child. Around Valentine’s Day, other people may offer candy or treats to your child with food allergies. Make sure your child knows not to accept or eat...

Make This Easy Egg Substitute With Only Two Ingredients

Egg can play different roles in recipes. Sometimes egg acts like the “glue” that helps keep ingredients together. Other times, egg helps with leavening to make foods like cake light and fluffy. But egg is one of the top 9 food allergens . Flax goo works well when you need a binder in a recipe such as for cookies or quick breads. Our friend Elena teaches us how to make this easy allergy-friendly egg substitute with flax seed and water. Watch on YouTube RELATED CONTENT: Banana bread recipe...

Kitchen Magic: Allergy-Friendly Apple Crisp With Aquafaba Vegan Whipped Topping

Whip up some magic in your kitchen with aquafaba and apple crisp – free of the top 9 food allergens! Traditional whipped topping is made with milk. But with the help of aquafaba, you can make a fluffy, delicate, milk-free, vegan whipped topping to use on pies, desserts and even hot chocolate! You can also use it to make egg-free meringue. What is aquafaba? It’s the liquid from a can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas). It can also be used in various recipes in place of egg whites or whole eggs.

Allergy-Friendly Recipes for a Traditional Holiday Menu

Many traditional American holiday recipes are full of milk, eggs, wheat, soy and nuts – some of the most common foods that cause allergic reactions . But what if we told you it’s possible to create an entire Thanksgiving or Christmas menu with family favorites that are both delicious and allergy friendly? Here are some of the top holiday recipes and tips from Kids With Food Allergies (KFA). Turkey and Meat Dishes Uncooked meats, including beef, pork and poultry, can be enhanced with a sodium...

FDA Issued Guidance on Chocolate and Milk Allergy

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published findings about the milk content of dark chocolate bars and chips made in the United States that were labeled “dairy free” or had similar free-from-milk claims. The study found that four of the 52 products tested had enough milk to possibly cause an allergic reaction. According to the FDA : "Milk is the most common undeclared food allergen, responsible for more than a third of all food product recalls caused by undeclared allergens in...

[Sponsored] How a Special Formula Can Help Fill Nutrition Gaps for Food Allergies

We thank Cambrooke for their sponsorship of this blog post to help us share information about specialty formulas for food allergies. This is a sponsored post and is not an endorsement of any company or its products, nor is it a guarantee of the products’ safety. The funding we received for this advertisement helps support our free asthma and allergy programs. There are several types of special formulas available for people with food allergies , as well as ways to make formula more...

2020 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Halloween will look different this year with changes to classroom parties, festivals and trick-or-treating due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). But while you celebrate on a smaller scale or at home, you may still want to have allergy-friendly Halloween candy on hand. If you are looking for allergy-friendly treats, here are some top 8 free Halloween candy ideas. These candies are free of peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish.

8 Tips to Help Teachers and School Staff Read Food Labels for Food Allergies

Returning to the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic may mean new policies, such as eating meals and snacks in the classroom instead of the cafeteria. These new policies may affect how schools handle food allergies. Some policies such as physical distancing, additional handwashing and increased cleaning may help prevent food allergic reactions.

Wacky Cake: a Versatile Recipe Free of the Top 9 Food Allergens

Wacky Cake is an easy recipe to use to make various cakes and cupcakes. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups flour* 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (optional)** 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vinegar (do not omit) 5 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup water Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients. Stir to combine. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Do not beat.

Food Allergy Dos and Don’ts for Reading Food Labels

Labeling laws in the U.S. only make food companies label the top eight most common allergens: milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. But there are loopholes that can be confusing. These label reading tips will help prevent accidents. Do check every label, every time. If you can’t read the label, don’t eat the food. Do be wary about precautionary advisory labels (allergy warning statements). Statements like “may contain” or “processed in a facility with...” may not be...

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