Diet Dilemmas – Safe and Nutritious Food Substitutes

cathalscookbookallergyfree:

This is a very interesting article. A must read if you are starting out on the allergy free journey xx

Originally posted on FARE Blog:

By Cassandra Sova, MS, RD, CD, CNSC

Finding safe food substitutes for some food allergens may be a difficult task, and many commonly used substitutes are not nutritionally equivalent to their allergenic counterparts. This article will guide you through food substitutes for some of the most common food allergens, helping you find safe food substitutes that are nutritious and delicious.

When first using food substitutes in cooking or in baking, start by finding recipes that are already allergen-free. Try recipes from the FARE newsletter, allergen-free cookbooks or reputable allergy friendly websites.

Always remember to read labels of all ingredients used in a recipe to make sure it is allergen-free.

Once you become more comfortable cooking allergen-free, you can try adapting your family recipes. To begin easing into the process, try finding recipes that only require one substitution. This will allow you to see how each substitute changes the final product.

Substitutes for Common Allergens:

Milk
There are many milk substitutes available such as soy, rice and almond milk. Always choose “enriched” or…

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I am a 36 year old Mum of 3, Jack, Cathal, and Sarah Jane. Cathal has severe food allergies and this blog and webpage aim to help and support parents who find themselves having to cook allergy free meals, as I do on a daily basis.

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