Food Allergy Survival Blueprint
How’s your food allergy approved meal shaping up for the big food day of Thanksgiving? Here are some guidelines to help you get through the day…
- Identify what you can and cannot eat.
- Don’t tempt fate by getting sick. You don’t really want to spend Thanksgiving in the ER, right?
- Change your old favorite recipes with food compliant ingredients.
- Heading to someone else’s home for the big day? Then, offer to bring your own food.
- Explore your taste buds… If you have a dairy allergy, for example, choose a dish that’s equally delicious and safe too.
- Select healthy choices that includes others. Start with healthy greens. Many green salads are food allergy friendly.
- Go for the gluten free turkey. Many turkeys offer broth/dressing that contain wheat, which may be dangerous to some.
- Omit the gravy packet (which typically includes wheat). Make your own gravy from scratch using “safe” ingredients.
- Prepare mashed potatoes cream and butter free. Replace dairy with chicken broth, rice milk, olive oil and salt and pepper.
- Use wheat-free bread for stuffing.
- Opt for ‘natural’ desserts such as fruits. Many fruits are safe for those with food allergies.
- Use labels this way, people know the allergens in it, and will stay away if they have an allergy.