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Food allergies are not just for youngsters!

While children are more likely to have food allergies compared to adults, many adults still have food allergies that require ongoing elimination diets.  Frequently, the type of food is different for adults.  The common food allergies for adults are peanut, nuts, fish and seafood.   However, other more unusual food triggers can be beans, celery, chicken, dill and even tomato.

Do you ever get tired of the same old snack day after day to avoid your food allergy from sneaking up on you? If you answered yes, then we have a few delicious yet healthy, nutritious, allergy free AND easy to make recipes for you to try. These recipes are directed towards the fruit group, since during the winter, many people tend to stray away from fruits.  Fruits are an important part of our diet.

Here are a select few of those recipes:

  • Sweet Chips with Peach Dip: Sounds yummy right? This recipe is milk, egg, peanut and nut-free and only takes about 8 minutes to bake the chips and just a few minutes to make the dip.   The recipe contains: tortillas, apple pie spice, frozen peaches, sugar, lemon juice, and strawberries.
  • Banana Bars: This recipe is milk, egg, peanut, nut, and wheat-free. Bake time is only 40 minutes before you are enjoying this tasty treat.  The ingredients include: milk-free margarine, light brown sugar, water, oil, baking powder, vanilla extract, banana, barley flour, baking powder, salt, and raisins.
  • Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars: This recipe is milk, egg, peanut and nut-free.   Only 35 minutes from the oven to your mouth!  Ingredients include: light brown sugar, milk-free margarine, quick oats, flour, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, unsweetened applesauce, and Granny Smith apples.

The other great thing about these recipes is you can make big batches and then freeze them for later.   It truly is a challenge to find fun, easy, quick and safe snack recipes for food allergic individuals.  To find the full recipe along with many more go to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network website at: http://www.foodallergy.org/recipes/cat/meal/snacks

For allergy friendly and gluten-free recipes go to:

http://cookitallergyfree.com/blog/2011/08/printable-list-of-50-allergy-friendly-lunchbox-ideas/

If you experience a severe food allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), be sure to see an expert in the field for proper diagnosis and treatment.  We are an Anaphylaxis Community Expert (ACE) team and will give FREE presentations to schools and community groups.  Visit www.aanma.org/AnaphylaxisCommunityExperts to find out about this award-winning program, a joint project of AANMA and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology  http://www.acaai.org/allergist/allergies/Anaphylaxis/Pages/default.aspx.

Let’s not forget our adults with food allergies!

This educational information does not take the place of your physician’s advice.

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