Recipe Solutions for Common Food Allergies

Wellness: Nutrition
Recipe Solutions for Common Food Allergies

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July 20 2018


Don't worry, there is life after peanut butter. As well as wheat, shellfish, dairy, and other common food allergies. Below you'll find recipe solutions for the most common food allergies out there. 

  1. Peanuts and Tree Nuts

    If Ants on a Log if off the menu, try Celery Nacho Boats instead. Or instead of trail mix that contains nuts or traces of nuts, dig into a savory Parmesan Dill Popcorn. And if the creamy peanut butter spread is what you're after, try Avocado Toast. You still get all the creamy texture, plus the healthy fats. 

  2. Gluten or Wheat

    Browse our collection of gluten-free and wheat-free recipes. A few of our favorites include Oven Fried Broccoli & Cauliflower, Raspberry Coconut Yogurt Pops, Easy Cheese Crackers, Cauliflower Bites, and Baked Sweet Potato Chips with Dill Dip.

  3. Soy

    Soy is hidden in a number of ingredients, and sometimes places you least suspect. If you're avoiding soy, be sure to read the labels and look for soy-free products such as Vegenaise, Soy-Free Quorn Chik N Tenders, and Soy-Free Macrobars. And if you'd like fries that, Veggie Curly Fries are a tasty soy-free option.

  4. Milk and Dairy

    Thanks to an assortment of soy and avocado-based products, it's possible to enjoy all the goodness of ice cream and other desserts, sans the dairy. Dairy-Free Frozen Yogurt Bark and Chocolatey Avocado Pudding are two of our favorites. For entrees and more ideas, browse our collection of dairy-free recipes.

  5. Fish and Shellfish

    So it's no fish and chips, but you might think this German-inspired Chicken Schnitzel is even better. And if it's jambalaya you're craving, we've got a shrimp-free version, Easy Jambalaya with Rice.

  6. Eggs

    If an item is labeled vegan, that means it does not include any animal products, including eggs. Browse our collection of egg-free vegan recipes for inspiration and ideas, or check out the assortment of vegan products on Aisles Online.

    Hyvee Dietitian Expert Tip
    If you need to substitute an egg in a recipe, you can make a chia egg. Just add 3 tablespoons of warm water to 2 teaspoons of crushed chia seeds. Allow the seeds to soak for 5 minutes until you have a gel-like consistency. Then use the mixture in your recipe.
    Hy-Vee Dietitians