Allergy Friendly Foods

How to stock an allergy friendly pantry

If your child has just been diagnosed with a food allergy, learning to cook and bake to accommodate this can be an adjustment. To help make allergy free foods easier to navigate, we have comprised a list of alternatives to stock your pantry with to make allergy free cooking a breeze.

Milk alternatives:
DariFree Milk Alternative – use in place of milk in cooking, on cereal, or anywhere you would use milk. Available in both original and chocolate flavour
• Rice milk – use primarily for baking and cooking, as well as on cereal or in smoothies
• Coconut milk – enjoy on its own, in smoothies or to make homemade dairy free icecream
• Hemp milk – perfect to use in cooking to make “creamy” recipes such as mashed potatoes

Dairy alternatives:
• Sour cream – simply make your own dairy free sour cream by stirring 170g of dairy free Greek style yoghurt with ¾ tsp lemon juice
• Cheese – Angel Food make a delicious Cheesey Sauce Mix and Parmesan Alternative
• Yoghurt – widely available in health food stores made from rice milk, coconut milk, almond milk and soy milk
• Butter – Nuttelex has a wide range of dairy free margarines, perfect to have on toast or to use in baking, or your local health food store will have a selection suitable for allergies

Egg alternatives:
Love Cake Egg Substitute is ideal for replacing eggs in baking
• Unsweetened applesauce or bananas work well when cooking pancakes
• 1 tbsp flaxseed meal + 2.5 tbsp water

Peanut and tree nut butter alternatives:
• Sunflower seed butter
• Pumpkin seed butter

Wheat / gluten alternatives:
• Buckwheat or rice based pasta, brown rice, quinoa, corn and millet are ideal to eat instead of traditional pasta
Orgran and Well & Good make all purpose, self raising, plain and pastry flour suitable for use in gluten free recipes and baking

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