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diary free, egg free, nut free food ideas for a 4 year old

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arianna2012 Thu 19-Jan-17 21:48:51

hello
My daughter is 4 and just found out she is allergic to milk, egg, peanut.
she loves yogurts and cheese but at the moment cant find a child friendly alternative.
also looking for any meal ideas please? new to this only found out 1 week ago.
also can you get any help towards paying for dairy and egg free products as they are so expensive. any tips would be great. thanks in advance smile

NicknameUsed Thu 19-Jan-17 22:01:58

DD is currently doing Veganuary and we get a lot of recipes from Pinterest.

I assume that you eat meat so that will make it easier. I'll be honest and say that we haven't found any cheese substitutes that aren't disgusting, but "yogurt" is easier. The best selection of dairy free dairy foods where we live is in Tesco, so I suggest you go along and have a look at the range for ideas.

DD likes Oatly milk, having tried all the options, but as a drink on its own Rice Dream rice milk is delicious, but not great in things.

You can buy egg free pasta, and home made sauces without dairy and eggs would be very easy - tomato based sauces, Bolognese etc.

You need to be very careful about buying processed foods because milk and milk products find their way into the most unlikely foods.

Good luck. I hope your daughter grows out of these allergies.

NicknameUsed Thu 19-Jan-17 22:04:50

I forgot to add that The Vegan Society website has loads of recipes that are egg and dairy free, and has some fantastic baking recipes.

Jojay Thu 19-Jan-17 22:09:20

YY to tesco yogurts. My lot like the smooth mango soya ones. I've steered clear of cheese so I'm not sure about that

arianna2012 Thu 19-Jan-17 22:17:27

thank you for your reply. any help is great.hopefully after the initial change it will be easier and my daughter has been quite understanding of the change even though shes only 4 . smile

StillRunningWithScissors Thu 19-Jan-17 22:22:14

Approx does some great stuff(my DD loves their chocolate soya milk), yogurt and chocolate puddings.

The free from aisles are great.

Foxes party rings are OK for all those allergies.

You can bake a lot of stuff easily. I don't even buy egg replacer anymore. There are a number of easy substitutes depending on what the egg is for. Oil or pure sunflower spread or trex in place of butter, soya milk for milk. Google vegan recipes, there are some wonderful options.

I'll find a few of my saved favourites and post them here.

BabCNesbitt Thu 19-Jan-17 22:25:31

Re. expense: for the milk alternative, both Tesco and Aldi do cartons of soy milk that are about 60p each. I'm not sure how that compares to cow milk as it's been years since I bought that, but we use the Tesco stuff for everything and DD really likes to drink it.

If you do want to try vegan cheese, Violife isn't too bad, though I prefer to use it on toasties with a little bit of Marmite under it, rather than having it uncooked. Tesco do a decent soft cheese alternative, and Sainsbury's garlic and herb cream "cheese" isn't bad either.

StillRunningWithScissors Thu 19-Jan-17 22:26:57

vegan slow cooker fudge

BertrandRussell Thu 19-Jan-17 22:28:12

It was a proper allergy specialist in a hospital that told you this, wasn't it?

StillRunningWithScissors Thu 19-Jan-17 22:30:37

pancakes

arianna2012 Thu 19-Jan-17 23:04:34

yeah we have had blood tests done and they have come back grade 5 and 6 allergy. My daughter also has severe atopic eczema so w are hoping this will help her skin condition now that we know. we go to see a dietitian in 2 weeks so hopefully that will help too. we also have allergy back patch testing next week - the main problem is trying to find a child friendly substitute for the cheese, yogurts she like.

May09Bump Thu 19-Jan-17 23:06:06

My DS has the same allergies we use Alpro Growing up milk which is fortified. Alpro is quite good for yogurts etc.

We also use a lot of Orgran products - their cake mixes are great for muffins, birthday cake etc. Also, their No egg (egg replacer) is fantastic.

Cheese replacement has been hard - we use violife cheese alternative slices, quite good for cheese toasties etc. Tastes a bit too salty, but ok in balanced diet.

Hovis has a nut free factory - so we tend to use there bread products, have to read ingredients as some have dairy and egg.

Would advise getting Epipens from Allergist / GP, if you haven't already - especially when for when travelling on planes / boats etc. Look out for other symptoms such as skin conditions or related asthma issues, along with rhinitus.

It's much easier now to handle with labelling, for parents and kids. Also, there is more variety today than when my son was diagnosed - had to make almost everything from scratch.

AtleastitsnotMonday Thu 19-Jan-17 23:13:25

If she likes yoghurt how about custard. Birds custard powder is dairy free, you just need to make it up with a plant based milk (oat/rice etc)
Dried pasta doesn't contain egg but fresh does.
Google accidentally vegan. It has loads of products that just happen to be dairy free then you can cross reference for nuts.
What were your typical meals and snacks prior to. Diagnosis?

Solasum Thu 19-Jan-17 23:19:40

Gnocchi are good as a alternative to fresh pasta.

There is a recipe on here for banana and chocolate chip muffins which has been v useful for eggfree DS. It uses melted butter but sure it would work with oil instead.

Kinnerton make their chocolate in a nut free factory.

Lots of sausages have egg in them, most preprepared bread seems to have dairy products and/or egg. God knows why.

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