Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pre-Packaged Dairy-free, Egg-free, Peanut-free

Scroll to bottom of this post for the list of DF-EF-PF pre-packaged food.


(Whew... what a title!)

I admit it... I was a big pre-packaged cooker before Witt's allergies hit us. Yes, allergieS. The dairy allergy was obvious and then the egg allergy was confirmed when he ate something with egg in it... I don't remember what it was, but I do remember him scratching terribly about two hours after ingestion. Poor little guy. I have not tried barley again yet as I just haven't had the time to pay close enough attention. So, at least two confirmed allergies... possibly a third.

Now that Witt starting to eat more table food, I must be more careful now than I was before; so, I want to start a log of pre-packaged foods that he has eaten so I can keep a reference. I hope this list will also help others and verify some of the foods that "appear" to be dairy-free egg-free. By appears to be I mean that there are so many milk derivatives that it is sometimes hard to keep them straight. Also, some things have the same labeling, but might not be milk-derived (ie "caramel color" can come from milk or other places - I have to call the manufacturer to find out). It's a very tedious process of reading labels (many, many times) to keep Witt safe.

Some of these might appear obviously dairy-free, but you just never know... we found dairy products in toddler toothpaste!!!

Although I am do a lot more "from scratch" cooking now, here are the prepackaged foods that Witt has already had without reaction (this will be a living list as I will add as we go and is in no particular order).

Please note that Witt has never had reaction to foods that use the terminology "May contain xyz" or "Processed on lines with xyz". The extent of each person's allergies is different, so be sure to read the labels. This list is not "guaranteed" safe, it is just what worked for us.

UPDATE: Dec 2008 - Witt also tested positive to peanuts this year, so this list will also include peanut free foods he has eaten.

For Milk Allergy Mom's list of tried foods: click here and here.
I Can't Believe It's Vegan also has a huge list of dairy-free egg-free prepackaged foods.
Go Dairy Free has a wonderful list of not dairy free, possibly dairy free, and surprisingly dairy free ingredients.
For other DF Bloggers, check out my Dairy-Free Blogroll.

Cereal/BreakfastPlain Cheerios
Cinnamon Life
Pop-Tarts: Brown Cinnamon & Sugar with icing
Pop-Tarts: Strawberry (no frosting)
Malt-o-Meal Berry Colossal Crunch
Van’s Wheat Free Mini Waffles
100% Pure Maple Syrup
Lucky Charms
Fiber One Caramel Delight
Kellogg's Frosted MiniWheats (Strawberry Delight)
Kroger Instant Oatmeal Lower-sugar Apples and cinnamon
Malt OMeal Marshmallow Mateys
Bluebird Mini Honey Buns

Nabisco Graham Crackers - honey
Cambridge Graham Crackers - honey
Pringles chips- Plain
Best Value Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (Wal*Mart brand)
Kroger Value Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Ritz Original Crackers
Cambridge Ritz style crackers
Clancy's Pretzel Sticks (from Aldi)
Golden OREOs Original
Vanilla MoonPies
SuperPretzels (plain)

Bush's Black Eyed Peas
Del Monte Green Beans
Le Sueurs whole carrots
Plain Applesauce
Canned fruits
Fruit bowls (no parfaits, yogurts, ONLY plain)
DelMonte Greenbeans
Ragu Sauteed Onion & Garlic Pasta Sauce
Parkay Squeeze "butter"
Fleischman's Unsalted margarine
Willow Run Vegan Margarine
Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese
Tofutti Sour Supreme / Better Than Sour Cream
Heinz Ketchup
Kraft Creamy Italian dressing & dip
Kikkoman's soy sauce
Red Star Nutritional Yeast
Rachel Ray's Beef Flavored Stock
Heinz Worcestershire Sauce
Kikkoman Soy Sauce
Hormel Real Bacon Bits (50% Less fat)
Chef's Cupboard Onion Soup Mix (from Aldi's)
Private Selection Organic Chicken Broth (Kroger)

I buy online from The Vegan Store:

Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheese: "Cheddar", "Mozzarella"
Veganaise Mayonaise
Parmazao Imitations Parmesan

Near East Couscous - Wild Mushroom and Herbs
ASIA Specialties Soy Ginger (from Aldi)
Near East Rice Pilaf Mix - Original
Jehling Ramen Noodle Soup - chicken flavor (from Aldi)
10 Minute Success Boil in Bag Rice
Smart Taste Pastas
THAI KITCHEN Spring Onion Instant Rice Noodle Soup

Baby Finger Foods
Gerber Graduates APPLE wagon wheels
Gerber Graduates mini fruits (dried) - banana strawberry
Kroger Brand Little Comforts Puffs – Blueberry, Strawberry Apple
Gerber Graduates Juice Treats

Nesquick Chocolate powder
Hershey's Chocolate syrup
100% Juices
Silk Soy Milk
Rice Dream Milk

Hebrew National Hot Dogs (of course cut up very small with skin removed.)
Great Value fully cooked Homestyle meatballs (frozen at Wal*mart)
Tennessee Pride mild sausage patties
Brookdale Vienna Sausages
Brookdale Potted Meat
Valley Fresh 100% natural while chicken in water
Ian's fish sticks (GF, CF, DF, EF, SF, NF)
Boca Burgers - original vegan
Hormel Real Bacon Bits (50% Less Fat)
Carolina Pride Beef Smoked Sausage
Banquet Chicken Nuggets
Hormel Natural Choice 100% Honey Deli Ham

Sunbeam King Thin
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Publix white
L'Oven Fresh white (Aldi)
Sara Lee Soft & Smooth 100% Honey Wheat - see Aimee's comment

Mt. Olive Kosher Mini Dill Pickles
Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Tater-tots
Old El Paso Taco Dinner Kit

Tofutti Cuties (ice cream sandwiches)
Great Value Semi-sweet chocolate chips
Dairy Free Ice “creams” (DREAM, Purely Decedent)
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Red Velvet (substitute eggs with a little less than 3/4 c unsweetened applesauce)

Fast Food
McDonald's French Fries - see Melissa's comment
Burger King plain hamburger with bun
Burger King french fries
Chicken MeeFun (rice noodles) from our local Chinese restaurant (not at a buffet)
Terriyaki Chicken on a stick from our local Chinese restaurant (not at a buffet)

NOTE: This post has been copied from my personal blog. The original post (from May 2008) and all the comments are still available there, but I thought it would be most handy for those that read here as well.


SAHM said...

It was a sad day at Krogers when I noticed the change in packaging on the Sara Lee Breads. I learned long ago that a packaging change is never a good sign. I checked the ingredients and started literally to cry in the middle of the grocery store. This woman next to me asked if I was alright and I explained to her what was going on. Bless her heart she tried to help me find a new bread that Roger could have and that was free of HFCS. Finally found Arnold's Dutch Country 100% Whole Wheat. It does not taste as good as the Sara Lee stuff did, but it is both safe (milk free) and doesn't contain HFCS!
Great list. We use a lot of those products. By the way we go February 8th for our annual tests. Praying for good results!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

my kids have all the same allergies as yours. We have to omit foods with milk, eggs, nuts, peanuts, green peas, and shellfish. It gets trying some days, but my mom always cooked from scratch so it was easy to alter recipes for the kids.
A few things that we can use include:
Walmart brand popcorn chicken
Mia premade pizza crusts (2 in package inc sauce)
new Smart Balance with flax oil spread (comes in a 2 pack of small tubs (15 oz total) package label says nondairy and lactose free
Sunbutter (amazing!!!)
enjoy life chocolate chips
Nabisco red package of oatmeal and vanilla cookies
Old Cape Cod oyster crackers

If I come across anything else that we use regularly I will come back and let you know. There are so many things they can have... and so many they can not

It was nice to visit your blog.


Lizze said...

Thank you so much for the list! We just found out that our youngest son, Emmett John, is allergic to milk and eggs (so far). Until I found your blog, the only list I had come across was the PETA List.

Thanks again and I'll be back! :-)

Anonymous said...

This is great! My son is almost five and he's allergic to dairy, egg, nuts and shellfish. We have also found that MOST Arnold bread is dairy/egg/nut free, Winn-Dixie brand white bread, Tyson Fun Nuggets, (frozen chicken nuggets) and Tyson frozen grilled and ready chicken strips, jimmy dean original sausage links, SO Delicious Soy Ice Cream (FANTASTIC ON ALLERGY REGULATION.. and my son loves it!), teddy grahams, original sunchips.
All of the previous to my best knowledge are allergen free, of course be sure to check the label as ingredients change. For eating out, cracker barrel has a great allergy free menu and does a great job making sure there is no cross contamination. Zaxby's French fries, burger king chicken fries, chicken tenders, french fries and onion rings. Arbys curly fries, potato cakes and homestyle fries.

Hope this helps someone!
Thanks for all of your suggestions, I'm going to buy some of them from the grocery store now!!!