Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pre-Packaged Dairy-free Egg-free Peanut-free Goodness

(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):

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.

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.


Plain 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 (under close supervision/choking hazard... I know.)
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)

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Melissa said...

We just found out this week that the source of Hannah's unexplained sneezing and puffy, dark circled eyes is the shampoo we have been using that just happens to contain milk protein.

Not so pleased with myself after that slip-up.

Unknown said...

parkay squeeze butter?!?!? serious!!?!?! can you tell i'm excited!

Tracy said...

I've actually found quite a few things my dairy free kid can have that's prepackaged. I love to bake so I make most cookies etc. from scratch but it's nice have packaged things for quick snacks etc. Cinnamon graham crackers are a favorite over here. I'm going to try some of your recipes one of these days thanx for posting them!

Julie said...

In our home we have several food allergies or sensitivities -
Banana, peanut, tree nut, coconut, citrus and dairy. Plus food coloring (red 40, yellow 5 & 6) send my 5 1/2 year old climbing up the walls.

It is indeed a challenge.

Anonymous said...

This is a great list! Thanks so much! TheYoungest is about to turn 9 months and we just started with trader joe's version of cheerios.

Andrea said...

It's great that you've found some good options that work for you!

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

yum..ok so i'm jealous...we are gluten, dairy and egg free. (oh my!) also try and not do soy much (which eliminate a lot of butter replacement products) i have about 12 cans of pumpkin and have been googling for gfdfef pumpkin recipes. they all have eggs...but i can tell ya DS gets major dark circle and who knows what it does to the poor kids' brain- just ain't worth it... we basically don't shop the middle aisles...still i like your list. I'm in the middle of coming up w. my own... like your blog very cute.

Clinging By The Fingernails said...

We've recently started a wheat- and dairy-free diet. I didn't realize how much I relied on processed foods (or pizza, or eating out). It's been a real adjustment. And stressful, I admit. Feeding your kid is kind of close to the heart, even when you're doing a cruddy job of it. Suddenly having to worry about it so much more is emotionally challenging.

I'm glad other people blog about it. It's helpful to read.

Unknown said...

so you really did try the mcdonalds french fries? i'm so nervous about cross contamination. what are your thoughts? miles barely gets a drink at fast food places but we are doing it more often now....especially after our week of vacation last week.

Melissa said...

I did not notice the fries on the list until the latest comment...You might want to OMIT THEM NOW!!!

Scroll down to the french fries heading - just a snippet here:

*CONTAINS: WHEAT AND MILK (Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients).

and also,

Anonymous said...

I recently found two amazing Dairy, Egg and Peanut free baking mixes that taste incredible. They're by a company called Cherrybrook Kitchen. I made the chocolate chip cookies a week or so ago, and even though I messed up the mix (added too much water) they tasted great. And last night I made the fudgy and rich I honestly couldn't believe it. They also make frosting and pancake mix and other stuff, some are gluten free as well. I can't wait to order some (Our local Kroger only carries the brownie and cookie mix). Oh, the link:

Linda said...

Hello, I just came across your blog! Its great! My son is a year old with dairy, egg and peanut allergies. I was so scared in the beginning that I really restricted his diet, so much so that now I am having a lot of trouble getting him to eat! He just does not eat enough! What can i do?

Unknown said...

Just an FYI..the Sara Lee breads used to work great for us too - my oldest, 6, has anaphylaxis to milk. Sara Lee changed thier ingredients and now ALL of thier breads have milk :(

Unknown said...

This is an awesome list.... thank you.. my nephew has a milk, egg, and soy allergy (amongst others)... and my sister is always reading labels.. I am going to send her to this website!

Anonymous said...

My daughter was just diagnosed with milk allergies a few weeks ago, and I am relieved to see a web site that provides lists of foods she CAN have that won't triple my grocery bill. Thank you for offering a guiding light =)

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know of any brownie recipe or boxed mix that is dairy free and tastes good? I tried to make chocolate banana brownies, but they didn't go over too well.

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

re brownie mix..if you have a Trader Joes near you- i love their gfcf brownie mix. Namaste is also 'ok' but a bit too sweet for my taste

Becky @ BoysRuleMyLife said...

Brownie Recipe: Both Egg free and Dairy Free (when you use a DF margarine)

This tasted best the next day. :)

jamie said...

I found several Duncan Hines cake mixes that only listed wheat as the allergen present. I used the pineapple upside down cake mix and a can of pumpkin to make muffins and they were so good. My egg, milk & peanut allergic twin two year olds thought so too!

Anonymous said...

I am surprised to see Best Value Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (Wal*Mart brand) on your list! I never shop at WalMart but now I might have to check it out. I have always used the Enjoy Life brand but it is super expensive!

Anonymous said...

Guittard makes a real semisweet chocolate chip that is dairy free. They come in a goldish package. They taste great and are very reasonably priced!

monafaye said...

Thank you so much. I have an egg, peanut and tree nut free child. I'm constantly researching.

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