Wheat Allergy

Wheat allergy is another of the top three most inconvenient allergies [soy, corn, wheat]~  Jacob had Wheat and Soy added to his allergy list on the same day! It literally eliminated his  main foods at the time: Cheerios, dinosaur chicken nuggets, soy milk, and toast!~ as well as crackers, cookies,  most babyfood, and PASTA! So I can relate to the frustration of having this on the allergy list! Now, the good news is that there are so many alternatives available locally these days. I am sure will find many of them in your local grocery store. You can also find options available at Whole Foods, or online.  You can even get them on Amazon.com!

FAAN website:  http://www.foodallergy.org/page/wheat-allergy A wheat allergy is not the same as Celiac disease, and wheat-free does not mean gluten-free,  you MUST read the labels!

At this point I would like to turn to my favorite allergy cookbook.  If you have not ordered this already, I suggest you do so! The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook by Cybele Pascal.Available on Amazon~ http://www.amazon.com/Allergen-Free-Bakers-Handbook-Cybele-Pascal/dp/1587613484 [no, I don’t get a commission! 😉 ] I love her cookbooks! Her recipes are for wheat-gluten-dairy-egg-soy-tree nut and sesame- Free  foods. She offers great lists of ingredients, what they are, how to use them, and where to find them; as well as substitutions. You will also find recipes for Bread, Cookies, and Pie Crust ~that my husband claims is the best he has ever had! You can also find her on Facebook, and her website~ She has a recipe for dinner rolls in her cookbook that are GREAT! I make up a batch, and freeze them, then just take one out at mealtime, microwave for 30 seconds, and feed to Jacob.

Some foods you may consider are: Rice Chex and Corn Chex~ (BOTH are Gluten-Free too!) Crispex cereal, 365 Organic  Fruity Os and plain Os, cereal at Whole Foods-

There are a LOT of Pasta alternatives available, rice noodles, brown rice noodles, corn pasta, and quinoa.  You can usually find these at your local grocery stores or Whole Foods.

Some of the Flour products you will want to buy are: Xanthan gum, potato starch flour, Tapioca flour, white rice flour, and perhaps coconut flour [I love using it for cookies].

Ian’s brand available at Whole Foods and some local groceries, Offer a variety of products that are clearly labeled with what they are free of~ BUT make sure you check them carefully because NOT all of their products are wheat-soy-egg-dairy,  etc.- free. They may be free of all things or only a few! so again- READ LABELS! 🙂

NOTE to Parents: PLAY-DOH contains WHEAT!!!

It is surprising  how many random things have wheat in them! ~ like most prepared foods, including frozen chicken nuggets, fish sticks, etc; soy sauce, or even sweet potato french fries! Check the brand of Chicken and Beef broth you use~ These often have dairy, soy and wheat in them!  You MUST READ LABELS!!!~I know I keep repeating this, but there is nothing more frustrating than getting home from an expensive shopping trip, then realizing you bought the wrong food, or got something that contains your allergy trigger!

 

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5 Responses to Wheat Allergy

  1. Angela April 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    I was just diagnosed with wheat, milk, and rice allergy. I don’t know what I can and cannot eat. I am so confused and can’t find anywhere or anyone to help.

    • Multiplefoodallergyhelp~Jenny April 24, 2011 at 6:56 am #

      Hi Angela, So sorry to hear about your diagnosis. A Rice and Wheat allergy is going to be a bit difficult, but not impossible! You are still ok with corn, other grains, and soy- so there are going to be a lot of options still for you! Soy milk, Tofutti-soy cream cheese, Soy Ice cream, Corn Chex, 365 Morning Os cereal, I also Recommend you check out Navan Foods page for specialty diets and enter your allergens and check the list for other food options! We are lucky to live in an age where we have many dietary options for allergen sufferers. Best of Luck! I will try to get a rice allergy page added for you this week too. I know it is a rare allergy, but you are not the only one out there! ~Jenny

      • Multiplefoodallergyhelp~Jenny April 25, 2011 at 8:42 am #

        PS: Cybele Pascal’s Bakers Handbook has wheat-gluten free recipes, and a bread flour recipe that does not use rice flour. You can substitute the rice ingredients with soy, or alternative flours. (and her recipes are yummy!). ~Jenny

  2. Angela April 25, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    Thank you so much!! You have helped a lot! I wish you all the best as well. God Bless.

  3. Kim July 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    I have 2 out of 4 children with food allergies. My son is allergic to rice, wheat, nuts and tree nuts. And now we just found out my daughter is allergic to rice, wheat, potato, barley, eggs, milk/dairy and chicken. Veggies, fruits, beef, pork and seafood are all we have and I am in desperate need of some recipe ideas if you have any to share. I’m fresh out of new ideas!

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