Most people have some of the same staples in their pantry or kitchen as others do, right? Sugar, Flour, Eggs, Milk…and the list goes on. That’s not necessarily so if you have food allergies. I feel sure that my cabinets and fridge are filled with items quite different than yours. Today’s post will highlight some great food choice alternatives (for me, at least) and the wonderful companies that strive to provide safe foods.
Here are some of my food staples!!
Gerbs Pumpkin Kernels (Seeds)
Gerbs Sunflower Kernels (Seeds)
Organic Rice Dream Rice Drink (Original Enriched)
Sunbutter (Sunflower Sunbutter – Natural)
Edward & Sons Organic Brown Rice Snaps (Unsalted Plain)
Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips
Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mega Chunks
These are all products in my pantry, because they are all allergy-safe products for me to eat. Now, I realize everyone’s allergies are different so while these particular products may not work for you, I do want to introduce you to these wonderful companies.
Here is the website for Gerbs: http://www.mygerbs.com/
You can read The Gerbs Pledge here: http://www.mygerbs.com/all-natural-pledge/
In part their pledge reads…“Our entire product line is FREE from the Top 11 Recognized Allergen’s. We inspect, roast, package, store, and ship all our lines to ensure they are: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Egg Free, Sesame Free, Milk/Dairy Free, Fish Free, Crustacean Free, Shellfish Free, and Mustard Free.”
Gerbs also welcomes phone calls or emails:
Gerbs – Allergen Friendly Foods
92 Allendale Ave.
Johnston, RI 02919
Here is the website for Enjoy Life: https://enjoylifefoods.com/our-foods/
You can read Enjoy Life’s Allergy Friendly Statement here: https://enjoylifefoods.com/free-from-living/allergy-friendly/
This is a part of their statement…“All Enjoy Life Foods products are free-from the eight most common food allergens in the United States, as declared by the FDA — wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish. In addition, our products are made in our allergy-friendly facility, so there’s no chance of contamination. We also are free from Canada’s twelve priority food allergens, which include the top eight plus sulfites, crustaceans, sesame and mustard.”
Enjoy Life welcomes phone calls or emails:
8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60631
301 Salem Rd.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Email contact page: https://enjoylifefoods.com/contact-us/
Here is the website for SunButter: http://sunbutter.com/
You can read SunButter’s Allergy Friendly Statement here: http://sunbutter.com/allergy-information/
This is a part of their statement…“SunButter is free from all of the top 8 food allergens*. SunButter is also free from the ten priority food allergens* identified by Health Canada, CFIA, allergy associations and the Canadian medical community: Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Eggs, Milk, Mustard, Seafood, Sesame, Soy, Sulphites, and Wheat.”
SunButter welcomes phone calls or emails:
PO Box 3022
Fargo, ND, 58108
Toll Free: 877-873-4501
Fax Free: 701-282-5325
Email contact page: http://sunbutter.com/contact/
As I said in my previous post “Food Allergies – 10 Things To Know”, life doesn’t end with a diagnosis of Food Allergies. It only changes. Concentrate on what you CAN eat and not on what you CAN’T eat. Check out these great companies and see if their products will work for you.
Now for the Disclaimer: I am not a trained medical professional, a trained dietitian or even a self-proclaimed Know-It-All about food allergies. So please do not take my posts about food allergies as medical advice. These are my own personal experiences and findings. Always check with your doctor first!!