Allergy-Friendly Food Product Help

Ancient Harvest Quinoa Corp. – Ancient Harvest manufactures Quinoa Flakes (a great option for hot cereal or as an ingredient for baking), quinoa flour (for baking), quinoa/corn pastas, as well as red and traditional (white) quinoa.   Quinoa is an ancient grain that was used by the Incas.  It is packed with protein, it’s a good source of fiber, and it is gluten-free.  You can read more about the nutritional value of quinoa as well as the products that this company manufactures via their website. 

Bob’s Red Mill – they have several alternative flours, as well as some gluten-free mixes (cake, breads, brownies, pancakes, pizza crust, cookies, etc).  Read the labels carefully to make sure they are safe for you.  You can use an egg replacer in lieu of eggs.  I’ve found these products in most grocery stores, in the natural or organic food aisles.
Cherrybrook KitchenThis company makes gluten-free cake, cookie, brownie and pancake mixes.  They have mixes with glutens and without, so if you buy them, make sure you are getting the right one.  Some stores only sell the mix with gluten, while other stores sell both.  The cakes and cupcakes come out very soft and moist.

“Coconut Secret” Coconut Aminos (Soy Sauce alternative) Manufactured by Leslie’s Organics, this soy sauce alternative is soy-free, Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, 65% less sodium than soy sauce, and made from organic coconut sap and sea salt.  It tastes amazingly like soy sauce!  So far, I have only found this at Whole Foods for approximately $6.99/bottle and online.

Daiya (cheese alternative) – Pronounced “Day-Ya”, these “cheeses” are free of dairy, lactose, casein, gluten and even soy!  The manufacturer uses pea protein instead of soy.  Currently available in shredded cheddar and mozzarella flavors.  They are rather tasty and THEY ACTUALLY MELT!!!  Ingredient list is available at the manufacturer’s website.  They are currently available at Whole Foods and Wegman’s, but it’s likely that they will be available in other stores in the near future. 

Enjoy Life Foods – Enjoy Life has several allergy-friendly products (i.e. gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free, dairy-free, & nut-free), including “Boom Choco Boom” Chocolate Bars!!!  Be sure to check out their chocolate chips, to see if they might be safe for you or child!    Many of the grocery store chains are now carrying their products.  There are also printable coupons located on their site.

Ener-G – This company makes many alternative flours, etc.  I’ve found them in several stores, in the natural or organic food aisles.  They make an egg-replacer, which comes in handy if it’s safe for you.  Check the ingredients carefully to make sure the products are safe for you. 

Gluten-Free Pantry – Gluten-free products (baking mixes, etc).  Substitutions can be made for eggs and milk, etc., which are called for in their recipes. 
Ian’s Natural FoodsThey sell frozen packaged foods such as French toast sticks, fish sticks, chicken nuggets, popcorn hotdogs, kids’ meals, and “Alphatots” that are free of wheat, gluten, egg, dairy, soy, and nuts.  If you buy these, just make sure you look carefully to make sure you’re getting the right one, as they sell some with their original recipe and some that are free of those food allergens already mentioned.  I have found these at several local stores. 

Namaste Foods (cake mixes, muffin mixes, flour mixes, etc).  I have found these at Whole Foods.  
Nature's HiLights Pizza Crust  (yes, that is the correct spelling.)  Made with only brown rice and potato.  No website has been found for this manufacturer.  I have ONLY found these at Whole Foods in the frozen pizza case as well as online at specialty stores.     

Vance’s Foods – Manufacturer of “DariFree” potato-based milk substitute.  You can purchase this product in plain or chocolate flavor (some people find that the chocolate is rather tasty).  It is available online, directly from Vance’s as well as other online locations (i.e. Allergy Grocer).   I have also recently found it at Wegman’s, so you can check other stores as well.