Grocery Shopping: A Few of my Favorite Brands

Snow is on the horizon for the next few days. When it finally stops snowing, the following days are predicted to have highs below zero. I figured today was the day to go stock up on some groceries.

We have a great grocery store (HyVee) with a newly expanded Health Market. The lady who runs the Health Market is amazing and often carries products just because I ask for them! Just this week, I asked my HyVee if they would carry Just Mayo. It’s a vegan mayonnaise. Just today I already found out the answer- YES! If your grocery store doesn’t carry the brands or products you want, ask and see if they can bring them in for you.

I peeked into my cart and thought I should take a photo and share. I am very thankful for HyVee, Silk, Daiya, Van’s Natural Foods, and other companies that provide safe foods for us.

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(Yes, that is an empty GoGo Squeez in the corner of my grocery cart. That is my go to healthy snack for SG to eat while I shop. We love GoGo Squeez!)

(Yes, again, those are used baby wipes under the GoGo Squeez. You food allergy parents know we must wipe EVERYTHING in the cart down, at least once, if not twice!)

We are ready for the snow!

We are ready for the snow!

What are some of your favorite food allergy brands? While we love many more (Earth Balance, Enjoy Life, etc.) these are the brands that happened to be in my grocery cart today. Please share some of your favorite brands.

Disclaimer: I have not been paid by any of these brands or received any type of compensation. I just love these brands and want other food allergy parents to know what safe foods are out there. I really struggled when SG was first diagnosed with dairy and egg allergies. I want to help others if I can. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Grocery Shopping: A Few of my Favorite Brands

  1. I am so excited about finding your blog! I just found out my son had a Dairy Allergy last fall! It has been VERY hard to adjust to the change! I struggled a lot at the beginning but I am doing a lot better now as a few months have passed….BUT I Always love trying to find recipes & tips from others who are going through/or have gone through a big diet change!

    My son loves enjoy life chocolate chunks. I buy them from Amazon because they are the best prize I have seen! He also likes Daiya shredded cheese cold-not melted. Also likes So Delicious yogurt & ice cream! I also buy earth balance sticks. I am so happy to have found items that he enjoys!

    I have been wanting to try the cheddar wedge & cream cheese from daiya. I also just noticed that Silk brand has yogurt….and found that a local grocery stores carries it so I will be checking that out Very soon!

    What is that box with the waffle on it in the top left photo? Are those “buttery” sticks? What brand are they?

    • I’m so glad you found me! Going dairy free is a major life change and overwhelming at first. It sounds like you are getting the hang of it. Did you know Oreos are dairy free? 🎉 I was shocked when I found that out!!

      We also love the Enjoy Life chocolate chunks and chocolate chips. We even keep some chocolate chunks in a little container on the kitchen counter for an easy & quick chocolate treat!

      We have been very pleased with the Daiya products. They even have frozen pizzas! I try to always keep one of their pizzas in the freezer for those nights I don’t want to cook.

      The Silk yogurts are amazing! The Huzz and SG’s favorite is the peach and mango and my fave is the strawberry yogurt. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

      The box you asked about is Van’s Natural Foods blueberry waffles. They are gluten free, dairy free & egg free. We are not gluten free but enjoy these. My toddler loves these waffles. Not all of their waffles are dairy free so make sure to double check the box if you try these.

      We use the Earth Balance tub for our spreadable “butter.” I bake with Fleischmann’s Unsalted Margarine. Only the unsalted version is safe.

      I hope this helps! If you have anymore questions, please ask. We food allergy moms are in this together!!!

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