Grab ‘n Go Snacks (Dairy and Egg Free!)

“Everyone bring a snack!”

“Let’s have a bring your own lunch picnic!”

“Our classes have snack time.”

My view of food has completely changed since finding out SG is allergic to dairy and eggs. When I hear those phrases above, I know I have to speak up and ask if I can bring snacks for everyone. And for my friends not to bring anything. It is so worth it to have SG included AND safe. And it’s totally awesome when friends volunteer to bring safe snacks to share! My friends ROCK!!!

Here’s a list of safe snacks I’ve compiled. Please share this post and save it for later. You never know when you might make friends like us and need this list. ­čÖé

If you’re new to food allergies and aren’t quite sure what store bought snacks are dairy and egg free, this is the list for you.

As always, please read every label, every time.  Companies can and do change recipes and ingredients.

This is our “grab and go” safe snack list. It is BRAND SPECIFIC. If you buy the generic Oreos, they may contain milk (I’ve read that some generic Oreos do have milk!)

Enjoy!

Oreos- Regular chocolate and double stuffed chocolate, Golden Oreos (regular and double stuffed)

Kraft and HyVee brand marshmallows

Rold Gold pretzel sticks and twists

Dole Raisins (These are super plump and amazing!)

Florida’s Natural Organic Fruit Snacks, “Fruit Grove Nuggets” and “Berrilicious Nuggets”

GoGo squeeZ Applesauce Pouches

Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars “Oats ‘n Honey”

Simply Balanced Strawberry Fruit Strips

Plain Cheerios

All Enjoy Life products (They are free of the top 8 allergens.)

Original Ritz Crackers

Mott’s Natural Applesauce

Honey Maid Graham Crackers: Chocolate and Honey

Honey Maid Teddy Grahams: Honey, Chocolate, and Chocolate Chip

Pop Tarts: Frosted and Unfrosted Strawberry and Blueberry

Dole Fruits in Plastic Cups: Peaches, Apples, Pears, Mandarin Oranges & Pineapple

Fresh Fruit & Veggies
(Please note: It’s best if a fruit isn’t cut at someone’s house other than the food allergy parent. Cross contamination can occur and make the fruit unsafe. CC can come from a cutting board, knife, colander, the parent touching an allergen then cutting fruit, etc. It’s best to bring a “pre-packaged” fruit or veggie like cuties, bananas, baby carrots in the unopened bag, etc.)

Candy: Smarties, Starburst, Skittles, Dum-Dums, and Starburst Jelly Beans.

We are always looking for more safe snacks.

Please comment below with any other dairy and egg free snacks that you have discovered. Thanks so much!

Our Safe Snack Box

Our Safe Snack Box

 

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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. ­čÖé