Navigating the Real World When Your Child Has a Food Sensitivity
When we received Brynn’s food sensitivity test results, we were shocked at first that eggs were the culprit. But thankfully, she had such a positive attitude, and everyone was on board with eliminating eggs from her diet.
On top of eliminating eggs from her homes, it is important to communicate to her school and family members that we would like her to avoid eggs. For school, I thought it was important to send some egg-free treats for her to have during holidays and on birthdays so that she gets to feel special and a part of the celebration as well.
Shopping at the Store
When I went to my local grocery store, Kroger, I was looking for easy options, I could just grab easily at the store and feel good about her eating. Since I found these at my regular store in the natural section, I would hope that these are options that most people can find at their grocery store as well.
If you have the time, I am sure you could find even more options at a specialty health grocery store like Better Health, Fresh Thyme, or Whole Foods. For me, these are slightly more of a time commitment to get to, especially with kids. I also have a Thrive Membership that has great options, but I wanted to see what I could get at that moment since her school needed them the next day.
On top of finding egg-free options, I wanted healthier treats that were generally refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and preservative free.
Options for School Treats
- Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups
- J. Luehder’s Vegan Gummy Soft Candies
- The Complete Cookie in flavors peanut butter, snickerdoodle, and chocolate chip
- Nature’s Bakery Brownies
- Cocomel’s Caramels
As she reviews each one, I will come back here and post an update.
Egg-Free Ice Cream
While I was at the store, I also picked up some Coconut Bliss coconut ice cream to have for dessert that night. In these early days of knowing about her food sensitivity, I wanted to show her that she can still have delicious treats and snacks without feeling deprived and while healing her body. Plus, ice cream sounded really good.
She really liked the vanilla and chocolate peanut butter flavors. Noah and I really liked the chocolate peanut butter, and Brendon loved the dark chocolate ice cream.
Can’t wait to find more options for her to try!