Food Allergies

Are you dealing with food allergies, sensitivites or intolerances? 

Check out these allergen-friendly recipes!

Gluten Free

Casein/Dairy Free

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free

And if you are eating a gluten-free diet, or are just starting out on a gluten-free diet, check out this great list of websites and online resources for helping you with your new diet!

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Ieda November 5, 2009 at 6:11 am

I love how you’ve separated it by allergens. Being a mom of 2 highly allergic kids, this is agreat asset to the site.


Monica December 9, 2009 at 9:49 pm

AWESOME! I was starting to think I had to go broke keeping my Asperger Son on his gluten/casein free diet! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


Jackie Anglin December 22, 2009 at 10:44 am

Thank you, thank you!!! We cook GF and DF at our home so this is a BIG help!!!


Win Quier January 13, 2010 at 2:12 pm

I love this idea! My daughter and her husband and three children are going to be moving in with us the end of the school year. That will be 8 of us under one roof. Cooking is going to be an issue and if I can save some money in the process I’m all for it!


Karen January 29, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Think about dividing out other allergies as well.
tree nuts


Jan March 21, 2010 at 8:36 pm


Yes, peanut/tree nut allergies are a great concern in my household. Would love to see some recipes that omit these!


Carrie April 11, 2010 at 1:04 am

@Karen, my son has corn and milk allergies and i’ve been needing help.


Karin H April 12, 2010 at 8:07 am

My 4 year old has autism.
He is, at this point, gluten free and dairy free.
Soy is in EVERYTHING!!! Does soy lethicin cause issues?
And our pediatrician is hesitating to let us test him for food allergies or sensitivities.
Any suggestions?


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom April 12, 2010 at 9:46 am

@Karin H,

Hey Karin,

When we were GFCFSF (we are currently just CF with limited gluten), I did not give them soy lechitin.

As for your pediatrician, get a second opinion perhaps?!? You want a supportive pediatrician as you walk this path! Ask your friends or others with autistic kiddos who they recommend and who they trust.



Karin H April 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Thanks so much…you confirmed what I have been thinking but was too afraid to put into words.
I have friends who say they cannot afford GFCF for their kids, but by doing most of it from scratch, it really is do-able.


TammyBissell August 18, 2010 at 3:36 pm

@Karin H,
find someone that will test him!! or do your own elimination diet. avoid all Soy for a month and then let one type in at a time and watch for a reaction which could be tummy issues or skin itches, etc. I have different parts of my face and neck that breakout depending on what I’ve eaten. Of course it took along time to figure out what caused what but once I realized everytime I ate blueberries I would breakout in the same spot. I started to put it all together.
I started out gluten free and later realized that Soy was worse for me than gluten. But most gluten free snacks have soy of some sort. So as they say plain and pure food is better but I”m with ya sometimes it is nice to just have a cookie without baking it first. :-)
also recommend reading “Louder than Words” by Jeannie McCarthy. it focuses on Autism but can be helpful for others like me.


Julie April 18, 2010 at 9:17 pm

We are GF and dairy free for a family of 6. Only 5 of us need to be on this, but I am not going to make 2 meals so we are all on it. I make almost everything from scratch. See if you can join a Co-op. you will most likely have to order by the case(depending on how your Co-op works you may be able to split cases with other), but in my case it comes out to be $1-2/pkg cheaper per PACKAGE than the grocery or healthfood stores. Especially, Bob’s Red Mill products! And that is the brand we use most for the flours that I use in their
bread,cookies, etc.


Heather July 13, 2010 at 11:12 am

My daughter is anaphylactic to eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shelfish, and sulfites. I would love for there to be a place for these as well, please.


Crystal July 25, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Do you have recipes that are sugar free? Just wondering incase I could not find the links. My husband is a diabetic so we are trying to eat everything with Splenda now. However, a lot of sweets are hard to make. For example, making a sugar free chocolate cake is a nightmare.


Jac August 5, 2010 at 10:21 pm

GF cooking is the rule in our home too. It’s easy and cheap to cook boiled 3 lbs of boiled potatoes and keep ready in the fridge. Same with rice. Simple suggestions are to serve boiled or baked potatoes, yams, squash with many meals. One of our favorites is to stir fry 1 lb. ground meat with herbs, 1/2 cup broth and a tablespoon of catsup. Tastes much fancier than it sounds and it tastes yummy over potatoes or rice. GF bread can be really awful, as well as awfully expensive. But GF muffins, pancakes and cookies taste pretty good! Keep hardboiled eggs in the fridge, for quick protein food too. Happy shopping!


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