Monday, August 27, 2012

Great Day SA Appearance - Food Allergy Friendly Products

I was on the KENS5 morning show Great Day SA! 

(The segment begins with a chat with Dr. Gonzalez-Reyes and my segment begins about 1/2 way in...)
I brought a bunch of things from my pantry to show people some alternative items for feeding children with food allergies.  In the first part of the segment, they spoke with Dr. Erika Gonzalez-Reyes of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates of South Texas about food allergies and their prevalence, signs, symptoms, emergency treatment, etc.  Next, they came over to the "kitchen" area (about 3 minutes into the segment), and I spoke a bit about my daughter's multiple food allergies and discussed some of the products I brought with me.  I didn't get to discuss them all, so below is a list of what I had with me.  Everything I brought is from my own pantry, with the exception of the "Ricemellow Creme", which I bought, recently, and have not yet tried with my daughter.  It can be used for making "Rice Krispies treats".  I usually use melted marshmallows.

Products displayed during the segment:

Sam Mills - Pasta D'Oro - Corn Pasta
Tinkyada - Rice Bran Pasta - Fettucini Style
Hemp Hearts - raw shelled hemp seeds (full of protein and Omega-3 and Omega-6!)
HEB Gluten-Free Cornbread Mix (couldn't find a link)
Enjoy Life Crunchy Sugar Crisp Cookies
King Arthur Flour Multi-Purpose Flour
King Arthur Flour Gluten-Free Bread Mix
King Arthur Flour Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix
Simply Organic Pancake and Waffle Mix (using the link, because it lists the ingredients)
Rice Dream Enriched Vanilla Rice Milk
Living Harvest Vanilla Hemp Milk (also see my non-dairy milk comparison post)
Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Cereal - Gluten-Free
Ener-G Egg Replacer
Ener-G Xanthan Gum (provides binding for gluten-free baking)

A product that I forgot to bring, that I LOVE, is Spectrum Organic Shortening.  It's made from organic palm.  I use it as a substitute for shortening and butter, depending on the recipe.  I also didn't bring the Earth Balance spread, because it requires refrigeration, but they have a line of non-dairy (and even one that is soy-free) spreads that can be used as butter substitutes.  Their Original and Olive Oil varieties contain flax, so they are not safe for my daughter.  Their Whipped variety has pea protein, which is also not safe for my daughter.  I will be trying out the Soy Garden variety, soon.  I will need to check with them, first about cross-contamination issues with their flax and non-flax varieties.  As always, read each label, on EACH variety, to make sure it does not contain your/your child's specific allergens!

If your child has food allergies, be sure to join Kids with Food Allergies to take advantage of their recipe database.  You can also click on the label "recipes" at the bottom of the blog, to see some of the recipes I have posted.  There are also plenty to be found on Google!

1 comment:

  1. Ah, I see now that you are in San Antonio!

    Nice to know where everyone is around the world.