Food Allergy Awareness: Over 120 Top 8-Free Recipes & Resources (2024)


By Alisa Fleming on In The News, News

Mother’s Day coincides with another special day – the beginning of Food Allergy Awareness Week. May is Allergy Awareness Month, and each year one week is dedicated to food allergy awareness. For 2022, it runs from May 8th to May 14th. Though it hasn’t received as much fanfare these past two years, the Empire State Building is continuing their Food Allergy Awareness tradition. On May 10th, they will glow teal once again. And we’ve forged ahead with an update of our food allergy awareness information and top allergen-free recipes. But remember, awareness shouldn’t be limited to just one week. We encourage you to use and share and use this information any time of the year!

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Food Allergy Awareness Week: Over 120 Recipes and Resources

This post includes information to help increase awareness and accommodation of food allergies. It covers the topic of allergies vs intolerances, has dozens of top 8-free recipes, and includes community resources, like awareness printables. This post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or sway you toward any type of diet. If you believe you have any type of food reaction, consult your physician.

Food Allergy, Intolerance, …

Below is a cool diagram that outlines at a glance the differences between what we think of as a classic food allergy and food intolerance.

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…or an Allergy that Behaves Like an Intolerance?

But this simple assessment is not the end all be all of possible food reaction issues. Lying somewhere in the middle ground is Eosinophilic Esophagitis(EoE) – a condition that hits home for my family – and Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES). Both are immune system reactions to food (like classic food allergies addressed above) butoccur specifically in the gastrointestinal tract (like food intolerance). Both EoE and FPIES are typically classified by the medical community as food allergies, but the reaction times may be more delayed and they can onset later in life.

As you may have guessed, milk is a top trigger in all four of the aforementioned food reaction types. For those without an IgE-mediated food allergy reaction (a.k.a. that classic food allergy diagnosis), but who are certain they are reacting to the protein in dairy, not the lactose, EoE and FPIES might be worth looking into. They are both cell-mediated reactions, so traditional IgE testing may not be enough to uncover the issue.

Alisa’s Top 8-Free Recipes

What would Food Allergy Awareness Week be without amazing food? Following are some allergy-friendly and gluten-free recipes that we have enjoyed in my home. All are free of the Top 8 Food Allergens (dairy, egg, wheat / gluten, soy, peanut, tree nut, fish, and shellfish) and for the most are free of the Canadian Top 11 Food Allergens, too!

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Top 8-Free Smoothies and Bevies

  • Breakfast Blueberry Smoothie
  • Mighty Molasses Milk
  • (adapted)
  • Light Coconut Milk Creamer
  • Tropical Spring Smoothie
  • Banana Split Shake
  • Homemade Maple Hemp Milk
  • Super Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake
  • Cherry Chocolate Chip Shake
  • Black and Blue Smoothie
  • Hot Cocoa made with Water
  • Peachy Power Smoothie
  • Papaya Mango Shake with Fresh Raspberry Puree
  • Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie
  • Summer Sunrise Smoothie
  • Pomegranate Smoothie
  • Cosmic Coconut, Cranberry and Cherry Smoothies
  • Chocolate Spice Smoothie

Top 8-Free Breakfasts

  • Cream Biscuits and Gravy
  • Strawberry Shortcake Waffles(pictured above)
  • Jumbo Triple Chocolate Mug Muffins
  • Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops
  • The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Pancakes
  • Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
  • Mini Maple French Toast Casseroles
  • Banana Oat Trail Mix Muffins
  • Vanilla Chia Pudding Parfaits(pictured above)
  • Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
  • Cinnamon Buckwheat French Toast
  • Healthy Power Muffins
  • Overnight Buckwheat Pancakes

Top 8-Free Meals and Meal-Makers

Top 8-Free Snacks

  • Cheesy Quinoa Bites
  • Chewy No Bake Granola Bars
  • Caramel Apple Oat Bars(pictured above)
  • Mexican 7-Layer Dip
  • No Bake Iced Lemon Cookie Granola Bars
  • Healthy Caramel Apple Nachos
  • Frozen Fruit Pops
  • Healthy Vegan Queso Dip
  • Maple Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
  • Rustic Cinnamon Apple Saute
  • Super-Friendly Trail Mix Cereal Bars
  • Wholesome Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
  • Triple Chocolate Granola
  • Wholesome Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Dough Balls

Top 8-Free Desserts

  • Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  • Every Monster Edible Cookie Dough
  • Strawberry Fool Dessert
  • Classic Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream
  • Mixed Fruit Crisp
  • No Bake Power Cookies
  • S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches with Homemade Marshmallow Ice Cream
  • Homemade Chocolate Kisses
  • Deconstructed Banana Cream Pie Parfaits
  • Pumpkin Apple Pie Cake
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Brownie Pizza
  • Whipped Coconut Cream
  • Banana Cream Pie 4 All
  • Dairy-Free Fantasy Fudge
  • Peach Crisp Ice Cream
  • Blackberry Lime Yogurt Pops
  • Sandwich Cookies with Homemade Icings
  • Fudge Bites
  • Chocolate Pudding Ice Cream
  • Cranberry Pumpkin Bread
  • Fudgy No Bake Oat Cookies
  • Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream
  • Double Chocolate Orange Cookies
  • Buttercream Frosting
  • Sunbutter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches (adapted)
  • Chocolate Pudding with Raspberry Infusion
  • Instant Sweetened Condensed Mylk
  • Perfect Pumpkin Bread
  • Mini Salted Caramel Cupcakes
  • Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Fruit ‘n Crème Ice Pops
  • Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
  • Ice Cream Sandwich Cake with Vanilla Whip and Chocolate Cream Filling
  • Maple Cream Fudge
  • Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheesy Frosting
  • Strawberries ‘n Cream Chocolate Cups
  • Homemade Peppermint Patties
  • Multi-Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chunky Maple Blueberry Sauce
  • Hot Chocolate Cookies(pictured above)
  • Easy Ice Cream Graham-wiches

Want more? See all 1200+ Top-8 Free Recipes and Reviews!

Visual Guides for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Enjoy and share the infographics, printable posters, bookmarks, and videos below for visual awareness!

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Milk Allergies are Real!

Despite being one of the top eight allergens, and increasing in prevalence each year, milk is often ignored as an allergen. When you run across someone who doesn’t believe, help them gain some Respect for Milk Allergies and educate them on howMilk Allergy is a Leading Cause of Anaphylaxis AND Awareness.

For More Dairy-Free Guidance, Get Go Dairy Free!

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