Shopping for a Child with Food Allergies

This handy list of alternative foods will make it easier for you to find products that won’t cause an adverse reaction in your child
By Bonnie Bester

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If you have a child with a food allergy you’ll most likely have scoured supermarket shelves looking for things that won’t set off a reaction in your child. One mom to a toddler with food allergies has done her homework and shares her list of allergy-friendly food…
Purity Goodies! in strawberry or banana flavour (dairy, soy, egg, wheat free)
Laager Shake4Kids in Strawberry Rooibos or Chocolate Rooibos (no allergens)
Breakfast bars / snacks
Organix Goodies Organic Cocoa & Raisin Soft Oaty Bars (dairy, soy, nut free)
Happy Baby Organic Puffs (dairy, soy, nut free)
Orgran Outback Animal biscuits (gluten, wheat, dairy, egg, yeast, GMO, soy, nut free)
Orgran Chocolate Cake Mix (gluten, wheat, dairy, egg, yeast, GMO, soy, nut free)
Ole Margarine (diary, soy free)                 
Cardin Margarine (dairy, soy free)           
Orgran Rice & Corn Lasagna, Mini Sheet (wheat, gluten, dairy, egg, yeast free and vegan)
Peanut Butter Alternative
Ili Sunspread (made from sunflower seeds; peanut and tree nut free)
Caring Candies (allergen-free candies)
Honest Raw Organic Chocolate (dairy, soy, nut, wheat free)
Ice Cream
Woolworths Mixed Berry Sorbet (Vegan but is produced in a factory that uses dairy, nuts and egg)


Phindile Ndlovu wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

My baby boy is 5 years old. He's allergic to soya, gluten/wheat, egg, dairy and yeast. I buy most of his food from Dischem. Recently I found dairy-free ice cream from Spa. Please help me with nice recipe for bread and pizza bases.


Abigail wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the info. How did they test your kids for the allergy? They did blood tests on my 22 month old but can't find anything, yet when she has something with wheat, soya, dairy in it she gets a reaction. What should I do?

admin wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

Hi Abigail. We recommend that you consult with an allergy specialist.

Clare wrote 5 years 32 weeks ago

My daughter is allergic to soy, dairy, nuts, potatoes, maize, wheat, gluten and fish. Allergy levels for all these producrs are raised above six. We were only informed about this yesterday. Can someone assist? I live in a little rural village where there is no Woolworths and I am not sure what to do. Please, can someone help me.

admin wrote 5 years 31 weeks ago

Hi Clare. We suggest that you get in touch with the author via her website Allergy Kids:

Eunice wrote 8 years 28 weeks ago

In which shops will I find these products? I am from overseas and have not found them in the supermarkets I've been so far. Thanks.

Melody wrote 8 years 31 weeks ago

My 11 month old nephew seems to be allergic to almost everything, and can only have goats milk formula. My sister is a single mother of two, and this is becoming rather expensive. Does anyone know where to purchase the formula at a better price, or is there anywhere that we could purchase fresh milk for him.

tania ndlovu wrote 8 years 32 weeks ago

thanks for the article! I am in the same boat with my 15month old being allergic to wheat, dairy, soya, peanuts, egg white and he has a 5 year old brother who can eat anything and therefore is always wanting all the foods he cannot eat!!! So I need all the help I can get. Thanks for the list of the alternative foods as well! Pse could you let me know where I can find these alternative foods, I have managed to find the Orgran products but am interested in the Organix oat bar and the caring candies!

tammi forman wrote 8 years 33 weeks ago

Thanks for a great article. I can totally relate. The margarines you mentioned both have soy emulsifiers! The roobios laager shakes both contain soya. Another peanut butter alternative is health connection sunflower seed spread. Tofu treats does a dairy-free sorbet that’s delicious – made with soya. Puccini pasta produces a maize pasta that is very reasonably priced – available in all the supermarkets around R10 a bag!

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