Do you or your kids suffer from a severe food allergy? Our social relationships so often revolve around sharing food that it can be extra difficult to figure out what’s safe to eat and what’s not during the holiday season. Holiday food is frequently prepared using one or more of the top eight allergens; milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat. And, because food allergies can range in severity — it’s ultimately up to the sufferer (or the sufferer’s parent) to sort out the necessary precautions they need to take to stay safe.After developing a life-threatening allergy to tree nuts in my mid-30s, I’d never realized how much I’d taken stress-free eating for granted. I went from being able to eat anything, anywhere, any time, to being that high maintenance person with a food allergy. And just when I’d gotten to be a pro at reading food labels — the holidays arrived.The good news is, with just a little preparation and planning you can enjoy the holidays without a trip to the emergency room. Here are some approaches I’ve found really helpful, and I hope you will too.
Navigating Holidays with Food Allergies
Navigating the holidays with severe food allergies can be challenging. Get tips and strategies for enjoying the season without the stress.