A special recipe binder devoted to allergy-safe recipes can make cooking for others a lot simpler – and safer!
If you have children or work with children, or if you enjoy entertaining with meals that you lovingly prepare, it’s a good idea to create a recipe binder that contains helpful hints and recipes for allergy sufferers.
With more than one in 12 children in the United States suffering from food allergies, it’s a safe bet that many of the favorite treats that you meant to share with your child’s class will be banned from the classroom. After all, no one wants to risk an allergic reaction in any child – or any adult, either.
On the other hand, no one wants to deprive them of the treats and socializing that come with parties both inside and outside of classroom either.
One way to avoid this dilemma is to build a recipe binder that contains helpful medical information and tried and true recipes for the goodies that you want to be able to enjoy and share with friends.
The following 8 foods are responsible for more than 90 percent of allergic reactions:
- Tree Nuts
In your recipe binder, keep a list of these allergens and include with them the symptoms and treatments for each, along with emergency medical procedures and contacts.
Also, include safe food substitutes that will work in favorite recipes.
You can find safe recipes at the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network at http://www.foodallergy.org/recipes, and The Kids with Food Allergies Foundation at http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/recipes.html
Check them out and try them. Pick out a few favorites that you can make to ensure that everyone who visits your home – or any event where you have a hand in the food – can feel welcome and safe.
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