Finding food allergy substitutions for common allergies doesn't have to be hard. With the endless options in grocery stores, finding healthy and tasty food allergy substitutions for common food allergies has gotten a whole lot easier. Doing research will be very beneficial for your childcare if you are caring for someone with a food allergy. Here are some common food allergy alternatives:
Milk - Almond milk, Soy milk, Oat milk, Coconut milk beverage, Rice milk, Hemp milk, Cashew milk, Pea protein milk, Hazelnut milk. For our program, non dairy beverages must be nutritionally equivalent to milk and meet the nutritional standards for fortification of calcium, protein, vitamin A & D, and other nutrients to levels found in cow's milk. As of now, soy milk is the only one that qualifies.
Cheese - crumbled tofu, vegan cheese, cashew cheese, nutritional yeast, and miso.
Butter - canola oil, olive oil, applesauce, pumpkin puree, banana and avocado
Peanut/Tree Nut - almonds, cashews, walnuts, macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts, chestnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, pine nuts, and coconuts.
Soy - chickpea flour, tofu, soymilk, whole grains, tempeh, textured vegetable protein, chia seeds, nut butters, and spirulina/algae
Egg - chia eggs, flax eggs, aquafaba, mashed banana, unsweetened applesauce, and nut butter
Fish/Shellfish - tofu, legumes, beans, nuts, seeds, grains and dairy
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