Food allergies are a very real thing and can be hard to eat around. To kick off National Food Allergy Awareness Week, we are giving away a Blendtec Designer 625 with a Twister Jar! You can enter through the Rafflecopter below. Be sure to check out all the yummy allergy-friendly recipes too!
We all know at least one person with a food allergy/intolerance. What is the difference between food allergy and food intolerance? Food allergy means that a reaction by the immune system occurs (Immunoglobulin E or Immunoglobulin G) when the body is exposed to the food allergen. Food intolerance is an undesired response to a food, yet not causing an immune reaction.
The most common food allergens include milk, wheat (AKA gluten), soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, and eggs. With increasing awareness of food allergies, restaurants are catering to those with food allergies/restrictions. Some establishments even have specific menus or menu items labeled as gluten-free, milk-free, nut-free, etc. Food manufacturers are also creating foods that omit certain food allergens.
Eating to avoid food allergens may be difficult at times, especially when favorite foods may no longer be allowed due to the allergy. This is where the Blendtec blender may provide some benefit. The Blendtec makes it possible to make wheat-free flours in seconds, make non-dairy milk, or mill flaxseeds to use in place of eggs in baked recipes. Countless recipes may be altered with ease with the help of the Blendtec to provide tasty recipes without causing adverse reactions for those living with food allergies.
Be sure to check out the Blendtec blog or recipe website for great recipes that fit into your healthy diet. If you have food allergies, be sure to try making your own dairy-free milks, wheat-free flours, or even nut-free butters.
There are so many ways to make your favorite dishes allergy-friendly. Here’s a few from seven fantastic bloggers and one from Blendtec. What are your favorite allergy-friendly recipes? Let us know in the comments below.