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Common Food Allergies & Allergy-Friendly Recipes

Posted by Holly Michaels on

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.

Rice Milk

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Pina Colada Agua Fresca

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Chia Pudding

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Coconut Water

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Lemon Curd

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Allergy-Friendly Orange Julius

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Raspberry Gelato

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Blender Tomato Soup

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  • I have a few food intolerances. Looking forward to trying the orange julius!

    Joanna on

  • My 18-year-old daughter, allergic to all nuts, soy, fish and eggs, leaves for college in the Fall. Would love it if she could win the Blendtec 625 so she could continue to make all of the allergen-free recipes we make at home with our much loved and used Blendtec! From this list, her favorites are the Raspberry Gelato, Chia Pudding and Tomato Soup. Thank you!

    Nina on

  • would love to win a Blendtec and make some of these amazing recipes

    Krista on

  • We just discovered my 3 year old has allergies and a milk protein intolerance. Since elimination things put of his diet he is a changed kid! I can’t wait to try the chia pudding!

    Jamie on

  • I’m so so excited to try the tomato soup!! Yum yum yum!!

    Katie on

  • I have to be careful with dairy..

    Kecia on

  • Gelato!

    Kecia on

  • Unfortunately, yes! Terrible pollen allergies :( … So excited to try the Pin Colada Agua Fresca!

    Sara on

  • I love blendtec! I hope I win!

    Ashley on

  • Thanks

    lanae on

  • I don’t have any food allergies but I would love to try the raspberry gelato. It looks amazing!

    Amy S. on

  • I’m excited to try the raspberry gelato for my dairy allergy kiddo.

    Melissa on

  • I’m sensitive to gluten, but I don’t have food allergies. I’m interested in these types of recipes because I run a small Bed and Breakfast and want to keep my guests healthy and happy. Thanks for running the articles!

    Chris Williamson on

  • Oh how I wish I could have an orange Julius. But of course I’m allergic to orange. Sigh.

    Krista on

  • That raspberry gelato looks great! I don’t have any allergies but my daughter is allergic to peanuts, cashews and almonds and my husband is allergic to all tree nuts.

    Nadia on

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