Today is going to be a little bit different: I am letting you take a peek to see what’s in my allergy-friendly fridge! I am linking up with Lee at Running with Ollie to share our foodstuffs with readers. If you have ever been curious what an allergy-friendly fridge looks like, then keep reading 🙂 If you are super curious, you can check out her post to see what other bloggers have in their fridge.
Our fridge usually has 3 different types of milk at any given time: unsweetened almond milk for me (either Silk or Blue Diamond), regular cow’s milk for my husband, and rice milk or coconut milk for my kids. Um…ignore that bottle of root beer – it was left over from a party 😉 We try not to have soda in the house but it gets in there sometimes. I also try to keep cheese and real butter in the fridge for my husband to enjoy. He is the only one in our house that can have dairy (lucky!).
We have typical ketchup and barbecue sauce and salsa in there, but I try to buy ones that don’t have high fructose corn syrup on them. Also, make sure to check the labels on these condiments: some store brands (like Great Value) have allergy warnings on them.
Here are some of my favorite things in my fridge right now:
- Better Than Bouillon organic chicken stock paste – awesome stuff and better than chicken stock in a can or carton. The only downside is that this has added yeast extract so I can’t use it too much.
- Tropical Oasis liquid multi vitamin – I love this stuff! Tastes decent and is easier for me to stomach and absorbs better than pills. Very allergy-friendly, but does contain citrus (for those of you who have citrus allergies)
- Drew’s salad dressing – dairy, soy, egg, and gluten-free. It does contain canola oil and apple cider vinegar (a source of yeast) so I have to use this sparingly. But it is very yummy. This is made in a facility with nuts, however, so check the label first if you have allergies.
- Polaner’s All Fruit preserves – Jam with no added sugar and no artificial sweeteners! Cherry is my favorite flavor 🙂
- Earth Balance Soy-Free Margarine – a life-saver! It contains a bit of pea protein, so I don’t eat a ton of this, but it is the only margarine that my entire family can eat that tastes great. It works good for baking and frosting-making, too
Trying my hand at cold-brewed coffee. I am impressed so far with the taste! I will post a how-to for cold brewed coffee soon