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Allergy/Intolerance Toddler Cookbooks?

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#1 Wonderstruck

Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:49 PM

Can anyone recommended a good Allergy/Intolerance Toddler Cookbook?

My bub is dairy and soy free due to CMPI and 14 months old - I love one handed cooks and think they’re amazing but looking for another book.

All I’ve found thus far rules out all allergens which is more restrictive than we need to be and I’d prefer she can eat whatever else she can.

I love the style of one handed cooks with the suggested swaps for allegens...

Any suggestions?

#2 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:29 PM

Have a look in your library, I got some good books out when DD was first diagnosed. The major Sydney allergy clinic has a book if I recall?

#3 MooGuru

Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:47 PM

Neocate one of the formulas for CPMI had recipes on their website a couple of years back. I don't think I used it but when I mentioned it before on here one person said it was useless but someone else said they got some good ideas so it might be worth a look?

#4 Wonderstruck

Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:30 AM

The Neocate website is useful, I should have a look. I’ll check out the library too - thanks guys

#5 eleventyseven

Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:01 PM

DD is allergic to many things except gluten, so I just google whatever it is I want to make and modify the ingredients as I find 'allergy' recipes aren't always suitable or they taste not great. It's been a little trial and error, but largely successful! I find the fact we can use gluten very helpful though and maybe this is why it works for us.

In place of cow or soy milk we use coconut milk which is nice and creamy and then either nuttelex or coconut oil in place of butter for which I honestly can't tell the difference now. Then I just omit eggs from baking altogether which surprisingly works just fine! We do cupcakes, cakes, pancakes...all without eggs or cows milk/dairy and they taste great! Happy to share my recipes if this helps.

I have been really surprised how many regular recipes work just as well (sometimes better!) with dairy substitutes and I have now just built up a collection myself on a spreadsheet of modified recipes as I haven't found a book that covers it for us. So sorry, can't recommend a book but I can recommend the above :)

#6 Riotproof

Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:06 PM

I borrowed this one when ds was small from the library. As I recall, I didn’t use many recipes precisely but it was good for inspiring me with what I could make.

The animal biscuit recipe was very good.


#7 gc_melody

Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:21 PM

The RPAH Friendly Food Cookbook. It's our bible !!!

Each recipe comes with a legend indicating allergen free (Dairy, Egg, Nut, Seafood, Gluten, Soy etc) and info on low, moderate and high salicylate levels. The book also gives a really good overview of intolerances and allergies and what that means for individuals.



The companion guide is here (and has charts, easy reference guides and tips and hints)


Our allergist is one of the authors and seriously, this diet has changed our lives for the better. We now have a quality of health and life we never thought would be possible.

All the best OP.

#8 gc_melody

Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:26 PM

Here is a link to where you can get allergen free goodies. I use this site for Easter eggs.

Organ products which have the tummy friendly logo are a life saviour. They have a recipe index on their website which could be helpful to you.


I love the Cooking for Oscar website too. But you will need to modify some recipes depending upon the specific allergens you react to.

#9 Wonderstruck

Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:08 PM

Thank you everyone - lots of good suggestions!!

#10 Cerridwen

Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:34 PM

No E.N.D. Cookbook: Egg, Nut & Dairy free.

The ‘No E.N.D. Cookbook’ is the brain-child of three mums with food allergic children who couldn’t find the cookbook they needed, so decided to create it! It has over 280 recipes all Egg, Nut and Dairy free.

This is good, although I am not sure if you can still buy a physical copy. I did a quick Google and Kindle version is available on Amazon.

Edited by Cerridwen, 20 May 2018 - 08:35 PM.

#11 Caribou

Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:28 AM

I know I'm late to the thread, But I just wanted to suggest this book. I quite like it and friends use this as well. They often swap out the ingredients like for another substitute.  it's aimed at kids, so I hope there's some ideas in there to expand the food range for your little one as they move up from purees.


The other option is Wholefoods simply. She has a great website with a whole range of dairy, egg and nut free options up for free, you do need to go through her blog before getting to the ingredients at the bottom, but it's there.


Good luck! I hope you're able to build up a good range for your little one!

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