The 16 Best Food Allergy Blogs of 2014
Hear what others have to say about their experience with managing allergies.
The 16 Best Food Allergy Blogs of 2014
Food allergies are one of the most common types of allergies, and can have serious consequences. Many people with food allergies have severe reactions to these food allergens. , One such reaction is anaphylaxis, a potentially life threatening state.
Since so many people suffer from allergies, it can really help to hear the experiences of others who live and cope with them. We’ve dug up the best, most informative food allergy and anaphylaxis-related blogs from around the web for you to check out. Whether you have allergies or have a loved one who does, you’re sure to find some great reading here.
Click through the slideshow to see the 16 Best Food Allergy Blogs of 2014.
The Nut-Free Mom
Jenny Kales’ daughter lives with life threatening nut allergies. She started a blog called The Nut-Free Mom to share her experiences with other parents. Her award-winning blog is one of North America’s leading resources for families living with peanut and tree nut allergies. As patients with nut allergies might know, they can be very severe allergies, potentially even resulting in anaphylaxis.
The Nut-Free Mom adds a touch of humor to a serious subject, providing helpful tips and nut-free recipes too. It’s clear why this blogger has become so popular with parents. If you enjoy this blog, check out Kales’ book, The NEW Nut-Free Mom.
It’s an Itchy Little World
Jennifer is the mom of Tristan, a child who has eczema, allergies, and asthma. She started It's an Itchy Little World to share her family’s stories of using an integrative approach to battling these conditions.
It’s an Itchy Little World features posts from Jennifer as well as news and stories from guest bloggers and professionals. The blog includes lots of content about food allergies, severe allergies, and anaphylaxis. It also includes an extensive list of resources for food allergies, eczema, and asthma patients. It’s an Itchy Little World will help you in your own journey towards itch-free, sneeze-free, wheeze-free days.
Elizabeth Goldenberg, a Canadian lawyer and mother, started Onespot Allergy as a way to educate those with all types of allergies about legal and safety concerns.
Onespot Allergy covers all sorts of food allergy and anaphylaxis-related issues. Goldenberg also posts warnings about popular food products that contain allergens, and makes recommendations for allergy-friendly products.
If you think that food allergies mean giving up good taste, visit Lexie's Kitchen. This terrific blog has been serving up inspiration and allergy-friendly recipes since 2010.
This beautifully designed blog specializes in sharing ideas and recipes for “tasty eats and treats” free of gluten, eggs, dairy, and other ingredients that commonly cause food allergies.
Anu Rao is the Allergy Foodie. When he was just four months old, Rao’s son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies. In fact, he turned out to be allergic to nearly all of the top eight food allergens! Keeping his food both nutritious and fun became a priority, and the inspiration for this great blog.
With a background in food and nutrition, Rao stays on top of issues like ingredient listings, new recipes, and substitute foods. Her goal is to help friends, family, and others dealing with food allergies to “thrive without” the top eight food allergens.
Cookbook author Cybele Pascal is also known as “the allergy-friendly cook.” As the mother of a food-allergic family, Pascal has focused her career on “working to make the world a safer and more delicious place for eaters everywhere, one recipe at a time.”
Pascal’s site focuses on helping readers thrive without exposure to the top eight food allergens. Here you’ll find new recipes, tips on allergen-free products, and tidbits from her life.
Learning to Eat Allergy-Free
Colette Martin, the “allergen-free baker,” shares information and solutions for busy families with multiple food allergies on her blog Learning to Eat Allergy-Free.
Martin is a food allergy mom and expert on baking allergen-free. She acquired her skillset after her son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies, causing her to reinvent how her family ate meals. The result is a wonderful site that parents of children with food allergies will check for recipes and inspiration time and again.
Two pediatric allergists created AllergyHome in order to bring about greater food allergy awareness in the world. The site targets a broad set of readers, including the newly diagnosed, family and caretakers of people with severe allergies, and people teaching kids about food allergies. Browse this informative, frequently updated blog for the pediatric allergist’s perspective on all things food allergy-related.
The FARE Blog
The FARE Blog launched in 2013 after the merger of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) and the Food Allergy Initiative.
As part of FARE’s online offerings, the FARE Blog provides a wealth of resources and tools for living with food allergies and managing severe allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis.
The blog delivers the latest in food allergy and anaphylaxis news, including updates on legislation, reports on the latest research, recipes, and personal stories from adults and kids with food allergies.
Jeanette's Healthy Living Blog
When you step into Jeanette’s online kitchen, you’ll find healthy dishes packed with flavor and goodness—even for those with multiple food allergies.
This former corporate exec-turned-stay-at-home mom started Jeanette's Healthy Living Blog after making countless meals for family and friends with special dietary needs due to illness.
The blog features a recipe index (with only whole ingredients and minimal sugar and fat), a special section on kids’ cooking, and guidelines on how to create a healthy pantry.
Kids With Food Allergies Blog
The Kids With Food Allergies Blog is a product of the Kids With Food Allergies Foundation (KFA). The organization’s goal is to spread awareness and to provide essential information to families with children coping with food allergies.
The blog offers a wealth of tips and tricks for parents, ranging from free webinars to live chat events, and recipes. It briefs parents on food allergies, anaphylaxis, and treatment. You’ll find everything you need to make great, allergy-friendly food that fits your child’s special requirements.
Food Allergy Mama
Kelly Rudnicki, a prolific cookbook writer, is the woman behind the blog Food Allergy Mama. Visitors to this blog will find a plethora of delightful recipes that are also allergy-friendly.
Rudnicki’s passion for eating right with food allergies comes from a personal place. She’s the mom of five young children—one of whom suffers from severe food allergies. Rudnicki’s insights have brought her national recognition as a spokesperson and author. You’ll enjoy this blog so much that you’ll be coming back for seconds.
The Allergy Eats
The Allergy Eats is the ultimate blog for finding allergy-friendly restaurants. They feature a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to restaurants across the nation who are ready to accommodate allergy sufferers. The directory is rated by and for people with food allergies.
The database for The Allergy Eats claims to include every restaurant in the country, from large chains to small diners, and gourmet grub to greasy-spoon fare. They even provide menus, which include allergy-specific foods where available. You won’t need to worry as much about food allergies or anaphylaxis with The Allergy Eats on your side.
Food Allergy Buzz
Want to share ways to enjoy the allergen-free good things in life? This is exactly what Food Allergy Buzz is for. The site’s author, Jennifer B., started Food Allergy Buzz in order to spread the word about notable news related to living well with food allergies.
In addition to increasing food allergy awareness, Food Allergy Buzz has an advocacy element as well. It provides notifications about local food allergy awareness activities, and also offers resources for sending kids with food allergies back to school.
Food Allergy Queen
The Food Allergy Queen is a cook (and formerly a caterer) as well as a marketing executive. She also happens to be allergic to soy, gluten, chicken, wheat, dairy, soy, rice, and several other foods.
On her blog, the Food Allergy Queen shares both her challenges and her successes as someone managing multiple food allergies. You’ll find enticing food photos and recipes with food-allergic diners in mind. This blog will inspire you to eat well no matter how many allergies you have!
Robert and Nicole Smith started AllergicChild because of their two kids’ severe allergies. One is allergic to fish, shellfish, sesame, peanuts, and tree nuts, and the other has celiac disease as well as a mast cell mediated disorder. This blog, and the accompanying site, offer a great all-around resource for parents of children with severe allergies and food allergies.
The Smiths share their experiences and interview a variety of experts on their blog, sharing tips on how to successfully live and cope with food allergies, as well as news from the larger allergy community. Elsewhere on the site you can learn about the top eight food allergens, as well as basic allergy-related information to help fill in gaps in your knowledge about food allergies.
Additional Allergy Tips
If you have food allergies and/or severe allergic reactions, there’s a lot you need to know to manage them effectively. The experiences and advice available from these allergy blogs can help you cope with these challenges and thrive every day.
Your doctor can and will help you, but don’t suffer alone with your allergies. Collaborate with others who have been there and can help. Whether you need recipes, restaurant recommendations, or just a knowledgeable resource, you’ll find what you’re looking for in this blog list.