Allergy members - how do you shop for food?

Can you talk me through how you go about food shopping for yourself or a member of your family that has a food allergy. Do you go to the local supermarket or specialist store? If a supermarket, do you buy from the health food aisle or regular aisles? Do you have to check every ingredient label or do products advertise themselves well enough? Do you have to buy specific foods? Is your food bill more expensive as a result? And finally does your household all eat the same meals, or does the person with the food allergy eat separate food?

Last reply: 10th Jun 2017 / 83 replies / Post by looklively



Posted by: jjdrer
Posted on: 5th Jun 2014

jjdrer says: Looks like I research Bacon.....and Ham. It is a wonder my first dietician put bacon on my "allowed food" list . His diet was a bit wierd though. My insulin level dropped very little after 6 weeka of vewry strict dieting and my cholestoral went through the roof. I ended up asking for a second opinion.
There are a couple of smallgodds companies that make gluten free bacon and ham. One of them is Primo Smallgoods. I contacted them and all their products are guaranteed gluten free.
Without giving too much details unless you want to. what State and region do you live in.?? I live in Adelaide.
I mainly shop at my local Cole as I am not allowed to drive for other medical reasons and I go shopping on the council bus. Unfortunately the good Fruit and Veg, shop in the Shopping Centre closed a few weeks ago.
I check the health food aisles. I have found gluten free food in other aisles though, including various types of flour including cornflour. Even some Icing mixtures have gluten in them. It is only used by our family on special occasions. I also found Low GI Icing Mixture.
If you have other relatives that can eat commerically grated cheese or Parmesen Cheese some of them have gluten in them to stop it from sticking together.

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