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: rebelno
Posted on: 24th Feb 2017

rebelno says: My husband is allergic to peanuts and lactose intolerant too. I buy soy milk from the local supermarket. Thankfully it isn't like it was 20 years ago when I would have to go buy it from a health store at an expensive price. I don't buy peanut butter or peanuts etc. I don't find it expensive at all with a bit of practice it is easy. I still buy cow's milk for my coffee and he knows not to touch it. We have a great variety of meals, we eat the same meal as a rule, I don't want to cook two meals lol. I just have to avoid meals with cheese and cream which I would love occasionally but it doesn't worry me 99 percent of the time.

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