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: Laura30692839
Posted on: 9th May 2017

Laura30692839 says: These are all such great questions. I have a Tree Nut allergy. I have had it all my life and its actually harder to shop and eat out now, that it ever has been. There are certain brands of foods, that i know i don't need to carefully check the ingredients, but it there has been a few cases where the supposed well know brand has slightly changed the ingredients and i have been caught out. Supermarket is a fine place to shop and i usually stay away from the health food isle, as there are usually more nut based products there. I find the bill usually is more expensive as i tend to purchase the whole/fresh/minimal ingredient foods. We do all eat the same foods.
My son (8m) has a Dairy and Egg allergy too. He predominately eats his own food, with a small mix of the same foods (pending the ingredients).

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