Friday, February 12, 2010

Tip of the Day: Egg & Dairy-free Travel

How to travel with a child who is allergic to milk and eggs:

When we traveled I always packed food for Nicolle. We would not always find restaurants that would be safe for her so I packed a cooler with soy milk (now you can use powdered soy milk; it would be easier). I packed a bag with egg and dairy-free breakfast foods. I also packed lunch food; egg and dairy-free bread and crackers, almond butter or cashew butter (Nicolle also had peanut allergies). The cooler contained sliced turkey or ham, carrots, celery sticks, grapes or apples. Most of this could be dinner too if we weren't able to find something for her.

I also did this when we visited family or friends. Even knowing Nicolle's allergies, many family members and friends didn't really understand just how dangerous food could be to Nicolle, so we always played it safe by taking food with us.

Look for another 'Tip of the Day' tomorrow!

Libby Avery


  1. I have egg and nut allergies and other ones too. I also take food when I travel and when I go to other people's houses. People are always saying things are safe when they aren't. (They mean well) It's just not worth the risk is it? ((smile)) My daughter has severe onion allergies and this is hard for her because it is disquised as "seasonings" and such. And I have other grandkids that have food sensitivities. Like I say it isn't fun, or easy...but it is do-able!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

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