Seeking Quick Easy Recipes W/o Milk or Egg

Updated on October 29, 2008
C.M. asks from Brooklyn, NY
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Hi Moms!

My 13-month-old is allergic to milk & eggs. I've been giving her fruit, veggies, deli turkey and cheerios. Do you have any ideas for quick easy recipes I can pull together?

Thanks in advance!

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K.S.

answers from New York on

Do a search on www.google.com for Vegan Recipes or eggless recipes - you will be amazed at what you come up with.

My sisters twins had an egg allergy (They outgrew it by age 4) and I would make recipes that called for eggs without them. We have even tried cake mixes from the box, just ommited the egg...

Good Luck!

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C.R.

answers from Syracuse on

just another site I find helpful...
www.nomilk.com
there are also mom's groups out there with kids with allergies.

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S.L.

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Go vegan. You can guarantee that there will be no milk or eggs in those recipies. I like to browse recipies online and there are alot out there. We're vegetarian and I find many recipies. When all else fails, fall back to pasta. It's easy to make and most kids like it. And go soy. I'm assuming you give your child soy milk or formula. There are lots of options in that area, just check out the natural food sections of your grocery store. And don't forget the legumes. Good ones to start with are garbanzos and kidney beans, but they're all great (my kid absolutely loves garbanzos!).

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K.K.

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I make a big batch of "chicken soup" - Low sodium chicken broth, carrots, pastina (or other small pastas - for you w/o egg) and cut up pieces of chicken. I boil mine a lot b/c my son is only 8 months and no teeth. When it cools, I make single servings (in ziploc sandwich bags or greener way in little bowls with lids) and freeze them. Pop in microwave. The first go around takes a few minutes but then you can have a ton in the freezer. My son also loves tofu - cooked anyway and added to anything - in soup, i mix it with pureed spinach and carrots, etc...and that you can literally cube up in a bowl, add the veggies and warm up a bit. One other thing - my son loves my whole wheat pancakes to which I add soy flour and flax seed flakes (I am not sure about the egg content of the batter, I can't remember?) - i dip little pieces in apple sauce and he is learning to "dip" himself and has a lot of fun! Good luck!

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P.P.

answers from New York on

Hi Cj,

My son is also allergic to eggs and all nuts. You can check out www.cherrybrookkitchen.com they have several mixes for cakes, frosting and cookies if you are looking for some safe and easy treats. The website will tell you where you can purchase their products locally. Good luck!!!

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J.M.

answers from Albany on

I would check out the Vegan selection of cookbooks at your local bookstore. Vegan's don't consume any animal products which includes eggs and milk. Good luck (the bigger the bookstore the better the selection of books!)

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M.M.

answers from Rochester on

My daughter is allergic to eggs, milk, and peanuts and has been since she was 9 months old. Thankfully she is outgrowing her egg and milk allergy but she still has to stay away from them. I bought two cookbooks, they're called Dairy Free, Egg Free Kid Pleasing Recipes and What's To Eat, The Milk Free, Egg Free, Nut Free Cookbook. They have great recipes, including cakes and cookies and my daughter loves eating them. We love eating them too. I bought the first one here: http://www.dairyfreeeggfreekidpleasingcookbook.com/ and the second one from Barnes and Noble but they sell it on Amazon, too: http://www.amazon.com/Milk-Free-Egg-Free-Nut-Free-Allergy.... Good luck and it does get easier!

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K.E.

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My daughter (22months) is also allergic to milk and is a very picky eater. I would recommend going to a store like Whole Foods. Make sure to look at labels...you would be surprised how many things have milk in them...I'm sure it is the same for eggs. Look for the brand Ians. They have all sorts of foods (chicken nuggets, fish sticks, etc.) and they are free of all allergens...my daughter particularly likes their alphabet french fries. The french toast were a little hard, but your child may like them. At whole foods they also have two fresh vegan cookies as well as other boxed cookies in the aisles that are allergen free. Also at Whole foods, they do have a mac and cheese in a box that is milk free (you would have to check about the eggs). My daughter hated it, but I have heard of other kids that like it...it might be worth a try.

Some other things my daughter will eat are Applegate hot dogs (chicken, turkey or beef), Bell and Evans chicken tenders, certain types of Van waffles or original waffles that have cookie monster on the front. I also buy very firm tofu, cut it up into bite size pieces, bread it with panco (Japanese bread crumb) and put it in a pan with a little oil. My daughter really seems to like it. Sometimes I also use smooth tofu and mix it into her pasta sauce over noodles. My daughter will not drink soy or rice milk. I do use rice milk when I make her things that require milk. She eats Silk soy yogurt and there are popsicles and ice cream that are made by Soy Dream that taste pretty good.

Just a note of caution with cheese...really read the labels. I have yet to find a cheese that does not have some sort of milk product in it.

I hope some of these ideas help you. It has been a very challenging journey for me...I wish you luck.

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M.F.

answers from New York on

Do a search for VEGAN recipes. Vegans do not eat any animal products.
In the supermarket, just check the labels for VEGAN. Today the labels have to indicate possible allergens.These will be listed after the list of ingredients.
If you also look at the front of the package there may be an indication that the product is KOSHER. If it also says PARVE you know that it has no milk but it still might have eggs.

Hope this helps

M.

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H.G.

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How about an almond butter and jam sandwich? Or pasta? You can give plain macaroni, or use a little tomato sauce. Also, lots of kids who can't have regular milk CAN have yogurt. (And some can even have cheese.)

When I was a vegan in high school, I became the queen of baking without milk and eggs. I found that I could alter recipes for muffins and casseroles using soy milk and egg replacer (which is simply potato starch, I think). If soy is ok, then think about mac and soy cheese, chicken divine, bbq tofu, etc. If you do a google search for vegan recipes, I bet you'll find a ton of good stuff!

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M.G.

answers from New York on

Hello,
My 7 month old son is allergic to eggs, milk and nuts. I have been compiling a few recipes for future use if he doesn't grow out of his allergies. I have a pancake recipe that is egg & dairy free and tastes really good. Just an FYI, I would make sure that the luncheon meat is dairy free, his allergist told me to stay away from deli/luncheon meats. If you are interested in the recipe email me @ [email protected]____.com.

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J.S.

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Hi CJ~
My great~nephew is lactose intolerant and my niece found a few things...he really likes soy milk. It comes in Vanilla, chocolate and rice and, while I've not had it (a bit costly) she swears by it. She also uses it in recipes that call for milk and she says no taste difference is detectable. I really don't know about eggs. If she's lactose intolerant, perhaps you can use egg beaters. They contain a small amount of egg white, but if she's intolerant, she should be able to handle it.
Good luck with your daughter.
J.~

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M.P.

answers from New York on

My son is also allergic to milk and eggs. he's also 13 months. But, I wonder if cooked eggs is so bad...as in cookies and such. He never seemed to have a reaction to ingesting it--he just broke out when it contacted his skin. So maybe he' not that allergic. Do your kids break out when they eat milk/eggs?
I give him a lot of baby jar food because he likes that the best. when I cook him stuff he just spits it out. I will try the tofu, though--that's a good idea!
Do your kids like soy milk? He doesn't like it that much. I wonder if they need a calcium supplement. Do any of you do that?

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S.H.

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If you have a really good blender like a Vitamix or even a Magic Bullet you can make "green smoothies". They are packed with nutrients and tasty. See www.rawfamily.com. Basically it's a combination of greens and fruit in a raw state. Warning! If you like your child to sleep a lot this will change as they become more alert. Kinda speeds up the brain development due to all the good minerals and nutrients and they don't get exhausted like they do from eating the typical American diet.

We also used oats or cereals with fresh orange juice instead of milk. We bought our oranges by the case to make this affordable. Another favorite was finely grated carrots, a bit of grated apple with orange juice. Just takes a few minutes to make fresh.

We also bought bulk boxes of organic chicken breast. Just cook or chop and use in place of deli meats. When your child has allergies, it's best to avoid the conventional foods that contain pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, etc since those things will further irritate the immune system.

If you vaccinate, be sure to check the ingredients since some contain egg (amongst other toxins).

S. Hoehner
www.sharethecause.com/detoxqueen

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J.B.

answers from New York on

Just wanted to give you some encouragement since I was allergic to eggs as a kid and I outgrew it by my teens. I am now able to eat fully cooked eggs, but still not runny or raw (such as in batter). I never outgrew the nut allergy, but these days everything is labeled so well, its easy to stay away from them.
My only suggestion for a egg + milk free product I've tried is the Earth's Best waffles with the Sesame characters on them - Delicious!

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M.B.

answers from Rochester on

Cj,

You might wish to rethink the deli turkey for cooked turkey - if pregnant women aren't supposed to have it - my thinking is it good for my baby outside of the womb too?

Chicken/turkey/beef/pork/fish are all good - you might think about meat/veggie/starch combos for meals. I put together more for my DS than we normally eat - he needs the green leafies and beef for his iron, and other meats for the fat.

Pasta isn't bad - though I make it dessert for my son - seems there is always room for pasta!

Good luck!
M.

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D.R.

answers from New York on

Hi Cj,

I think you would benefit from shopping at Whole Foods or Mrs. Greens supermarket. My son is allergic to eggs, any dairy, soy and peanuts. I go there to get him his foods. They carry a line of food named Ian's, I could not find it anywhere else and this food line has no wheat, soy, eggs, milk, peanuts. They carry little chicken nuggets, corn dogs, chicken patties, french toast sticks and more. These can be put in the oven or microwave and in a matter of minutes the food is ready. You can also get other brands that make pancake mix, cookie mix and cake mix that doesn't require eggs or milk.

Hope this helps.
Good luck.

D.

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T.T.

answers from New York on

I second the woman who posted the link to Theresa Kingma's Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Kid Pleasing Recipes cookbook. I have been using this cookbook for over three years now and it has become a staple in our kitchen. My family enjoys so many of the recipes and it has made my life with a milk, beef, egg and peanut allergic son so much easier. The baked goods recipes are terrific. I make a batch of cupcakes and keep them in the freezer so we are never unprepared for a birthday party. Whole Foods and Mrs. Greens have great selections of allergy-free foods. The only deli turkey my son can eat is Applegate Farms. Many deli meats have milk proteins added or risk the chance of cross-contamination with cheese from the slicer. I find vegan cheeses quite disgusting, but my son loves them. Most soy cheeses do have milk protein, so they have to say vegan or kosher pareve. Enjoy Life has a great line of cookies, snack bars, chocolate chips, etc. that are safe. It is not easy, but with some advance planning dealing with food allergies will become very managable. Also look into the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, foodallergy.org. It's a non-profit with a ton of helpful resources. Good luck!

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