Food Foes


I used to be one of those super easy to feed types of people.  My grandma, boy way she a wiz in the kitchen, said I was a job to feed because I’d try most anything (a courtesy bite, if nothing else).  But then I discovered I was allergic to practically everything.  Well, that’s at least how it feels sometimes.  It sure has made life a lot more food-focused than I ever would’ve dreamed possible.   

This is the unabridged list of all of the foods I can no longer eat:

  1. Gluten (wheat, barley, rye, spelt)
  2. Milk / Dairy (cow and goat)
  3. Eggs 
  4. Soy
  5. Peaches
  6. Pork
  7. Shellfish (shrimp, crab, etc.)
  8. Mushrooms
  9. Strawberries
  10. Tomatoes (you’d be surprised how challenging it can be to avoid this one!)
  11. Tuna
  12. Aspartame (an artificial sweetener that doesn’t like me; it’s the one in the blue packets at restaurants)
  13. Peanuts (anaphlyaxis: life-threatening, airborne level)
  14. Honeydew
  15. Beef (also have to watch out for gelatin made from cows)
  16. Anatto (a coloring that makes cheddar cheese and salmon orange-er)
  17. Apples (sort of a bummer when you live in Washington State)
  18. Sugar, Honey, Molasses (sensitivity, more of a blood sugar issue really but I still don’t bother with them)

2 thoughts on “Food Foes

  1. I admire you for being able to keep track of and manage your food foes so well, and your creativity in working around them. I found out this last year that I have Acid Reflux and it’s gotten pretty bad in the last year or so, too. So if I forget to take my Omeprazole, or I run out of it, my list of food foes gets pretty crazy. But usually I forget which things I shouldn’t eat or I just don’t want to bother avoiding them, and then I end up feeling pretty crummy later. Hopefully I can learn from you and do a better job of conquering my own food foes. I’ve gotten pretty sick of Tums. 🙂

    • Lizzie,

      Keeping track of all the foods I can’t eat it very tricky sometimes. I try to always bring someone grocery shopping with me to double check everything before I buy it. This makes shopping takes ages but it seems to work pretty good. I also print out a list of all of my food foes before I go shopping.

      I wish you the best of luck figuring out how to remember all of your own food foes! 🙂


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