No Egg Diet due to Egg Allergy

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My 11 month old is allergic to eggs, which I am seeing as a large problem when it will come to baked goods, pasta, and oodles of other products I haven't even thought of yet. I didn't realize that egg and egg product has 18 different names to check for until now!!!

Does anyone have any "no egg" websites (or have the actual recipe) for baking & cooking recipe alternatives?

Anyone have a heads up for "who'd a thought that had egg in it?" products??

Thanks for your help!

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Mary - posted on 04/09/2010

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My son is allergic to eggs too. I use EnerG Egg Replacer in most of my recipes that calls for eggs. Also depending on the recipe, you can substitute applesauce, bananas, or oil. You must look at all labels. Some marshmallow products use eggs while others do not. Same for candy corn. My son is also allergic to milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, beef, chicken, pork, lamb, turkey, and veal so there is a lot of food/health products that we don't even look at. FYI, you have to look at shampoos, soaps, lotions & potions, arts and craft materials. Go to www.kidswithfoodallergies.org for a complete list of "Potential Food Allergens in Preschool and School Activities"chart. I was surprised and slightly ashamed I hadn't thought about it, but who knew?! Don't me to scare you. I allowed my toddler to play with playdough with his older brother forgetting that there was wheat in it (immediate eczema flare up) and slathered him with Aveeno Severe Eczema Cream and not realizing it had milk in it which caused a horrible eczema flare up and he was more miserable than before. These are embarrassing, shameful slip ups that taught me to read the label on EVERYTHING, not just food. No body had told me. Thankfully they were all skin contact and not life threatening ( milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts are Class 6 allergies for him).



I too was shocked at all the different names for eggs and egg products. Its very overwhelming for a parent, even now after 4yrs of doing this, I still get overwhelmed. Good news is that labeling is getting better and more awareness is out there. Good luck!



P.S. Vans Wheat-free waffles, pancakes, and french toast sticks are egg free and delicious!!!

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Shelli - posted on 03/22/2012

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I just found out my daughter is allergic to Eggs. I myself am overwhelmed with all the things eggs are in. Like for instance The Flu Shot (which my daughter received a month ago and had a bad reaction to it. Drs and nurses told me it's nothing to worry about, it was just the shot working. But this was not my child usually with shots she doesn't even bat and eye. She had a fever of 104, hives, sleeping hours at end. Like the saying goes mother's know best.) come to find out a month later when I give her eggs and the horrible reaction she has to it. Doing research and come across that...dots connect.



I am just starting to get the hang of making things from scratch and using substitutes. Glad to see other mothers are doing well!

Megan - posted on 11/25/2010

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My son is allergic to egg, cow's milk and peanuts, so I know what you are going through! It can be quite overwhelming at first, but the internet is a great resource. My favourite cake recipe is as follows:

1 1/2 C plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 Table spoons cocoa
3/4 C sugar
1 Table spoon malt vinegar
5 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 C luke warm water

Sift the dry ingredients and stir in the sugar. Add the wet ingredients and mix until all combined. Bake at 180 degrees C for approx 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. This recipe is great for cup cakes or a large cake - just adjust the time accordingly. Also, line the cake tin as it has a tendency to stick.

Good Luck with it all. You will soon get used to what is safe and what too look out for and always checking ingredient lists.

Kayla - posted on 10/22/2010

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There are several you tube videos that shows substitutes you can use from home for eggs. It depends on what recipe you are trying to make because eggs serve different purposes in different recipes, for example, in cookies it holds the ingredients together, and in cake it makes it fluffy, so the substitutes are different. We have a co-op over here in Idaho that sells organic and allergy free foods. I might look for a store that is similar to that in your area. It's amazing the nifty things you can find. My daughter is also allergic to wheat, which makes it that much more difficult, but there are special flours that I can buy, and this co-op has cookie packages that are egg, wheat, and nut free, and you just mix it up at home and bake it.

Katy - posted on 04/27/2010

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My son got hives at 5 months, so we had him tested for allergies. The results said he was allergic to eggs, and that makes sense since we had just tried a new baby food cereal that had dried eggs. We've been careful to stay away from eggs since, and I notice it's not severe because he can have 1 egg spread thru a cake with no reaction but something with 3 or 4 eggs creates a big rash.

So I guess my reply is www.allrecipies.com... it's a good website where you can search, put in ingredients you do want and those you don't. It's still not the best, but the best I've found.

Where can I find out about these 18 different names for eggs and egg products?

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