Carry-Out with Food Allergies



This is what happens when Mom has been sick for a week. Carry-out. And as you know, carry-out with food allergies isn't exactly an easy thing to do. So I thought I would show you how we managed it tonight. 

First stop, Panera. I grabbed meals for Jeff and me, and they weren't dairy-free. I also got dairy-free potato chips for Miles, prepackaged with a label.

Second stop, the health food store. I grabbed Miles his new favorite "carry-out", Tofurky Pockets. I also picked up some So Delicious soy ice cream that would be sure to put a smile on his face.  

Third stop, McDonald's. I got Graham a hamburger and french fries. I did not get a Happy Meal because that wouldn't be fair, and Graham totally gets that. Nobody was getting a new toy.  

As you can see, all of Miles's carry-out food was prepackaged with labels. We had to cook his pockets once I got home with them, but that's ok. 

All bellies were full in no time, and it was a nice relaxing evening.  

Leave a comment and let us know if or how you do carry-out with food allergies.


ALWAYS CHECK LABELS.  
INGREDIENTS CAN CHANGE.


2 comments:

molly said...

We don't do this very often, but Costco's hot dogs (and buns) are dairy free, as well as their rotisserie chicken. You'd have to double check ingredients because I live in WA state, which may be different than your state's ingredients. My milk/soy/nut-allergy daughter gets excited about Costco hot dogs because we also let her have some of the soda that comes with it (which she never gets at home-she's only 3). We have also given her Burger King chicken nuggets and fries, but usually reserve that for road trips when we don't have much choice. I can't think of anything else. You're right, it's hard being unable to cook when you're managing food allergies because it's not as easy as just ordering a pizza. Hope you feel better soon!

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Good tips, Molly! Sounds like a great compromise. :)