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.



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. :)