Once in a while I view how people found this blog. The most common way people have found this it is by googling "Peanut free snacks" or something similar. I have not had a comprehensive list for them to view and feel bad.
When you are first diagnosed (as I'm sure many of these viewers are), you think there are so many things you child cannot eat. While this is true, once you settle into a routine with a peanut allergy, you actually find there are a ton of things they can eat.
I compiled a list that is certainly not exhaustive. It is just a few of the fun snacks I allow Tyler to eat.
Ice Cream & Frozen Treats
Breyer's (simple flavors like chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry)
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream (double check these labels because some are processed with peanuts -Tyler likes "Cherry Garcia")
Flavor Ice popsicles
Lorna Doone (Nabisco)
Rice Crispy Treats (plain variety)
Vanilla Wafers (Great Value Brand)
Graham crackers (Keebler, Honey Maid or Great Value brand)
Gold Fish (Cheese flavored)
Jelly Beans (Gimbal's or Starburst brand)
Fruit Snacks (Kellog's)
Air-popped popcorn (plain or with butter)
Fresh fruits and vegetables (obviously the best choice for any snack!!)
Pop-Tarts (Kellog's or Great Value brand)
Yogurt (Breyer's or Yoplait's fruit-flavored children's variety)
Fruit Snacks (Kellog's brand)
Doritos's (all varieties I have found are safe)
Pringles (all varieties I have found are safe)
Lay's or Great Value Potato Chips (all varieties I have found are safe)
Rold Gold Pretzels
Frosted Mini Wheats (Kellog's or Malt o Meal brand)
Raisin Bran (Post brand)
You may have noticed that I use the "Great Value" brand a lot. That is Wal-Mart's generic brand and they have excellent labeling. Many things that not safe for PA but those that are a great in taste and price! I love generics when they are safe.
Always, always double check labels. Many foods are made in different facilities around the country under different conditions.
These are the foods that fit into our comfort zone. We try to have a pretty tight comfort zone. I know that not everyone will agree for a variety of reasons but I think having some sort of list for those new to PA is important.
For those of you new to the PA life, I hope this gives you a starting point as you seek to find some safe foods for your child.
If you have a safe snack that your child love, leave a comment so that other will know that it is another option.