Looking for fun, delicious recipes for your child with a dairy, nut, or gluten allergy? Another challenge is finding healthy snacks for children with allergies.

According to the Center for Disease Control, while more than 160 foods can cause allergic reactions in people with food allergies, the law identifies the eight most common allergenic foods. These foods account for 90 percent of food allergic reactions, and are the food sources from which many other ingredients are derived.*

Check out our roundup of dairy, nut, and gluten free recipes along with snack lists.


Dairy-Free Recipe


1. Strawberry Ice Cream Bars


Dairy-Free Snacks

  • carrots with honey mustard dip
  • sunflower seeds
  • frozen grapes
  • peppers
  • pineapple


Gluten-Free Recipe


2. Cinnamon Caramel Apple Energy Balls


Gluten-free snacks

  • apples
  • banana
  • celery with peanut butter
  • rice crackers and hummus
  • rice crackers and cheese


Nut-Free Recipe


3. Nut-free Trail Mix


Nut-free snacks

  • pickles
  • cottage cheese
  • yogurt
  • applesauce
  • popcorn
  • frozen berries


Food Allergy Recipes


4. Gluten and Nut Free Chicken Nuggets


5. Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies


6. Gluten and Egg Free Mac n Cheese