What foods can my child with an egg allergy eat?

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Dr. Bruce L. Pfuetze, MD
Allergist & Immunologist

Children and adults with severe egg allergy need to read labels and avoid all egg products. This would be a good subject to discuss with an allergist because there can be a great deal of variability with the degree of allergy, so each individual situation could vary.

The following is a list of some general foods that are okay to eat if your child has a food allergy:

Bread, cereal, rice, pasta:

  • Instant biscuit/pancake mix
  • Crackers (e.g., graham, saltines)
  • Cold cereal
  • Corn chips
  • Cream of Wheat (Farina)
  • French bread
  • Bread (without egg wash)
  • Macaroni and cheese mix
  • Lasagna noodles
  • Granola bars
  • Oatmeal
  • Potato chips
  • Ramen noodles
  • Rice
  • Spaghetti noodles
  • Tortillas
  • Tortilla chips

Vegetables:

  • All fresh vegetables
  • Baby vegetables processed/prepared without egg protein
  • Canned vegetables (without egg protein)
  • Frozen vegetables (without egg protein)

Fruit and fruit juices:

  • All baby fruits prepared without egg
  • All fresh fruits
  • Canned and frozen fruits without egg

Milk and dairy products:

  • Buttermilk
  • Most cheese
  • Cottage cheese
  • Cream
  • Milk
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Sour cream
  • String cheese
  • Yogurt

Meat, poultry and fish:

  • All plain fish, chicken, beef, pork, lamb, and other meats without egg protein added in processing or preparation
  • Bacon
  • Baby food meats without egg protein

Miscellaneous:

  • Pizza
  • Baby food fruits and vegetables
  • Honey
  • Jelly/jam
  • Ketchup
  • Italian dressing
  • Molasses
  • Mustard
  • Pickles
  • Popcorn
  • Sugar
  • Soy sauce
  • Salsa
  • Tomato soup

The following meal plans will give you some ideas of egg-free meals to prepare for your child with an egg allergy.

  • Breakfast—Cereal with milk, cinnamon toast and orange juice; or bagel with cream cheese, orange slices and milk
  • Snack—Sliced apple with peanut butter or sliced banana and animal crackers
  • Lunch—Ham and cheese sandwich, carrot sticks and yogurt; or macaroni and cheese, green peas and gelatin
  • Snack—Graham crackers and milk or pears and cottage cheese
  • Dinner—Spaghetti, breadsticks and green beans; or soft tacos, corn (frozen or canned) and watermelon

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