What foods can I eat if I have a soy allergy?

People with soy allergies need to read labels and avoid anything containing soy listed on the label. Some people do not have a severe anaphylactic allergy and may be able to tolerate small amounts of soy.
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The following are foods you can eat (no soy) if you have a soy allergy:

Drinks:
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Cocoa mixes (check label to see if soy free)
  • Coffee
  • Fruit juice and other fruit drinks
  • Gatorade
  • Tea
Milk and dairy:
  • Cheese
  • Whole, low-fat, and skim milk
  • Cottage cheese
  • Cream
  • Yogurt from dairy
Meats and other proteins:
  • All fresh meat, fish and poultry
  • Baby food meats or combination dinners without soy proteins
  • Cold cuts without soy
  • Eggs, plain
  • Kosher frankfurters
  • Prepared dinners without soy protein
  • Beans and lentils prepared without soy
  • Nut butters and peanut butter without soy
Fruits:
  • Fresh, frozen or canned fruits
  • Baby food fruits without soy
Vegetables:
  • Plain, fresh, frozen, cooked, or canned vegetables
  • Vegetable juices
Breads, cereals and pasta:
  • All-purpose flour and cake flour
  • Bread and rolls without soy flour
  • Cold or hot cereals without soy flour or protein
  • Crackers made without soy
  • Pasta, macaroni, noodles, and spaghetti without soy
Soups:
  • Soups without soy or soy products
Fats:
  • Avocados
  • Bacon
  • Butter or margarine with no added soy
  • Coconut (milk or shredded)
  • Gravy mixes if no added soy
  • Oils, non-soy
  • Olives
  • Peanut butter (natural)
  • Salad dressings without soy
  • Sour cream, cream cheese
Desserts and sweets:
  • Angel food cake
  • Cakes or cookies without soy flours
  • Candies without soy
  • Gelatin
  • Ice cream without soy
  • Puddings and pies without soy
Miscellaneous:
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Ketchup
  • Honey
  • Jam and jellies
  • Mustard
  • Pickles
  • Popcorn without soy
  • Seasonings without soy
  • Spaghetti and other sauces without soy
  • Sugar

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.