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EOE (Eosinophilic Esophagitis) Diet Snack Options

Having this condition has made me greatly aware of how many foods have Gluten, it really is crazy!

It also has taught me to read the food labels, to see whats really in our food we are eating and wow I have been so naive! Just believing and being persuaded by whats flashing on the label. Well, not no more

It took a little bit, but below are a few of my favorite go to snacks that are gluten and dairy free:

**Warning -before you eat, check the ingredients every time **

  • Peanuts
  • Variety of fresh fruits and veggies
  • Rice cakes
  • Pita chips and hummus
  • Pretzels
  • Frito
  • Tortilla chips and salsa
  • Jello
  • Beef sticks/sliced Salami
  • Silk Almond milk Yogurt
  • Sweet Loren’s Chocolate Chunk Cookie (these have been my BEST find 😆👊🏻)

So one mistake I made, was that I assumed if one brand was gluten free so was the other and that is NOT the case! So AGAIN please check your food labels!

I felt very lost (and still do in a way) about foods that are okay to eat, so I hope this list helps even just one person find a snack they can still enjoy 😊

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Recipes*

Haystacks

img_6348These Haystacks are a Christmas tradition for our family…however this year, I didn’t quite get there, along with a lot of other things. But anyways, this is a simple, yummy treat. Downside, they can fall apart when you bite them, but I typically make mine a little bigger so maybe that’s why 😉

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon of smooth Peanut Butter

  • 1 can of Chow Mein noodles (3oz)

  • 1 cup of peanuts

  • 1 package of butterscotch morsels (6oz)

Melt the peanut butter and morsels in a heavy pan over low heat, stirring often. Continue until completely melted and remove from heat. Add noodles and peanuts to mixture until well coated. Form clusters and place on a pan, lined with tinfoil and refrigerate to harden. Makes about 20. (To make them a little festive for Christmas – before you put them in the fridge, sprinkle with green and/or red sprinkles)

 

(This picture is in the front of my cookbook, I made it for my mom one year in school, because it was my favorite 🙂 )

 

Recipes*

Chocolate/Oatmeal Energy Bites

This is simple, chocolate go-to snack! And they are pretty healthy too, so that’s a bonus!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Oatmeal (dry)
  • 1/2 cup  peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (try mini chips)
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

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Another option is to add 1/2 cup of flaxseed.

I will typically estimate how much of each ingredient and mixing together is the best part for my son 🙂

Mix all ingredients together. Roll into bite size balls, refrigerate and then enjoy! This little treat is a blessing in my day