Posts From Carina Venter, PhD, RD

Holiday menu planning can be challenging for anyone, but for friends and family members of kids with food allergies, it can be especially difficult.  So I reached out to my fellow dietitians in our allergy clinic to compile some allergy-friendly › Continue Reading

Summer is an exciting time for kids and families alike, as the days are filled with camps, sleep-overs and vacations. During this time, parents of children with food allergies have the extra challenge of figuring out how to navigate their child’s › Continue Reading

Starting infants on solid foods not only provides nutrition, but also gives them a valuable opportunity to learn about different tastes, odors, and textures — which is an important milestone for all babies, regardless of whether or not there is a › Continue Reading

Our dietitians put together holiday recipes that exclude six of the most common food allergens.  (Recipe courtesy of Raquel Durban). Ingredients 2 cups gluten free flour 3 frozen bananas 1 cup frozen berries 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup applesauce 2 › Continue Reading

Our dietitians put together holiday recipes that exclude the six most common food allergens. Recipe courtesy of Bethany Doerfler. Ingredients(serves 4) 1 can white kidney (cannelloni) beans 2-3 Tbsp olive oil 3-4 plum tomatoes (diced) ½ cup black or Kalamata › Continue Reading

Our dietitians pulled together holiday recipes that exclude six of the most common food allergens. This is a great one for when you don’t feel like cooking. Recipe courtesy of Bethany Doerfler. Ingredients (serves 4) 6-8 cups Gluten Free chicken broth › Continue Reading

Our dietitians put together holiday recipes that exclude the six most common food allergens. Enjoy! Ingredients Pie Dough 5 cups of gluten free flour + extra for rolling the dough 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of xantham gum (but › Continue Reading

Our dietitians put together holiday recipes that exclude the six most common food allergens. This recipe also works with Brussels sprouts. Enjoy!  Ingredients 16 oz bag of carrots 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt › Continue Reading

Our dietitians put together holiday recipes that exclude the six most common food allergens. Enjoy! Ingredients 8 lbs baking potatoes, peeled and cubed 1/2 cup Unflavored elemental formula or any milk substitute 1 cup unsalted chicken stock (or homemade) 2 tablespoons › Continue Reading

Our dietitians put together holiday recipes that exclude the six most common food allergens. This one is courtesy of Bethany Doerfler.  Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 lb fresh ground beef, chicken or pork ¼ cup Heinz Ketchup 2-3 Tbsp olive oil Potato › Continue Reading

Our dietitians put together holiday recipes that exclude the six most common food allergens. This recipe works with turkey or duck as well.  Score the skin of the chicken breast with a sharp knife and season with salt (remove the skin › Continue Reading

Previously, we discussed how to eliminate cow’s milk from your child’s diet and how to identify milk ingredients in foods. Now that you’ve removed the milk, we need to talk about how to replace those foods in your child’s diet. › Continue Reading

There are many reasons why your child’s doctor may advise you to remove milk and milk products from his or her diet. The most common reason for milk elimination is food allergy or intolerance to milk. Food allergies come in › Continue Reading