I have long suspected a food allergy with my 3 y/o, but didn't want to do the allergy test until she was older, especially since I didn't have a clue what to guess was giving her a rash and diarrhea. We know she's allergic to pollen (asthma) and to penicillin and ibuprofen (anaphylaxis when she was a baby). So she gets an asthma medicine every night and antihistamine as needed for the rash.
This weekend, though, she had another anaphylaxis reaction that I'm certain is a food allergy. She had white milk, and a little bit of a slice of pepperoni and cheese pizza, and just a bite or two of a garlic breadstick. We haven't had a reaction like this before to these foods, but like I described above, she has had a less severe reaction to something yet to be determined. We had hives and facial swelling and wheezing and such. I went right home, gave her antihistamine, put her in the bath to soothe the rash, and immediately decided to cut out milk and wheat.
We go to the doctor Monday morning right away, but I suspect she'll agree with me...until we get an allergy test scheduled. So...I have a problem.
Where can I go to find tasty, kid-friendly, healthy recipes that don't use milk or wheat? Especially with the holidays here, and we usually make cookies and candies and sweets for Christmas. Are there any cookie recipes that don't use either milk or wheat flour? Are there any economical substitutes for either? For example, I know you can use rice or almond milk instead of animal milk but the price tag is a little hefty for everyday use.