Great Websites for Allergen-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is coming, bringing an opportunity to enjoy food and family. But food allergies can drain some of the excitement out of the holiday. If you or someone you love has food allergies, check out these websites devoted to allergen-free cooking and other allergy-related topics.

Websites for Allergen-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

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  • Jeanette’s Healthy Living. Jeanette Chen knows firsthand about the challenges of allergen-free cooking as she has a child with multiple food allergies. On her blog, she shares a wide variety of healthy, tasty recipes plus wit and wisdom on mental, physical, and spiritual wellness.
  • Please Don’t Pass the Nuts. If you’re looking to avoid recipes with nuts, shellfish, and other common allergens, check out Sloane Miller’s blog. Miller is a psychotherapist, licensed social worker specializing in food allergy management, and author of “Allergic Girl.”
  • The Pretty Bee. On her website, Kelly Roenicke shares her journey to create delicious meals that do not exacerbate her child’s food allergies. Her site includes some great Thanksgiving-themed articles as well as recipes including allergen-free pumpkin mousse parfaits and chocolate pudding pie.

And if you decide to eat out on Thanksgiving Day, check out The blog is run by Paul Antico, who has three children with food allergies. The website helps you find restaurants near you that will serve up allergen-free foods. You can filter by specific food allergies and locations, read reviews from other patrons, and leave your own feedback, too.

15 million Americans live with food allergies or intolerances. It used to be that the only option for dealing with food allergies was to avoid trigger foods. That is not the case now, thanks to the development of the sublingual immunotherapy food allergy treatment program.

Sublingual immunotherapy involves putting a few liquid drops of “allergy serum” under the tongue each day. The serum contains traces of the food proteins that trigger reactions. Over time, the immune system becomes desensitized to these proteins and stops overreacting to them in ways that cause uncomfortable or dangerous allergy symptoms. Contact a sublingual immunotherapy allergist for more information.

About The Author

Stuart H. Agren, M.D.

Stuart H. Agren, M.D. completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah and went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1974. He completed additional training at L.D.S. Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah and then established his private medical practice starting in 1975. Dr. Agren completed a mini-residency in Industrial Medicine at the Robert Johnson School of Medicine at Rutgers University and also completed training to become a certified Medical Review Officer.

Dr. Agren was the Medical Director at TRW and McDonnell Douglas in Mesa, Arizona and at Stauffer Chemical and Kennecott Copper in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University.

In his private medical practice, Dr. Agren specialized in family practice and allergy. In his work as a private practice allergist, he was one of the first doctors in the country to prescribe sublingual immunotherapy to his patients as an alternative to subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots). He has also been a trailblazer in the field of food allergy treatment and research, developing a program to treat multiple food allergies simultaneously using sublingual immunotherapy. Dr. Agren has been featured on local CBS, NBC, and ABC news affiliates and won the peer-nominated “Top Doc” award from Phoenix Magazine.

After 20 years in private practice, Dr. Agren became the Founder and President of AllergyEasy, which helps primary care physicians around the country offer allergy testing and sublingual immunotherapy treatment to their patients. Over 200 physicians in over 32 states use the AllergyEasy program to help their patients overcome environmental and food allergies and asthma.