Egg Allergy 101 {tips & printable guide}

Egg Allergy 101 {tips & printable guide}

Living with an egg allergy "how-to"

Welcome to Egg Allergy 101

The whole reason we went egg-free was due to my son’s egg allergy.  We actually discovered this when he was 10 months old after he took a bite of a mini quiche at a birthday party.  Up until that point, we were only told to keep him away from drinking dairy, soooo, when his little eyes swelled shut and his lips looked like a botox party gone bad, we knew there was another issue to address.

egg allergy 101 and allergic reaction

Although this isn’t from that initial reaction, you can see just how miserable it is for my X-man.

Diet Changes for an Egg Allergy

After 2 back-to-back reactions, we immediately went in for testing & the diagnosis at that time was that X had life-threatening allergies to dairy, eggs and peanuts.  Avoidance was absolutely necessary but then what?  I still needed to cook and bake for our family and with his 1st birthday right around the corner, I had to figure that out FAST!

Although I knew no one with these types of allergies and resources were very limited,  I still was able to find a few vegan cookbooks to get me started.  It was a HUGE help for me so I wanted to share a few things that would help you as well.

birthdays and egg allergy

So, you’ve recently been diagnosed with an egg allergy, now what?

Educate yourself! Not only on what to avoid, but what you can use as a substitute.  I’ve written a post on Egg-free Baking, using different types of egg replacers. This will at least help you see what is available and what options we have liked using the most.

Allergy-friendly & vegan guide to egg replacers

I’ve also put together a quick, easy to understand, printable guide to help you as you navigate through keeping you and/or your loved ones safe.

Printable Guide

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I hope this helps you as you navigate through avoiding eggs in your diet.  I would love to hear from you & find out if you have any special recipes you are needing help making Egg-Free.  Comment below with what you are wanting to make and who knows, maybe you’ll see that soon on the blog. 

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Living with an egg allergy "how-to"




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  • Jennifer Bliss
    Posted at 15:35h, 07 November Reply

    Eventho I’m vegan and don’t eat eggs I’m always interested in reading allergy-awareness posts! The more info out there the better! Thanks for posting!

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 13:21h, 08 November Reply

      It’s interesting the intersection of the two. We went plant-based because of our allergies and have been loving it ever since.

  • Sharon @ What the Fork
    Posted at 18:53h, 07 November Reply

    This is a great guide! There were some foods that you wouldn’t think has eggs in it but does! Thank you for sharing!

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 13:20h, 08 November Reply

      Absolutely! I was amazed when I started learning all the names an egg could be listed as and what you could find them in.

  • Kristina
    Posted at 21:03h, 07 November Reply

    so many aspects to consider – I know a couple people with egg allergies. the substitutes continue to improve as well!

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 13:19h, 08 November Reply

      Yes, the substitutions have gotten much better.

  • Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    Posted at 09:11h, 08 November Reply

    Oh, your poor little guy! This is such a great resource.

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 13:28h, 08 November Reply

      Thanks Chrystal! It breaks my heart just pulling up those photos again but it reminds me why I blog. Hopefully this guide will help someone.

  • Alisa Fleming
    Posted at 09:16h, 08 November Reply

    What a help Nicole! I love printable guides – they are so useful for easy reference. Your poor little guy – thankfully mom came to the rescue 🙂

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 13:17h, 08 November Reply

      Thanks Alisa! I’m so thankful that there are companies out there who provide such great options.

  • Jereann Zann
    Posted at 12:16h, 08 November Reply

    Both of my kids reacted to eggs until they were 2 and I remember the challenge of learning how to shop and cook without eggs. This guide will help so many!

  • Gluten Free With Emily
    Posted at 12:25h, 08 November Reply

    Aqua Faba has saved my life! I am vegan and I also have an egg allergy. Once I found Aqua Faba could replace the eggs in my most coveted gluten fee recipes (when no other egg replacer worked!) I literally sung with joy. So happy that so many egg replacers and options are coming to the market.

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 13:15h, 08 November Reply

      I’ve also been loving the Aqua Faba and you are so right, such great options out there now. I love that so many of them now contain only simple, natural ingredients!

  • Alicia
    Posted at 12:31h, 08 November Reply

    SUCH a helpful guide- and I love the printable. 🙂

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 13:14h, 08 November Reply

      Thanks Alicia! It always helps to have something in hand.

  • Jenn
    Posted at 21:14h, 08 November Reply

    Oh, your poor little guy! Great tips and advice here. Egg replacements just keep getting better too – the discovery of aquafaba as an egg replacer has been a game-changer!

  • Megan
    Posted at 00:36h, 09 November Reply

    DANGGGG! Those hives look no fun. But I love that birthday cake!

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 13:52h, 09 November Reply

      No fun at all, I can’t image what that felt like for him .

  • Dianne's Vegan Kitchen
    Posted at 08:55h, 10 November Reply

    I used to get headaches that were so bad I wouldn’t be able to function – they weren’t migraines, just terrible headaches. I went for all kinds of tests, and I was told “you’re prone to headaches.” After I went vegan, the headaches miraculously went away. I found out a few years later that I have a terrible egg allergy, and it was more than likely what was causing those nasty headaches. I wish more doctors were aware how allergies affect people. Egg allergies are more common than people realize!

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 13:10h, 14 November Reply

      Oh goodness Dianne, headaches & migraines are miserable! SO glad you were able to find out the cause BUT you are so right….not enough doctors look at allergies as one of the causes.

  • Linda from Veganosity
    Posted at 13:27h, 11 November Reply

    This is such an informative and helpful post, Nicole. How absolutely terrifying for you to have to experience this. My son had two friends in grade school with life threatening food allergies and the teachers and administration took it very seriously. So scary!

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 13:13h, 14 November Reply

      Scary indeed but that’s awesome your friend’s teachers took it seriously. That’s actually more rare than you’d think.

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