Friday, September 4, 2009

O's for Brody

One of the first finger foods that I enjoyed giving to my older, non-allergic son was Gerber Puffs and Cheerios. The Cheerios were my favorite because I didn't care if some of them (or most of them) fell on the floor because they were so inexpensive (I always bought them on sale and there are always coupons available). Well, I had a problem when it came time to feeding Brody easy finger foods because Puffs are made with wheat starch and wheat flour and Cheerios contain wheat starch. And so began the search...

I have found an awesome substitute for the Cheerios and Brody loves them. They are called Trader Joe's Triple Berry-O's (Honey Oat O's with Dried Blueberries, Strawberries & Raspberries). They are $2.99...not a bad price in my opinion.

This cereal is great is even if you don't have food allergies!

If you have found any other inexpensive finger foods that are free of milk, eggs, peanuts and wheat...please let me know. I am going to make this even harder by saying that I would prefer not to use a product that has the disclaimer "may contain traces of." We are going to see an allergist (Dr. Brothers for those of you around Nashville) in a few weeks and I can't wait to hear what he has to say! Maybe my food journey will get easier...who's to hoping :)

CLICK HERE to see if there is a Trader Joe's near you

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  1. Thank you so much for posting this!

    We've recently gotten a egg/dairy/wheat/soy/peanut allergy diagnosis. My first task if finding a replacement for the Cheerios/Puffs.

    Trader Joe's here I come!

  2. I am so glad you have a Trader Joe's nearby. I was SO excited when I found this...they are very similar to Cheerios.


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