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My Sample Corn Free Meals and Snacks

PLEASE NOTE: I have removed the word "safe" from this page when mentioning foods to eat! All of the foods here can be safe (as well as unsafe), so please be sure to locate the safe products!! Avoid ingredients like starch, natural flavor, and honey, to name a few mentioned on the corn allergen list.

BREAKFAST

  • Corn AllergensBreakfast cereals (such as Erewhon raisin bran, Erewhon puffed rice or shredded wheat cereal; check the labels carefully, as they can be different in different parts of the country)
  • Bread for toast with butter and jelly (the butter will probably have to be organic and the jelly should be nothing but sugar and fruit)
  • Eggs and bacon (I cook mine right in the microwave) or hard-boiled eggs
  • Plain organic yogurt mixed with sugar (about 1 tsp of sugar to every cup of yogurt) and plain fresh fruit like a banana
  • Pancakes or waffles with pure maple syrup
  • Erewhon instant oatmeal mixed with sugar and cinnamon
  • Homemade muffins, banana bread, apple bread

LUNCH

  • Sandwiches such as natural peanut butter (just ground peanuts, nothing else added) or organic peanut butter and jelly (the jelly should be nothing but sugar and fruit)
  • Grilled cheese (Swiss or cheddar; safe American cheese is very difficult to locate)
  • Leftovers
  • Pasta with butter or tomato sauce
  • Rice with melted cheese and veggies
  • Baked macaroni and cheese
  • Salads with tuna, hard boiled eggs or cut-up meats
  • Corn AllergensPotato salad; macaroni salad

DINNER

  • Naturally raised chicken or pork
  • Beef such as roast made with water and onions
  • Meatloaf with bread and tomato sauce
  • Dishes made with various beans, such as baked beans, chili or soups
  • Tacos using Pita bread, chopped lettuce, (unwaxed) tomatoes, and cheddar cheese
  • Homemade Chinese food such as fried rice, egg soup, or beef with broccoli
  • Sloppy joes, which I make by mixing hamburger and tomato sauce
  • Italian dishes such as baked ziti, pizza, or chicken parmesan
  • Baked, mashed (with milk and butter) potatoes or homemade French fries
  • Frozen veggies that have not been coated with cornstarch (most are safe)
  • Fresh veggies that have not been waxed (most are safe)

SNACKS

  • Crackers such as some kinds of saltines, Pepperidge Farm cheddar goldfish, or many other kinds found in Whole Foods
  • Corn AllergensHomemade cookies/crackers/cakes (there are lots of quick cakes like pound cake that do not require frostings)
  • Haagen-Dazs coffee, strawberry or chocolate ice cream; homemade ice cream/sorbet
  • Canned fruits in its own juice (and nothing else such as citric acid)
  • Fresh fruits that have not been waxed (be very careful with apples, clementines and pears; oranges are okay for me, but I cannot use the peel in recipes because of the wax)
  • Natural applesauce with nothing but apples and water (add some sugar and cinnamon yourself if preferred)
  • Cut-up vegetables, such as unwaxed peppers, carrots, celery and cucumbers
  • Raisins
  • Granola with milk and sprinkled with sugar
  • Rice cakes (Lundberg brand) with peanut butter, jelly or cream cheese
  • Cottage cheese (Horizon organic brand)
  • Nuts such as almonds, pecans, peanuts, and sunflower seeds (I buy one unsalted and one salted container of the same nut and mix them together to reduce the sodium)
  • Potato chips such as Utz or Kettle Chip