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What do you suggest as a healthy after-school snack for someone who is allergic to peanuts?
Nuts are a good source of protein, but they’re also high in fat and not required for a healthy diet. More than 3 million Americans are allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, such as walnuts, almonds, and cashews, so you’re not alone.
You have many healthy, non-nutty after-school snack options. Your best bet is to combine something tasty and healthy with your favorite fresh fruits and veggies. Why not try whole-grain cereal with some bananas, or low-fat string cheese with whole-grain crackers and apple slices? You can even try a variety of veggies, like celery and carrots, with low-fat ranch dressing.
Be creative and come up with some of your own healthy snack ideas, but be sure to save room for dinner!
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The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology offers up-to-date information and a find-an-allergist search tool.
A website for teens who want to take a more active role in managing their food allergies.
Offering nutrition information, resources, and access to registered dietitians.
Peanuts are one of the most common allergy-causing foods, and they often find their way into things you wouldn’t imagine. Learn the facts on living with a nut or peanut allergy.
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Although food allergies are more common than ever, people who have them may feel different or embarrassed. A good friend can really help.
A person with severe allergies can be at risk for a sudden, serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. This reaction can seem scary, but the good news is it can be treated.
Healthy snacks are essential for busy teens. Find out how eating nutritious snacks throughout the day can keep your energy level high and your mind alert.
Doctors are diagnosing more and more people with food allergies. Knowing what to expect and how to deal with food allergies can make a big difference in preventing serious illness.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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