Children who suffer from food allergies often feel left out. While their friends are digging into pasta, pizza, and cookies, they have to resist. In fact, when researchers at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City asked parents of kids with food allergies to complete a survey about the condition's emotional impact and limitations on activities, they found that families with food allergies have a lower quality of life.
But with a little creativity in the kitchen, allergic kids can enjoy the same kinds of foods as their peers. These dishes nix wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, eggs, and dairy -- the ingredients that account for 90% of allergies in kids -- yet they're delicious.