Soy Free Foods


#129 May 17, 2008
Shay wrote:
My 2 yr old son is allergic to soy and peanuts, it's very difficult. For breadcrumbs I have discovered Cream of Wheat works well, I coat fish and Chicken in it and use it in meatloaf. Any brand of Organic cracker/cookies I have found are soy free, these are life savers. He also likes "enjoy life" brand cookies and granola bars. Generic brands tend to have less soy, good luck

Greenbrier, AR

#130 May 18, 2008

Monticello, UT

#131 May 24, 2008
We recently pinpointed the gastric problems in my four year old son to Soy allergies. My two year old daughter is also allergic to it. It's been a challenge, we've only just begun. We've been soy free for four days and I cannot believe the difference! I'm grateful the allergies aer only to soy because I can cook. We had to switch out all our oils, I can't use cooking sprays, even the canola pam around here has soy. They are in the small percentage of people who react to the oils in it as well, so nothing processed for us.
We found some companies that are regional that don't use soy for their dressings and such, we like them. We had to switch to all natural Adams no-stir peanut butter. I have to make all my bread, but I'm lucky, my mom taught me how years ago and I've made it here and there, so it isn't a total change. Also I'm a stay-at-home mom so it makes it easier.
To answer the question on the crackers, try Kashi, check the labels always. For the non-dairy soy-free oil, I don't know of any but you can use applesauce in recipes in place of oil and butter and most butter recipes you can use canola oil.
For pizza, I simply make a french bread recipe, season it, and add on my own toppings, I let the kids do their own and they love it.
Getting a soy a widely used food allergy is certainly a tough adjustment, and living so far out, my only choice is to cook everything from scratch. I can't get any sort of mixes without soy in them.

Since: Jun 08

Lytle Creek, CA

#132 Jun 2, 2008
How nice to find others needing to find soy-free foods.
I've had to be soy-free due to a pretty bad intolerance for over a year. I also can't eat onions (which are about as prevalent as soy in food preparation). Since I love to cook, it came somewhat easy for me, and I've all but banished processed foods from my home. There are, however, a few things I do enjoy, so here is a list, for those of you who may not know these are soy-free:
Pacific Natural Foods: Organic Oat non-dairy beverage
Wolfgang Puck: All natural beef flavored stock, free-range roasted chicken stock, and also a couple of his soups
La Fe: Whole wheat tortillas, tortilla chips
Alpine Valley: Organic Multi Grain bread with Omega 3 (you can get this in sets of two at Costco)
Nestle: No sugar added hot cocoa mix
Jack Daniels: BBQ sauce
No Pudge: Fudge Brownie mix
Barilla: 3 cheese tortellini

I think the worst part is going out to dinner. We used to do it often, but not anymore. Between the soy and onions, I'm tired of ordering a salad without croutons or dressing. I find that the only type of restaurant I've had luck in is italian. There are a few that don't use onion in their sauces, and almost all use olive oil rather than vegetable oil in their recipes.
I only wish I could find a good vegetarian restaurant that doesn't abuse soy! I do eat meat, but do enjoy going meatless for many meals.

Since: Jun 08

Lytle Creek, CA

#133 Jun 4, 2008
One more thing to add: I wrote a letter to the customer relations dept for Olive Garden, asking if they had a list of items that may be soy-free. Here is the "lawspeak"-written answer I received:

"We appreciate your desire to know which items on our menu are soy-free. Like
you, we are concerned about your health and safety. Soy is widely used in
almost all of our menu items. Our sauces, seasonings, and marinades contain soy
and we cannot say at this time which menu items are free of soy. As your safety
is our first concern, we are sorry we are unable to help you at this time.

Our nutritional database does not include the type of detailed information you
need. As you know, identifying allergens is a complex process. Although the
ingredient declarations may not appear to contain an ingredient, we cannot
guarantee the absence of an ingredient. Due to the complexity of our menu and
multiple ingredient sources, and with the highest regard for your health and
safety, we are unable to guarantee that any of our menu items are completely
free of allergens and safe for you.

We certainly empathize with the challenges presented to you when you weigh
decisions regarding dining out. We recognize that we do not meet the needs of
everyone and we are sorry we cannot be more helpful at this time.

Olive Garden Guest Relations"

Looks like they don't want to have any of us as customers.

Rockford, IL

#134 Jun 6, 2008
Wild Harvest Organic wheat thin crackers do not have soy. Wild Harvest is a Jewel Grocery store brand. They taste great. I dip them in Oasis Mediteranian Cuisine's Hommus. It is also soy free and comes in several favors.

Rockford, IL

#135 Jun 6, 2008
A few other soy free things I found are Polar brand Tuna fish. Nestle Chocolatier baking chocolate. Pillar Rock wild caught Alaskan salmon. Snyders of Hanover sourdough pretzels.


#136 Jun 22, 2008
Pixie wrote:
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Thanks for the suggestion! I'll try it out.:)
Hi! I have a family history of breast cancer (my mom, aunt and 2 cousins. Please let me know how the protein shake tastes.
I've looked for soy-free protein powders at my gym and Traders Joe and can't find any. A friend recommended Jay Robb - but when I wrote to them, they said their powder has less than 1% soy lecithin in it. Thanks.

Since: Jun 08

Lytle Creek, CA

#137 Jun 22, 2008
Trader Joe's USED to have a milk & egg protein powder, but they stopped making it 2 years back :(

However, there's one I buy and it's REALLY good!
Here's the info:

NutriBiotic VEGAN Vanilla Rice Protein
80% Protein Content

Ingredient Listing is as follows:
Enzymatically processed rice protein from whole grain brown rice and vanilla flavor. Completely vegetarian. Contains no soy, milk, egg, yeast, corn, wheat sugars or preservatives.
Free of Gluten, Pesticides, Herbicides, PCBs & GMOs
Vicki M

Nashville, TN

#138 Jun 23, 2008
I just been diagnosed having allergies to Soy and wheat is there any suggestion's where to find breads or snack food without either ingredient.
Midwest WI

Amherst Junction, WI

#139 Jun 24, 2008
This is for the poster from Denver, Co who asked about soy free mayonnaise.

Don't know when Hellmans decided to add soy to all of their mayonnaise products, but there is another alternative: make your own. You can also make your own Miracle Whip as well, which also contains soy.

For mayonnaise, try:

Not sure, but if they have a search box at this site, just type in "homemade mayonnaise". Six different recipes came up for me.

For Miracle Whip, try:
In their search box, use these recipe numbers:
#41781,#33131,#134573, and #103638.

Please note: I haven't tried any of these yet. I'm in the process of trying to change my diet, as soy also interferes with the thyroid gland, even though one is taking medication for it.

One other comment: If soy is a direct connection for breast cancer for so many people, why on earth aren't the various breast cancer organizations ( such as Susan Kohman )telling the world &/or going after the food industry?
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Sugar Land, TX

#140 Jul 1, 2008
Allergic to Soy wrote:
Just wondering if anyone out there is or knows anyone who is allergic to soy. If so could you please share any foods, brands, etc. which are free of soy. This info is for a small child who cannot eat soy and so far soy free foods are hard to find.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Watch out for food with canola oil. Canola oil is partly made with soy.
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Sugar Land, TX

#141 Jul 1, 2008
Watch out for food with canola oil. Canola oil is partly made with soy
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Sugar Land, TX

#142 Jul 1, 2008
Melody wrote:
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Hello- Is Dinty Moore Beef Stew soy free?
I didn't think I would be able to find a soy free soup?
Another brand of soup I like is MUIR GLEN ORGANIC chicken with wild rice.

Campton, KY

#143 Jul 2, 2008
jim wrote:
my daughter is allergic to soy as well and i was wondering if anybody has found soy free bread that also doesnt have sesame in it.
My son is allergic to soy and I drive 45 minutes once a month to buy his bread at an Amish store. It is made with canola oil. He loves it. I freeze it. Hope that information might help.

Grapevine, TX

#144 Jul 2, 2008
my daughter is 12 months and we are also going throught the same problem i have learned cherios is a great snack and whole foods is a great place to shop but truly your best bet is to go organic but read the lables rice milk is great alternative to milk and soy some stores even sell rice yogurt witch is great.
Mary Sue wrote:
My son is also having reactions to the protein in milk and soy - I am breastfeeding and have to eliminate dairy and soy products - have you found any good products you might suggest??
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Wharton, NJ

#145 Jul 4, 2008
Water crackers have no soy. Look for products labeled Kosher for Passover those foods cannot contain soy. I stock up on bags and bags of chocolate chips by Paskez with this label and use them year round. Also Skippy Natural Roasted peanut butter is soy free.
Good Luck. My four year old is rebelling against this restriction.
Melody wrote:
More soy free foods:
Stoneybrook Farms Yogurt has a few flavors with out soy.
Try the Chocolate Undreground. It is awesome!!
Amy's Pizza has a few pizzas without soy.
Annie's Dressings have some soy free.
Stacy's Pita Chips "simplay Nakes with sea salt"
Lay's Thick cut sea salted chips
Mozz string cheese is prepackaged for travel.
NOTE: Activa yogurt's flavoring is soy. I called.
Love to hear other ideas of soy free foods.

Beaumont, TX

#146 Jul 6, 2008
I have a problem with soy...I am 57 years old and according to my doctor this a problem that could that affect a lot more people. So it's not just a problem for the young.I think you should get on line and see what is being said about the health concerns of soy and why it's being ignored.Some of you may be surprized.Some of you may not.

United States

#147 Jul 14, 2008
My daughter is 1 1/2 and is milk intolerant and allergic to soy. She can handle milk as long as it has been cooked or processed. She drinks enriched vanilla rice milk with kool-aid. It is actually pretty good.

She loves bread; try the New French Bakery . There French baguette is bad with Organic bread flour, water, salt, yeast, organic malted barley flour, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). Thatís it, nothing else.

She was tested today and now I am out shopping for a new list of restricted foods.

United States

#148 Jul 14, 2008

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