Food Allergy Substitutions Chart



Food allergy is an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food. Even a tiny amount of the allergy-causing food can trigger signs and symptoms such as digestive problems, hives or swollen airways. In some people, a food allergy can cause severe symptoms or even a life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis.

Food allergy affects an estimated 6 to 8 percent of children under age 3 and up to 3 percent of adults. While there’s no cure, some children outgrow their food allergy as they get older.

It’s easy to confuse a food allergy with a much more common reaction known as food intolerance. While bothersome, food intolerance is a less serious condition that does not involve the immune system. (1)

Whether you suffer from a food allergy or food intolerance this printable chart will come in super handy for both shopping and to keep pinned to your fridge for food preparation.

Food Allergy Substitution Chart Printable

*Please note that  I do not recommend the use of soy as a substitution given the current research.

Printable Food Allergy Substitution Chart