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Kids and Allergies: Aw nuts! Finding safe almonds was harder than I thought it would be
Monday, 18 Aug, 2008 – 8:44 | Comments Off

Saturday night was one of those “what was I thinking” moments as I stood in a grocery store after work and eyed jar after jar of nuts.

My mission: Big Guy’s latest allergy tests were negative for almond, and I’d promised him I’d bring some when I came home.

I, of course, had an ulterior motive. He’s been off cheese lately and agrees to eat meat only every third day or so, which means I constantly worry that he’s not getting enough protein. Nuts also are a good source of Vitamin E, and his pediatrician recently put him on a foul-tasting Vitamin E supplement in hopes of easing his chronic stuffiness. Plus he has a world-class sweet tooth, and I was eager to introduce him to a non-sugary snack option.

Yet, as I stood