The Care and Feeding of Kim

One of the most challenging aspects of traveling is food. With allergies and sensitivities, I have to be careful to stay in good health. The foods below are safe foods.

The list is pretty limited and some items which are common in the US may be harder to get in other countries.  Occasionally, I may have to depart from this limited eating plan.  However, there are consequences that range from allergic rashes to stomach ailments.  Some can be eaten occasionally (once a month) without noticeable consequences while others cause immediate reactions.

YES! Kim can eat these:

Vegetables  (fresh or frozen)    Arugula      Bell peppers (red, green, yellow, orange, not hot) Carrots     Celery   Chives        Cucumbers        Fennel     Greens (collard, turnip)   Lettuce    Leeks     Peas     Okra       Onions        Radicchio       Scallions         String beans       Water chestnuts      Zucchini

Nuts and Nut Butters: (in limited quantities):   Preferably raw, unroasted, and unsalted.       Almonds            Cashews               Hazelnuts               Macadamia       Pistachios     Unsweetened Almond Milk -plain or vanilla

Fruits:     Avocado                    Olives (green and black)

Fresh or frozen, no more than one serving per day:  Apples, Apricots, Blueberries, Cherries, Kiwi,  Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Raspberries

Oils :            Almond oil            Avocado oil                  Olive oil

Eggs:    Omega-3 enriched eggs

Dairy:   Nonfat plain yogurt         Goat cheese     Low-fat cream cheese   Low-fat ricotta cheese   Feta cheese      Jarlsberg Lite Swiss cheese       Parmesan cheese

 Light or low-fat varieties of these:   Cheddar     Colby     Havarti       Monterey Jack       Provolone     Swiss   1% cottage cheese      [low-fat Dutch cheeses not listed here are probably fine]

Fish and seafood:      Cod           Flounder        Tuna

Poultry:   Chicken breast      Ground chicken       Ground turkey       Chicken sausage       Turkey sausage

Tea:               Ginger herbal tea

Condiments, spices, and seasonings:    Basil    Bragg’s Liquid Aminos     Cardamom   Black pepper  Capers     Cilantro  Cinnamon    Cumin     Curry powder     Dill weed       Fennel       Garlic    Ginger     Miso salt  Mustard      Nutmeg      Oregano      Paprika     Rosemary     Tamari     Tarragon    Thyme    Vanilla      Vinegar Worcestershire sauce

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NO:

The following are NOT okay:

  • Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, cauliflower)
  • Nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant/arbigine)
  • Beans (hummus,  lentils, and more)
  • Carbs that are not on this list (Rice, corn/maize, pasta, common grains.)
  • Red meat
  • Wine or alcoholic drinks
  • Juice of any kind
  • Peanut butter
  • Shrimps, prawns, shellfish (Serious allergy to these!)