Nut allergies can be challenging — nuts are often hidden in so many popular snacks and restaurant dishes — and they are on the rise. Back in 1999, it was estimated that 0.4 percent of children and 0.7 percent of adults in America were allergic to peanuts. But by 2010, peanut allergy prevalence in kids had already soared to 2 percent, according to national studies. Meanwhile, about 0.5 to 1 percent of the U.S. population is estimated to have a tree nut allergy (tree nuts include, but are not limited to: cashews, almonds, and hazelnuts).
If a loved one has a nut allergy, you're often tasked with finding your own nut-free recipes to ensure their safety and well-being. There's nothing wrong with sticking with nut-free recipes you already know, but if you want to shake things up with an impressive new dish, we've rounded up some of our favorite recipes without peanuts or tree nuts.
Innovative and delicious, these dishes are guaranteed to delight everyone at the table — even the folks who don't have allergies. Remember: When grocery shopping for new products, always double-check the ingredients on the label for any relevant allergens or possibilities of cross-contamination, especially with pre-made and pre-packaged goods like sauces.
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