Corn, basically the devil in my house. Corn is pretty much in like, everything if you live in the United States. No seriously though, everything. When you find out you, or your child cannot have corn, for whatever reason, it’s like you had a death in the family.

WTF do I even eat? That’s the most common question I get these days. While there is a very long list of foods you cannot eat on a corn free diet, there is a good list of things you can, you just have to find it

Before I get into the good, let’s start with the bad… why does corn suck so much, I think I mentioned this before, but in case you missed it… CORN IS IN EVERYTHINGGGGGGG!!!! Well most. Anyway, corn is in all the things like… medicine… the skins of fruit (yep it’s sprayed with corn to ripen), most meats (and most animals eat corn products!!!!), anything that says natural flavor (hey that’s corn!) or natural anything… citric acid (sneaky right?), most prepared foods, boxed foods, PACKAGING OF FOODS, seasonings, OILS, should I continue? I’m sure you got the picture by now. Hence, this is all why corn is the devil.

After learning of my kids major issues with corn (I’ll go into another day, ain’t no time for that here ha), here are the safe items we found after trial and error FOR OUR FAMILY, hopefully they work for you, but it all depends on YOU and how you handle the specific items. Bite

  • Empire chicken (only the chicken) we find this at Trader Joe’s, we also do okay with organic skinless boneless chicken at Whole Foods but trial this as it isn’t always good for all)
  • Organic Grass fed ground beef (this is one to trial, we do okay many do not)
  • Trader Joe’s mango and apple and strawberry and apple raw snack bars
  • Trader Joe’s and 365 organic unsweetened applesauce
  • Applegate farms organic chicken and apple sausage
  • organic pears
  • Organic apples (always wash fruit well, they have a layer of film that is usually a corn derivative)
  • Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods quick cool brown rice and quinoa pasta
  • Organic strawberries
  • Organic blueberries
  • Simply organic mild mix taco seasoning from Whole Foods
  • Jovial tomato’s crushed/whole
  • Rao’s marinara pasta sauce
  • Organic English cucumber
  • My youngest can handle 365 Everyday Value, Organic Pea Crisps
  • Pine manor organic ground chicken
  • Bananas (obviously no skin)
  • Bare apple chips
  • Omena organics black beans
  • Organic rice puff cereal (natures path)
  • Applegate natural uncured beef and pork pepperoni
  • GimMe organic roasted seaweed (we make a lot of homemade sushi)
  • Baby peeled bagged carrots from Whole Foods
  • Organic Brussels sprouts/broccoli/cauliflower from Whole Foods
  • Lundberg family organic white sushi rice (we use this for sushi rice)
  • Food for life gluten free English muffin
  • Food for life brown rice gluten free bread
  • Pacific foods organic chicken stock/organic beef bone broth/organic chicken bone broth
  • Boulder canyon avocado oil classic sea salt chips
  • 365 firm tofu organic
  • Terra sweet potato and purple potato chips (trial these, they may work may not)
  • Mary’s Gone Crackers Super Seed Crackers
  • Living Harvest Unsweetened Original Hemp Milk but my middle child cannot
  • Jovial brown rice gluten free pastas
  • Organic peppers (washed well)
  • Organic sweet potatoes and russet potatoes washed well
  • Organic avocados
  • Applegate natural uncured Black Forest ham
  • Costco organic olive oil
  • Organic kale
  • Organic celery, honestly most veg
  • Namaste foods pancake and waffle mix (some may react some don’t), we can do the pizza mix too but not often. We use applesauce as a binder.
  • Arrowhead mills brown rice flour
  • Trader Joe’s black bean noodles
  • Beanitos chips Black bean Sea salt only
  • Food for life brown rice bread. Go slow with this one it may or may not work for you
  • Organic Brussels sprouts
  • Sunbutter no sugar added sunflower seed butter (non organic one) (tread lightly here)
  • Awsum snacks quinoa cereal
  • 365 organic green peas frozen
  • Edison Grainery Cereals (quinoa, morning milo trio, morning milo and brown rice only)
  • As far as vitamins, we do well with renzos picky eater multi-vitamin

This is my go to list for now, I’ll update more as we come across more finds! At this point we don’t really have any safe restaurants.. sad.. I know…

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below! Happy to help!

****please note I am just a mom who’s been through it all, I am not a doctor, and these are only the things that have worked for MY family.****


By Birth Boobs and Babies

birth doula . mom . writer . allergy and lactation support . fertility guidance . honoring my grief and all things #momlife at

2 replies on “CORN…ugh”

Thank you so much for listing some “safe” foods. Hopefully, as my little one gets older we can try some. It’s so nice to have another mama to talk to.


Yes absolutely! It’s always nice to know we aren’t alone. This one is a hard one. Here for you!!


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