My little grandson is extremely serious to lots of foods - all dairy, all nuts, egg and kiwifruit can kill him. He has moderate reactions to a number of other items including soy and wheat products (not celiac). He is only coming up 6yr, and is also very picky with the things that he CAN eat, which is obviously extremely limited.
My suggestion to you is to ask for a referral to a Pediatric Dietitian to ensure that your toddler is getting the nutrients that he needs. You will also get qualified suggestions about what good alternatives for various things would be. As a point to remember, my daughter can only buy ONE brand of margarine spread in NZ that doesn't have any milk products in it. Most margarine does! She has a cupboard with ONLY the food that her little boy can eat. All the food he can't eat goes into another cupboard in another part of the kitchen. Some alternative milk doesn't have much protein, or calcium, so be sure that check that what YOU choose does have.
She makes him ice-blocks out of fruit smoothies or vege smoothies. She would add some red lentils to those smoothies to increase the fibre he was otherwise lacking, AND the protein he was also lacking. That is a fantastic way of getting him to eat something that he wouldn't otherwise, because he sees it that HE is having a treat just like the other kids. She buys little cans of chicken in spring water, but has to check the label because at least one includes milk, egg, soy, fish AND crustaceans, which seems real strange considering it is 'just chicken'
I also suggest that you don't make a huge deal of it in front of him when he is older because otherwise he could end up with a 'food phobia' which is what happened with my g/son. He became very afraid of most food because '"it might hurt me!"
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