Posted By: Raquelita 
Oct 1  # 1 of 11
I cannot eat soy products b/c my son is allergic to them (i am breastfeeding). I needed to buy cooking spray yesterday and upon reading the ingredients i learned that *every single one* has soy lecithin in it or some other soy product. What can i use for cooking spray instead? Can i just brush the surfaces with oil and make sure there's not too much?
 Posted By: Twinmama 
Oct 1  # 2 of 11
Oh what a huge pain!

Does regular olive oil have any soy products in it? Somewhere I have a little pump bottle to spray olive oil on things...maybe that would work.
 Posted By: clara 
Oct 2  # 3 of 11
Is your son allergic to soy protein or soy lecithin? Maybe you should ask his doctor. Here's also a link, hope this will help.
 Posted By: Raquelita 
Oct 2  # 4 of 11
He is sensitive to all soy products - the protein, the oil, the lecithin. If i eat anything with soy ingredients in them he shows symptoms.

I could probably get one of those manual pump bottles and use that with olive oil - the reason there is soy in all the aerosal sprays is to prevent caking/clumping (that's what it says on the labels).
 Posted By: TexasRose 
Oct 2  # 5 of 11
I was about to recommend the olive oil sprayer as well. I have one and it works well. Much healthier than the aerosol sprays.

I wouldn't recommend it for baking just because olive oil has a taste that I wouldn't like in my cookies ;) but for other cooking it works great.

I often use it to oven-fry things...I dip them in egg wash and breadcrumbs, put them on a baking pan, and spray with olive oil so they brown nicely.