Since our youngest has a peanut/tree nut allergy, we are always looking for allergy friendly treats any time of year. We love FARE‘s (Food Allergy & Research Education) Teal Pumpkin Project encouraging families to paint a teal pumpkin and share allergy friendly treats with trick-or-treaters. If you’re looking for ideas for class parties or to pass out on Halloween, here are 50 allergy friendly Halloween treats to keep on hand.
Traveling with food allergies can be challenging, but it is not impossible. Traveling when your child has allergies can be a scary proposition. Each restaurant you enter is a potential threat to your child. When you grab a snack, it is no longer an easy choice, you must carefully scan each label to make sure the product does not contain something that could cause your child to have a reaction. For those of us who have children with allergies, this is the world we live in. We can choose to be proactive, or we can stay home and never leave again. In the beginning, I wanted to choose the latter. It is a scary world out there for children with allergies,… [Read More]
This post is part of the #AmWellMD campaign. See below to enter to win some fantastic prizes and find out more about healthy travel. All statements and opinions in this post are my own. As a family with a food allergic child it can often be difficult to travel to new destinations. It is a scary proposition to walk into an unfamiliar place, at times with a language barrier, and not know whether the food you’re about to feed your child is safe for consumption. We have taken many precautions when we travel but there were times the allergens appeared without warning.
Pinterest recently notified me that my most successful pin to date 25 Easy to Pack Travel Snacks had just been pinned over 12,000 times, causing me to 1) fall out of my chair 2) silently thank all the amazing people that have pinned the post and 3) come up with a new list of 25 Easy to Pack Nut Free Travel Snacks. It is my hope that many people will find this helpful, especially at the start of the school year. Our youngest has tree nut and peanut allergies and I am constantly searching for new foods to send along in his school lunch box. I also look for easy to pack snacks to bring along when we travel because we… [Read More]
The majority of people head to a baseball game to enjoy America’s favorite past time without giving a second thought to the stadium’s environment. Most will plan to have a hot dog, maybe nachos or a salty pretzel, a nice cold beverage, and a big bag of peanuts, candy, or Cracker Jacks for dessert. For some however, the peanuts are a big problem. With the number of food allergies on the rise, a day out at the park could possibly turn into a life threatening medical emergency.
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know I have a child with a peanut/tree nut allergy. We not only face food allergy challenges during our travels, but in our daily life as well. With Halloween around the corner, I wanted to share with you the Teal Pumpkin Project from Food Allergy & Research Education (FARE) because this organization is very important to our family. FARE is encouraging food allergy families to paint a teal pumpkin to show they have non-food treats available. I am not asking anyone to paint a teal pumpkin (although they are pretty), but I wanted you to consider having treats available for kids that suffer from food allergies. This post is going to… [Read More]