Day 19- what’s for breakfast @the_freefrom_mummies
... well on a Friday we have an early quick and easy breakfast before we head off to our @turtletotsswim
So he’s got some whole wheat parcel things (fairly allergy friendly, scroll through the pics for a look), a banana & a cup of whole milk. My husband picked these up at @waitroseandpartners
last night and he said it was one of the only cereals he could find without a load of sugar & that didn’t say ‘may contain traces of nuts!’ 🤦♀️ Because he’s a strong & independent 19 month old I can’t possibly peel or chop a banana for him anymore- he will only have it whole and peel it himself- which can be a bit hit and miss and include some accidental skin ingestion, but he’s happy so 🤷🏻♀️ We are trying to transition him off Sippy cups but first thing in the morning and last thing at night they still come out- so we can leave the house without a monumental mess to clean up!
We LOVE swimming with turtle tots & they are super allergy friendly & regularly send reminders to not have snacks in changing room 🙌🏻 X has been swimming with them since about 4 months old and is so confident in the water.
#breakfast #swimming #turtletots #foodallergies #allergymama #allergyfriendly #ffmoctoberchallenge #freefrom #nutfree #peanutfree #nutsaboutallergies
Mojo chicken, roasted veggies and wild rice! Loving this Dellah marinade! #lunchordinner
A Big Low FODMAP Salad for dinner is #yummilicousness
A bed of romaine topped with Ahi Tuna sautéed with Spinach & a little pineapple, Carrot Ribbons, Alfalfa Sprouts, Green Olives, Arugula & a touch of avocado.
I find that the best salads, whether green, potato, rice, etc., is a variety of flavora & textures tossed together to make flavor bursts in every bite. The same applies to my #Paleo
, #NightShadeFree #lowfodm #ap
approach to #salad
#pescatarian #CornFree #glutenfree #dairyFree #NutFree #allergyfriendly #allergymama #Celiac #CornAllergy
#Tuna #tunasalad #greens #flavorburst #GreenOlives #carrots #spinach #arugula
My youngest has needed some extra respiratory support these past few days so all the diffusers around the house are getting some combination of these oils! We did an Epsom salt bath with our immune & respiratory support oils before bed last night, a steam shower with a few drops of eucalyptus on a cotton round this morning, are re-applying all our immune & respiratory support rollers, and upping our vitamin C + vitamin D intake.
#thewellnessoption #knowyouroptions #oilsandlittles
Jennifer, our Executive Director, is in #Copenhagen
where she has just been in two days of productive meetings with patient groups and key stakeholders from around the world. #FAAM2018 #PartnersInAction @eaaci
Photo credits: Yanne Boloh and Eileen Lam
Outdoor play 🌿 Any other allergy mamas only feel relaxed when their little ones are playing outside? For me it means no crumb covered carpets, no scheduled snack times that she can't participate in and the freedom to be as far away from another child's lunch as possible. We don't attend any playgroups because quite frankly down here they're not great and there is just no control over who brings in what food to a group but it does worry me that she's getting very little interaction with other children. So we've just signed up for a local Forest School and I can not wait to get Rio playing outside with other children in a safe environment! I know that she is just going to love it! 🌲🌸🍃
Not only is this absolutely disgusting- it really brings all the fear as an #allergymama
. I’m lucky my little one is too young for takeaway but given the recent news about #foodallergies
it really is about time all food establishments upped their game and produced food in a safe & sanitary environment- or gave us honest information when this wasn’t the case without a massive hunt for it. The whole point of take out and convenience foods is to save us time!! These basic requirements really should be a prerequisite of providing food. How many more lives need to be put at risk. #justeat #takeout #foodhygenie #allergylife
Did you know you can order more roller tops from YL like the one that comes in your starter kit? (Simply search for ‘AromaGlide Roller Fitments’ in Products after logging into your account.) They fit on both the 5 or 15 ml size bottles & are perfect for reusing your empties + making your own roller blends. One of my favorite ways to reduce, reuse, recycle ♻️ P.S. Anyone else now have that Jack Johnson song stuck in their head from the ‘Curious George’ movie soundtrack? Just me?? 🤷🏻♀️😂 Happy Monday, friends!
This lesson has been very personal and hard to swallow.
When a dermatologist and allergist can’t tell you what’s in over the counter products and warns you to never use anything with fragrance for your 5 year old, you start to ask questions.
If you have questions about the beauty and skincare industry and their lack of transparency - message me.
can you believe we are halfway through October already?!? Which means we are mid way through the #ffmoctoberchallenge
! So here is my mid month selfie. Not the most flattering angle for a pic but #mumlife
It was a long night, we’ve got the obligatory autumn germs now- X is nursing a nasty cough but seems fine in himself- maybe with slightly less of an appetite which is understandable.
Catching up with friends later at a soft play! Hoping the ball play this morning will get the chewing out of X’s system, soft play ball pits give me serious anxiety! #foodallergies #allergymama #nutsaboutallergies
Found these little gems @wholefoods
yesterday. They are perfect for Little Miss 3 because she needs to take more iron and liquid iron tastes absolutely horrible. They are free from the top 8 plus corn!! Just be very careful to keep these WAY out of reach from your kids. Accidental iron overdose can be fatal and little ones will think these are just like other gummies.
I learned a long tome ago to never get your hopes up at allergy testing. I'm a fairly optimistic person, but assuming the best seems to always lead to a big let downs at these appointments. Today we went in for a check up appointment. Fletch does his breathing test, and a skin test for whatever allergens we feel like testing for. Today I brought in milk. Assuming he wouldn't pass, but..... HE PASSED. My allergist and I cheered and we both got excited. We decided that we would try an oral challenge, but first he'd have to pass 2 more skin tests. Second one was good. Third one he failed miserably. Now THAT, was a serious disappointment. How does that even happen!? His hive was bigger than 10mm and the other ones were almost non existent. It doesn't make sense to me! Oh well, either way he has to be close to be growing out of his milk allergy. Right?!?!?
Picked up these bits from @allermates
and they got delivered today 🙌🏻 not going to lie X had a MONUMENTAL meltdown when I attempted to put the band on him 😩😂 It did fit fairly nicely considering he’s only tiny! And such a bright colour that you can’t really miss it!
We will try little and often over the next few weeks to get him used to it. As the festive season approaches and we spend more time with family and friends socialising I do really want this visual aid for other adults to realise they need to be careful around my child. I’m hoping we can spend the next few months teaching X with the stickers to steer clear of certain foods and check with mummy or daddy if he’s allowed things. Feeling hopeful after all the support we’ve received recently that we will be able to make some progress with him ❤️ It’s been just over a week since I started my blog, Instagram and Facebook pages and already in that time I’ve been overwhelmed by support & inspired by so many fab ideas. So thank you all! #nutsaboutallergies #allermates #thankyou #hopeful #allergymama
Here are YL’s monthly promos (aka what you can get for free this month!) that can help your family continue to stay above the wellness line this fall 🍁🍁🍁 I’m snagging most of them simply by buying supplements, household products + oils we already use e’ryday. Prevention lifestyle has changed our family’s quality of life 💯
🍁 For Thanksgiving, I tried to teach the toddler the concept of gratitude, and finally asked him what he was thankful for. "Cakes!" he exclaimed. 😌 😅 But last night, we read this old favourite before bed. ❤ I love love love both the messaging and imagery in "Love To Be Me." 📗 Each page covers a body part, how it helps us function, and what's to love about it. Each page includes examples of children living with challenges (e.g., using a wheelchair, a seeing-eye doc, a hearing aid, etc.). Reading this book results in a lot of questions from the little guy, and great teachable moments ensue. 💙 I love how inclusive it is, and how it can segue into a conversation about food allergies. 💜 I love how it encourages children to love their bodies, despite "imperfections." 💚 I also love how it continued the #gratitudeconversation
from this past weekend. 💛 And finally, anything that can teach my little one to accept difference, to feel empathy, to be grateful depsite his allergies is a WIN in my books. 👍 Any favourite gratitude resources your family loves?
#canadianthanksgiving #givingthanks #feelinggrateful #gratefultobeme #lovetobeme #teachablemoments #allergymom #allergymama #allergyparent #lifewithfoodallergies #foodallergiesrock #foodallergiesbite #allergybites
Two of our favourite things 💛Rio's obsessed with @rebel_kitchen
banana milks which aremade with coconut milk & cacao which makes them completely dairy and nut free (vegan too!) and how cute is Rio's new lunch bag I bought from @ethicalsuperstore.
Perfect for lunch on the go and pointing out her favourite animals 🦁🐙
Anyone needing a little extra help ‘owning’ this Monday?! 🙋🏻♀️ Between this weather + third trimester fatigue I’m pretty much only motivated to nap 😂 Buuuttt since I’ve got miles to go before I sleep—I swiped my En-R-Gee roller on the bottoms of my feet, added a drop of Peppermint Vitality to my water bottle and took Super B after lunch. What are some of your favorite Monday pick-me-ups?!
#thewellnessoption #thirdtrimester #mondayvibes
Lentil Stew is ready. A couple for lunch this week and a couple for the freezer. Trying to get more veggies in so I’ve allocated my lunch to help improve my intake. 🥦🥒🥕🥗🍠🍅🍆
Today on @the_freefrom_mummies #ffmoctoberchallenge
& we are sharing dinner! (Does anyone else eat crazy early to join in with their little ones on the weekend?) Dinner in our house tonight is chicken katsu curry- not the healthiest of meals but we all love it and only have it once in a blue moon (mostly because it takes forever to make and lots of washing up 😂😂) X ate all the chicken and most of the rice then licked the sauce off his plate after throwing the rice he didn’t want on the floor 😩😩! Love it when you spend ages making a meal free from your little ones allergens from scratch and some of it ends up on the floor. 🤦♀️🤦♀️ #nutsaboutallergies #allergymama #allergymom #whatsfordinner #katsucurry
We have some exciting news!
Kid's Corner is coming this Fall to https://LiveFreeAndThrive.space
What is Kid's Corner?
It is a space where the Mini-Foodies aka Allergy Kids will share kid & allergy-friendly recipes, info & projects as part of a holistic homeschool project for other who live with food allergies restrictions &/or celiac.
It is a 🚫🌽, 🍞, 🐄🍦 (bovine milk), 🍳, 🍅, 🍆, or legume space.
It is a positive & creative space for kids & their families who face life with food & chemical allergies where we will make popular treats & foods revamped to be allergy-friendly so no one is left out. We will also provide history on our topics for context & entertainment.
What might you find there?
Some examples include Whoopie Pie, Coffee Cake, Sugar Cookies, Hot Cacao Ice Cream, snack ideas, sewing & personal care projects.
Have requests for your allergy kid? Plrasr leave a comment, we would love to help you.
#allergyfriendly #allergykid #allergymama #allergymamafriendly #AllergyMamaApproved #CornAllergy #cornfree #glutenfree #CeliacFriendly #DairyFree #eggfree #LegumeFree #Soyfree
# tomatofree #eggplanyfree #paleo #vegan
& / or #plantbased #kidfriendly #homeschool #Snack
#project #kidscorner #AllergyKidsCook
So my next post is up on the blog... Teaching a toddler food can be dangerous! If you know me irl you’ll know I’m a complete control freak- and don’t do well without a plan!⠀
So we came up with a simple 5 step plan of how we are going to try to educate our little one about what’s going on with him, it’s all a work in progress but we’d love to hear your thoughts!⠀
Check it out here:⠀ https://buff.ly/2PdAshm⠀
#newpost #nutsaboutallergies #allergymama #allergyeducation #teachingtoddlers #5stepplan
Life isn’t always what we thought it would be. Word?But that sure doesn’t take away from the beauty of its jagged path it can take ❤️
Whether it’s your Fresh Fall start or your Fall Finish - the choice is yours!
Time to work on ourselves, those healthy habits, and commit to ourselves ! Let’s both Start and Finish this fall strong- but together!
Here’s the game plan :
☝🏻 Minimal commitment to yourself which starts at $20.
🚣🏼♂️ Physical activity which ranges from 22 mins to 50 minutes, you have choices, friend!
🚿 workout 3-6 days a week, again we have LOTS of choices!
🍳 nutrition plans that work with you- not against you!
🙌🏻 working out not your thing? We have a nutrition only course (ask for details)
Let’s chat about YOUR goals for the fall, group starts Oct. 15!
Drop me a FALL FOCUSED below In the comments or message me to get the conversation started, don’t wait for another Monday! Let’s get you situated Today! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
So many good things today!! First, the Seahawks won 🙌🏻, second, it has really been feeling like fall outside 🍁, and last but not least, it’s my first food post in what seems like such a long time 😍😋🤓
The fall weather has me craving everything pumpkin lately. Truth be told, I love pumpkin and use it throughout the year in many recipes. It is one of my staples in egg free baking!
Today was all about pumpkin 🎃 I made pumpkin pancakes, drank (and cooked with) @2townscider
Hallow Jack’d Imperial Pumpkin Cider, and made the best Paleo Pumpkin Chili ever!
If this doesn’t scream Fall in a bowl I don’t know what does 🤓🧡🍂 I used @butcher_box
ground beef, lots of veggies, pumpkin purée, diced tomatoes, imperial pumpkin cider, and all the warming, yummy fall spices. I usually do this in the slow cooker or on the stove but I decided to use my Instantpot and it came out perfect. I topped it with cilantro, green onion, and a dollop of @greenvalleycreamery
Lactose Free Sour Cream. So damn good!
Also, if your interested in trying Butcherbox DM me! I have link for free bacon on your first order and 2lbs of ground beef for free in every shipment for the life of your subscription! ❤️🙌🏻💋
#finallyafoodpost #happyfallyall #happybelly #allthepumpkin #youhadmeatpumpkinspice #pumpkinchili #instantpot #pumpkincider #butcherbox #paleo #dairyfree #grainfree #glutenfree #allergyfriendly #allergybaby #allergymama #cleaneating #sibo #menieresdisease #hashimotos #autoimmunewarrior #nurturebliss
Umm anyone know what happened to September—because I have no idea how it’s over already?!! Sneaking in a shot of what our wellness box looks like for this month annnnd PSA: If you’re on YL’s monthly, totally customizable reward program (Essential Rewards aka ER) then definitely check out the THIEVES Essential Rewards bundle to help you stay ahead of the 😷🤧 this season. We got that bundle, some personal care products, supplements + then allllll the FREE amazing promos for this month 🙌🏻 Speaking of promos—who else can’t wait for tomorrow to see what they are for October?!! #thewellnessoptionessentialrewards #whatsinmyer