*This* is what you want to wake up to on a Saturday morning! A glowing, thorough review of our Top 8 Allergen Free Cupcake Kit from a good allergy mom. Have I mentioned that I love my business? (has it been 10 minutes? 🤣) See the full review at https://foodallergymamabear.com/2019/01/19/my-experience-with-fun-for-all-foods-the-chocolate-duo/. #foodblogger #mommyblogger #foodallergymom #reviews
What if I had actually believed the pediatrician who said my 6 month old’s skin irritation was due to what her pajamas were made out of and not eczema or allergies. 🤨
What if I had ignored the slight rash she got around her mouth after stealing her sister’s peanut butter sandwich.
What if I hadn’t pushed for a pediatric allergist to see us when the ENT wouldn’t work with us after receiving the test results in for a baby.
What if I just went along with whatever we were told by those not familiar with allergies instead of watching signs and symptoms we saw at home and researching my heart out?!
What if we didn’t have the epipen on hand when we needed it?
What if you have an inner voice or instinct that’s begging you to listen and you don’t. 😬
I’ll admit, I didn’t want the answers we were given but I chose to push past until we got legit answers. Now all I want to do is help others who are stuck in these questionable positions. I want to help.What are you struggling with and what questions do you need answers too? .
#foodallergytips #foodallergyawareness #foodallergytesting #beanadvocate #askquestions #anaccidentaladvocate
!! 🍿🍿🍿 Skinny pop is FREE from nuts, dairy and gluten! 🙌🏻
Product: Popcorn Cakes with White Cheddar Flavor
Check skinnypop.com to purchase! 🛒
Swipe for ingredients ➡️
"Kathy just sent me this message last night... Oakley and his red sneakers are hard at work...
Today at school Andrew somehow ingested cheese (or oil from cheese) dropped on his sandwich. Anyway, he went to teacher and said he felt "funny". Down to office he goes, they gave him Benadryl and soon after he started to get hives and his throat started itching. Principal gave him EpiPen and called 911. Alex, it was because of Red Sneakers awareness that she didn't take any chances. Like I told you, Benadryl ALWAYS worked before. .
I can't even believe that his happened today. I just hugged the principal and thanked her. I am so grateful for the Debbs ....
#redsneakersforoakley #foodallergies #foodallergyawareness #epinephrine #epifirstepifast #giveandgo #anaphylaxis #foodallergyfamily #school
Cashews in a veggie burger at this luxury spa and nobody knew? Yikes! A reminder that you can never be too careful when eating out. We’ll take @chipotle
any day... (from the Berkshire Eagle)
, #epipen #anaphylaxis
, #anaphylaxis #allergymom #nutfree #foodallergies
Each of us is unique and foodallergies are just one thread in that intricate tapestry called your life. Food allergies will shape you -- resilience perseverance courage trust empathy -- but they will never define you.
Unicorn eye mask ✔️
Thick sweater to stay warm ✔️
Knapsack packed - including 2 Epis ✔️
Alarm clock ✔️ Allergy info send to her BFF's mom via Belay app ✔️ She's set for her sleepover and you get a stress-free evening to yourself 😉
#TGIF #StyleYourEpi #YouveGotThis #TheyveGotThis
Capping off his second year of life with a well check & blood work! This kid amazes me!! Just checking out his new sticker the phlebotomists gave him after sitting perfectly still & not shedding any tears. Definitely like his daddy, watched the whole time asking ‘what’s that’. Meanwhile I kept asking how many more viles after the second and third one 😳 #foodallergies #foodallergytesting #foodallergyawareness
Where in the world will 2019 take you? 🏜 Trekking through the desert? 🏊 Swimming in the ocean? 🚴 Cycling through a new city? ⛰ Hiking in the forest? ⛷ Skiing in the mountains?
Don't forget to tag your travel pics! Show us where you #ShareTheYumm
Sesame (please forgive the girls spelling snafu in their speech bubble!🙇🏽♀️ they know it’s supposed to be spelled Sesame! 😆) can lurk in many foods unlabeled and that can spell disaster for those who live with Sesame Allergies. 🍔🍔🍔🍔🍔🍔🍔🍔🍔🍔
Over on our LivingThruGrace Blog the ladies have a post about what is being done about the lack of disclosure for Sesame products in our food!👍🏽
We’d love to have you over for a visit 🤗💕
Under Allergic Living: Sesame Allergies on the Rise is fresh out of the ‘oven’☺️ we promise no sesame seeds included!🤣
Happy birthday to the baby boy that forever changed me. Because of you, I am more empathetic, more compassionate, more aware, and I have a genuine desire and passion to help others. Because of you, I dare to dream BIG. Really Big. Because of you, I am a better human being. In a million years, I could never teach you as much as you have taught me.
Thank you for choosing me to be your Mom, and thank you for allowing me to walk this path beside you. We will do this. I promise you I will never give up, and we will do this.
I love you, birthday boy!
These scones look DELICIOUSSSS 😍😍 AND they are free from 14+ allergens 🙌🏻🙌🏻
Product: Muffin & Scone Mix
Check namastefoods.com for a store locator! 🛒
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I think sourcing lunchbox ‘accessories’ may have surpassed the stationary obsession of my uni days!
I am knee deep in labelling this afternoon- we have just taken delivery of labels and these gorgeous reusable snack boxes/bags, lunchboxes and drink bottles meaning we will be all ready for healthy, low-waste lunches.
The pack-it bags are going to be awesome for the summer terms- the walls of the bag are lined with gel that takes the place of an ice pack. The whole (empty) bag goes in the freezer overnight and then in the morning, pack it and send the kids off to school knowing their snacks and lunch will stay cool.
We also have a thermos each for winter time when hot lunches will be the order of the day.
Allergy kids may struggle sometimes to order from school tuck-shops but it doesn’t mean lunch can’t still be exciting for them!
Now I just have to come up with equally appealing things to fill all this with!
Countdown’s on, 2 weeks to go!
What nice surprise outside my house today thought it was to early for then to plop up but guess not 😍😍😍
Food allergy testing has been a popular area of discussion in my recent posts. I am going to do a post on this but first it’s important to recognise the different types of food allergy reactions. This can help to understand the rationale behind testing and why it’s not always so black and white.
There are two mechanisms of allergic reactions - IgE mediated and non-IgE mediated. Both involve the immune system but in different ways!
🦠 IgE-mediated refers to the antibodies that drive the response to the food. Symptoms occur within minutes of eating the food. The antibodies cause a release of histamine which leads to a variety of symptoms including swelling of the face, lips and eyes, hives and itching. A severe reaction is anaphylaxis (literally meaning “without protection”) and can be life-threatening.
🦠 Non-IgE mediated reactions are less well understood. They do not involve the antibodies. Symptoms can occur hours, sometimes days after the food is eaten. It generally causes symptoms over a longer period e.g. eczema, diarrhoea. No histamine is released so there is no swelling. This means these reactions cannot be fatal.
🦠 Sometimes reactions can also be mixed (just to make things more confusing...!) Children with cow’s milk allergy can experience this. They will have both IgE and non-IgE symptoms and signs. E.g. they may get a rash on the face after having cow’s milk and also have worsening of eczema for a few days after.
Did you know there were different types of reactions?? Stay tuned to find out more about testing!
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Giant stack of allergy friendly pancakes for brunch? We’re in!
: 🥞🍴Fluffy whole grain pancakes topped with banana nicecream, raw local honey, crushed leftover sugar cookies from christmas, and cinnamon sticks because, yes, I am that extra.
Grab a box at www.cherrybrookkitchen.com
Over the past year, I’ve been working on this site. As an allergy mom, I’ve discovered a passion for educating others and bringing awareness about food allergies. My dream for this site, is that by documenting our journey, sharing original recipes, and everything in between, I can help make navigating life with food allergies a little easier for others. 💕
I’m not sure where this will go, or how successful it will be. However, if I can make a difference in at least one person’s life, while spreading awareness about food allergies, then it’ll be worth it.
Please check out: thenutlessbaker.com .
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Bryn and Pace wearing Red Sneakers for Oakley outside nut-free bakery @LivNutFree
in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. Helping spread awareness in red sneakers as the children suffer from peanut allergies 😩. .
Liv Nut Free was founded by 19 year old @OliviaMoglino.
She is severely allergic to peanuts, tree-nuts, shellfish, chickpeas and lentils.
When she was 16 months old she experienced a near death anaphylactic reaction to peanuts. At the time her mom didn't know she was allergic and a minuscule trace of peanut oil was cross contaminated with a sandwich that she had eaten that day. After experiencing this reaction and her mom holding her lifeless body in her arms, they knew her life wasn’t going to be “normal.”
Nut-free bakeries didn't exist when she was younger. She had always dreaded “dessert time” because she knew all she could eat on the dessert table was fruit or whatever her mom prepared for her. At the age of sixteen, she took her love for baking and started to self teach herself how to bake from scratch and decorate custom cakes. She eventually opened up this niche to the nut-free community. The response she got was overwhelming. Parents crying and telling her how she is changing their child’s life. .
Liv Nut Free is a brand that offers many of Olivia’s dry ingredients for her baked goods to do yourself at home and also bakery boxes full of nut-free baked goodies. Her mission is to expand the current options of nut-free desserts. She wants someone who is allergic to nuts and dreads the whole “dessert” phase of life to just take a Liv Nut Free pouch and whip up their own gourmet nut-free brownies with the most premium quality ingredients and think “omg…”
Thank you for all you do Olivia. And we believe it is more than a coincidence that you have the same name as Oakley’s twin, Olivia – who also goes by Liv. That’s why the #livlikeoaks
’s Instagram profile and shop her website https://livnutfree.com/
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Hi friends! Going forward I’ll be using this account to share with you some tips and tricks for making food allergy friendly treats. I hope to show you all that food allergies don’t have to stand in the way of having a happy belly ☺️❣️