Getting ahead on your Halloween prep? @target
has costumes and candy 40% off today only! While you’re there, stop in this section and grab some small toys to hand out. Not every kid can have candy and it makes for a much less disappointing holiday! #tealpumpkinproject #foodallergymom
Does your little one need everything labeled for pre-school pre-k or school? Does your dance bag and shoes need to be labeled, since all ballet shoes are alike? Maybe your child has food allergies and needs there water bottles, food containers and utensils labeled to be extra safe! Well we have partnered with @mabelslabels
to bring one luck winner a Ultimate Back-to-School Combo. •
RULES to enter Giveaway:
1.Must ❤ this picture.
2.Must follow both @mabelslabels
and my account @sweetorganicliving
to enter (I will check every entry)
3.Tag your friends ONE PER COMMENT (the more you tag the better your chances to win, this also depends on how many enter)
4.Answer question- What would you label?
⭐Winner will be randomly selected on next Tuesday⭐
Per Instagram rules this giveaway is in no way affiliated or sponsored by Instagram. You must be USA resident to enter. [Winner will be DM one week from today!]
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Some yummy Asian influence for dinner this evening. I mixed together honey, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, chopped garlic & ginger, sriracha and black pepper and poured it over salmon fillets to wrap in foil and grill. I grilled some foil wrapped asparagus as long as I already had that situation going on. Then a @traderjoes
favorite and staple- their frozen cauliflower stir fry (riced cauliflower with peas, red peppers, grilled corn, scallions and ginger). Last for the kids was a long grain rice/quinoa mix.
GO ‘DORES!! The Kind Cake is now available on campus at Vanderbilt University in their food allergen free/vegan concept, 2301! Tell ALL your Vandy friends!! (Thanks Meredith for the snapshot)
Pro tip: Don't drink your calories!
This is coming from the girl who loves, I mean LOVES coffee ice cream and used to drink a little coffee with my creamer.
I had to give up dairy when I was nursing my daughter because she was allergic to it. It was a process, but I eventually grew to love black coffee. Even when I was done nursing and could eat dairy again, I still drank my coffee black!
Y'all. I know that #falliscoming
and our brains tell us that we need to drink the PSLs and Peppermint mochas...BUT what if you didn't? Would you really miss out on enjoying the fall season?🤔
One grande PSL has 310 calories and 50g of carbs. FIFTY! That's more than what most of us should have in a day! And while you drop your calories to 260 with a non-fat version, you UP your carbs to 51g!😵
Friends, that's an entire MEAL. In liquid form. In a cup.😳
I am not saying you can't ever have one, but if you do, you need to view it as a treat (like a celebratory piece of cake) and not as coffee. Be an informed consumer! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you are hungry, go for a plate of warm, roasted veggies and lean protein. If you are tired, get a cup of actual coffee! If you have worked hard all week, stayed on track with your eating, worked out every day and want to treat yourself at the end of the week, then girlfriend, go for the PSL! But be intentional about it. And then pay attention to how you feel after it. You might find that it's not worth it to you anymore!🤷♀️
My drink of choice at Starbucks now is an Americano with no cream or sugar (obv). I love it iced in the summer and hot in the fall/winter. I don't get Starbucks often, so anything in one of their cups feels like a treat to me!
For the record, PSLs used to be in my top 3 favorite things about fall. But now they are too sweet for me!
☕️What about you? Are you a PSL lover?☕️
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The kids had a blast with this Mini Drone, thanks to @usatoyz
... it’s small, easy to use (doesn’t require a remote) and super fun! We were laughing like crazy watching it buzz around the house and yard. You can guide it with your hands and direct its path. Basic enough for the kids to enjoy it! Just don’t get it too close to the trees, or you might be out tracking it down like we did in our wooded backyard 😬😜 word to the wise: keep it out in the open 🙈 #diy #usatoyz #livinwell
AN EXERCISE IN PATIENCE - LIFE & FOOD
I needed this sweet reward early this morning before starting a nearly 2 hour drive back & forth through traffic. Refreshing blueberry #kombucha
Making kombucha is an exercise in patience. You have to brew the tea, let it cool, add it to the Scoby, then let it set a WHOLE WEEK! I like mine flavored, so that means after a week I have to add fruit, seal it, and wait another 3 days for the carbonation to build. .
It's so good once it's done. It's not hard, it just requires me wait for the good part. I sacrifice a little time to get the rewards. And it's worth it. .
Generally, we've grown to be an inpatient culture. I mean, I wanted Komucha a week and half ago, but I knew it's way more cost effective to make my own. Plus I get to control the ingredients. So... it's worth it to make it. .
Laat night & this morning was an exercise in a different kind of patience. We suddenly became a Resource Care Giver family yesterday. Then realized at 7pm last night we needed to take on not 1, but 2 kids.
Suddenly trying to get 4 kids fed dinner & down to bed is not a small feat. Especially when you didn't start they day expecting that. Plus realizing the morning will entail getting 4 kids to 4 different schools. 😣
But... we realize that all is not easy. Sometimes friends need help. (Especially when abusive husband's are assholes that will say or do anything to drive a wedge between kids & their mamas). And you make a split decision to do what is right. What is better. What is HARD. What is an exercise in patience.
BECAUSE YOU REALIZE IT IS WORTH IT. .
I know many of you are doing the hard things every day. You are working hard. You are choosing the right path, not the easy path. Your patience is being tested. .
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
You will taste the sweet reward later. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, maybe not next week. We don't know how long your energy has to ferment in this world, but the goodness will come. .
KEEP GOING MY FRIEND. ITS WORTH IT. 😘
& just like that it’s apple season 🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏
Baked some apples last weekend & forgot how easy it was. Also forgot I made them & they’ve been in the outside refrigerator since then 🤦🏼♀️ #pregnancybrain
This will be our first time venturing into a nut outside of almonds since Hunter reacted to walnuts a few months ago. Walnuts are off the table until we get tested again, and we have to take the rest reeeaallly slow. So, he’ll get one piece of apple tonight & I’ll freeze the rest for another day🍎
Just cut up an apple, add coconut oil & nut butter (or skip the nut butter, but do need some oil), cover & bake at 350 for 15ish minutes👌🏼 Fresh out of the oven, these would also be a delicious warm topping on some DF ice cream for a real Fall-icious treat🍂
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Pumpkin 🎃 Chocolate Chip is coming back over the next 3 weeks. We start with our artisan #glutenfree
granola THIS Saturday 09.22, then next Saturday it will be our blondies and lastly on 10.06 we’ll have our Super Muffins.
Preorder in a week in advance is highly recommended. .
Everything is DAIRY • EGG • SOY • NUT* Free & vegan (lots of gluten free options. .
Muffins have NO ADDED SUGAR. We never use refined sugars.
SOMEDAYS....doing something as simple as going to the park can be complicated for someone with food allergies. •
Like when you make new friends and they are eating peanut butter. And, when your mom has to ask strangers if they mind washing their hands after eating THEIR snack. •
It’s the reality of our life and being and advocate for you and your life with food allergies can make the me that usually feels confident, a little timid. I hate imposing on others but education, advocacy, and insistence is actually a must. Truth be told, we would have just left if they were not so kind and receptive to keeping you safe. And I would have certainly treated you to something safe and yummy in return for your possible disappointment. But, we can’t be afraid to leave, either. It could be life or death, and it sucks. •
We need the help of others to keep you safe. And, we are so appreciative when we get it. Thanks for keeping Logi safe family at the park this morning. Thanks for washing your hands after eating. It’s not just the nuts, it can be anything. So, thanks again! .
#foodallergyawareness #foodallergies #empowerfakids #foodallergymom #parkplaydates #safesnacking #nonuts #epinephrine #anaphalaxis #childhoodunplugged
Not a pretty school lunch prep last night, but brilliantly easy this morning! In preparation for Henry beginning daycare in August, I had been agonizing over meal options that were allergen safe, but quick and easy. Back when he began solids and we first discovered his allergies, it was such slow (and terrifying) going introducing new foods that baked sweet potatoes and barbecue chicken thighs became his bread and (vegan) butter, so to speak. Nowadays we have such an arsenal of food options built up that they have fallen into the background, but old faithful is reappearing for the purpose of school lunches because it’s all about those #freezermeals
. A few weeks back I bought a big sack of sweet potatoes and a large pack of organic chicken thighs, baked them all, then after they cooled I individually wrapped each item in foil and stored in freezer bags. Last night I pulled one potato and one piece of chicken out and left them to thaw in the fridge overnight. This morning they were all softened and easy to cut up and toss in Henry’s lunchbox. Bonus was the extra #vegan
morning glory muffins I had also frozen for breakfast (see previous recipes). I added half an avocado, a banana, some sliced grapes and berries, and a date/peanut bar in the mix and 3 minutes later, meals were packed 👌🏻👌🏻
Thanks to a tip from one of my wonderful Instagram friends, I found some vegan ranch and vegan mayo @Publix
! We haven’t tried the ranch yet, but the mayo tasted JUST like regular mayo to me! 👏🏻 (please note: A follower informed me that when she called they do use shared lines with tree nuts.)
for some awesome #allergyfriendly
It’s definitely not #cleanlabel
, but sometimes you need to make a safe cake to bring to a family gathering that will blow the socks off any of the un-safe desserts there. #candycake #kidfood
Kiddo number one got his annual allergy testing done a little late this year, which made adding hamster to his panel easy enough. This is the kiddo who's hoping for a hamster. The good news -- hamster was negative! Two down, one to go. To be honest, I've been expecting one of the three of us (or more) to be allergic, so this is a surprise. The idea of a little ball of fur for a pet is growing on me...
And because I know many will wonder, he's still strongly positive for peanut and egg. Had some tree nuts with mild positives too--it's problematic keeping those in his diet since I'm allergic. May need to do some challenges, and then (hopefully) have hubby serve nuts more often. #AllergySuperheroes
I’m on a team call and I hear this boy just screaming his head off. When I get off the call I go into his room....
- Daddy put my diaper on! - pointing to his pull up. 🤦♀️
I get him calmed him down, explained him it’s so his bed doesn’t get wet.
- he wants to give Say another hug & kiss.
- Daddy didn’t give me my skittle ( for going potty) 😂
He’s now fast asleep after showing dad, you’re not gonna get away with anything 😑🤣💙
Let's talk about birthday parties and food allergies! One of the big reasons I want to bring awareness to food allergies is because of exclusion we allergy-havers can often face because people simply don't understand our allergies! And when I talk about "exclusion" in the context of birthday parties I don't mean they serve food that we can't eat due to our allergies (which I can't and don't expect them to make food special so I can eat the same as everyone else at the party, it's just fine bringing my own). I mean a couple situations where we straight up don't get invited at all because the birthday child's parents are afraid of the word food allergies. Or parents are afraid to invite a child with food allergies over for a play date, and instead of asking questions they simply don't invite them because it's hard to ask. For some non-allergy parents hear "food allergy" they think of a child that swells up if they breathe within ten feet of a peanut, which just isn't the truth for most allergy sufferers. This type of thing can be extremely isolating and can make a child feel even more left out and different, one of the emotional downsides to food allergies. Everyone's accommodations for their allergies is different, and personally for me all I have to do is bring hand wipes and containers of food for me to eat. When I was younger my mom would make a cake so I could bring a slice of my own, but as I've gotten older I just simply don't like cake anymore 😂 so I'll totally rock being the weirdo that's eating fried rice during cake time. But all I want parents inviting a child with food allergies to a birthday party to do is ask the parents what accommodations they could make for the child. It's not disrespectful or rude in any way to ask a parent what their food allergy child needs to be safe during a birthday party. Both allergy parent and child will appreciate it a TON. Leaving kids out when they could easily be accommodated is just downright silly, PLEASE don't be afraid to ask! #foodallergies #foodallergymom #foodallergylife #foodallergyawareness
We're pleased to announce that our pasta is now available at all @mothersmarkets
locations. Pick up a box today and spread the superfood veggie love ❤🧡💛💚💜
| 20 WEEKS | Baby girl we made it half way! Can you believe it?! You may be giving me a run for my money, keeping me up super late with your kicks and wreaking havoc on my digestive system but I love you so much. So so much. •
We have our 20 week anatomy scan this week and I CAN NOT WAIT to see her little face! I feel absolutely HUGE and uncomfortable already I’m not sure where this belly has to go over the next 20 weeks 😳🙈
I cried in the grocery store this weekend 😭 Don’t worry... it was a good cry! But yes, the man in the bread aisle did think I was losing it haha
Even with my little guy’s 8 food allergies, we eat a variety of amazing food. Most produce is safe, meats and fish are A-OK, and dairy is all good. The aisles of the supermarket are where things get tricky. I’d like to say that we stay away from all packaged, processed food... but that’s just not the reality. I’ve got a toddler, people... he eats pasta like a machine 🍝!!!
Since finding out about his sesame allergy, practically all storebought bread 🍞🥖🥐 has become off-limits for us. There have been two (yep, a measly TWO!!!) that we’ve found over the past 1.5 years. But, sadly, they’ve come and gone. One was discontinued, while the other changed processing facilities and recently gained a “may contain sesame” label 😡 (Yep, I read the labels EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.).
We now have a bread machine, make croissants at home and have found wraps that are kiddo safe. But sliced bread and buns are still elusive... until Saturday!!! A tried-and-true sliced bread we loved was BROUGHT BACK to our fave grocery store. Guys, this is a big deal for an #allergyMama
... like a take pictures, tear up and call your hubs FREAKING BIG DEAL 💥💥💥!
Who knows... they may disappear again tomorrow. So I bought 5 packages! And they’re not whole-grain, brown or covered in seeds (he’s allergic to those anyway!). But I couldn’t care less. Yep, no shame... sorry 🤷🏻♀️ Because they’re safe. And sometimes that’s just enough.
Any other allergy Mamas out there feel me?! What are your bread go-to’s? Lemme know below 👇🏼 Or share your happiest grocery store win! Trust me, none are too small or insignificant. We’ve gotta cling to those happy food moments ❤️.
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When your husband informs you with less than 24 hour notice that a friend of his from high school will be in town for business.....on a Monday night.....after you hosted 3 families all weekend.....and he has food allergies. Oooooohhh, husbands 🤦♀️ Tacos to the rescue!!! Flank steak tacos (See stories for marinade), with all the usual suspects for toppings. Henry’s plate was allergen free, and it made us feel good when said visitor said he was able to eat more at our house than any other family gathering 😊😊😊
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee for all of those mornings I forgot to start the crockpot,
For the evenings I was able to skip takeout and make healthier meals for my family,
For making dinner so simple I don’t have to worry about my 2 year old gravely injuring herself on a hot stove or oven.
I love thee for allowing those who cannot cook make something edible the whole family enjoys.
The true #MVP
of my kitchen #instantpot #foodallergymom #rdeats #dinner
Life hack: make a mix brownies. Using a gluten free brownie recipe on Pinterest, I mix all the dry ingredients in a mason jar, label with directions to add egg, melted butter and vanilla along with cooking temp and time. I keep these on hand for days like today: first day with both kids walking home from school. (Subsequently, also the last). Since I’m not only dealing with food allergies in one of my kids, but also trying to get myself put back together before I turn 40 next year, I decided to add some hemp hearts for extra protein and to divide what should be an 8x8 pan into 24 brownie bites. Portion control for us all!
*recipe in old post with photo of mason jars