5 Tips for Traveling with Food Allergies

If you've followed me for any length of time, you've likely seen me speak about my son's food allergies. He was born with 20+ food allergies, the lesser ones have disappeared however, he is still life threatening to egg, peanut, tree nut, milk and shellfish. And, because that is not enough, about five years ago, I developed Celiac and am completely gluten-free. We are quite the duo! While it can sound overwhelming, juggling food allergies is our normal. We plan and then we plan again, taking … [Read more...]

One of the Few Restaurants that Get It

Have you given up on eating out all together with food allergies? For my son, we still do not let him eat at restaurants. Unfortunately, his allergies are so severe that the risk of cross contamination is not worth taking. However, for my allergies, it is a different story. Mine are not quite as severe even though I am Celiac and have various other food issues. That being said, if you ever get a chance to eat at LuLu's be sure to do it! This is one of the best restaurants for food allergies I … [Read more...]

Hurry! Get 286 Allergy Friendly Recipes!

Why should everyone else have all the fun at holiday gatherings? Everyone arounds you gets to eat without questioning the hostess about every ingredient and if you get to eat anything, well, it’s probably the least exciting dish out of the bunch. I totally know how that feels. Not only am I gluten intolerant but, my son has over 20 different food allergies including life threatening allergies. But still, it’s the holidays! I want to enjoy them, be able to eat #alltheyummythings (and … [Read more...]

Allergy Friendly Zucchini Meatballs

Need an allergy friendly meal in a hurry? This one is it! I fell in love with zucchini a few years ago and have found it to be unbelievably versatile. I now have zucchini on hand for nearly everything. For whatever reason, I have been craving meatballs lately. However, I avoid red meat for the most part so that was out. Sure enough, there is a zucchini alternative! Zucchini meatballs are easy to make with or without sauce and can be tweaked for whatever substitutions are necessary. Plus, you … [Read more...]

Homemade Sunbutter Pie

My son's school recently celebrated Pi Day and, provided they memorized the first 20 digits of pi, they were all able to homemade pies. I told my son about it and let the school know I'd be bringing a pie but in all honesty, I had no earthly idea how I was going to make it. I ran through all the fruit based option with my son and he was not interested at all. Eventually, I began to think of my favorite pies. Years ago, I had a peanut butter pie and it was amazing. I start wondering if I could … [Read more...]

Allergy Friendly Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows

Hot chocolate is one of my favorite things. Favorite. Things. The second the temperature hits around 65 degrees, that's cold enough for me to grab the hot chocolate in the mornings. Maybe it's because I'm not a coffee person? Maybe it's because I am just that much in love with chocolate? Who knows? Either way, I'm all in when it comes to hot chocolate. The thing is, I don't stop there, I always, ALWAYS add marshmallows. That's where homemade marshmallows come in, they are easy to make believe … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Save Money on Allergy Friendly Foods

You know I'm a coupon queen, right? That's been my gig for the last 10 years. That being said, my coupon game has evolved quite a bit. With special diets and healthy eating, groceries are a serious portion of our monthly budget. Here are a few of my favorite ways to save serious cash on these high end items. If you have any favorites, feel free to add them! 5 Easy Ways to Save Money Fast Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half: This one is easy, simply shop around what is on sale and use … [Read more...]