mason jars of allergy-friendly granola

When the list of allergies you’re trying to avoid includes eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, sunflower, sesame, and most legumes, breakfast is a complicated meal. We like to start the day with protein and nutrients, but this makes quick, kid-approved options slightly limited. Most cereals are pretty sugar filled and have cross-contamination risk. We’ve actually never found a store-bought granola that is safe for Ollie. After making this allergy-friendly granola, that’s honestly OK with me. We make this allergy-friendly granola at least twice a month. The recipe below makes 4 large mason jars worth. We eat it many different ways: with coconut hemp milk, on

food allergy gift ideas for kids

I’m here to share some food allergy gift ideas for kids. Let me start by saying, these gifts have nothing to do with food allergies. These items will work for just about any kid. For one reason or another, I’ve found the following items helpful to our life as it relates to food allergies. I’m here to tell you about that. I don’t want you to think Christmas should be about food allergies. It should be the complete opposite. I want Ollie to feel like every other child and be reminded of his allergies as little as possible. I’m also always a practical gift giver.

maple mustard sheet pan dinner is a part of this week's meal plan

I’m back here sharing our meal plan after a week-long hiatus. Thanksgiving week just got TOO CRAZY. We kind of had a meal plan, but it didn’t always work out. What that means is that I think we took 20 trips to the store in one week. I’m hoping we can avoid that this week… saturday taco salad This is a signature dish from one of my aunt’s. Her version uses ground beef, Doritos, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and Catalina dressing. Our allergy-friendly version subs Xochitl tortilla chips for the Doritos and Organicville French dressing for the Catalina. I’m working on adding an ollergy recipe for our allergy-friendly version.

books are a great option for an allergy-friendly advent calendar

Thanksgiving is behind us and now we can move onto Christmas. I really think it is the most wonderful time of the year! I love walking around our downtown, sipping hot chocolate, and checking out all the cute little shops. This year feels extra special as Ollie LOVES Christmas. The little man has been asking for an “Ollie-sized” Christmas tree for months already. Our house is sure to be a Winter Wonderland. For me, a part of that includes an allergy-friendly advent calendar. I can still picture the advent calendar I had as a child. It was a big Santa that had numbered pockets on

One thing that I value with this blog is always being honest and authentic. I don’t want to paint the picture of a perfectly organized life in which we eat healthy, organic, painstakingly made meals every night. Organization helps me stay sane, so you may see more of that than some have, but it is still so far from perfect. If you’ve read any recipes, you know I’m all about efficiency when it comes to meal prep. What I’m telling you now is that the $100 grocery challenge just isn’t working for us. It was a really nice idea. One of those that you’d surely