Ollie helps meal plan to save for our $100 grocery challenge

Please note: this post contains affiliate links. This is a combo post for you. It’s our meal plan and details on our first $100 grocery challenge. In an effort to get our budget back on track, I’m attempting to only spend $1oo per week on groceries. For some, this may be really easy, but I know our usual spending is far above that. We eat mainly organic produce (I follow the EWG list in order to decide what we buy conventional) and aim to buy all organic meat. If you follow along on Instagram, you can see exactly what we buy via our stories. Let

vegan mac and cheese with butternut squash and sweet potato

Our house is free of all of Ollie’s allergens. For the most part, I don’t even notice this anymore. After two years of nursing with no dairy, I didn’t have much of it in my diet anyways. The one thing I know I miss? CHEESE. We live in Vermont. Cabot cheddar is a part of life here. This vegan mac and cheese recipe combines the best of many recipes we’ve tried over the years to create a healthy, savory, indulgent mac and cheese that actually doesn’t have a drop of real cheese (or any other dairy for that fact). It’s a healthy and delicious favorite

toddler paints a teal pumpkin for their eco-friendly teal pumpkin project celebration

A fellow food allergy mom recently shared my Teal Pumpkin Project post on her Front Porch Forum. First, amazing! Second, one of the responses really got me thinking. This kind-hearted person replied back in support but with her own spin, an eco-friendly Teal Pumpkin Project. She spoke of all the plastic and waste that is involved in Halloween in general and challenged people to find ways to combat this while supporting the Teal Pumpkin Project. She shared a very creative list of her own. The unfortunate truth of being a parent in today’s world, food allergies or not, is that you may not be the most

Ollie (with a teal pumpkin bucket on his head) is excited about all the allergy-aware Vermont events happening this year!

October is here and with it comes a flurry of Halloween events. These celebrations can be a lot of fun, but also really difficult for families with food allergies. We try to make Ollie’s life as normal as possible, but there are surely big celebrations we’ve passed on attending as we weren’t sure how it would work with his allergies. This year, I reached out to as many events as I could to introduce the idea of the Teal Pumpkin Project and see if they’d be willing to incorporate it into their event. Below is a list of allergy-aware Vermont events happening this month! essex

All of the goodies we are using to make Halloween with food allergies safe and fun

Please note: this post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting this blog and the current cause! As the holiday approaches, I’m here to share how our family handles Halloween with food allergies. There truly are one million ways to do this. Some families use the switch witch to magically trade out candy overnight. Some skip the trick-or-treating altogether and have their own celebration. we trick-or-treat For us, we learned last year that Ollie really likes trick-or-treating. He surprised us by toddling up and down a full street of my parent’s neighborhood at only two years old. We hovered over him at each house, supervising the