I am a mom of a boy who has severe food allergies, including nuts. Do you know how exciting it is to fine a NUT FREE product around holiday time? Well it is terrific! I found it! It’s peanut free, tree nut free, dairy free and wheat free. On top of that it is manufactured in a facility that does not process any of these allergens. This is terrific and it gets even better, because of the place where I found it. It’s very reasonably priced and if there’s not one near you can order it online.
This week, I made you something for Make It Monday! It’s a free printable that may help your food allergic kiddo when faced with a medical emergency on a play date.
My son, D-Man, has severe food allergies, he is an anaphylactic, and he has a social life. He is in kindergarten, goes to birthday parties and on play dates. Yes we protect for his safety in these situations, but we let him go to the parties and friend’s houses. I cannot decide if we are less fearful for his safety or just more prepared to handle his food allergies. I don’t think my husband or I could say that even a year ago.
Are you looking for a few holiday treats that are simple to make and you can share them with your family and friends who may have peanut or tree nut allergies?
ENJOY THESE THREE NUT FREE TREATS!
My son, D-Man, has food allergies. He is allergic to the point of anaphylaxis (meaning his throat will close up and he will stop breathing if ingested) to tree nuts and peanuts. Holiday time can be hard to accommodate for food allergies when you are trying to host a whole family or just contribute to a get together.
D-Man, Big-C and I spent about an hour putting together these three tasty treats to make our holiday time more inclusive and yummy. If you dream of spending an afternoon with the children in your life baking cookies or making holiday treats this is a spectacular past time. In our house we get to sample the treats and any broken pieces are gobbled up. It makes for great fun!
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The little boys were out of the house for TWO nights in a row, thank you Grandparents. The hubs and I were able to make a meal with as much flavor as we wanted. We could even try something new without repercussions…I didn’t have to encourage/persuade/force anyone to try the food. No one came to the dinner table and threw a fit because something looked different. What an experience!
I made my own sun dried tomato hummus with tons of garlic and no tahini oil.
No Tahini Means No Sesame Seeds
My older son has an allergy to sesame seeds and many other foods. We can never buy hummus in the store so I have begun experimenting with my own recipes, eliminating the tahini oil. Although D-Man was not in the house on this night, we made the recipe safe for him to eat. He can choose to eat the hummus when he returns from his glorious time with the Grandparents. Continue reading “Sun Dried Tomato Hummus”
This post is dedicated to my son, D-Man. He has food allergies and our family is part of the food allergy community. When he was diagnosed with his multiple food allergies we felt that he may never be able to trick or treat. BOY WERE WE WRONG! Thanks to the folks at FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) who started an initiative in 2014.
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