Food, Nutrition, Recipes

How to "Savor the Flavor" With Food Allergies

By Amanda Liptak, RD, LDN March is National Nutrition® Month 2016. This year's theme is " Savor the Flavor of Eating Right! " For those of us avoiding the top 8 food allergens, it’s a time to focus on the importance of a balanced daily diet for the entire family. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics tells us to take time to eat wholesome foods, eat mindfully and enjoy the pleasures that food brings to our lives. And yes, it i s possible for families with food allergies to get excited about...

Tips for Healthier, Allergy-Friendly Eating On the Go

“Savor The Flavor Of Eating Right” is the theme for National Nutrition® Month 2016 . The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics uses March to promote healthier eating, both at home and away from home. Here are some tips for nutritious meals and snacks when you travel with children with food allergies. Plan Ahead to Make Travel More Tolerable and Less Worrisome You probably look forward to getting away from the daily grind just as much as your children. But all parents dread hearing “Are we there...

AllergyEats Releases 2016 Top 10 List of Allergy-Friendly Restaurants

Earlier this month, AllergyEats announced its annual top 10 list of the most allergy-friendly restaurant chains. Diners rating restaurants on AllergyEats gave a thumbs up to Rainforest Café for the first time ever. The list is divided by large and small chains. Rainforest Café is number one on the list of small restaurant chains. The ratings are based solely on a restaurant's ability to accommodate food allergies. The website and mobile app is run by Paul Antico, a father of children with...

New Food Finds: Dairy-Free Highlights for 2016

Kids With Food Allergies sent a team to check out all the #NewFoodFinds revealed at the annual Natural Products Expo West. Below are the highlights of the new dairy-free foods we found: Pascha Chocolates Organic Rice Milk Chocolate - white chocolate baking chips is one of several new foods from Pascha. These are free of the top-8 allergens. This is big. White rice milk chocolate chips. #newfoodfind #expowest @paschachocolate #dairyfree #soyfree #vegan #nutfree #peanutfree #glutenfree...

How to Make Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Easter Bunnies

Easter is coming! It’s time to decide what the Easter Bunny will bring your little ones! Of course, we all know that as parents of children with food allergies, this is no easy feat, what with all the allergen warnings on those darn bunnies. Depending on the allergies you manage, it can be next to impossible to find safe chocolate at your local store. There are plenty of wonderful companies that sell allergy-friendly chocolate online. When you spend your money there, you are supporting some...

How to Make Dairy-Free White Chocolate

If you’ve ever shopped for white chocolate, you may have noticed that it’s not particularly allergy friendly. Most of it carries nut cross-contact warnings, and it always contains both milk and soy. The few dairy-free white chocolates out there still contain soy. Not even Enjoy Life sells a top 8 free white chocolate. When I started thinking about this blog post, I wanted to bring white chocolate to the top 8 free community. TOP 8 FREE WHITE CHOCOLATE Ingredients 4 ounces food grade cocoa...

Follow KFA on Instagram for All the Allergy-friendly Foods at Natural Products Expo West

Are you excited to see the newest allergy-friendly foods? Follow @ kidswithfoodallergies on Instagram as we check out the new products at Natural Products Expo West on March 11-12 . Hundreds of companies attend this event to show off their latest foods. We'll tag our photos with # NewFoodFind and tell you what you can look forward to buying in 2016. Many of these foods are free of eggs, dairy, gluten, or even free of all top-8 allergens.

New Food Find: Peanut-Free and Soy-Free SunButter

This #NewFoodFind is exciting for those allergic to soy. In January 2016, SunButter® LLC began dry roasting their sunflower kernels on new top of the line roasting equipment. SunButter Sunflower Butter will now be produced in one continuous process from field to table. This will ensure a finished product that is free from all of the top 8 food allergens. SunButter produced on the new equipment will arrive on store shelves in the spring of 2016. The packages will carry a 'Now Soy Free'...

Allergy-Friendly Recipes for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect reason to make time to be together and to show your loved ones how much you care for them. Making a fun Valentine's meal or dessert at home may be safer than trying to eat at a restaurant on a busy holiday.  Remember to check all labels to ensure ingredients are safe for your child. It is best to not try new foods or ingredients on a special day. Pancakes Make heart-shaped  pancakes  for breakfast. Or make them as "breakfast...

Gluten-Free Vegan Pizza for the Super Bowl

Are you ready for some football? Sunday is Super Bowl 50! What goes better with football than pizza? This gluten-free, vegan pizza crust recipe from Brooklyn Allergy Mom, Heidi Bayer, will be a winner no matter which team you are rooting for! Gluten-free Vegan Pizza Crust (recipe inspired by the Minimalist Baker) Recipe by Heidi Bayer, Brooklyn Allergy Mom After trying everyone else’s recipe for pizza crust, including mixes, recipes, etc. (and being disappointed), I decided to set out...

Read Candy Labels to Keep Your Sweetheart Safe

Around Valentine's Day, others may offer candy or treats to your child with food allergies. Make sure your child knows not to accept or eat any candy unless a parent or trusted adult has verified that it is safe to eat. Many candies look alike but can have different ingredients and advisory warnings. Many smaller candies are sold in larger packages and do not have an ingredient label on the individual pieces. Remind your child to not eat any candy until you can carefully check the ingredient...

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