Food, Nutrition, Recipes

#NewFoodFind: 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...

New Food Find: Top-8 Free, Gluten-Free Baking Mixes and Corn-Free Powdered Sugar

Better Batter was created by a mom who wanted a gluten-free flour that would work cup for cup in her mother’s old recipes. The Better Batter All Purpose Flour Mix has been available for a few years. Today's #NewFoodFind profiles five baking mixes and corn-free powdered sugar. Better Batter Baking Mixes Better Batter mixes are free of all major allergens. They are Kosher (OU Pareve), Halal-certified and GMO-free. There are five mixes - you can find the ingredient list for each variety...

Allergy-Free Sugar Tree

Sugar Tree Sculpture by Laura G This "just sugar" sculpture makes a stunning addition to your holiday table. The golden color comes only from the caramelized sugar. There are no food dyes. This is a wonderful treat for children on very limited or no-food diets who are allowed cane sugar. You will need: Sugar Syrup Non-stick foil Metal star-shaped cookie cutters Heatproof plate To make the sugar tree, you will need to make several batches of Sugar Syrup . Make your first batch of sugar syrup.

Read Every Label this Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of traditions and sharing food. Good food allergy management is especially important when sharing food. It includes reading every label, every time. Ingredients or manufacturing processes can change at any time. Manufacturers are not required to alert shoppers that ingredients or manufacturing processes have changed. The only way to know is to read the entire ingredient statement every time you shop. This is particularly important around the holidays when you may...

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