It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week. I know, I know. Another awareness week. What are you supposed to be donating to now, you might ask. But now that I’ve spent a year as an active member of the food allergy community myself, I can guarantee you that families with food allergies don’t care about your money.
I cooked all the time pre-children. Every weekend, I’d make a batch of soup and divide it into individual servings for lunches I could take to work. And almost every night, I’d make a home-cooked meal to enjoy with my husband.
But now? Ha. Ha ha ha.
I used to be chipper about introducing allergens. “It’s important to introduce the top allergens early and often!” I would tell my clients. “Early introduction is our best defense against the development of food allergies.”
I’m a pediatric dietitian and I teach classes on starting solids.
Happy World Nutella Day, friends! As a dietitian, I’m a big believer that all foods fit and that definitely includes a spoonful of Nutella straight from the jar…ahem, I mean on whole grain toast…from time to time.
Except when your child is allergic to hazelnuts,
Here’s the thing about holiday cooking. There’s so much focus on the dishes for the main event, it’s really easy to forget that you have a house full of people who also need to eat other times of the day.
Sure, cereal for breakfast makes things easier.
The experience of Halloween for food-allergic children has really transformed over the past couple of years.
Since The Teal Pumpkin Project officially launched in 2014, food-allergic kids can safely trick-or-treat for non-food items at thousands of homes all over the country. To participate,
Like most little kids, my toddler loves peanut butter. In fact, she often eats a peanut butter sandwich for breakfast!
But because her sister now has allergies to peanuts and tree nuts, that peanut butter had to go. Even though my toddler isn’t allergic herself,
My daughter’s newly diagnosed peanut and tree nut allergies have brought some big changes to my kitchen.
For one, I’ve purged every bag of nuts, every jar of nut butter and every bag of nut meal. No more walnuts in my Rainy Day Chocolate Chip Cookies and no more almond meal in my Banana Oat Blender Muffins or Blueberry Almond Zucchini Muffins.
My 13-month-old daughter was recently diagnosed with peanut and tree nut allergies. Here’s our story.
One of the first things friends and family ask when I mention Baby L’s recently diagnosed allergies is how we found out. My head is still reeling from all this,
I am all about taking shortcuts in the kitchen. Give me pre-chopped vegetables, one-pot meals and simple side dishes, please. I used to love puttering about and exploring new recipes, but now that I’m a parent, I just don’t have time.
One of my favorite easy and healthy meals is baked salmon with roasted vegetables.