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.
I have, at a few different points in my life, run. But I would not have then, nor would I now, call myself a runner.
I ran because I wanted to get in shape and because it was free and I could do it on my own schedule.
Ah, the muffin. Such a convenient grab-and-go breakfast for busy moms and kids alike…
Except…if I’m being really honest, most muffins are sort of glorified cupcakes. Ack, there I said it. Especially commercially produced ones like those you’d grab at coffee chains. I wish it weren’t so.
Raise your hand if your grew up on freezer pops! I sure did (mouth sores and all!) although I now realize it was probably because it was the most cost-efficient way to provide me and my three siblings with a steady supply of popsicles throughout the summer…
Today I’m sharing an amazing story from Melissa! As if working full-time after having a baby isn’t hard enough…as if pumping isn’t exhausting…as if dealing with your baby’s foods sensitivities and eliminating foods from your own diet so you can continue to nurse isn’t extremely frustrating…
Feeding kids, amiright? I had to develop an entirely new organizational system for all the feeding gear I’d acquired since having my oldest kid. And now the second one comes along and we’ve been doing baby led weaning from the get-go and I’ve managed to acquire even more baby-specific gear.
Have I mentioned how much I…ahem, I mean, my toddler, loves Daniel Tiger? As I described in my Rainbow Heart Pizza recipe, we particularly love that the show so often works in opportunities for Daniel to try new foods, cook with his family and participate in family meals.