Category Archive for: ‘Food’

Goldfish Bandit: Not mayhem, but mischief

For a parent of a child with food allergies, the last thing we want to hear is our child eating a food that aggregates eczema. I’m one of those parents that makes a list of what she cannot eat, explains why she cannot eat it, show how the foods look, and why she needs to avoid them. And she’s EXTREMELY precautious about anaphylactic foods. And yet, we still have a dilemma. We found out about her food allergies, mostly through trial and error, then through allergy tests. Which means our daughter has “tasted” her “no-no” foods before they were banned. One Read More

Food Allergies Just Got Fun!

The BugaBees
I am so thrilled about the release of the new app ‘The Bugabees’. This delightful game helps kids learn in a fun and colorful what foods they should avoid due to allergies. While kids learn about what to avoid, they are also being shown healthy, non-allergic alternatives that help them feel empowered so that they can still enjoy treats without the worry. The foods that The BugaBees characters help your child explore fall into the 8 most common food allergen groups: Peanuts Soy Wheat Tree Nut Shellfish Egg Milk Fish These 8 types of food allergies make up about 90% Read More

Teaching Kids To Screen Foods

Most parents who have children with allergies are used to monitoring the foods their child eats and setting boundaries so that their child doesn’t get anything they shouldn’t – but what happens when parents can’t be around all the time? Many parents find that they take such excellent care of their child’s special needs that the child doesn’t end up knowing how to care for themselves in this regard. The good news is that you can teach your child to screen their own foods and how to create healthy understanding and boundaries about what they can and cannot eat. Food Read More

Allergy Free Breakfast

Experts agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for kids and adults alike, but what do you do when your child is sensitive or even allergic to many of the common grain, nut, and dairy based breakfast items? The good news is that there are many healthy, simple, tasty things you can share with your family every day to give them a good start on the day while staying away from aggravating their allergies or sensitivities. Today, we’re going to explore just a few great alternatives that the kids and adults in your family are sure Read More

Soy Milk Alternatives

soy milk alternatives
Many families work hard to avoid dairy milk due to sensitivities, allergies, inflammatory issues, or a dislike of the taste or texture. We are so fortunate because the market right now provides us with  many alternatives that seem to be healthier. Soy milk is one of the most popular cow’s milk alternatives, but what can people do who have allergies or sensitivities to soy? What are the best soy milk alternatives, and how do various kinds of milks compare? Let’s explore! Cow’s Milk Regular milk is processed and pasteurized in most locations. It comes from cows, and often contains antibiotics and hormones Read More