Category Archives: Food

Is The Paleo Diet Right For You?

The paleo diet seems to be all the rage these days. Known also as the caveman diet and the ancestral diet, this eating program focuses on using foods that were likely eaten by our ancient hunter/gatherer ancestors. The typical paleo meal consists of seafood, grass fed meats, fruit, veggies, and nuts. Many people who deal […]

Gluten & Allergy Free Grains

It’s coming to be that time of year again when we crave hearty grains and warmer foods to celebrate the Fall and Winter. If you’re part of a family where allergies, gluten sensitivities, or other dietary concerns exist, you may be wondering which grains are a good choice for your family this year. We’ve compiled a […]

The Right Juice!

If you’re like most parents, juice is a favorite go-to drink to help hydrate your kids and give them some extra nutrients as well. Most kids love juice, but not all juices are created equal. The hard truth is that some juices, even ‘natural’ juices, aren’t much better for your kids health than regular old […]

Allergy Safe Foods

If you’re working with children who have allergies, are working to find out which foods are causing a child’s allergies, or are interested in eating more low-allergen foods, you’ll love this list of foods! There are many hypoallergenic foods (meaning ‘low allergens’) that taste great and can be used to make all kinds of amazing recipes. Although […]

The Other Butter- Peanut Butter Alternatives

I shall call it the “Other Butter’. Peanut Butter Alternatives Have you tried any? There’s mixed controversy over whether schools who have banned peanut butter, should allow alternative butters, which could be mistaken for peanut butter, be allowed on school grounds. But controversy aside, let’s talk taste. Do they really match up? My daughter has […]

Children’s Vitamins: Liquid, Pill, or Gummy?

If your child is on a limited diet due to allergies or finicky eating, you may be wondering if they are getting enough of the most important vitamins and minerals each and every day. Using a high end children’s multivitamin is one of the best and easiest ways to ensure that your child gets all […]

Food Allergy Symptoms: Do you know what they are?

Food Allergy Symptoms Guest Post by Lindsey Steffensen of Frugal Food Allergies When you think of food allergy symptoms you probably think of swollen, puffy faces and throats, hives, and the like. Did you know that food allergies can show themselves in other ways as well? Eczema Chronic red, itchy, dry, and irritated skin, otherwise […]

On the hunt for the perfect party food!

Party planning for a group of kids is a challenge. Party planning for a group of kids, in which some have diet restrictions, is a fun challenge! Goal: Make sure everyone is given food they will actually eat. That’s a plausible goal right? Ok, I wasn’t stressed about the food, I had an alterior motive: […]

She can’t eat what? Does eczema equal “can’t have”?

At a restaurant today, I ran into the familiar question “She can’t eat what?”. I feel like their kitchen screamed… I have been tired of making two dinners, one for us and one for our little one. I decided to try a new restaurant, one of those pre-cooked refrigerated dinner places. I figured it’s healthier, […]

For the Love of Food! Nursing & Eczema

In honor of the coming National Breastfeeding Month in August, I wanted this post to cater to mom’s nursing children with eczema. It’s a crazy world of eczema and moms of itchy babies must stick together! When my daughter was younger, around 2 months old, she was diagnosed with eczema. I had NO idea what […]


In the US, the American cow has taken over. We are addicted to dairy: cheese, yogurt, and especially milk. Yet, having a toddler with dairy allergies can prove to be challenging unless you’re open to new ideas and flavors. Today’s technologies and innovations has given us many alternative options: rice, soy, almond and goats milk. […]