(Formerly Life with a Dairy-Free Toddler)
A mother's focus on feeding a child with multiple food allergies -- currently peanut and tree nuts, and formerly dairy and egg.
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I am saddened by the comments on this blog that often take a judgmental turn. The information is intended to be just that -- information. You need to make your own decisions for your life and be accountable for your actions. I debated closing the blog, but feel there are many valuable items listed for families struggling with food allergies, especially early on.
If you need further information please contact a doctor. If you need to verify a product's ingredients, please look at current labels and contact the company yourself. Note many posts are several years old. Use your best judgment and do not make up comments to scare people.
I made a quick run to a locally owned grocery store yesterday. They carry a lot of items I can't find anywhere else (not just allergy-free, either). I was scanning the shelf in the organic area and came across Annie's Homegrown Gluten-Free Bunnies hidden toward the bottom. I was ecstatic when I read "Made in a peanut-free, tree-nut free facility." Our daughter is elated. I can't even count how many times she has asked for bunny or goldfish crackers. Her question usually is "Can we find some without food allergies?" So when I read the label to her she clapped excitedly. Sometimes it's just fun to have fun treats (like everyone else).
It's now been a couple years since our 3-year-old has been celebrating holidays with her food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, milk and eggs. Quite honestly, I don't really think too hard about what to do anymore. I treat Valentine's Day very similar to Halloween, Just insert hearts and cupids instead of pumpkins and ghosts.
Here are a few other ideas for treats for Valentine's Day:
Other Non-baking ideas: Fruit snacks, Enjoy Life Chocolate Bars, Enjoy Life Boom Choco Boom Bars, Fruit Crisps, Chocolate chips, Dum Dum Suckers, and Smarties
Remember it's only a big deal if you make it a big deal. Also, if your children are young just baking something together is more important than the end result. Valentine's Day is a holiday to show love and friendship -- not just to eat a lot of treats.