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Our go-to food products

December 7, 2018

I remember at 6 months of age, when Lucas got first diagnosed with his food allergies, my world crashed. How was he ever going to lead a normal life? My mind immediately went to how much this severe medical condition would steal from him. I got a crash course of that impending life of his, when I choose to continue to breastfeed. His allergist said that if I continue to breastfeed him after this diagnosis, I had to immediately cut dairy and egg from my diet. As much as I give my husband a bad rap sometimes, he will go above and beyond for his family and I'm reminded of that when life hands you a bowl of sour lemons, he was the sugar. He took us to Wegmans that night and left me buy whatever my little heart desired. That was our first taste of reading food labels. While it sucked!!!! I was pleasantly surprised at the selection. Granted, 3/4 of the store was still filled with our poison but if we stuck with the specialty aisle's we were golden. We are fortunate to live in an area that has a Wegmans, Wholefoods, Kimberton Wholefoods and Amazon.. Fast forward to when he was off the boob at a year old and got diagnosed with a pea, pea protein, and tree nut allergies. (He can have almonds though but for the sake of the public and when he's out of the house, he's strictly tree nut free). His choices got cut down even more but I was more equipped to handle the news.

When you find allergy friendly products, you stick with them! Moms do non-stop research and in the age of social media and the internet, you really see how many products are out there in this day and age! Here are the products that we buy and LOVE! (I'm not paid to say any of this). These products have helped me, soooooo much in this allergy journey!

Enjoy Life- Their products are free from gluten and the 14 common allergens. Their facility is also nut-free. Enjoy Life Website

FreeYumm- Their products are free from the Top 8, sulphites and sesame allergens. They also have a dedicated allergy free facility. FreeYumm Website

MadeGood- Their products are free from most common allergens and are made in a facility free from peanuts, tree nuts and more! They also sneak in a full serving of vegetables into their products. Go check them out MadeGood

Better Bites Bakery- Their products are free from dairy, eggs, gluten, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, no fish and no shellfish. Their facility is not certified tree nut free due to their use of coconut (FDA classifies coconut as a tree nut). Better Bites Bakery Website

Abe's Muffins- These muffins are seriously AMAZING!!!! Between my son and I, we can eat a whole container in a day! I try to keep my hands off of Lucas' foods but I can't with these! They are free from dairy, egg, soy and no nuts!!! Other than coconut (FDA classifies coconut as a tree nut), their facility is 100% free of all other tree nuts and peanuts. Abe's Muffins Website

Amanda's Own Confections- They ship and Amanda is seriously the most amazing person ever! I have never personally met her but we've had some correspondence. I believe in supporting small business and she is one I will support over and over again. Her chocolate is out of this world! Her products are free from Top 8 allergens and her equipment is dedicated free from Top 8 allergens. Amanda's Own Confections

MomPops- MomPops MomPops MomPops! We love MomPops!!!!! Another great (local to us) small business! I will get into fights with my toddler over MomPops! He wants to eat the whole box of MomPops in a sitting. I say "No" and he screams even louder and cry's. He has even resorted to going to the freezer and opening it to get to the MomPops. MomPops we NEED to hide. They are free from gluten, NonGMO, vegan, dairy free, soy free, peanut free and kosher. They are mini-sized frozen pops. Perfect size for a toddler and no guilt for mom because they aren't loaded with sugar! Let him eat 3 at a time. I don't care. Go check them out! MomPops Website

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