Updated TOP 10 best store bought Gluten-free Soy-Free Dairy-Free Egg-Free Snacks for small kiddos!

So, the original post of this was so popular I figured I should update this list for all of the new fun treats out there. We still LOVE all of the items we put on the first list, but there are a few more we just cannot live without. So, Here are the TOP 10 soy dairy egg and gluten free snacks, and if you need/want more ideas, feel free to go to the Original post!!!!!


  1. Annies Organic Peanutty granola Bars (PEANUT WARNING!)We Love these!!!!
  2. So Delicious coconut milk yogurt
  3. Enjoy Life Chewy Cookies (our fav is still the snickerdoddles)
  4. Happy Baby & Plum Organics fruit pouches (do not get the smoothie or greek yogurt, dairy)
  5. Angies Boom Chicka Pop kettle corn Popcorn (target always has it)
  6. Nabisco Gluten free Rice thins in original/sea salt
  7. Earth Balance Aged white cheddar puffs (my little ones safe "pirate booty")
  8. Simply Balanced (archer farms) fruit twists, strawberry mango is our fav! (Target only)
  9. Plum Organics Fruit Shredz
  10. Food should taste good multigrain chips (our whole family loves these, and there are a few other safe flavors as well, Olive, sweet potato, Blue corn and kettle corn)
Alright, That's our TOP 10 list for now... I'll try to do a post on this every 12 months so that its getting to new fun things to try. I strive to check these labels regularly for any changes that could harm the kiddos we do all of this for, but PLEASE check them on your own as well. As always, check with your doctor before adding anything new into your childs diet, so they are informed and know what to do in the event of an emergency. With love and admiration, for your willingness to work hard and make food still taste good!
Love, The Allergy Momma

Diet changes... Stick with what works

Stick with what you know, this keeps your child safe and pain free! I have moms asking me regularly "How do you do it?" "isn't it so hard?" "What do you eat?" and myriad other questions... One that I get asked regularly from allergy moms is "What works for you? We can't seem to get our little one under control, and we're getting frustrated/hopeless!"  What I tell each of them is that each of our journeys, though similar, are very different.  We each have things that work, or do not... Don't look at other moms and think "I wish I could have kids like theirs... no allergies... no regular doctors office visit, etc". But, to answer the question in a light that I dream gives you hope this is what we do...

We are crazy about keeping the stuff our kids cannot have out. There are NO "well, maybe just a little" moments in our life. If you do more than one of those, than you will never know how much of what your child can handle. IF, and this is a BIG IF, we are attempting to add something new to our kids diets, it starts with either a visit or a call over to our ped-GI specialist. She does a weight check or has us go to our local pediatrics office to do one, so that we have a base line. Sometimes reactions are easier to follow when you know where you started... Once we get the ok from her, we have 3 to 4 days or absolutely NO illness, contamination, reactions. This allows for the new food to be isolated, so that we know if there is a reaction, what is has been caused by.  We to 3-6 days on, see how the foods is going (sometimes we don't even make it to three days before knowing it is just not going to work), we then go off for 1 week and see if there is a change in either direction. If it gets to this point without issues, we go for another 7 days with that food. Its also important to note that when we start the food we give them only the smallest amount. Though we have an epi-pen, and do not have any foods thus far that cause an IgE response (anaphylaxis or severe hives), we still have one because of how reactive our children can be. Some doctors prefer to have the child introduce a new food at their office so that if there is a severe reaction there are health professionals immediately there to help.

So, outside of this very controlled introduction to new foods we do not put random things into our kids diets. We have, through trial, error, and removal, found what works for us... If you find something that works for your sensitive little one, look for other foods in the same family (ex: our kids do really well with black beans, so naturally we tried black kidney and white beans to mix up the flavors a bit for them while staying in the same family which is normally a great way to stay safe).

Find what works, and stick with it... You know your kiddo best, so be your child best advocate and give them the best foods while doing everything you can to keep them same!
Good Luck, and remember, you're an amazing parent that is doing your best, and there will always be good and bad days (inevitably).  Don't be hard on yourself, just keep your head up and give yourself credit for doing the things that you have to keep your child healthy and happy! :)
Hugs and Love,
The Allergy Mommy!

Recipe Winners!!!!

Ok, so... it has taken us a bit longer to narrow down the recipes we loved most for our 2 weeks of recipes... We are happy to announce the winners, and congratulate them on their incredible ability to make something yummy, out of practically nothing! We know our food lifestyle isn't an easy one, but our "food free" community is making it's little place, and loving it!

Congratulations to Anatolia Gargruten on her So Delicious coconut milk tropical fruit sticky rice... Not only was it Heavenly, but it was safe, and it doesn't get much better than that!

Congratulations to Lana Millson for her Bobs red mill Allergy free Corn Bread. Tastes like the cornbread your mom used to make for you when you were a kid, and they didn't have the gross store bought allergy laden cornbread mixes.

You ladies are a true rare talent, and we are so glad to give prize packs to such wonderful women in our food free life style!

Keep up the hard work everyone, and stay tuned for our next giveaway!!! For now, stay healthy, and stay safe!
Love,
The Allergy Mommy

Week 2 of the Recipe Contest has begun! Bobs Red Mill 4-flour Gluten free Pack to winner!

Week 2 of our recipe challenge has begun,and this week we're focusing on Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free!. Thank you so much to those who submitted recipes for our week of So Delicious! The response was overwhelming, and we are grateful for your enthusiasm! We will be making and testing recipes this week, and a winner for the So Delicious portion will be announced this weekend! 

Today marks the start of week 2 in our Allergy free recipe contest. Each recipe will need to be submitted by email to theallergymommy@gmail.com with the subject line "recipe".
Each submission needs to comply with the following rules:

Submitter must "Like" Bobs Red Mill on Facebook
Become a follower of theallergymommy.blospot.com
Recipe must be submitted by Monday April 8th at 11:59pm MST
Needs to include your full name, email (only to be used if you win to contact you)
The recipe must be:
  1. Gluten/wheat Free
  2. Egg Free
  3. Dairy Free (casein & lactose)
  4. Soy Free

During our 2 week of the recipe challenge we will focus on the use of Bobs Red Mill GF flours! products! This week of Bobs Red Mill will run from Today (Tuesday April 2nd) through Monday (April 8th) night at 11:59pm MST. Any submissions received after the close on Monday, will not be accepted in to be a part of this weeks challenge. Bobs Red Mill has been so wonderful to give us a gift pack of four Gluten Free Flours that will be awarded to this weeks recipe winner. So, get to cooking & baking... The winner of the Bobs Red Mill portion of the contest will be announced and contacted within 1 week of the close, after recipes have been tried and found true!  If your recipe does will, but has not complied with the rules stated above, we reserve the right to disqualify your entry, and decide an alternate winner. Last to be noted, but very important, please do not "steal" or copy someone elses recipe, this needs to be your own. We respect the intellectual property of others, and expect you to as well. Big shout out for Bobs Red Mill! Now, get to cooking! 

Let the Recipes Begin! Allergy Free recipe contest!

So Delicious Dairy Free



Good Morning, and welcome to theallergymommy.blogspot.com!  We hope you find the information here useful & beneficial. Today marks the start of our Allergy free recipe contest. Each recipe will need to be submitted by email to theallergymommy@gmail.com with the subject line "recipe".
Each submission needs to comply with the following rules:

Submitter must "Like" So Delicious on Facebook
Become a follower of theallergymommy.blospot.com
Recipe must be submitted by Monday April 1st at 11:59pm MST
Needs to include your full name, email (only to be used if you win to contact you)
The recipe must be:
  1. Gluten/wheat Free
  2. Egg Free
  3. Dairy Free (casein & lactose)
  4. Soy Free

During our 2 week recipe challenge, our first week will focus on the use of So Delcious Coconut milk products! This week of So Delicious will run from Today (tuesday march 26th) through Monday (April 1st) night at 11:59pm MST. Any submissions received after the close on Monday, will not be accepted in to be a part of this weeks challenge. So Delicious has been so wonderful to give us 2 coupons for free product that will be awarded to this weeks recipe winner, as well as a copy of their new book for the grand prize winner at the very end of the recipe challenge in 2 weeks. So, get to cooking & baking... The winner of the So delicious portion of the contest will be announced and contacted within 1 week of the close, after recipes have been tried and found true!  If your recipe does will, but has not complied with the rules stated above, we reserve the right to disqualify your entry, and decide an alternate winner. Last to be noted, but very important, please do not "steal" or copy someone elses recipe, this needs to be your own. We respect the intellectual property of others, and expect you to as well. Big shout out for So Delicious, for being , well, So DELICIOUS! Now, get to cooking! 

Recipe Contest with Prizes from SoDelicious & Bobs Red Mill!




Hello my Friends, It is with great pleasure I announce our upcoming recipe contest. This has been a definite work in progress, and as we are currently packing for our big move back to California, I have been working on getting a contest going... Since every contest is so much more fun with a prize, SoDelicious and Bobs Red Mill have been so gracious as to donate some treats for you to work for! Our first week is going to be centered around recipes using SoDelicious Coconut milk products with the prize up for grabs being 2 certificates for a free SoDelicious item of your choice. Our second week is going to be centered around recipes using Bobs Red Mill gluten free flours, with the prize being a 4 pack of white rice flour, brown rice flour, sorghum flour and tapioca flour delivered to you directly from our beloved Bobs Red Mill! All recipes must be gluten/egg/dairy/soy free so that everyone who is a part of our blog community can partake in the sweet delights that come from the submissions. We are so excited and really hoping to get some wonderful recipes to share with all of you. More details to come the day before our first week start (march 25th), so stay tuned, and tell your friends! As always, may this help you on your journey towards a "food free" lifestyle that leave you craving more of what you can, and less of what you shouldn't!
Love,
The Allergy Mommy!


Bobs Red Mill
Almond, Coconut and Soy beverages, ice creams and yogurts
SoDelicious Coconut milks

Allergy free Guacamole!


So, one of the hardest things about our food lifestyle, is that going to parties and get togethers can get scary and nearly impossible to enjoy, especially while eating. One great item we regularly bring with us, that is always a big hit, is Guacamole!  You can easily make a large portion of it, and it can be VERY yummy, if made right! :) Here is my recipe for "food free" guac, that has never let me down. It is great coupled with Tostitos Natural Blue or yellow corn tortilla chips, which are safe as well!


TOSTITOS® SIMPLY NATURAL™ Blue Corn Tortilla ChipsAllergy Mommy's "Food Free" Guac:
Ingredients:
5-6 ripe avocados
1/2 cup Herdes mild salsa (or medium if you want it to be more spicy)
Juice from 1 ripe lime
1 tbsp of chipotle flavored Tabasco
1 tbsp fresh cilantro coarsely chopped
Possibly salt (to taste)

Directions:
Cut avocados in half, and use a spoon to pop them out from the shell in complete halves. Cut them only slightly, leaving large chunks still. Add lime juice and stir. This will cause the chunks to get smaller but still be chunky. add the salsa and Tabasco  and stir. Taste, and add salt &/or more chipotle Tabasco if desired. Once you like the flavoring, add the cilantro. I typically add the cilantro last, because it's flavor can override the other flavors when it's first put in, so to make sure it taste good outside the cilantro I add it last. If the chunks are too large at this point, for what you like, just stir a little more, and this will make them smaller over time, we just like chunky guac!

Chill, and then Enjoy!
Side note here: This is also really yummy on burgers!

As always, I hope this helps you on your journey to a "food free" lifestyle that leaves you craving more of the foods you have, and less of the ones you shouldn't!
Love, The Allergy Mommy