Need A Date?

What’s in a date? Dates are the main ingredient in the Chocolate Date Bombs that you are going to make.

They taste like mini candy bars!

Benefits:

  • A fruit full of fiber
  • Lowers colestrol
  • Energy booster

Who doesn’t like chocolate, right? You can use dark chocolate to add an extra detox to your body, or use Enjoy Life Chocolates that are dairy free (but still taste like ‘real’ chocolate).

Check out the recipe below…

Chocolate Date Bombs

 

1 pkg of Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips or fav dark chocolate

1 small jar of Almond Butter

1 pkg Medjool dates

Tooth picks

Parchment paper

-Preheat crock pot or small pot on the stove on medium low

-Rinse dates and dry with paper towel

-Take a toothpick to ‘pierce’ the dates down the middle.

-Remove the pit

-Spoon a little bit of almond butter into each date (make sure you mix the almond butter up if the oil is at the top of the jar)

-Use a toothpick to close up each date

-Line a dish or cookie sheet with parchment paper

-Pour chocolate chips into crock pot or pot on the stove

-Mix until chocolate is melted

-Dip dates into the chocolate and place each on the parchment paper lined dish/sheet

-Place dates in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes

-Enjoy

Hicunni, Eating Psychology & Mind Body Nutrition Coach

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Spring Into Your Herbal Tool Kit

Happy New Year! Happy Spring! You can tell it is a fresh year with flowers starting to bloom and the warm sun beating down on your skin.

At least, this is what is happening in the south! Hopefully, if you haven’t started experiencing the changes in the air you will begin to experience it!

Having children with food allergies, you may also have children that have seasonal allergies as well. So what do you use to suppress or bring those allergies to a ‘state of calmness’?

It is time for you to organize, or ‘spring into’ your Herbal Tool Kit! That’s right. There are 5 ideas that you can use to start or add to your Herbal Tool Kit.  These ideas will assist you and help your survive the spring season.

5 IDEAS FOR YOUR HERBAL TOOL KIT

  1. Start an herbal garden. All you need is a few mini pots or a little space in your yard to plant a few herbals. Dollar Tree has a lot of cute pots…go check them out!
  2. Order a few herbal supplements. If you don’t have time to go a health food store, order them here.
  3. Add herbals to your food. While you are preparing meals, add a few herbals to your recipes…the aroma will be amazing!
  4. Tea time. Your child will love having tea time with you. You can invite all of the super heros and dolls to the party.
  5. Essential oils. Essential oils are the liquid from the plants, herbs, shurbs, etc. These oils have been a part of our tool kit for 8 years. I am sure you will love them too.

I hope you can begin to add to your herbal tool kit or start your own with the ideas that I have shared with you.

Happy Spring!!

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Hicunni, Eating Psychology & Mind Body Nutrition Coach, 2017

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Did Your Grandparents Eat This?

Oh my! I grew up eating LOTS of french toast. We would go to a local restaurant and pile our plate with french toast sticks. Seems like restaurants have the best french toast. Well do you think your grandparents ate things like this?

Well, you can try to make french toast “healthy” at home, but just think about it. Most of our grandparents made a lot of foods from scratch and ate the ‘fruit of the land’.

Home remedies and herbals were a natural part of life for people living in those days. I want to share an article with you that may be very helpful to you. This article will give you more insight of why there may have not been many people with food allergies years ago.

Click here for the article.

Hicunni, Eating Psychology & Mind Body Nutrition Coach, 2017

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Smoothie ‘On The Fly’

 

Smoothies are our favorite! I hope you enjoy it just as much as we did! Leave us a comment, of how much you liked it!

 

Click here for your pdf copy of the recipe. 

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Food Allergy Mamas Is A Safe Place

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According to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), 1 in 13 children have food allergies. Did you know that is about 2 children in every classroom?

I don’t know about you but that is heart wrenching. Our sweet little children are being diagnosed with food allergies more and more each year.

What about the parents that can’t afford to get their children tested for food allergies? There may be even more with undiagnosed food allergies.

So ,what do we do about it? There is probably a list of things or circumstances that we can blame and point the finger at, but the bottom line is that more and more people need to be aware that this is serious.

We need food to live. We want food to work for our children’s bodies not against it. We don’t want food to be an enemy to our precious children.

For 8 years we have been on this journey with food allergies. Our son was diagnosed at the age of 2 years old with a peanut allergy and milk allergy that were the “big picks”.

Years later there are more foods that he is allergic to.  Our daughter also has several food allergies and intolerances that he was diagnoised with a few years ago, one being gluten.

We have been on a natural living journey, getting back to real foods and natural remedies. I’ve been learning a lot in my Eating Psychology & Mind Body Nutrition Coaching program as well.

Food Allergy Mamas was birthed out of this. We wanted to focus more on what we specifically deal with on a daily basis.

This is our food allergy lifestyle that we want to share with you and want to be there for you as you embark on your journey.

Food Allergy Mamas wants to be a safe place for moms to be encouraged and empowered. We want to help you create fun food for your children through sharing tips and recipes.

We welcome you to the FAM! Be empowered mom, you can do this…we are in this thing together!

Even if you have been on this journey for years, I am sure you will find our resources helpful.

So, what should you do now? Click on the link below for instant free access to our eCourse. We have 10 Tips On How to Help You Keep Your Sanity!

Again, welcome to the FAM

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4 Benefits of Switchel

 

It is imperative to incorporate food and beverages into your child’s diet that will aid in strengthening their immune systems. I want to introduce to you (if you don’t already know) to Switchel.

It is a refreshing drink that is not only delicious but is very beneficial for your children that have food allergies.

There are 4 Benefits of Switchel that will be a great aid to your food allergy tool kit. This beverage is a great alternative to ginger ale and also can help with any soda cravings.

4 Benefits of Switchel

  1. Ginger-anti-inflammatory and improve brain function
  2. Maple Syrup-improve digestion and skin irritation
  3. Apple Cider Vinegar-balance pH and growth of probiotics
  4. Lemon Juice-fight respiratory infection and regulate bowel movements

Simple enough right? You can find the entire recipe by clicking the link at the bottom of this post.

Do you need a great breakfast recipe to accompany this drink? Click here for my new Allergy Friendly Smoothies & Fun Breakfast Eats mini cookbook. 

Hicunni, Eating Psychology & Mind Body Nutrition Coach, 2017

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I Love Allergy Free

Let’s keep your kids safe!

 

Never feel like you are alone on this food allergy journey. Would you like unlimited access to tips, recipes, or just to chat with other moms?

Connect with our community of moms that have children with food allergies.

Click here to get started.

Hicunni, Eating Psychology & Mind Body Nutrition Coach, 2017

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Food Labels and Processed Foods

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One study stated there is an estimation of over 200 children that die of food allergies each year.  May be more than that! That’s still unacceptable.

Many of the deaths are due to anaphylaxis from a failure to read food labels and cross contamination.

It is imperative to make sure you read food labels and well as educate your children and loved ones.

However, still there are times when you have done everything ‘right’ and some how there is an ingredient that wasn’t supposed to be in the package.

How can this be avoided? Many are advocating trying to get more regulations, but what should you do until then?

Avoiding processed foods and feeding your children foods that are as close to nature as possible can be very beneficial.

Eating fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats can decrease the likelihood that your child will have a life-threatening reaction to a food item.

Friendly Tips:

  • Read all food labels and get to know the company and manufacturers
  • Always keep a couple of epinephrine auto injectors available just in case your child has a severe allergic reaction
  • Eat less processed foods and more fresh fruits, vegetable, and clean meats.

Need tips to keep your sanity while on this food allergy journey?

Click here for 10 Tip To Keep Your Sanity  FREE ecourse.

Hicunni, Eating Psychology & Mind Body Nutrition Coach, 2017

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4 Allergy Friendly Holiday Treats

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As you prepare for the Holidays you want to make sure you have little treats for your child that has food allergies.

Often times when we first began our journey my children felt left out because they didn’t have fun goodies to enjoy.

I am going to share with you 4 Allergy Friendly Holiday Treats. These treats should get you started with your holiday baking.  Don’t forget to let your child join in the fun of the holiday preparations.

1. Chocolate Candy Cane Short Bread Cookies

With only a few ingredients, The Allergy Chef has no problem whipping up these fun holiday treats. The Allergy Chef also has a YouTube Cooking Class that shows you step by step how to create them.

Click here for recipe.

2. Vegan Gluten Free Ginger Bread Men

Your children will love making their own gingerbread men! You can always substitute the almond butter for sun butter or even coconut butter if your child is allergic to almonds. Get creative and have fun!

Click here for recipe.

3. Peppermint Patties

This recipe is super easy! Please choose a dairy free chocolate bar of your choice for creating these peppermint patties.

Click here for recipe.

4. Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies?!  This recipe can be used for any occasion. Please note almond flour is used in this recipe so if your child is allergic to almonds you can substitute it with a gluten free flour blend or arrowroot flour.

Click here for recipe.

I hope you enjoy these allergy friendly treats. Please let me know which one is your favorite.

Never feel like you are alone on this food allergy journey. Would you like unlimited access to tips, recipes, or just to chat with other moms?

Connect with our community of moms that have children with food allergies.

Click here to get started.

Hicunni, Eating Psychology & Mind Body Nutrition Coach, 2017

 

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