Food Allergy Love with Lauren: AllertMe App

A couple weeks ago I shared with you about a new food allergy app, AllertMe!  I seriously can’t truly express how excited I am about this app.  Check out the video as I share all of the reasons why I love the app so much.  If you’d like more info about the new app, click here to see my previous post. You can learn more about the AllertMe app by visiting their website.  They are also on Facebook. You can purchase the app for the {Read More}

Get EARLY ACCESS To The New Allergy-Friendly Dining App!!

There are so many exciting things happening to help make the world of food allergies less scary and more manageable.  Last week I shared about a new phone app called AllertMe.  This week, it’s iMenus! Eating away from home can be a terrifying experience if you have a food allergy. With the lack of allergy-friendly reviews and trustworthy restaurants around, it’s nearly impossible to relax when eating out or ordering takeout. How can you trust that a restaurant manager has {Read More}

{Giveaway} Kiss Freely

I love kissing on my little men.  However, there were several months following their food allergy diagnosis where kissing them brought about lots of anxiety.  Following their diagnosis, I did what many of you have done.  I cleaned out our fridge, pantry and cabinets, ridding our entire kitchen of items containing my little men’s allergens.  I thought I had made our home 100% safe for them.  What I didn’t realize was that some of their allergens were lurking in soaps, {Read More}

AllertMe App – A Food Allergy Must-Have

Becoming a food allergy mom has taught me how to be an excellent helicopter parent.  Of course, that isn’t the type of mom that I set out to be, but following our food allergy diagnosis it was the only way that I could ensure the safety of my little men.  Can you relate?  Many times I feel like the food being passed in and out of our house is a controlled substance.  Every label gets read, reread, and read again {Read More}

Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest Coming To Indy

The Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest (GFFA Fest) is headed back to Indianapolis and I couldn’t be more excited! If you or someone you know is on a restricted diet, this is the place to be. All of the vendors are gluten-free and many are even free of some of the other top allergens: dairy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, etc. It’s a great place to try new foods and find “safe” products that are not carried in your {Read More}

Switchcrafting Our Way Through Halloween

October has arrived once again.  It is my favorite month of the year for so many reasons: crisp leaves, sweaters, boots, bonfires, football, pumpkin flavored everything, I could go on and on.  However, it is also one of the most challenging months as it includes Halloween.  As a food allergy parent, I find that Halloween is difficult to navigate, especially as my little men get older.  The more they discover about the holiday, and any holiday for that matter, the more {Read More}

{Giveaway} Ninja Mega Kitchen System

  Every home cook needs a good blender and food processor.  Now you can have the best of both appliances in one device!  Yep, you heard me right!  The Ninja Kitchen System provides both the blender and food processing bowl that can be used with the same base.  With cooler temperatures on their way, this device will help you prepare a delicious creamy soup {check out my Allergy-Friendly Taco Soup} and yummy homemade salad dressing {check out my Book Club {Read More}

Allergy-Friendly Party Pretzels

Chocolate dipped pretzels are super simple and fun for all.  However, if you have a dairy allergy they can be hard to come by.  When I was growing up I made them by dipping pretzel rods into melted Wilton Candy Melts, which could be purchased in any color.  But, they all contain dairy – trust me, I’ve read the back of every package.  Bummer! I recently purchased Premium Chocolatier’s Milkless Polar Dream White Bar and it was perfect!  All of {Read More}

{Giveaway} Disney Gift Basket

Calling ALL Disney lovers!! Disney Travel Agent, Erin Davis, knows how to add that extra magical touch to your Disney vacation.  She understands the food allergy fears and is excellent at helping you navigate each and every meal throughout your Disney stay.  She has even put together a FABULOUS Disney gift basket for one lucky reader. The Disney Gift Basket (valued at over $150) Includes: Bimbaum’s 2015 Walt Disney World Guide – OR – Dining at Walt Disney World: The {Read More}

*NEW* SunButter On-The-Go Single Cups

It’s no secret that we love SunButter at our house!  We use it to make cookies and breads, soups and sandwiches, and we even use it as a yummy dip for apple slices and bananas.  It’s a wonderful peanut butter substitute and one that is safe for my little men. If you are familiar with SunButter then you know that in the past you could purchase them in mini packets.  Much like a ketchup or mustard packet that is handed {Read More}

{Giveaway} KitchenAid Mixer

Do you have a KitchenAid Mixer?  I don’t know what I’d do without mine.  It’s definitely on the short list of kitchen appliances that gets used weekly.  Outside of baking cookies, cakes, and breads, I also use it to shred my cooked chicken.  Yes, you heard that right.  Just toss your freshly cooked chicken breasts in the mixer with the paddle attachment and turn it on to low.  In a matter of seconds your chicken will be perfectly shredded and {Read More}

The Book Club Salad

I host a book club every month for women from my church and always provide food.  It’s generally a mixture of sweet and salty food with a sprinkle of healthy.  We laugh, we cry, we eat, and we chat for hours on end.  It is one of my most favorite days each month. The food selection varies from month to month.  I often choose a pinterest recipe that I’ve been dying to try knowing that if it totally flops, i {Read More}

Planning A Disney Trip? Erin Is Here To Help!

One of the greatest challenges for food allergy families is vacation.  Vacation planning is met with great anxiety as you attempt to answer the basic, uppermost questions:  Where will we go?  Where can we stay? Where will we eat?  How will we get there? Over the years, we’ve taken a handful of trips with our little men.  Hands down, Walt Disney World is the best place to go.  Why?  Well, they truly GET food allergies.  There isn’t a restaurant on {Read More}

SunButter Popcorn

We LOVE SunButter at our house!  Although my oldest can have peanut butter, we rarely eat it since my youngest has a peanut allergy.  I’m so grateful to have a peanut butter substitute that tastes, smells and looks similar.  SunButter is that, and so much more, for us! You know what I love almost as much as I love SunButter??  Popcorn!  I recently purchased a Hot Air Popcorn Maker and love it!  My little men love to watch the kernels {Read More}