Easy Breezy Life with allergies

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Mom of two boys, ages ten and five. The youngest is allergic to milk, soy, egg, peanut, tree nut, legume, green pea, hemp, cats, and dogs. This is my first year homeschooling both boys. Read all about it at www.easybreezylife.com

What's your go-to product or brand that gets around your child's food allergy?

Enjoy Life!!!!! My son loves their cookies! I love using their products in my recipes.

I also love Back to Nature for their crackers and cookies, and Alexia for their frozen french fries. :)

What's one thing you'd like all moms to know about food allergies (either about your family's specific allergies or in general)?

What's one of your favorite recipes that's safe for your family's food allergies?

Chicken Pot Pie!!! It has no dairy, no soy, no egg, no nuts and can also be made with no gluten. It's soooooo good!
Click the link below for the full recipe. Enjoy! :)
http://www.easybreezyfoodallergies.com/p/chicken-pot-pie-recipe.html

What advice would you give to a mom who just found out her child has a food allergy?

First, take a deep breath...in...and out... Food allergies are not the end of the world. The first six months will be an adjustment period. This is when the internet comes in as a very handy tool. Educate yourself. Read up on substitutes. Start printing out recipes. Carry two epi-pens and chewable benadryl at all times. Make the choice as to wether or not you'll allow the allergenic foods into your house. Click the link below for info on an allergy safe house.
http://www.easybreezyfoodallergies.com/2011/10/is-food-allergy-safe-house-best.html
Then just take it one day at a time. That's all you really can do.

What's a great allergy-safe food to bring to a party?

Healthy: Fruit Salad! It's so pretty, especially when it's in a glass bowl. :) Cubed watermelon, honeydew, canteloupe, pineapple, strawberries and blueberries.

Not so healthy: I also love to make chocolates. Take a cookie sheet and line it with wax paper. Melt Enjoy Life chocolate until creamy and pour it into the cookie sheet. Take raisins, craisins, sunflower seeds, marshmallows and any allergy free snackies and drop them on top of the chocolate mixture. Allow it to set in the fridge then break it up into pieces. YUM!

What's your go-to cooking shortcut?