I decided to start this blog after my son was diagnosed with food allergies. For the first seven months of his life he suffered with terrible eczema and after a trip to the ER we found out he is allergic to milk, soy, eggs, sesame and peanuts. As a parent of a child with food allergies it is a constant emotional rollercoaster. I have cried at grocery stores, at birthday parties and at night. He has had the Epi injection twice and spent too much time in the ER.

Current allergies: Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree nuts
Outgrew: Sesame, Soy

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Safe and Healthy Fats

List of some healthy fats...

Coconut butter / oil - It has a strong coconut flavor so I can't really trick Aiden, but my 14 month old seems to love it.  I add it to bread, pasta, smoothies

Avocado - Plain, sushi or guacamole style. Use kid friendly chopsticks for a more fun way to eat them.

Hummus - Aiden use to be allergic to sesame so we started making our own and it's actually very easy.  Too bad Aiden isn't a fan of hummus.

Nuts and Seeds - Obviously nuts only depend on the allergy and if you're allergic to peanuts, it's really hard to find other nuts without the worry of cross contamination so it's always best to avoid all nuts.  But seeds also have amazing fats! flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds.

Olive Oil - You can add it to pretty much anything

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