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Well Nourished

Have you ever gone to a store, ahem Costco, just for the samples and called it a meal? Well, that’s what heppened for us at #NourishedFestival this past weekend in Schaumburg, IL. We loved that it had a wide variety of information that was all color coded – we knew where all of the nut free friend were located. Nourished Festival, formerly GFAF (Gluten Free Allergy Friendly) was such a great way for us to learn about new allergy friendly companies and products. Chloe and I made it a girls weekend since the conference was about 2 hours from our home. A new company that we met at Nourished Fest…
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Nourished Festival is Coming!

If you or a friend or family member have food allergies, consider attending the upcoming Nourished Festival. Nourished Festival, formerly GFAF (Gluten Free Allergy Friendly), is coming to the (Chicagoland area) Schaumburg Convention Center on June 1 and 2, 2019. Their name change is a reflection of the focus on multiple specialty diets; Gluten Free, Nut Free, Keto, Paleo, and Plant Based. We are primarily focused on the nut free information and we have already picked out a few classes we will be attending. Learning about other specialty diets will be fun too – the more we know the better we can be. Understanding other specialty diets helps us plan better…
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Top 5 Nut Free Snacks

We are almost done with the school year, BUT our safe snacking box has run out of treats. This week we stocked up on our favorites.  Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Bars Skinny Pop Pop Corn Hostess Ding Dongs Enjoy Life Chocolate Candy Bars Birthday Cake Blondie Bars This Birthday cake mix is perfect for take-along treats for birthday parties. I like to make these in advance, put them in a zip top back, and store in the freezer for up to 6 months. Our classroom is pretty small at school, and I usually just send one of these along during the birthday week. We have birthday MONTH coming up and…
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Nutfree Unicorn Birthday

If you’re new to Nutfreemomblog, WELCOME! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope your weekend was full of love and laughter and that your Monday has started off with GOOD VIBES ONLY! Over the weekend, we had a lot of discussion about this year’s Birthday cake for Miss. Chloe! Unicorns are all the rage right now – and obviously that is where our conversation led yesterday.  Of course we have unicorn cupcake wrappers and a cake ahead! Here are the cupcake wrappers we selected for our nutfree classroom treat. We ordered them from Amazon and the link is below if you have a uni lover in your life 🙂…
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National Donut Day & Nut Allergies

It’s tricky to take part in some of these made up holidays our nation throws at us. Today is national donut day, I had no idea until I saw the news today. So, to help my nut allergic kiddo feel part of the crowd, we use Entenmanns Cake Donuts as our go-to safe donut. I also have a piece about how we do Dunkin Donuts. And like all other food related items, check the labels first. Enjoy your day full of donuts!
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Food Allergy Awareness Week

May 13-19, 2018 is Food Allergy Awareness Week promoted by FARE, the Food Allergy Research & Education group that most medical personnel refer patients to. FARE is a widely respected organization that helps people navigate the tricky topic of food allergies. From reading labels, to helping schools and other organizations, FARE is doing an amazing job shedding light on this issue. And speaking of light, this year, they’ve teamed up with major building across America to turn them teal to   raise awareness. Check out the Empire State Building above! How cool! In my hometown, Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Domes will be teal the 13th-16th to help raise awareness. I’m so proud!…
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Dunkin' Donuts & Nut Allergies Part III

Are Dunkin’ Donuts safe for people with peanut and tree nut allergies? Well, we went again, and we have PN and TN allergies and we were totally OK. I did do a little more research though and I wanted to share that here:  Dunkin Donuts only bakes SOME of their donuts in-house. The rest are shipped in from central bakeries. They started doing this in the 90’s to save money. Not all Dunkin Donuts are nut free, like the location I have been going to. For some reason, the past few months that we have gone, there are NO NUTS in this store. And they understand nut allergies 100% at…
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Starbucks and Nut Allergies

Starbucks is a common stop for us.  Grownups love it, kids love it and what is a better way to deal with YET MORE SNOW IN WISCONSIN than a nice warm cup of coffee or tea?! Literally, I have no words for April snow. I mean, COME ON! When we were first diagnosed with nut allergies, we avoided Starbucks completely. However, that’s no way to live life {coffee deprived, are you KIDDING me?! Also known as Mean Mommy!}. Once we figured out how to navigate the Starbucks menu a bit, we learned that our favorite treat was no longer completely off limits. If you follow me in Instagram @nutfreemomblog, you’ve…
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Nut-Free Easter Candy at Target

Here’s a little sneak peepster into Easter! Last week, I stopped at our local Target in Madison/Fitchburg. Here’s what they have in the seasonal section that is nut-free: Fun Dip Nerds Ropes Skittles Cheese-Its Trolli War Heads Pez Peeps in original packaging Whoppers / Robbins Eggs Smarties Charms cotton candy / bunny tails Hershey Kisses in the classic bag, not bulk bag (this is located in the non-seasonal section, near the regular candy / junk food aisle) Be careful with the peeps. Easter Bunny majorly missed the labels last year and brought us the Peeps on the stick, those are not safe. They are made in a facility with tree…
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Thank You, Sun Butter!

Today we received our Sun Butter box with lots of samples for our upcoming school event, the Spring Fling. We’re so excited to be able to share our favorite snack with all of our friends while also playing some fun Olympic style games! Tomorrow we’re practicing our Olympic games and I’ll post a YouTube video link here so you can see the fun stuff we are up to! Thank you, Sun Butter, for supporting our school!
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Moroccan Oil Hairspray – Update

Happy Holidays! Each day I review nutfreemomblog statistics, and 9 times out of 10, someone has clicked or google searched my “Moroccan Oil” article about my daughter and her reaction to the Moroccan Oil hairspray last year. Today, I decided to do some investigating because I felt like my last write up was just a rant and did not prove to be useful. This morning at 9am CST, I called Moroccan Oil corporate and talked with customer service. I asked the woman why Moroccan oil did not contain an allergy statement on their hair spray products, specifically stating “this product is derived from a tree nut.” She said, “People with…
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Menu Board Inspo

It’s Sunday night and I’m menu planning, grocery list making, homework assisting, and doing all the other Sunday night chores! Here’s what I’ve started thinking about for this week:   Monday: Chickpea curry with rice  – I made this in March, click the link to see the recipe Tuesday: Kung Pao Chicken with rice – recipe in my food networks magazine Wednesday: Greek Salads + Soup Thursday: Whole grain veggie burrito bowls Friday: Pita pizzas with veggies and red sauce + spiced apple cider   Groceries are being ordered online since this week is going to be crazy – I hope you have a great week!!  
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FABlogCon 2017

If you love Denver as much as I do, and you have food allergies, or know someone with food allergies, this conference is for you!! Just check out this three day agenda: FABlogcon 2017 This year’s food allergy bloggers conference has quite the line up – and it’s located in beautiful Stapleton, CO, easy to get to from the airport via rail. Don’t forget to put out your teal pumpkin this year!   xoxo  
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