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Mickey’s “Not-So-Spooky-Halloween-Party” Review

Hello friends! Last week we attended the Not-So-Spooky-Halloween-Party at Magic Kingdom in Orlando, FL. Why did we attend this party? We heard that it was being sponsored by Enjoy Life, a brand that is allergy friendly, and one that we trust daily for nut free snacks. Having an allergy friendly Trick-or-Treat option was a real draw for us since Trick-or-Treat is notoriously challenging. Most of the treats Chloe recieves trick-or-treating are not safe, and we end up donating her entire bucket of candy. As a parent, this is such a hard thing to watch, an excited trick-or-treat face, to a sad smile of having to let it all go. Not-So-Spooky…
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Magic Kingdom Food Recommendations

Happy Friday! If you’re following along on our Instagram Stories, you’ll see that we’ve been quite busy this week talking about our nut free traveling, strategies and things that haven’t worked out so well for us. Starting with Magic Kingdom first…… Yesterday was truly magical. Our day started off with an easy breakfast in our room from our very own Nut Free Mom Box. This was the easiest and safest option for us. We got some packaged yogurt from the quick service restaurant here at the Hilton Bonnet Creek and added our safe Made Good granola with some banana. It was filling, healthy and safe and Chloe loved it. We…
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Travel Tips

Happy Thursday everyone! We just sent off a Nut Free Mom Box for a 5 day vacation and we are getting ready to pack up another Nut Free Mom Box for a 7 day vacation. Both boxes contain different things, so if you’re interested, hop on over to our Insta, @nutfreemomblog and check out our stories. We take you shopping along with us and then pack up the box before we ship. You can customize a box too – just for your families needs and vacation destination by clicking here to contact me. Packing these boxes really got me thinking….What are some tips that I could share to make travel…
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Mickey’s Not-So-Spooky Halloween Party

Our magic bands are active, the fast passes have been seleced, our mail hold is complete and our countdown to Mickey + friends is officially ON! We couldn’t be more excited! We have Mickey’s Not-So-Spooky Halloween Party (MNSSHP) to look forward to! We LOVE Halloween, especially my littlest dude, Carter. He loves all things scary – he read Goosebumbs books at the age of 5 and was thrilled with the movie! MNSSHP is going to be perfect blend of fun, and allergy friendly loveliness. “Sorry, I have food allergies,” is typically what Chloe has to say each October 31 when we are trick-or-treating. Thank goodness for FARE’s Teal Pumpking Project…
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Nut Allergies at Disney World

We are going to the most magical place on Earth, DISNEY WORLD! We won’t be staying on Disney grounds this time. We opted to save a bit, and relax outside the hustle and bustle of all that magic. This resort, however, seems just as amazing as some of the resorts we have been so lucky to stay at in the past. It is home to 10 restaurants, an award winning golf course and spa, and has a spectacular view of the nighty fireworks at Disney from the pool. Oh, the pool has a lazy river and water slides for the kids. The reviews are amazing and we even had a…
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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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My Teal Ticket

We recently took a short spring break trip to a resort that was completely nut free; however, we still made sure our allergens were known before ordering any meals. Today we came across a really helpful travel tool. It’s called My Teal Ticket. My Teal Ticket allows you to fill out a teal ticket to hand to servers, waitstaff, chef to make sure that allergens are known, without having to tell the entire story. We purchased My Teal Ticket today and are very excited to share them with you. For your Teal Ticket, click here.
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Nut Free Baseball Stadium

The Yard Goats Stadium in Connecticut will be the first in the U.S. to be 100% nut free. Other stadiums offer nut free days to enjoy the game. However, the tickets to these games are usually limited, and not great, as in “nose bleeds” and on top of it, how “nut free” can you get those areas?! Happy to share this exciting news. Even though its baseball team we have never heard of, its definitely on our list to see a game here now that’s its SAFE! Yard Goats to Stop Selling Peanuts Yard Goats announce the facility will become the first peanut-free venue in the country. Hartford, Conn- The…
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No-Bake Granola Bars

Car breakfast is all the rage in our house right now – and I love it because it takes a step out of our morning. Eating in the car is multi-tasking, right? We made these on Sunday night to prep for the week and they literally took 5 minutes to put together. When you’re done mushing them into your pan, pop them into the fridge and they will set up over night for you to use all week long. Ingredients 2 1/4 cups quick cooking oats 1 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal (like Rice Krispies or plain Chex) 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed (optional) 6 Tablespoons butter (*see note) 4 Tablespoons Sunbutter 1/3 cup honey 1/2 cup light brown sugar , packed 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips ,…
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Nourished Festival (GFAF)

Hello friends! We are so pumped to see that Nourished Festival (formerly known as GFAF, Gluten Free, Allergy Friendly) is going to be in our neighborhood this year! If you’re a Midwesterner, get ready – this year’s conference is in Schaumburg, IL, on June 1 – 2, 2019. Nourished Festival is the largest gluten free, allergy free and special diet festival in the United States. Conferences like this are so exciting because it’s such a great opportunity to network, sample new products and learn about emerging technologies in this ever changing industry. Let me mention our favorite part again. SAMPLING NEW PRODUCTS. Just peeking at the Nourished Festival site today,…
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Blueberry Scones

Tomorrow morning marks the official start of 2019 “work” for us – school and activities start! Back to the routine. Our morning commute will be increasing by 5 minutes next month and we are going to be working on getting out the door a little earlier with the help of “car breakfast.” I know. Food in the car. UGGG. The kids have these car trays that we use for snacking and activities and they do an amazzing job of catching crumbs. Typically, I just shake them out when we get to our destination. We’ll be using these for the days we eat in the car. This week we have grapes,…
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Pumpkin Spice Latte Bread

If you’re really looking to spice it up this Thanksgiving, this bread is the answer. We love breads because they travel well – no worrying if your pie plate is safe in the trunk, or on so-and-so’s lap, or if your crust is done perfect and not gooey in the middle. Lets be honest, we don’t even like the crust! So really, just make something that is super flavorful for Thanksgiving dessert. A homemade bread pulls double duty, too. It’s flexible. Well, I guess pie is too. But bread can be served with coffee or milk any time of day. You can warm it, or eat it ala mode, or…
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Whole Wheat Banana Oat Muffins

We are having a beautiful fall; however, it is almost winter in Wisconsin. The days are darker, colder and comfort food is on our minds. This week we decided to make some healthy-ish breakfast muffins (always comforting) since we have a lot of activities. If the kids want to sleep in a little, these muffins allow them to eat in the car on the way to school + activities. And since I made them, I feel OK with that! Prep time is about 10 minutes, then they bake for 18. If you want to get it all done in 1 batch, have two cupcake pans sprayed or lined and your…
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