Grateful Foodie https://www.gratefulfoodie.com Food Allergies • Asthma • Baking and Life Fri, 14 Jul 2017 19:28:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 https://i0.wp.com/www.gratefulfoodie.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-icon-2016.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Grateful Foodie https://www.gratefulfoodie.com 32 32 22513772 Be Prepared for College with Food Allergies: Critical Tools https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/be-prepared-for-college-with-food-allergies-critical-tools/ https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/be-prepared-for-college-with-food-allergies-critical-tools/#respond Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:38:04 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106866 The time is now. Finalizing medical forms for accommodations, shopping for twin extra long bedding (this is not an easy task mind you) and speaking to dining services tops the soon-to-be college freshman prep to-do list. Add a couple of tips, tricks and rock solid old fashioned advice from those in the trenches and stress […]

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Updated: EpiPen and Auvi-Q Carrier and Holder List https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/updated-epipen-auvi-q-carrier-holder-list/ https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/updated-epipen-auvi-q-carrier-holder-list/#respond Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:07:31 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106863 Gone are our days of using a Ziplock bag to carry my son’s epinephrine auto-injectors, inhaler, spacer and our Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan. As of 2017, there are numerous carriers and holders that range from ridiculously adorable to teen cool rounding out choices in lux leather for the well dressed adult. We […]

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Orange Banana Cherry Muffins Wake Up the Morning https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/orange-banana-cherry-muffins-wake-up-the-morning/ Fri, 09 Jun 2017 21:20:11 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106803 I”ll take my OJ in my muffin please! I had exactly three bananas, one tired looking orange and some frozen cherries begging to gain new life. I had no choice, but to whip them up into a refreshingly moist breakfast muffin. The orange flavor woke up my taste buds while being quite cost effective. I […]

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Asthma Super Sleuthing: Uncovering What Makes You Feel Bad https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/asthma-super-sleuthing-uncovering-what-makes-you-feel-bad/ Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:00:40 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106807 With asthma, everything is great until it is not. I am guilty of slacking when my asthma is doing great and then all of a sudden, whamo! I’m down for the count feeling awful, not able to work and opening up my wallet to pay for doctor’s visits and medications. In hindsight, I realize many […]

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Include a Little Food Allergy (self) Awareness Next Week? https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/include-a-little-food-allergy-self-awareness-next-week/ Wed, 10 May 2017 20:42:52 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106765 Food Allergy Awareness Week just gets more and more exciting by the minute. I remember, way back in the day, when my local support group received our first Food Allergy Awareness Proclamation from our Governor. I was sooooo excited. Fast forward thirteen years to today. Not only are states proclaiming this week, buildings are being […]

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College Students: The Food Allergy Stories that Speak Volumes https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/college-students-the-food-allergy-stories-that-speak-volumes/ Sat, 06 May 2017 19:02:30 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106707 Remember those snippets from old Charlie Brown Movies when the adults talk and only hear, “mwa-mwa-mwa” sounds? There is not a doubt in my mind that this is what young people hear when their “old” parents attempt to give advise about college, dating and life surrounding safe living with food allergies. Many young adults have […]

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Why Reading Simon Katz’s Tragic Story is Critical for ALL PARENTS https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/why-reading-simon-katzs-tragic-story-is-critical-for-all-parents/ https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/why-reading-simon-katzs-tragic-story-is-critical-for-all-parents/#comments Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:18:56 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106732 I dragged my feet on reading the recent Allergic Living Magazine’s eNewsletter. I’m biased as part of the Allergic Living team, but this was that rare moment, where I acted like a child avoiding something unpleasant. I knew an article in the eNews Report would break my heart and cause me pause to look harshly at […]

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Food Allergens and Manufacturing Go Together Like…. https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/food-allergens-and-manufacturing-go-together-like/ Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:05:17 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106711 Imagine a famished farmer walks in from the field feeling the grumble of their hungry and thirsty stomach. The growl and pangs of hungry are sharp and unforgiving. Dusty and sweaty, the farmer opens the door to her kitchen and lo and behold, a gorgeous platter of just-picked vine ripened deep red luscious tomatoes with bright green fragrant […]

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Food Allergies & Asthma: Choosing the Right College https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/food-allergies-asthma-choosing-the-right-college/ Sat, 15 Apr 2017 15:28:47 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106689 Parents, I promise, you will make it to the other side of this entire college application process! Perhaps, April of senior year is the the second most stressful month after the first day of kindergarten? The same emotions swirl: will my little one be safe and okay? We get to choose day care or preschool […]

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The Good Life: Food Allergy Early Morning Baking https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/the-good-life-food-allergy-early-morning-baking/ https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/the-good-life-food-allergy-early-morning-baking/#comments Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:54:24 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106672 Waking up the smell of freshly baked cookies is a sugary little heaven. Even though my middle school aged daughter felt very special today, my motive was to bake since the puppy needed to go outside at 6am, and to make sure at today’s celebration at school included treats that hit everyone’s food allergy in her group. […]

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