Wheat, dairy, egg, soy, nuts, peanuts to begin with, must be removed from their diet. If feeding 4 young children isn’t challenging enough for any parent, how about removing most of the time tested dishes and snacks they love or actually eat? Oh, don’t even get me started on the horror of grocery shopping — 2 hours of label reading only to find out that only two items are okay. Ah! The joys of being a mom.
Over the years, food shopping has become a little bit easier. Through trial and error, I was able to come up with a list of safe food and recipes the whole family can enjoy. A list that was a product of countless tears, meltdowns and hundreds or should I say, countless of research hours.
Then, late last year, I was able to get in touch with Tracy Bush aka Nutrimom of Allergyphoods.com. She was on the process of publishing a resource guide called Stepping Stones to Food Allergies. As a food allergy consultant for years, Tracy told me that the book aims to assist parents with children or individuals who are newly diagnosed with food allergies. For someone who has gone through a tough transition, I know first hand how important it is to have guide in that crucial time. So, I volunteered to review her book.
One of the first things I noticed when I got my free copy of the ebook, is the type of language it was written. Unlike most food allergy books which are highly scientific in nature, Stepping Stones to FA is very easy to anyone to understand. It is very direct to the point and does not contain jargons that adds stress. Each chapter tackles specific tips from restocking the pantry, meal ideas, recipes and even ingredient substitutions.
Then, there’s a compilation of “safe” brands. This is my favorite part of the book. Aside from the company websites and contact information, it also provides a list of the ingredients for each product. A real time saver even to someone who’s accustomed to label reading already.
For those whose heads are spinning for healthy and food allergy friendly recipes, Tracy also got you covered. It was even divided into breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. There’s also a bonus chapter for snacks and sides. With all the ideas on the book, I’m sure you’ll have enough food for a month or more.
Over all, I find this book really helpful to anyone dealing with food allergies. Whether you are a newbie or an old timer, this resource ebook is a must have. You can get a copy of The Stepping Stones to Food Allergies for $14.95 now.
If your budget is a bit tight, don’t worry Nutrimom generously donated a copy for 2 lucky readers. Simple join the giveaway below.
I received a Free copy of the ebook in exchange for this review. Also, I’m a participant of Amazon’s affiliate program.
Thank you all for being so supportive and wonderful- best of luck to everyone!
My youngest has severe peanut allergy and we are trying to eliminate processed and dyed food as well. I follow Nutri-Mom on Fb and would love to read her book!
My youngest has severe peanut allergy and we are also trying to eliminate processed and dyed food due to my oldest and his diagnosis of ADHD.
I forgot to say, I have Eosinophilic Esophagitis but my family has some nut and grain allergies that I have to learn to cook around! I am on formula 100% for my nutrition through my PEG tube but I still have to feed my family 😉
I wanna win! I follow her regularly on FB. She is awesome!!
My son has food allergies with peanut being very severe. Thank you for offering this giveaway and good luck everyone! 🙂
This looks like a great book. Thank you for the chance to win. My son has allergies/intolerances to 10 different foods so it would be great to learn more about food allergies. Thank you
I would love to win a copy of this book. We have peanut/environmental allergies in our household. I am always looking for resources & tips to help in our home/daily life. Thanks for the opportunity to win! ~Donna D.
My son is 6 and has an auto immune disease called Eosinophilic Esophagitis which causes him to have a lot of allergies. He grows a new allergy every 6 to 8 months. I also have 5 other kids and a husband…I really could use this book and I have been wanting one since she published it I just have not had the extra money to spend on one. Thank you for the chance to win one.
I could really use this, we're a family of 6 and I have 2 FA children and have to make separate meals for everyone. I need help!