Allergy Free Menu Planning Tips

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Menu planning when you have allergies can be a real pain. However if you don’t do it, then you are more likely to give in and eat foods you are allergic too and end up sick. So here are some tips for allergy free menu planning.

1. Plan your meals one week head. This can be hard to do but once you get in the habit of setting aside the time to do it, you can make it happen.

2. Prepare take and go allergy free foods or buy some allergy free foods that are, so that you are prepared to eat on the go.

3. Buy allergy free products in bulk. This makes it so that you always have some on hand, plus they are less expensive that way. This is especially true with things such as quinoa, rice flour and coconut milk.

4. Find new recipes to try online and in cookbooks and then once a week include a few new recipes with your allergy free menu planning.

5. Cook as much in advance as possible and store portions for meals in your fridge and cupboard. This makes it easier to have food ready to go and planning is easier when you are see how much you have of some items already cooked.

5 Great Dairy Free Deserts

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Dairy free desserts can be easy to make if you only know how to make them. Here are ideas for five great dairy free desserts.

1. Coconut or almond milk with berries. You can use strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or any other kind of berry.

2. Frozen bananas. These are so good. It is unbelievable. They work best when you insert a popsicle stick and then freeze in a plastic baggie.

3. A milkshake with coconut milk, bananas and frozen fruit.

4. Organic chocolate.

5. Coconut with pineapple or any other kind of fruit.

What other dairy free desserts have you tried?

What Needs to Happen to Stop the Autism Epidemic

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Autism has reached epidemic status and the numbers of children on the autism spectrum just goes up every year.

If you are like me, I’m sick and tired of all the money we donate to organizations and of all the research that is supposedly being done in an effort to find a cure, yet lots of children and their parents and adults too are still suffering.

I personally have some strong opinions about what needs to happen to stop the autism epidemic and I thought I would share them.
You don’t have to agree with me, but I would love your thoughts and comments.

1. Vaccines- No I don’t think that vaccines are necessarily the number one cause of autism, but I do think they play a role. There are lots of children who were perfectly normal before they had vaccines and then were diagnosed with autism after. The government and our health care system needs to take a thorough look at why this is happening. This includes examining the chemicals that are in vaccines and evaluating the vaccine schedule.

Do we really need to give a vaccine to babies at the hospital? Do we really need large numbers of vaccines administered all at once.

No way. I’m not suggesting nor do I think that we should get rid of all vacinnes but I do think we are using them to excess and to say that they are harmless is ridiculous and wrong.

2. The chemicals that are in our bath, body and cosmetic products. There are many chemicals including sodium laureylate, bismith, parabens, fromaldehyde and more that are banned in Europe, yet, we continue to allow them to be the products that we are using here in the U.S. on a daily basis. This needs to stop now. We need to demand that our government forces the companies that make products with these harmful chemicals in them to stop doing it. They are poisons and are most likely causing an increase in autism along with other illnesses. This is also true of food. Did you know that there are even food products that have more chemicals in them in the U.S. version than in the European version?

3. We as a people need to stop listening to everything that doctors who just want to give us pills say. We need to listen to our own gut and research all meds before taking them and seek out natural alternatives first. Too many medications have side effects both known and un-known and some of these may be contributing to the increase in autism as well.

4. An increased awareness of the power of God given and natural foods and supplements and their ability to heal. This includes essential oils, herbs, vitamins, minerals and organic foods.

5. We need to realize that the kind of foods we eat and the things we drink and put into our bodies have a huge impact not only on us but also on our children or future children. This includes dyes, too much sugar, white flour and other unhealthy substances.
It does matter what we eat and if we ignore good nutrition, we will only have more problems.

If you think that the government, FDA and the pharmaceutical industry has your good health in mind, think again. They don’t. They have proven over and over again that they care more about money and not about your health. So you need to take charge of our own health.

Need more detailed help? Check out my Healthy Eating for Children with Autism Online Course