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Lets get real for a moment. Food allergies are a sensitive topic and something I haven’t discussed on the blog as of yet regarding their personal impact on my family. Up until a couple of years ago, I had never given a thought nor did I have any sense of how food allergies greatly impacted those diagnosed with them. Then came the birth of my daughter and everything changed. She suffered from reflux, the worst case of eczema you can imagine, and was not thriving as she should have been. I had no idea what she was experiencing was directly related to what I was eating as I breastfed her. After a visit to the allergist and multiple tests, she was diagnosed with dairy, soy, and peanut allergies.
Shopping for allergy friendly foods is a task that should not be underestimated. Scanning every label meticulously for potential allergens, was a monumental undertaking each grocery shopping trip. After discovering many new brands and consuming only allergy friendly foods, my daughter was a changed baby — happy and healthy! Now at two and half years old, she still has regular allergist visits but has thankfully outgrown her dairy and soy allergies. While I still fear in certain situations she will be exposed to peanuts, I am much more confident in managing her allergy. As a result of everything she has gone through in her two short years of life, I now feel a connection to others who must also live an allergy friendly life.
One of the amazing brands I have recently discovered that is not only allergy friendly but made with wholesome organic ingredients is MadeGood. These granola bars and bite-size minis are free of nine common allergens including peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, dairy, egg, sesame, fish and shellfish. Additionally, the products are made in a dedicated facility free of peanuts and tree nuts so you can be confident they are safe for you or your child.
MadeGood Granola Bars and Minis are bursting with delicious flavor in every bite and are available in several varieties including chocolate chip, chocolate banana, apple cinnamon, mixed berry, and strawberry. They are low in sugar and calories while also having one serving of hidden veggies (sourced from spinach, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, beets, shiitake mushroom) in each bar or mini pouch. They are perfect for packing into a lunch or for on-the-go snack goodness. We love to add the Granola Minis on top of yogurt for extra deliciousness.
Some more great features of MadeGood Granola and Minis are:
- USDA Organic + Non-GMO Project Verified
- 100 Calories/Serving
- 6-7g Sugar/Serving
- Minimally Processed