Friday, March 14, 2014

Stepping Stones to Food Allergies Ebook Review and Giveaway

    Living with food allergies is a constant learning experience.  I can still remember how clueless and devastated I was when my children's Gastro and Allergist both confirmed their specific allergies.  Not only do I have to be more vigilant on possible reactions, our family needed to immediately have a lifestyle change.

     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 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.

        Good luck!

- Roz 

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 I received a Free copy of the ebook in exchange for this review.  Also, I'm a participant of Amazon's affiliate program.   
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