Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Nut Free Paleo: Trail Mix

Trail mix is one of my favorite standby snacks.  It's nutritious, full of energy, and mighty tasty.  Crafting a nut-free, (mostly) paleo version has been high on my list.

Here I've used one of my favorite combinations -pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips, and dried apples, and added some other nutritious goodies.  Of course, you can make it however you want, but I mixed (about equal) parts dried cranberries, dried apples, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, peanuts (not paleo) and allergy-free chocolate chips (also not paleo).

What's your favorite snack?

Note: all of the seeds shown here carry a label indicating possible cross-contamination.  People with very serious nut allergies may need to look elsewhere for their seed supplies.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Creating My Fears Away

It's safe to say that being diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies was not part of my five-year plan.  Avoiding gluten and other foods to make my tummy and skin happier was one thing, but coming to terms with the fact that I would definitely get knocked off first during the hunger games is another.