Anaphylaxis Aftermath
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by Amaris Ruiz
3w ago
From battling typical teen anxiety to navigating the complex world of food allergies and anaphylaxis, our journey through being teens with food allergies is likely anything but ordinary. My name is Amaris Ruiz, and I'm involved in FARE’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG), where I am now beginning to get thoroughly involved in raising awareness about food allergies. A quick personal overview: I thrive on staying physically active, finding myself lost in books, diving into new languages, and cherishing time with my family. Regarding the future, I have my sights set on a career in the government. Giv ..read more
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Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
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by Marguerite Mathurin
1M ago
Total Time 45 minutes with 15 minutes of prep Yield 6 to 8 cupcakes When I was in preschool, my mom created this allergy-friendly cupcake recipe for me. She created this recipe since I was (and still am) allergic to many things and couldn’t eat the cake or cupcakes at birthday parties. This recipe is really delicious and doesn’t take too much time to make! Allergy Information Free of: Eggs, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish Ingredients 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce ½ cup of sugar 1 tsp of vanilla extract ¾ cup of cassava flour ½ cup of cocoa ..read more
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Warning Labels: Are All Necessary?
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by Sabrina Griffee
1M ago
*This article is based on personal experience and is not medical advice. Please consult your allergist or doctor to figure out the best plan of action for your allergies.* Everyone has seen the warning labels on containers of food. They range from “may contain” to “processed with” to even “contains”. Everyone who has a food allergy or knows someone who has a food allergy has had to read these labels. Some choose to ignore the labels while some let the labels dictate what they can and cannot eat. More than once, I have sat in the aisles of a grocery store, reading label after label, just wo ..read more
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Rice Krispie Treat Recipe
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by Macy Rhie
2M ago
My go-to birthday party treat growing up has always been good old rice krispie treats. I remember bringing these yummy rice cereal treats to every birthday party to have during cake time, and I always looked forward to them because they were just that good. As I got older, I learned how to make them myself; now, I love to add vegan chocolate on top, too! Rice krispie treats are truly such an easy and delicious sweet treat, and they’re incredibly easy to make gluten-free and dairy-free. Here’s a simple way to make them yourself!  (Recipe based on Calla's Clean Eats rice krispie tr ..read more
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On the Bright Side: The Joyful Parts about Having a Food Allergy
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by Morgan Cole
3M ago
No one wants to find out they have a food allergy. It makes a lot of things like eating, socializing, and attending school much more difficult.  While there isn’t a person I know who would choose to have a food allergy, there are some benefits to think about. I’ve created my top five list of things that make having a food allergy a little bit better. 1. Instant conversation Food allergies fall in the category of interesting and not sensitive enough to avoid asking about. When someone finds out about my allergy to tree nuts, they want to hear which nuts I am allergic to, how I figured ..read more
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Dairy and Nut Free Alternatives
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by Noelle Nelson
3M ago
Want to join in on that donut party but can’t find a donut that is dairy free? Unable to eat the chocolate on St. Patrick’s Day? After years of being allergic to dairy (in addition to peanuts and tree nuts), I’ve found some delicious options that act as great alternatives. It’s always good to have a list of treats and foods that you can swap out for the unsafe ones so that you don’t feel left out when food is a part of social events. Here are a few dairy (and nut) free alternatives that you can add to your list for the next swap!  Disclaimer: A lot of these brands may not accommodate ..read more
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Snicker Date Recipe
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by Macy Rhie
3M ago
One of my recent obsessions is seeing if I can make all of the cool recipes on my TikTok For You Page with the hashtag #allergyfriendly. Some of the baked-good recipes on there can be pretty challenging, but luckily, I’ve found many simple snack recipes that are quite easy to put my own allergy friendly twist on. One of my favorite sweet treat recipes that I’ve made recently are allergy friendly snicker dates. These dates are a healthy and delicious spin on Snickers bars. I first found this recipe on @emilymariko’s TikTok page. These yummy date treats are dairy free, nut free, and gluten fr ..read more
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Staying Safe on Field Trips with Food Allergies
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by Ameya Balaji
5M ago
Going on field trips or school excursions can be a nervous experience for people with food allergies, but here are some ways to stay safe. Bring your food allergy medication The best way to stay safe is to bring your EpiPen or AuviQ with you on the field trip in a small pouch or bag. In addition, you can also bring an antihistamine like Claritin or Benadryl. Contact the trip supervisor a few days before the trip to let them know why you need your medication and what you’re allergic to. This will make the experience less stressful and make those on the trip aware of your allergies and what sym ..read more
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Empathy and Food Allergies: Four Things I Wish People Knew
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by Noelle Nelson
5M ago
According to Merriam Webster, empathy is defined as being aware of, understanding, and vicariously experiencing the feelings of others (“Empathy Definition & Meaning”). Life with a hidden condition like food allergies has a lot of challenges that people don’t recognize. It can be hard if you don’t have food allergies to show compassion for a situation that is so drastically different from your own. Many people with food allergies share the same experiences of receiving countless questions or witnessing media misrepresentation of food allergies. As a teen with food allergies, I have found ..read more
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Masala Chai Recipe
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by Ameya Balaji
6M ago
Total Time 15 minutes Yield 2 cups Try masala chai, an Indian tea, for a warm, comforting drink with friends or family! It’s made with fresh spices, and you’ll surely delight in its flavorful, rich taste! Allergy Information Free of: Peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, wheat, soy, sesame, fish, and shellfish Contains: Milk Ingredients Tea Masala (5 mins): ½ inch cinnamon 3-4 green cardamoms 2 cloves 1 peppercorn ½ tsp ginger, crushed Tea (10 mins): ½ cup water 2 tsp tea leaves 1 ½ cup milk 2 ½ tsp sugar Directions Step 1 First, make the tea masala (which will be added to the tea). Add the carda ..read more
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