What to Do When Your Loved One Has an Invisible Illness

Invisible illness

Oftentimes when a person has an illness, there are physical signs that we can see. This could be hair loss, puffy cheeks, or weight loss/gain. Not all illnesses have these physical signs, but they should be treated as any other illness. I have friends with Endometriosis and Fibromyalgia. I know someone with Hashimoto’s. I have … Read moreWhat to Do When Your Loved One Has an Invisible Illness

Top 5 Breakfast Foods When You Have Dietary Restrictions

Kashi Waffles

We’ve all heard the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. Breakfast foods are so important (popular*) that people eat it mid-morning with mimosas and even have it for dinner. I mean, breakfast foods are pretty yummy no matter what time of the day it is. What about when you have dietary … Read moreTop 5 Breakfast Foods When You Have Dietary Restrictions

Easy Nice Cream (DF, GF, SF, Vegan)

Nice cream

Who else screams for ice cream? Here in Charlotte, it stays in the 90s this time of year. With the humidity, it can feel closer to 100 some days. I love where I live, but humidity is the bane of my existence. That’s one of the reason to love ice cream. What happens when you … Read moreEasy Nice Cream (DF, GF, SF, Vegan)

Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie (GF, DF, SF,Vegan)

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Several weeks ago, I held a poll across Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram to help me pick the next dessert we tried. Overwhelmingly, the No Bake Protein Fudge Bars won. The second highest vote getter was the Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie. As much as I love fudge, I also really wanted to try this recipe, as did … Read moreCarrot Cake Protein Smoothie (GF, DF, SF,Vegan)

Easy Yogurt Bark (GF, DF, SF, Vegan)

Yogurt bark with strawberries and blueberries

Someone pointed out that we’re already halfway through the year and I can’t wrap my mind around it. Of course, I know it’s June, but I didn’t think about it being the halfway point. Nikki said she saw someone post a countdown to Halloween. It’s 92 degrees, people. Let’s not skip Independence Day or Labor … Read moreEasy Yogurt Bark (GF, DF, SF, Vegan)

No Bake Protein Fudge Bars (GF, DF, SF, Vegan)

Fudge bar

I had the ingredients for several recipes, but wasn’t sure which one to start. They all sounded good to me! I decided to put it to a vote on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. One recipe got an overwhelming majority of the vote across all three platforms: protein fudge bars. The inspiration for this recipe is … Read moreNo Bake Protein Fudge Bars (GF, DF, SF, Vegan)

What to Order at Chick-fil-A if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken nuggets

When you think of establishments to eat at when you have dietary restrictions, fast food restaurants are usually a big, fat NO. Even if you order a sandwich with no bun, there’s a very good chance the burger has been cooked in (or the chicken sandwich has been marinated in) soy or vegetable oil (which … Read moreWhat to Order at Chick-fil-A if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Dietary Restriction Friendly Cornbread

Slice of cornbread

A staple at many Southern dinner tables is cornbread. It’s a great side, especially with a hot meal. Sweet cornbread is typically found in the South, while “regular” cornbread is more common in the North. I feel like “regular” cornbread is bland and definitely prefer the Southern version. When Nikki had to make changes from … Read moreDietary Restriction Friendly Cornbread

How to Make Allergen-Free Blondies (Vegan, FODMAP friendly)

Blondie slice

This Blondies mix has been hanging around in my kitchen for a while. We’d been meaning to make them and decided Mother’s Day was a pretty good reason. If you’re not familiar with Namaste Foods, they are a family-owned, woman-operated company which I think is super awesome. They also own their own factory, so they … Read moreHow to Make Allergen-Free Blondies (Vegan, FODMAP friendly)