Happy Day. How are you? It is almost the day of love, although, in my eyes, the day of love is every day.
If you or your children or someone you know feels they cannot have any candy this Valentine’s Day due to food allergies, surprise them with a bag of treats. I know that feeling of having raised two children that were exactly like that all their young life through school. I would hunt things down and make or bake something so they were not left out or felt more of a lack of inclusion.
They went to friends’ homes, playdates, after-school activities with snacks suitable for them. This mama bear made it a serious priority. Our pediatrician had these in her office, and I am not going to lie, I was happy my kids were able to walk away with not only a sticker but a treat to enjoy. That staring at others while they devoured something fun and decorative was hurtful, and that is why I share as much as I can with you. Feeling left out no longer must exist.
Most of these treats are free of dairy, peanuts, gluten, tree nuts, eggs, shellfish except for the Carameltz, but always read ingredients and labels to be most certain.
This Valentine’s Day, free of many top food allergens, Share a vegan sweet with your sweets.
Enjoy my love. You are a nécessité. Happy Valentine’s Day,
Much love & gratitude, Erica
Certified Holistic Health Coach
Certified in Gut Health
Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition Certification T.Colin Campbell for Nutrition Studies
Author of The Thriving Child, Shut Up and Cook!