First Fresh Chicken Sausage Review: Gluten-Free and Allergy-Friendly


I’m so excited to share with you another allergy-friendly product that is absolutely delicious….and healthier!

Last night I added these dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free First Fresh Chicken Sausage to our breakfast-for-dinner menu.  I paired it with baked apples and biscuits, and it was the perfect combination.

First Fresh Sausage Review~Gluten-Free & Allergy-Friendy~Mom Vs. Food Allergy

I cooked these breakfast sausages in a skillet, and I was happy with how easily they browned and cooked quickly.  The aroma from the sausages that filled the kitchen was so good, and I couldn’t wait to dig in!  In a separate skillet I was making my hubby the Hot Italian Sausages, and they smelled just as yummy.  Since they’re chicken sausages, there was so little fat (if any) in the pan, which is a good thing (because it’s not camping out on my hips after I eat them-ha!).  However, I did add a little oil to the Hot Italian Sausages because they started to stick to the pan, but it was not a non-stick skillet.

So, what did we think?  We loved them!  Well, the adults loved them.  We think that the breakfast sausages were a bit on the peppery side, making it a no-go for my 4-year old.  My 7-year old dipped them in syrup to off-set the spicy flavor.  They have a Maple Chicken Sausage, that I think my kiddos might like a little better.  I’m so happy that they are peanut-free, tree nut-free, dairy-free and egg-free, making it safe for Superman!

Overall, they were a hit and I would definitely work them into our weekly menu again.  My husband had the Hot Italian Sausages, and he thought they were delicious, but only a mildly hot sausage.  To give you an idea of why he gave it a mild rating, he likes to coat things in hot Sriracha sauce, and appreciates spicy foods.  If you’re like me, you may prefer their Mild Italian Sausage.

To take a look at their allergen statement, check here.  It gives you a good idea of their sensitivity to food allergies.  I felt really comfortable with this statement, but keep in mind that many of their sausage products contain dairy and I believe some other products (not sausages) contain egg.  For specific allergy concerns and questions, contact the company here.

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**This post was sponsored by First Fresh in which I was sent sausage products for review.  All opinions are my own, and I did not receive payment to share my opinion.

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Teal Pumpkin Project GIVEAWAY from Oriental Trading!


I can’t believe it’s time for TEAL pumpkins again!  The Teal Pumpkin Project  is in its 3rd year already, and it’s really taking off.  I’ve seen some big name stores & companies jump on board with promoting the Teal Pumpkin Project (TPP), such as Oriental Trading.  It’s so amazing to see companies supporting children with food allergies and special diets, and what better way to do that than during Halloween with the TPP!

To promote their support of the TPP, Oriental Trading supplied me with goodies from their website to giveaway, hand out on Beggar’s Night, or donate.  They sent me so much that I’m able to giveaway a 200 piece Prize Pack and Treasure Chest, donate some to my local food allergy support group members and still have enough to hand out on Beggar’s Night!!  Amazing!!

So, one of the things I chose from their Halloween novelty page to giveaway was this 100 piece Treasure Chest filled with fun Halloween themed toys & trinkets!  I also decided to add 100 more pieces from other items I chose, making it a 200 piece treasure chest!  This is perfect for handing out at a Trunk-Or-Treat or Beggar’s Night in your neighborhood.  The items I added include:

-2 Teal Pumpkin Decorating Craft Kit

-10 stamps

-15 spin tops

-15 Halloween themed temporary tattoos

-10 mini notepads

-10 rings


-40 glow-in-the-dark spider rings!

Oriental Trading has so much to offer for Beggar’s Night, and they evening have an inspiration page for decorating for a Trunk-Or-Treat in a TPP theme!

Oriental Trading Co. GIVEAWAY for Teal Pumpkin Project~Mom Vs. Food Allergy

Enter below to win the prize pack!  THANK YOU Oriental Trading for sponsoring this giveaway and for supporting children with food allergies and special diets!

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**This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading.  All opinions are my own.  I was sent product for a giveaway, my own personal use, or a combination.