Over 3 1/2 years ago Nathan was an itchy little 6 month old with a rash on his belly. It took us nearly a month to pinpoint what was causing the rash & itching. That was just the beginning of our food allergy journey. Today, he had his food challenge and ate oatmeal for the first time since he was 6 months old eating baby oatmeal cereal. It felt so weird, but I was so happy for him! He was thrilled to be trying a new food. Last night he told me, “If I don’t get a rash when I eat oats, I’m going to eat all the oats in the house and you won’t have any left!” Thankfully, the oat challenge went off without a hitch, he didn’t get a rash, and we can scratch that allergen off the list-another allergen bites the dust! Another victory that makes me so excited that I want to shout it from the rooftops! I can’t wait to share oatmeal with him at breakfast, make Sunbutter No Bake cookies, and make our own nut-free granola. Finally, we are kicking another allergen to the curb and crossing it off of our long list.
When we got home, Nathan enjoyed another small bowl of oatmeal. Then, he ran for the Home Free Cookie samples we received at the beginning of the summer. He remembered that I told him he could try them once he passed his oat challenge. He found the box that was full of samples for us as well as our local food allergy support group (can’t wait to pass them out at our next meeting!). He doesn’t like chocolate, so he went for the mini crunchy vanilla cookies and he really liked them. So did his baby sister. These cookies are organic, gluten free and Top 8 free-and are REALLY tasty. The chocolate chip cookies reminded me of Chips Ahoy! cookies, but much better. Thanks so much to Home Free for sending us the samples for our local allergy support group. I’d definitely pick up a box of these organic treats the next time I’m at our local health food store.
Overall, it’s been a great day. I just have to say I’m so thankful and blessed that prayers have been answered. There was a time that I never thought he’d be eating oatmeal again.
(I was not monetarily compensated for this short review of Home Free Treats, but did receive some samples. This post does not contain affiliate links, and the opinions are my own.)