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Allergy-Friendly Recipes

Allergy-Friendly Recipes

It’s Food Allergy Action Month. These healthy allergy-friendly recipes can help you protect your kids, their friends, and all your loved ones.

First up are these no-bake snacks, Healthy Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars, safe for the kids.

Healthy Chewy No Bake Granola Bars

 

These Gluten-Free and Vegan Goldfish are also lighter than the grocery store staple.

Homemade Gluten-Free + Vegan Goldfish (Allergy-Free, Grain-Free)

 

Whip up Gluten-Free Monster Cookies that are also nut-free for the next class event your kids have.

Gluten Free Monster Cookies (Nut Free, Vegan).

 

Need a kid-friendly breakfast for the next sleepover? Try Life-Saving Pancakes that are gluten-free and egg-free.

Life Saving Pancakes
Image and Recipe via Petite Allergy Treats

 

These Allergy-Friendly Brookies are the perfect combo of cookie and brownie, without the allergies.

Allergy-Friendly Brookies
Image and Recipe via nutritionicity

 

Skip the drive thru with these Allergy-Friendly Chicken Nuggets.

Allergy-Friendly Chicken Nuggets
Image and Recipe via Instructables

 

This beautiful Raspberry, Lime, and Coconut Cheesecake is perfect for an allergy-friendly dessert for guests.

Raspberry, lime and coconut cheesecake

ALS Awareness Month

ALS Awareness Month

It’s ALS Awareness Month, and we’ll be helping you learn more about it and make a difference all week long.

What is ALS?

 

Sonal Shah worked hard as an ALS advocate as she battled the disease.

Sonal Shah's ALS Story

 

Joyce McNeal’s determination to overcome and raise awareness have marked her fight against ALS.

Joyce McNeal's ALS Story

 

Learn more about what researchers are focused on to fight ALS.

Researching ALS

 

Where is the research on ALS headed?

 

How can you join the fight against ALS?

 

How does your help go back to ALS patients? Learn more about care services.

National Raisin Month

National Raisin Month

It’s National Raisin Month, and the childhood favorite is more versatile than you know. It can add the perfect punch to all kinds of dishes. Make the most of them with this week’s healthy raisin recipes.

First up is a Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Walnuts and Raisins that’s a savory summer side.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Walnuts and Raisins

 

Skip the store-bought with this rich Cinnamon Raisin Paleo Breakfast Bread.

Cinnamon Raisin Paleo Breakfast Bread
Image and Recipe via Paleo Running Momma

 

Roasted Broccoli Salad with Pine Nuts, Raisins & Feta is a light take on your favorite summer side salad.

Roasted Broccoli Salad with Pine Nuts, Raisins & Feta
Image and Recipe via Yummy Beat

 

Grab Oatmeal Raisin Overnight Oats and feel like you’re eating a cookie for breakfast.

Oatmeal Raisin Overnight Oats
Image and Recipe via Smile Sandwich

 

These Moroccan Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese, Pistachios, and Golden Raisins will impress guests.

Moroccan Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese, Pistachios and Golden Raisins

 

Reinvent your PB&Js this summer with homemade Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter.

Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter
Image and Recipe via The Beach House Kitchen

 

Whip up this healthy and tasty Kale, Raisin, Mushroom, and Sweet Potato Quinoa for any meal.

Kale + Raisin + Mushroom + Sweet Potato Quinoa

Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month, and we’re talking about some important mental health issues facing Americans all week.

Being exposed to violence or trauma as a kid can have long-term effects, from derailing development to increased mental and physical issues. Long or repeated stress can be toxic for kids, especially if they’re lacking adult support in their lives.

Childhood Trauma

 

Adverse childhood experiences can include emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, community violence, household addiction, parents divorcing, poverty, and bullying. Know the signs to help the children in your life.

Signs of Childhood Problems

 

Taking care of your mental health in college is especially important. 1 in 5 young adults experience a mental health condition, and 75% of those begin by 24 with many emerging in the college years.

Mental health issues affect students’ success at college. College can be difficult and isolating, and 45% have felt that things were hopeless at some point. Over 45% of those who stop attending could benefit from mental health support.

Support in College During Isolation

 

Only 1 in 3 of the people who need mental health help actually seek it out, even though treatments for the most common conditions are effective 80% of the time. It’s also the leading cause of disability in the U.S.

Mental Health and Work

 

In the wake of the opioid crisis, it’s important to understand how it affects mental health. Over time, addiction changes brain function, inhibiting a person’s ability to control substance use.

Brain Function and Opioids

 

Long-term use of opioids can cause a chronic brain disorder, which causes problems with the brain reward system, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Encourage loved ones to see a doctor to explore treatment center options.

Recovering from Addiction

Healthy Seafood Recipes

Healthy Seafood Recipes

Seafood is a wonderful light protein to break up your nights of chicken. These healthy seafood recipes are perfect for light summer meals.

First up is a lightened take on a restaurant favorite, Parmesan Baked Popcorn Shrimp.

Parmesan Baked Popcorn Shrimp
Image and Recipe via Rasamalaysia

 

This Blackened Fish Burger with spicy mayo is the right way to take a break from fast food.

blackened fish burger + sriracha mayo

 

Meal prep is easy and delicious with Caribbean Jerk Shrimp with Cauliflower Rice.

Caribbean Jerk Shrimp with Cauliflower Rice

 

Teriyaki Salmon is the perfect way to introduce someone to the healthy seafood.

Teriyaki Salmon
Image and Recipe via North South Blonde

 

Whip up for a light and tasty 20-Minute Lemon, Garlic, and Herb Baked Cod.

20-Minute Lemon, Garlic, and Herb Baked Cod
Image and Recipe via Baker By Nature

 

15-Minute Garlic Shrimp Zoodles are much healthier for you than the typical shrimp scampi out.

15-Minute Garlic Shrimp Zoodles
Image and Recipe via Salt and Lavender

 

Break out the grill this spring with Easy Grilled Mahi with Avocado and Corn Salsa.

Easy Grilled Mahi with Avocado and Corn Salsa
Image and Recipe via Laughing Spatula

Nationally Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Month

National Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Month

It’s National Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Month, and cases of STDs are at an all time high. Have you been tested each year or talked to your doctor about your sexual health?

Talking Sexual Health with Your Doctor

 

Next time you visit your primary or well-woman doctor, take the time to give them a sexual history, which can help them know what STD tests to give you.

Talking to Your Doctor About STDs



You should be comfortable talking to your doctor about your sexual history. Find someone who treats you with respect, listens to your concerns, takes the time to answer your questions, and sets up the right screenings and preventive care.

Worried about what your doctor might ask you before you get tested for an STD? This list can help you be ready when they ask about your sexual history.

Prepare to Talk to Your Doctor About Sexual Health

 

Most STDs are curable, and all have some form of treatment to help alleviate symptoms, so getting tested is always good for your health. It will get you closer to the right treatment faster.

STD Treatment

 

The best ways to protect yourself from long-term, irreversible damage to your health from STDs is to get tested and start treatment or to get preventive care like the HPV vaccine.

Preventing STDs

 

If you’ve been diagnosed with an STD, you might be able to get treatment for your partner too at the same time, which is called expedited partner therapy.

STD Treatment for Your Partner

Healthy Frozen Fruit Recipes

Healthy Frozen Fruit Recipes

This week, we’re featuring healthy frozen fruit recipes to help you save and whip up tasty treats in a hurry.

First up are Frozen Fruit Cups that are great for keeping lunchboxes cold.

Lunchbox Frozen Fruit Salad Cups

 

These Baked Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Cups are an easy breakfast on the go.

Baked Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Cups
Image and Recipe via Yummiest Food

 

5-Minute Creamy Mango Ice Cream is a simple treat to whip up all summer long.

5-Minute Creamy Mango Ice Cream

 

Make Raspberry Homemade Fruit Leathers with Frozen Fruit as a kid-friendly treat.

Raspberry Homemade Fruit Roll Ups with Frozen Fruit
Image and Recipe via Diary of a (Semi) Health Nut

 

These 5-Minute Applesauce Combos for Kids sneak even more fruits and veggies into your kids’ favorite snack.

5-Minute Applesauce Combos for Kids
Image and Recipe via Baby FoodE

 

Make brunch for the whole family from ingredients in your pantry with this Baked Honey Berry Oatmeal.

Baked Honey Berry Oatmeal
Image and Recipe via Apple of My Eye

 

Easy Frozen Yogurt Fruit Pops are frozen pops you can even eat for breakfast.

EASY FROZEN YOGURT FRUIT POPS