Enjoy Life Foods: Granola

I ate cereal with my breakfast! I haven’t been able to eat any cereal in months. I bought Enjoy Life granola a while ago, but hadn’t tried it until now because I was afraid the milk would bother my stomach too much. I finally gave it a try and was fine with the small amount of milk.


The granola is super yummy. I tried the cinnamon flavor first. It’s very cinnamon-y, which is great! The main ingredient is brown rice flakes. And of course, all of their products are free from the top eight most common allergens so I know they are always a safe choice. I love their brand!

Being fine with the milk makes me think it’s time to give some of my other allergens a try too. Supposedly, eliminating my allergens for six months will make me more tolerant to them again, as long as I have them in very small amounts. It makes me a little nervous to try the other foods again since I had more unpleasant reactions to them, but it sure would be nice to not have to worry so much when eating away from home. I’m getting close to six months now so we’ll see.

Quercetin Confirmed?

QuercetinA while back I shared that I had started taking Quercetin to help control my allergies. Quercetin is supposed to be anti-inflammatory as well as block the release of histamines. There are so many factors playing into my allergies that it’s so hard to tell what I’m doing that is making the most difference. I’m just thankful that I’m still feeling so much better than I was at this time last year.

Yesterday I unknowingly forgot to take my Quercetin in the morning. The unknowingly part is very important because if I did it on purpose there would be no telling what was actual symptoms and what was my brain making me think it was symptoms.  All day I was itching my nose, blowing my nose, and sneezing. I was trying to figure out if I had eaten something I shouldn’t have. I know we didn’t spend too much time outside because it’s SO hot! I hadn’t changed anything around the house. I couldn’t figure out what bothering me so much.

It wasn’t until I went to take a different dinner-time pill that I realized my morning pills were still there. Coincidence? I think not! These same symptoms also happened one other day that I forgot to take my Quercetin. Only that day I had been cleaning out our closet, switching out winter clothes for summer clothes. So I had no way to tell if my allergies that day were from my missed dose or from going through winter sweaters and such.

You never know how true the claims of these herbal type vitamins will be, but I’m convinced that this one is worth the small cost to keep taking it. I made sure I remembered to take it today, we’ll see how much better I feel than yesterday.

Terra Chips

Terra chipsI’ve discovered Terra Chips, another allergy friendly snack. It’s really hard to find any potato chips that I can have. I haven’t eaten chips in months, ever since my food allergy (wheat, soy, and corn) diagnosis. I stumbled across this brand at the health food store yesterday, I can’t believe I didn’t notice them sooner.

I bought the original flavor to try first. This flavor has “a seasonal mix of root vegetables” including sweet potato, parsnip, batata, taro, and yuca. I had to do some research to find out what a couple of those are. They taste great. They are so similar to regular potato chips only each one tastes a little different because they are all different roots. And they really are as colorful as they look on the package, which makes them even more fun to eat.

I’ll have to be careful in trying out some of the other flavors because I noticed that some flavorings did contain wheat and soy. But overall they are a great find at a reasonable price, in comparison to other health food store snacks. They were $3.39, not too bad. Looking forward to eating more of these in the future.