Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Expo

The Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Expo is back in Chicagoland!  Join me April 7th and 8th in Schaumburg for a great day!  This expo features vendors specializing in gluten-free and allergy-friendly foods.  There are samples to try and lots of freebies to take home.  It is a great way to try before you buy and also get a sneak-peek at some of the newer products out there. Check out their site here.

The expo is family friendly and lots of fun.  If you need tickets, you can buy them here for a 20% off discount with the code: ADVANCE

Hope to see you all there!


Peanut Allergy

GF/AF Expo!

Today began the GF/AF Expo in Schaumburg, IL.  This was my first time going and wow!  I arrived at 9:15 am for the bloggers breakfast.  The show did not open until 10am, and there was already a long line forming.  This expo is extremely popular and for good reason.  The amazing companies developing gluten-free and allergy-friendly products have lots to share.   I tried many different, delicious samples.  There are  names you may recognize, like EnjoyLife, Udi’s, glutino, and Ronzoni.  There are also smaller companies with great products to offer, such as Don’t go Nuts (nut free granola bars) and The New Primal (grass-fed jerky).

I also saw three great speakers.  Heather Wisniewski talked about Food Allergy and Gluten Sensitivity testing.  This was very interesting and reminded me how gluten can treat different people differently.  Dr. Paul Green from the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University spoke on the gluten-free diet.  I liked his presentation and learned some new information regarding diagnosis and treatment.  Lastly, Kim Koeller spoke on travelling with food allergies.  She has excellent tips for travel and especially for eating out.

If you did not go today, you still have time to stop in tomorrow from 10-3.  I highly recommend making the trip, there are great products and speakers.  You will not be disappointed!

Fresh Thyme- Crystal Lake This grocery store has a huge selection of gluten-free, allergy friendly products. They gave a lot of great samples today. Thanks Ladies!
The New Primal: Excellent jerky and meat sticks- grass fed and many delicious flavors
Enjoy life exhibit: lots of great snacks that are free of the top 8 allergens. If you haven’t tried these, you need to!