I don't usually endorse anything..... unless that is, they send me yummy free samples,
if I just feel like everyone out there must know about a particular product.
I have told you guys about Food facts once (or twice) before but once again I am super impressed with this site.
I have been a huge fan of the Foodfacts.com website for a couple of years now.
What I like is that you can plug in all of the foods that you are trying to avoid and then look up anything and it will say if the food is safe or not.
For those of us dealing with severe life threatening food allergies, label reading is always important..... but as we all know we check, double check triple check EVERYTHING!
(and as we also know we will never trust anything or anyone when it comes to the safety of our babies.
So keep checking!)
That being said, I think you guys are going to love this,
For my birthday a few weeks ago i got my first smart phone.... and not just any smart phone but an
Of course being the dork I am I immediately looked up food allergy apps.
And there was the foodfacts app.
There are so many wonderful things about the foodfacts.com app
The first being
It was free!
At least i am almost positive it was free because i am not supposed to get any apps that actually cost $$$$
You plug in the ingredients you are trying to avoid
the list is extensive including certain vitamins, trans-fat, sulfites, MSG, nightshades, Iron, flavorings, preservatives and more
Then you can look through the different categories to see what may fit into your diet.
I haven't even gotten to the best part...
next, there is this little button
So, you're walking around in the grocery store and you wonder
"hmmmm can my little guy eat these granola bars?"
Let's scan and find out
It gives you a list of ingredients,
with all the controversial ingredients highlighted.
Also a health score
These granola bars got a 56
According to the foodfacts website
Red foods (0-25) should be avoided
Yellow foods (26-49) proceed with caution
White foods (50-75) have a moderate amount of nutritional value
Green foods (76-100) would be your healthiest choices
There is also the button that you push that tells you what allergens are in that particular product
Genius if you ask me!
I think that the foodfacts site is something that would be helpful to anyone who is dealing with food restrictions or just wanting to maintain a healthier lifestyle.
Do you have a favorite food allergy app?