Allergies are a major issue in our country with the number of children experiencing allergic reactions to peanut butter and other allergens on the rise. Did you know? Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. with an annual cost in excess of $18 billion. Isn’t that mind blowing? According to a brief from the CDC, the prevalence of food and skin allergies increased in children under 18 years from 1997-2011. At one time, it was recommended to wait until after a child was one-year-old to introduce peanuts and eggs into his/her diet. Research now suggests that introducing peanuts in small quantities over an extended period of time can actually help reduce the chance of a potential peanut allergy.
Having a two-year-old and young infant in the house, I’m not yet in the school-aged years, but most schools ban peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, something I just learned. PB&J sandwiches were certainly a staple in my home and my mom frequently packed them for lunch growing up. This ban is for the protection of all children in schools, but what if those allergies could be avoided.
A company, called Lil Mixins has created a peanut powder, specifically designed to be mixed into whatever food you’re already feeding your baby. They make it so easy – you just scoop 2 teaspoons, added three times a week into any baby food, milk or formula and mix it up to serve.
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ABOUT LIL MIXINS
Lil Mixins idea was hatched after a mom of two boys had a son with allergies. She had a difficult time preparing allergens for her non-allerginic child. She believed there was a better way, then blending nuts in their household blender, and possibly exposing her son to peanuts. Lil Mixins Peanut Powder was developed and comprised of none other than finely ground 100% organic peanuts.
Using a special process, Lil Mixins is able to preserve the proteins in powder form so it’s easily added to your baby’s food, milk or formula. It won’t turn back into peanut butter and choke your children.
A study conducted by LEAP in 2015 revealed that an 80% reduction occurred in high-risk babies acquiring a peanut allergy by introducing them to early and regular exposure to peanuts. I find that to be pretty astonishing.
The evidence was so ground-breaking that the American Academy of Pediatric recommended that all babies start adding peanuts to their diet at ages 4-6 months. I am certainly jumping on board with this! My daughter turns 4 months this weekend and I can’t wait to begin to introduce Lil Mixins Peanut Powder in with her purées.
For the purpose of the review, my two-year-old daughter and I tasted the peanut powder for flavor. We both agreed it complimented our applesauce perfectly and wasn’t too overpowering. In fact, we thought it gave it a nice flavor.
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Disclaimer: I was given the products in this post for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own.