WIN-It-Wednesday: Sweet Alexis Baked Goods – Dairy, Egg & Nut Free!

This weeks WIN-It-Wednesday is sweet for those concerned with multiple allergies, specifically dairy, egg, nuts and tree nuts.

The Sweet Alexis brand of cookies, breads, cakes and muffins is inspired and managed by an enthusiastic Mom that has two children with numerous allergies. Set out on a mission to provide sweets that were safe for her children, these Mom-inspired products are all produced in a dedicated commercial kitchen, on dedicated equipment, where no eggs, dairy or nuts are allowed. The Sweet Alexis products are also free of preservatives and fillers. 

Some of the egg, dairy and nut-free products that Sweet Alexis makes are: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Blueberry Muffins, super-moist Banana Bread, and decadent Chocolate Cake… to name just a few.

I had the chance to chat with Michele, the Mom that founded Sweet Alexis, in great lengths on the telephone. We chatted from everything from our entrepreneurial endeavors, labeling on food products, obstacle those with allergies need to overcome while on vacation and at restaurants, to the kindness and support those in the food allergy / celiac communities offer to each other. What struck me most however, was her positive attitude and optimistic approach for her mission to help others with food allergies.

This woman is truly inspiring.

After our phone call I checked out the Sweet Alexis website and read about how Sweet Alexis came to be. The story that Michele tells is so similar to the stories I hear daily from so many BeFreeForMe members.  Stories that touch your heart and let you know that you are not alone.

One sentence that Michele writes on her website exemplifies her positive energy and spirit:

“Day by day, I am turning something devastating into a positive and that in itself feels really sweet.”

With that encouraging and inspiring thought in mind, two (yes 2!) LUCKY BeFreeForMe Members, will win a Gift Pack of the Sweet Alexis products, full of a variety of egg-free, dairy-free and nut-free cookies, muffins, breads and cake (A $50 value!) Remember the Sweet Alexis products ALL contain gluten… so these products are NOT for you, if you or your child are on a gluten-free diet!

How can you win?


Reply to this blog and tell us how you, like Michele, make your days sweeter, even while living with food allergies or intolerances (Me? I remember and remain grateful for the foods that I can eat, rather than focus and grieve over the foods that I can not).

All entries must be received by Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 by 12:00 midnight (We’re extending the deadline this week by a few days due the Holiday Week.)

Good Luck, remember that life is indeed very, very sweet, and as always…

Be Free!

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14 Responses to “WIN-It-Wednesday: Sweet Alexis Baked Goods – Dairy, Egg & Nut Free!”

  1. Myrical Barton Says:

    I make living with celiac sweeter by freezing baked goods to last a long time! Then, when we have family get-togethers I take something similar to what is being served. My family and friends are also wonderful about sometimes bringing gluten-free treats as well. 🙂

  2. Toni Says:

    This food allergy thing is new to us, our daughter recently had a blood test come back positive for celiac and we have decided to make things easier(and healthier) that we have all switched to a gluten free diet. To make my days “sweeter” I am having fun trying new foods, finding new favorites, and also making old favorites that I haven’t made in years.

  3. Tina Says:

    I am actually thankful that I can’t eat some of the “sweets” brought in by my co-workers. Saves me calories!!!

  4. K. Storey Says:

    I’ve only known a couple of weeks that I have celiac disease, but it’s been an interesting couple of weeks!

    what keeps me going, eventhough it’s terribly expensive to feed me now?, eventhough I’m missing out on some of my great loves-bread, biscuits, and rolls?

    I’d have to say all of the rashes being gone, almost all the pain being gone from my tummy, and the fact that I feel so much better!

    Sure, it’s hard at work, especially when others are eating honeybuns, biscuits, pizzas, etc….but I keep thinking “but at least I won’t hurt by eating this way!”

  5. sarah Says:

    I make life a little sweeter by trying to plan ahead. Making meal plans and having all the ingredients on hand in the pantry keeps me from cheating and making myself sick.

  6. Michie Page Says:

    I enjoy sharing my gluten free creations with my friends and family. I love when people ask me to bring my gf chocolate cupcakes.

  7. Marina Says:

    When I was first diagnosed I was afraid I couldn’t eat any more of my fav baked goods. I’ve since learned that I can still enjoy my favorites with a few substitutions. I make large batches, freeze, and can enjoy them whenever I’m in the mood. And during the holiday season, I’ve discovered a gluten free substitute for my citrus cookies that my father-in-law begs for when we come to visit. 🙂

  8. Susan C - AZ Says:

    I make my day sweeter by cooking or baking my own favorite GF chocolate recipes (mousse, pudding, bread pudding,etc.). Also, there is nothing sweeter than a conversation and/or hug with a friend/loved one. Happy New Year to all!

  9. Mrs. C Says:

    Though I don’t have food allergies myself, I do live with them on an almost daily basis. You see, I am a teacher and one of my first grade students (whom I’ll call Junior) has a severe peanut and tree nut allergy. I am open and supportive of he and his family, and have really tried to foster an environment in the classroom that is safe for him – not only in terms of his allergies, but also emotionally. He did not receive such kindness and support last year. The kids in the class are fantastic and he is just one of them – even though we follow very strict precautions and wash our hands all the time and have a “nut free” table for him to eat snack and lunch at. It’s really refreshingly sweet to see that the kids are all so aware in such a caring way about Junior and making sure he stays safe. And since I will become a mother for the first time very soon, I put myself in their shoes and do what I would hope would be done for me. Life is sweet – and precious as can be. Thank you, Sweet Alexis, for all you do to provide safe and delicious alternatives for so many, like Junior and his family.

  10. Rachel@AllergenFreePlease Says:

    I am always looking for find ways to “fix” my family’s tired and true recipes so that they will be safe for my son. I LOVE to cook, and have challenged myself to make him yummy food. I love when my other’s don’t realize that the food is “safe” because it is so good 🙂

  11. Lisa Durene Says:

    I make my allergy full life sweeter by learning to live with it! Yes I can’t have that cookie dough truffle that I so loving made from my family but my cravings for things like that are going away and I can always trade it for something else that’s probably healthier for me!

  12. HeatherT Says:

    I love to cook, and enjoy testing out new ways to cook around a milk allergy. I really enjoy it when others like what I’ve baked and I get to tell them – “guess what? it’s dairy free!”

  13. Merri Lewis Says:

    My son has allergies to egg, peanut and banana! I love to cook and bake, so it has been fun to find new ways to make the things we love–we’ve learned alot about baking and chemistry!

  14. Theresa Shafer Says:

    Natural honey makes everything naturally sweeter. More companies are offering gluten-free foods. It is learning self-control. It is exploring and trying new foods. Decide to have fun and you will.

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