Welcome to my blog! My name is Isabel, and I'm currently a student at Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, attaining a Masters of Science in Nutrition Communications. I'm also an avid health-nut who is allergic to absolutely everything- wheat, soy, corn, dairy, and eggs, and who loves to work out! I am currently in school learning how to better communicate to the public why and how they can become healthier and happier. So hopefully you can learn something too! Anything that you want to see on my blog or any questions you have please leave me questions and I will do my best to answer! I'm just getting going, but I soon hope to post recipes, fun fitness tips, and other exciting nutrition and fitness tips! enjoy!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My favorite new allergy-free snack

Sometimes being allergic to absolutely everything makes it hard to find great snacks! The other day however I found the most delicious new (practically) allergy-free snack from a company called 18 Rabbits.  18 Rabbits makes granola and granola bars that are organic, kosher, and wheat (and sometimes dairy) free. Because I am not celiac, I am allergic to wheat, I can eat non gluten free items as long as they don't have ingredients I am allergic to.

But! I recently found out I can eat oats! Did you know? Oats are naturally gluten free but they are highly cross contaminated (meaning they are often mixed with non-gluten free foods, or processed on machinery that is shared with other non-gluten free foods).
I tried the 18 rabbits "Funky Figs and Cherries" granola bar-absolutely delicious.

In terms of nutrition information, this bar has 220 calories (1 bar is equal to a serving size), 8 grams of fat- 2.5 saturated fat, 4 grams of fiber (a good amount!), and 12 grams of sugar. Though there is a decent amount of sugar in this bar, it mostly comes from more-natural sources like maple syrup and honey- and this particular bar is wheat and dairy free. The 4 grams of fiber is from soluble fiber (a kind of fiber that adds to digestive health), and overall I think this is a great product ontop of it being absolutely delicious!
A truly great find! I only wish more places sold them!

Let me know if you have any thoughts

-Healthy Gal


  1. Hey there healthy girl! I love your blog and look forward to reading your tips for a gluten free life!

    Sarah Mitchell

  2. Izzie! I love your new blog! This is so exciting. I can't wait to keep visiting. We can share blogging tips. xx

  3. So proud of you! I am passing this along to my parents for their reading (and learning!) enjoyment!

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