Dr. Marc Cromie and the staff of Chattanooga Allergy Clinic were honored to be named Best Allergist for the 5th Consecutive Year! Dr. Cromie, Dr. Levin, Dr. Kaplan, and Dr. Perry would like to thank their patients and friends for voting CAC Best of the Best. Dr. Cromie and his family, as well as Dr. Levin, were on hand to accept the award at the Times Free Press Best of the Best celebration last night.
Dr. Marc Cromie, Dr. Todd Levin and several of our CAC staff met Dr. Travis Stork from the TV show The Doctors at the She Expo held July 27 and 28, at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Thanks for stopping our booth! We enjoyed meeting new friends and catching up with many of our patients that dropped by to say hello. Kudos to the Chattanooga Times Free Press on another outstanding event.
Congratulations to Dr. Todd Levin on being named to Chatter Magazine's 20 Under 40! We are so happy Chattanooga is getting a closer look at our extremely intelligent and caring doctor!
We will be featuring a recipe each month in honor of our patients with food allergies. This recipe was submitted by new patient Merrell McGinness.
I discovered these little nuggets of happiness a few weeks ago, and my day just doesn’t start out right if I don’t have some waiting for me in the fridge. Eating gluten free and dairy free in the morning is tough when you don’t particularly like eggs and don’t have the time to fool with them even if you did.
The beauty of these bites is there is absolutely zero preparation involved and they contain enough calories to keep you full. (Did I mention they have coconut AND chocolate chips?)
I usually eat two (okay, three) along with a piece of fruit or smoothie and I’m good until noon. The original recipe called for peanut butter but you can substitute any nut butter you like. I use Sunbutter and you can hardly taste the difference.
WARNING: Preparation and consumption of these energy bites can be highly addictive given their elevated levels of deliciousness. See above note about chocolate.
Without further ado, here is the recipe for a delicious, on-the-go breakfast.
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Peanut-Free
Inspired by a recipe from Gimme Some Oven
- 1 cup (dry) old-fashioned oatmeal (Be sure to use gluten-free variety)
- 2/3 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup sunbutter (sunflower nut butter)
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand doesn’t contain top 8 allergens)
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls (approximately one-inch diameter). Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Makes about 20-25 balls.
Watch out Kelly Clarkson! Dr. Marc Cromie may be the next American Idol. Although Hollywood tried to lure him away, Dr. Cromie has decided to stay with the day job he loves which is great news for our patients! Thank you to FOX61 for providing American Idol fun to our patients this morning.