And now, the end is here…

Today marks the end of an important week for our family.  It’s been an interesting week of sharing more about life with EGID with friends and colleagues as well as reminding ourselves of just how tough it can be to follow M’s restricted diet.  I’m not usually a snacker, but this week, perhaps because it hasn’t been easy to just go to the cupboard and grab a handful of whatever I’ve fancied, I’ve wanted to snack at the drop of the hat.  Even with our cupboards and fridge full of M-friendly foods, the options for breakfasts, lunches and snacks are incredibly limited and I’ve found myself returning to the same things, time and time again because there really is no choice.

This week, a fellow EGID and FABED Mum put together this amazing video to mark National Eosinophil Awareness Week, which includes some of the brave children we’ve had the privilege of getting to know during our journey to get a diagnosis for M.  Some of you may already have seen it – the statistics suggest it has already been viewed over 9,000 time through the social media – but take a look again: these are the faces of children and families who battle EGID on a daily basis. These are children like M and families like ours:

One day left to go in our mission to “eat like M” for the week and perhaps the hardest food challenge of all…a BBQ social at a friend’s house!

M

Me

Mike

Breakfast
  • Bowl of free-from rice pops
  • Maple syrup
  • Rice milk
  • Toast (1/2)
  • Peanut butter
  •  Rice flour toast (2 slices)
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice flour toast (2 slices)
  • Rice milk
Lunch
  • Bruschetta made with:
  • 4 slices rice flour toast
  • Tuna, corn, cucumber & egg free mayonnaise
  • Mackarel


  • Apple (1/2)
  • Pear (1/2)

 

  • Bruschetta made with:
  • 2 slices rice flour toast
  • Tuna, corn, cucumber & egg free mayonnaise
  • Mackarel


  • Pear (1/2)

 

  • Bruschetta made with:
  • 2 slices rice flour toast
  • Tuna, corn, cucumber & egg free mayonnaise
  • Mackarel


  • Apple (1/2)
  • Pear (1/2)


 

Dinner
  • Baked sweet potato
  • M&S Venison sausages (2.5)
  • Olives
  • Pistachio nuts
  • Carrot cake cupcake
  • Sainsburys Free-from sausages (1.5)
  • Sweet potato
  • Salad – lettuce, cucumber, tomato, avocado
  • Baked sweet potato
  • M&S Venison sausages (3.5)
  • Green salad
  • Banana
  • Nectarine
Snacks
  • Nakd cocoa orange date bar
  • Fruit buttons (lemon)
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