LIVING With EoE, Allergies and Asthma

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This blog is about how to still LIVE life even when dealing with EoE, multiple food and environmental allergies and asthma. We get out there and LIVE! I also blog about what we eat for dinner having 3 different lists of food allergies to avoid.

Kara is a winner of Top 25 Food Allergy Moms - 2012

What's your best advice for a mom struggling with cooking for children with food allergies?

Always have a list of what your child CAN eat handy. It's the American way that everyone sits down for dinner together. In our house the kids eat first. I cook almost 3-4 different dinners a night just so everyone can eat. My husband and I typically don't eat until the kids have gone to bed. We are very available while they are eating. I'm always in the kitchen with them while they eat. It works for us.

What's your favorite allergy friendly product?

By far we love Enjoy Life products! Mini pops are a very close second. Followed by Bobs Mill for different flours.

What's the biggest challenge raising a child with food allergies?

I refuse to let anyone but myself care for my children. I am with them 24/7 unless they are at school. Having their diet always change due to eosinophilic esophagitis I don't feel comfortable leaving them with anyone. If we were close to family I'm sure it would be a different story. Seeing as we are 12 hours from them though I don't myself truly trusting anyone for a long period of time.