Welcome to Egg Allergy 101
The whole reason we went egg-free was due to my son’s egg allergy. We actually discovered this when he was 10 months old after he took a bite of a mini quiche at a birthday party. Up until that point, we were only told to keep him away from drinking dairy, soooo, when his little eyes swelled shut and his lips looked like a botox party gone bad, we knew there was another issue to address.
Although this isn’t from that initial reaction, you can see just how miserable it is for my X-man.
Diet Changes for an Egg Allergy
After 2 back-to-back reactions, we immediately went in for testing & the diagnosis at that time was that X had life-threatening allergies to dairy, eggs and peanuts. Avoidance was absolutely necessary but then what? I still needed to cook and bake for our family and with his 1st birthday right around the corner, I had to figure that out FAST!
Although I knew no one with these types of allergies and resources were very limited, I still was able to find a few vegan cookbooks to get me started. It was a HUGE help for me so I wanted to share a few things that would help you as well.
So, you’ve recently been diagnosed with an egg allergy, now what?
Educate yourself! Not only on what to avoid, but what you can use as a substitute. I’ve written a post on Egg-free Baking, using different types of egg replacers. This will at least help you see what is available and what options we have liked using the most.
I’ve also put together a quick, easy to understand, printable guide to help you as you navigate through keeping you and/or your loved ones safe.
I hope this helps you as you navigate through avoiding eggs in your diet. I would love to hear from you & find out if you have any special recipes you are needing help making Egg-Free. Comment below with what you are wanting to make and who knows, maybe you’ll see that soon on the blog.
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