Across Foodies, Tots, HIBs and Trips we have a huge range of inspiring bloggers who write about food in relation to specific medical conditions.
Some create recipes to help others with a similar condition, others talk about how medical conditions affect the the way they eat and family mealtimes.
We’ve rounded up 13 bloggers who share the reality of living with medical conditions. Often, it’s something that we either don’t want to talk about and sadly, most don’t want to hear about.
But in speaking out openly and honestly, it can be a massive support to those in a similar situation. A lifelong or long-term medical condition can put you in a very lonely place; but just knowing that you’re not alone goes a long way.
This post is part of our Diversity Month campaign. Check out Foodies100 and our sister sites this month for a series of posts highlighting members of our community of different ages, genders, sexualities, culture and body types. If you’d like to contribute and be part of our #BurstingtheBubble conversation you can let us know on Twitter @foodies100 and email us at email@example.com
As part of Diversity Month, we’ve decided to select a handful of bloggers from the community who represent this.
A Balanced Belly – Jenna suffers from Crohn’s Disease and talks about how she manages it. She creates recipes that benefit her gut and yours too if you give them a try!
Intolerant Gourmand – Natalie’s son Callum has multiple severe allergies. The Intolerant Gourmand is all about creating, and developing as many recipes as she can possibly think of, to cater for dairy-free, egg-free, tomato-free, wheat-free, gluten-free and more.
Sorry About The Mess – Chloe writes about family life but also speaks about her son’s ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder).
The Free From Fairy – Vicki suffers from IBS and also has a daughter with Coeliac Disease. She creates simple free from recipes that her family can enjoy together and for other people who have limitations to their diets.
Le Coin De Mel – Mel writes about food allergies, eczema and share recipes for a range of exclusion diets. With one of her little ones having a range of allergies, she wants to ensure that she doesn’t miss out. She even has a play dough recipe that doesn’t contain wheat!
Glutarama – Rebecca has a daughter with Type 1 Diabetes as well as Coeliac Disease. Her son was diagnosed with ASD in 2016. Glutarama is all about the dramas of family life with lots of delicious free from baking along the way!
Free From Farmhouse – All of Emma’s recipes are free from milk, egg, tree nuts, peanuts, sesame and garlic. They are created with family life, ease and convenience in mind.
Rainbows are too Beautiful – Ann writes about how her autistic and neurotypical family interacts and interprets the world in their own wonderful way. She speaks of how autism affects what they eat.
The Gluten Free Blogger – Sarah has Coeliac Disease and also has a thyroid condition. She creates gluten free recipes that are suitable for those with Coeliac Disease.
The Peachicks’ Bakery – Midge and the family create recipes that are free from dairy, eggs & peanuts. Since 2018 they are all gluten free too!
Comfort Bites – Jo suffers with Psoriasis. She creates recipes to try and help calm down over-excited immune systems. Her main focus is to create recipes for those on the AIP diet. But ultimately, she believes that eating for your health is about finding out what works for you – we are all different.
Dilan and Me – Lauren’s son Dilan has Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) and a soya allergy. She went dairy and soya free when Dilan was born so that she could continue to breastfeed him. She now has a wealth of information on dairy and soya free alternatives as well as great foodie advice if your child has CMPA.
Gluten Free Cuppa Tea – Oh and me! I suffer with chronic IBS. The list of foods I can’t eat is longer than this post will allow me to talk about. I create recipes and foodie guides for people just like me!
So there you have it, a selection of some of the very best bloggers who combine talking about food with medical conditions in the community.
This list is by no means exhaustive but we had to stop somewhere! Have we missed someone out? Let us know in the comments.