It’s just over a week until I take my Daughter to the City Hospital, where she will see a specialist Doctor. We will finally get to the bottom of her recently diagnosed Coeliac Disease. I am counting down the days as I have so many questions to ask them. Hopefully, we will get some good advice on her new Gluten free diet.
It has been over a month now since we found out My Daughter Has Coeliac Disease. Time sometimes flies even when not having fun. We have spent hours learning about her new Gluten-Free lifestyle and searching the shops for Gluten-free products.
All our lives have been turned upside down. For example, a simple day out usually involved a pit stop somewhere for pizza or chips or a burger. Now it is like a military operation, working out meals in advance and searching the internet for anywhere on our journey that may have a gluten-free menu. My Daughter has remained positive throughout it all. The innocence of youth! I have been fretting like a mother Hen…
You can’t just nip to the local shop for food when you run out now. They do not sell anything gluten-free. Also going out for a breakfast is a definite no-no. We have to eat before we go out. Making sure to take something gluten free in case we get delayed. My Daughter still has a big appetite!!
Last week we were introduced to the new Fruit Shoot Fruit Bar that has just hit the shops. Finally, we have found a lunch box treat that is gluten-free. They fit nicely into her school bag for lunch, whilst also fitting nicely into her handbag at the weekend. “Double bonus,” my Daughter says!
One thing we had been struggling with is school lunch boxes. My Daughter has only just found a gluten-free bread she enjoys. She does like a little treat too, I have tried homemade gluten-free buns. The trouble is they do tend to crumble in her bag. Something pre-packed which stays firm is spot on. The Fruit Shoot bars are primarily made from Dates with some extra natural goodness. The sugar content essentially comes from the fruit. This is obviously a natural source of sugar and is part of your 5 a day.
Regular blog readers know that when the weekend hits we like to go out-out. So having a go-to treat for my Daughter is good news. We, of course, like our normal fruit or carrot sticks. Sometimes though, especially if we have been on a hike and have mucky hands, a sealed treat is perfect…
Overall then we give these bars a thumbs up. The Hubby who loves a chocolate bar in his work lunchbox enjoyed them too. If he gets in the London Marathon cutting out the chocolate will be a good thing I think!
Fruit Shoot Fruit Bars The Natural Choice For Lunch Boxes:
New Fruit Shoot Fruit Bars offer a deliciously fruity, no mess snack option, that school-aged kid can enjoy on the go, or as a perfect addition to lunchboxes.
About The Fruit Shot Bars:
Packed with over 99% fruit, the bars are high in fibre, free from added sugar, artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners and they also count as one of your ‘five a day’.
The bars are available in a rainbow of five fruity flavours; Apple, Apple & Blackcurrant, Summer Fruits, Peach & Mango and Tropical Fruit.
Each flavour comes in a pack of five and the good news for parents is that Fruit Shoot Fruit bars have all been certified by Sugar Wise and every bar counts as a serving of fruit.
The Fruit Shoot Fruit bars are suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those on a gluten-free diet.
Where To Buy:
Available in Tesco stores and online from Amazon from 18th September (RRP: 5 x 25g for £2.29).
I am also impressed with Tesco’s Gluten-Free range. Every week we have been in they keep adding more and more gluten-free foods to their range.
The first week we went in they had a row with a few shelves full. Now they have a whole section and a Gluten free range in the freezers too. This past month their range has improved drastically. Imagine how many different foods they will have in by Christmas.!!
As Tesco is my number 1 stop and shop for Gluten Free food. I will now be able to pick up these new Fruit Shoot Fruit Bars up for my Daughter when we do the “Big Shop”…
About this post: This is a commission post with Fruit Shoot. All thoughts are my own.