To some people, being gluten-free is the most challenging over the Holidays.
The parties. The cookies, The Family Dinners. The cookies…..you get the idea.
I have been there and done it, for many years.
And while my condition is not affected by gluten the way we had suspected, I understand the difficulties that a person may face when navigating the holiday season.
I have arrived at parties to not be able to eat a thing served except for the dish I prepared–and then practically ate my arm on the car ride home.
I have sat in my my mother-in-law’s bathroom with a protein bar after only being offered bread and cereal for several meals not being able to understand how she did not see that bread had gluten in it. Love her, but gluten just CONFUSED her greatly.
I learned to adapt and be prepared. Oh and have a sense of humor.
My son and I just started telling people we were eating Amy’s Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Pizzas because we wanted to be festive and they were green like Christmas trees–no one else saw the humor in it probably, but we did what we could to keep smiling!
Head on over to Atlanta with Kid, where today I am sharing my tried and true tips on how to leave your Holiday Cheer in tact while being gluten-free.
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And keep coming back to A Mind “Full” Mom as I have several gluten-free holiday specific recipes coming up!