Start your holidays off right by changing your attitude from what you can’t eat, to what you can eat. There are thousands of gluten free recipes and ingredients out there now that makes your life easier to live than in years past. You no longer have to skip out of the cookie exchange or tell your kiddos no cookies for Santa. You can participate in all the fun without having to worry about a reaction!
You and your family know what is possible for you to eat and what is not- don’t compromise your knowledge of food to sneak a little cheat bite. you will regret it. Pack gluten free cookies, candies, and treats for yourself if you are going to a party so you’re not tempted by the desserts!
Annual neighborhood cookie exchange? Offer to host it! And challenge/ encourage people to bring gluten free, nut free, or dairy free products. If the perfect mom from next door can make her famous holiday cookies without gluten then your hatred is justified but test her true abilities to bake with these fun suggestions. Everyone has some sort of dietary obstacle in their family- they will be grateful for your flexibility and openness about it! No one likes to be the burden, so don’t make anyone feel that they are.
Be true to yourself, you have an intolerance that is hard to live an easy life with. You can turn this holiday season around by being prepared, strong, and open about it. Have fun and enjoy yourself:)