Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Great News!! We are going GLUTEN FREE!!!

Yes, that's right, we are going Gluten Free here at Things You Want to Know, Places You Want to Go.  Well, I myself am not restricting my diet (just yet), but I do realize how difficult it can be to try to navigate mega savings while managing a food allergy.  I don't have much experience with other allergies (i.e. peanuts, dairy) but I have had YEARS of practice with kicking the wheat out.  My father has had Celiac my whole life, and was not even diagnosed with it until I was 12 years old.  For a super long time, he faced major challenges trying to figure out what he could eat (which was basically nothing back then), and also really struggled with others having not a single clue what his disease was all about.  An example: We went out to dinner one night and my dad told the waitress that he was allergic to wheat, so she goes "oh, ok, so you need white bread then right?"  Not so much.

So, for those of you being diagnosed now, don't fret!  You have SO many options.  When you eat out, just ask for a gluten free menu, or tell your server that you have Celiac, and almost everyone now knows what it is or knows someone who has it.  We are also getting coupons for all sorts of gluten free products!  You may remember me posting some of them a month or so ago, and it's something that I am going to really try and focus on now.  Additionally, for every recipe that I do on here, I am going to add the gluten free equivalent (you may already know how to make it gluten free if you have practice with these things, but I'm just going to make it a little bit easier).  Yayyyy!!!! I'm excited about this.  Anyone else?

Want to learn more about Celiac Disease?  Head over and follow the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness on Facebook!

For some great organic and gluten free coupons, check out Mambo Sprouts!  There are 4 gluten free coupons on there right now, can you find them???


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