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Difficulties in Preparing meals for families with Gluten Free Restrictions


  • james
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    james

    What kinds of difficulties do you experience as a family with gluten free restrictions?

    How knowledgeable do you feel you are on gluten free restrictions and what specific foods should be eaten or should be avoided?

  • Jordan
    Jordan
    Participant
    JordanJordan

    After being diagnosed with celiac disease in the early 2000’s, I found it very difficult to share meals with my family. I felt isolated, as gluten free restrictions made it difficult for my wife as she had to buy groceries for our daughter and myself. My wife has consistently told me that preparing two types of dinners for the family takes up a lot of time and energy.

    Honestly, even though I am a celiac I do not feel knowledgeable about gluten free restrictions. I mostly rely on food labels and various websites to make the best decision in terms of what I can and cannot eat.


  • james
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    james

    @jordan

    I completely understand the hassle that your family is going through, as I have friends and family who have dietary restrictions as strict as a gluten-free one.

    How do you feel about a nutritionist in conjunction with a meal prep service that can make sure that you get fresh healthy foods? This way you and your family don’t have to go through any trouble deciding what you can and cannot eat.

  • Jordan
    Jordan
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    JordanJordan

    I think that it would be a good idea. It would definitely save me a lot of time and headache. However, I am a bit concerned about the cost of having meals prepared for me. I am by no means rich, just middle class!


  • rtrenton1969
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    rtrenton1969

    Because my son has celiac disease, the difficulties on the family are definitely finding the right snacks and meals for her to eat. Sometimes I just don’t know how to give her various healthy options because being gluten free I feel limits a person’s diet a lot. As a mother I feel that I have very good knowledge about my son’s dietary restrictions, but I am always open to learning more.

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