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Dining With Relatives and Friends

It is difficult for the average person to comprehend all of the specifications gluten free entails. However, this does not mean you have to stay at home.

Here are some quick tips to dining with friends and relatives:

Bring a gluten free dish to share – Show others that gluten free food taste delicious.
Eat before hand – Snack on fruits and vegetables, and drink a cup of tea to keep you from starving at the event.
Offer to help in the kitchen – See how the food is being prepared to determine what is safe for you to eat.
Enjoy the festivities – Remember everyone is there to enjoy each others company, not simply to eat.
Bring a backup – If all else fails, keep a gluten free granola bar in your purse to hold you over.

I enjoy bringing a gluten free dish to share with my family, friends and coworkers. It is fun to hear their feedback and request. When I was growing up my mother once said, “Bring a tasty dish to share, and you’re always welcome.” This has always stuck with me, and to this day has never failed. I’m sure you’ll have good luck with this as well.

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Gluten Free Eating Out Tips

Eating out can be especially difficult and risky for people living a gluten free lifestyle. There are many potentials for errors when other people are creating your meal.

It is difficult for the average person to comprehend all of the specifications gluten free entails. However, this does not mean you have to stay at home.

Here are some gluten free tips for dining out safely:

Don’t be afraid to speak up - Always be sure to describe your gluten intolerance as a health concern to servers so it is taken seriously.

◊ Advise the server gluten contains wheat, rye and barley. Be sure they understand to keep bread products away from your food.

◊  Order food without seasonings and sauces – this includes french fries and vegetables.

◊ Call the restaurant ahead of time – find out about gluten free options. Many restaurants now post gluten free options online. Check online before you go or on your phone while you are waiting for a table.

◊ Snack before hand – so your not vulnerable at the restaurant to consume something your not sure your allowed to because your hungry.

◊ Order simple dishes – such as vegetables and chicken.

◊ Ask your waiter for an allergy-free menu - most restaurants will be able to provide this for you.

◊  Order a salad without croutons- order a plain vinegar and oil for a dressing. A squirt of fresh lemon or an avocado will help add flavor to your salad if you prefer.

◊  Send food back if it is wrong – don’t worry; mistakes happen, just make sure the server understands the food needs to be remade completely.

◊  Bookmark a gluten free cheat sheet – have this with you at all times. This way if you have any questions about what is safe to eat, you can find out right away.

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