Quick Tips: Celiac Disease Awareness Month
October is Celiac Awareness month. Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, author of A Mind of Her Own, shares some tips for Gluten free eating.
What do you feed a friend who can’t have gluten because it makes them sick? Think safety first. Using your pots, pans, and baking utensils will cause them to be ill. You can ask them to bring their own dinner. We Celiac’s are quite good at packing meals and often prefer to do that. Here are some things you can do to make it a Celiac comfortable:
Purchasing a gluten-free dessert will fill your GF friend with joy to have something special while everyone else is eating cake. There are premade cookies, cheesecakes, cupcakes and even doughnuts that can be heated in the microwave. Most grocery stores carry these goodies, look for them in the frozen food section in the Gluten Free aisle.
Provide a salad with proteins like nuts or eggs, read the dressing bottle and make sure it says gluten free.
Serve cheeses and meats for appetizers and use gluten free crackers for everyone and to keep the appetizer from being cross-contaminated. Or make a special platter of appetizers with a box of gluten-free crackers for your guest.
Christian author, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, writes historical and contemporary romances. Author of Mind of Her Own, A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee and We’re Not Blended-We’re Pureed, A Survivor’s Guide to Blended Families. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life.
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