Hi, Katie. I've been GF for 13 months now, and it's made all the difference. I don't have celiace, and can get away with some things you shouldn't. But for the most part, with the exception of my spelt pretzels, I'm GF.
I mostly feed my family GF, and they all like quinoa, brown rice and lots of fruit and veg. I think we're all eating healthier because of it. I eat a fair amount of GF oats and have been cooking teff as a cereal. I like the taste a lot, and just a dab of honey or something is great. It has all the amino acids your body can't manufacture, so it's high in protein like quinoa, and has a lot of fiber. Flax is another good one to get that fiber and all the other good stuff.
My guys get to have whatever they want on birthdays, etc. My son's is this weekend, and he wants ravioli and meatballs. Well, I'll fix it, but I bought a GF meal by Kettle Cuisine. They're pretty good. He also wants pumpkin pie of all things. Well, I'll make one with and one without the crust.
There are several GF groups on spark, and many of us belong to more than one. There are also special interest groups for those raising young kids, and for religious, hobbies or exercise interests. You'll get lots of support here.
You can do this, just like Charlene does. I think you'll soon find you feel so much better that you don't want to cheat.
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