Day 4 GF - lesson learned at school party

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Rough gluten-free day yesterday for my daughter. emoticon

Yesterday was a party in my daughter's class, so I sent her with some GF treats for her to eat (hoping it would help her not feel "left out"). Instead of feeling left out, she felt "singled out". Next time, instead of sending her with her own personal treats, we decided we'll make enough for her to share with the whole class. Hopefully, that will help her feel more included in the party.

Later in the day, we visited grandma who had just bought a new package of oreo cookies. Of course, my daughter was bummed that she couldn't have any while her little brother and sister each had a couple. Luckily, we still had a leftover GF cookie from her party - but she still felt bad.

Finally, we're still struggling with a decent bread replacement for her sandwiches... The breads we've found are ok for toast with lots of peanut butter, but not so good for sandwiches. We're going to try making some homemade bread this weekend - so if you have any bread recipe recs, please pass them along!

To make matters worse, tummy aches were pretty bad yesterday, so I think she's feeling discouraged with her food-limits. (It's hard being patient as a 9yr old - she wants to feel better, now!)
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    I can't help with sandwich bread ideas, but for treats to share with the class, google "paleo shortbread" and you'll find recipes that use almond meal instead of flour. They are delicious!
    2521 days ago
    Hey Vicki--

    I'm sorry to hear how challenging this is for you and your daughter. Sounds like a great idea to provide gluten-free treats for the whole class if you can.

    Did you get any good bread recipes yet? Let me know if you do.

    On a different note, Happy Mother's Day weekend to you. You've been an amazingly supportive friend, and I'm so lucky to have you.

    xo emoticon
    2521 days ago
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