The food situation has become ridunculous at our house.
One kid was confirmed with Celiac Disease. Another is postively allergic to gluten.
And after a nice bout of intestinal issues for the past several years it is now believed that I, too, have a love hate relationship with gluten.
Probably not the best thing for the daughter of a wheat farmer. :)
It's a good thing, though. Many of the ongoing symptoms from the past several years have now been accounted for.
But going gluten free is expensive. It's reallly difficult.
Did you know gluten is in a lot of canned items that don't make sense?
Did you know that there are risks of cross contamination even if a product doesn't have gluten as an ingredient but is made somewhere where gluten-filled products are made?
Did you know that "Pam's Cinnamon Rolls" are now a thing of the past? (gasp)
Eric teared up when he thought about the possiblity of there not being butterhorns baked in my kitchen ever again. Poor E.
It has been incredibly challenging for us to cook.
Big E is also very particular and likes variety. But a gluten-free diet doesn't contain a ton of variety.
I like to make him happy so this is hard.
We try to stay fresh and unprocessed to make it easiest.
And our grocery budget has become astronomical.
LOTS of fresh fruit and veggies and meat.
Today while we were discussing the situation with a dietician she said, "The best thing you can do is get out of the country. Your diet will be much better."
Hey, yeah. We're workin' on that.
The GOOD news is we can eat rice, lots of it.
(that's a Jake portion...Kindle and all.)
Oh, and cassava is on the good list too.