Don’t be hungry, be prepared

December 21, 2011
Dave for Gluten Free

Dave, Gluten Free Advocate

It’s hard to believe that another year is almost over, and Christmas is just a few days away.  With that said, this is the time of year that most of us celebrate with food and that can be tricky for someone with gluten issues. Most people who do not have to avoid certain food groups don’t give a second thought to what ingredients are going into their holiday dinner. So as hard and uncomfortable as it may be, you have to take responsibility for your health and plan ahead. The worst thing you can do is show up for your holiday dinner unprepared and hungry. I know from personal experience if I am hungry I am much more likely to take risks on foods that I am unsure of than I otherwise would. I know I have said it before, but always have a plan B. It can be a dish that you have brought to share with everyone, or some snacks stashed in the car. It also never hurts to call ahead and find out what is being served. If it makes you uncomfortable you can always say that you would like to bring a dish that compliments the main course. I hope these suggestions help, and wish you a happy holiday season