Wednesday, March 18, 2009

GFCFKids Yahoo Group

I found the GFCFKids yahoo group and hopefully that will be helpful - if I can sort out all the posts! There are lots of moms on here so it looks like it is very beneficial just be forewarned and get the Daily Digest instead of individual e-mails. I've gotten six pages of e-mails from that one source in three days! Here are the ideas I've gotten in response to my desperate plea for help:

1. Cook from scratch. You will save a lot of money this way and you don't have to worry as much about gluten cross-contamination.

2. Apparently there is soy cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, etc. We just might survive after all! My kids LOVE cheese so hopefully these will taste comparatively close and appease all the little munchkins appetites.

3. You can order prepared or hard to find food from several health store websites. See the GFCF links at right to browse them.

4. Give yourself at least 6 months to try the diet before you decide whether or not it will not work for you.

5. The less processed a food is the more likely it is GFCF.

1 comment:

  1. For #2: Beware of soy. Most of us use soy in the beginning, then about a month into things we start noticing weird things happening, and everybody says "take out soy" and then things get better again. It's hard to go soy-free in the very beginning, so I'll just suggest that you keep in the back of your mind everything that has soy in it and remember that you might not have it in a couple months. Enjoy it while you have it! :)

    Congrats by the way on the new blog and the success with your child! :)