Ask Them What They Miss

Today is the last day of 10 Days of Gluten Free. I have really enjoyed the 10 Days of Gluten Free Series and I hope you have also.

My final tip for this series is another simple one. It is to ask your child what they miss. I have found that with both gluten free and other food issues, what I miss is often not the same things that my kids miss.

The first year I was gluten free I went about trying to recreate, or find some of my favorite foods, but what I soon realized was that my family missed some totally different things than I missed.

It was not wrong of me to try to find the things that I wanted, but I often overlooked what they wanted. I now try to remember to ask them often if there is something that I can make or buy for them that they miss or would like to recreate.

Many kids have been gluten free from a young age and there is probably nothing that they really miss, because they either have never had it or don’t remember what it tastes like, but even kids that are gluten free from a young age will probably have items that they wish they could have that we overlook.

Now, I know not all things have a gluten free version that can be made or bought, but often times we can find something close that will work.

So ask your kids once in awhile what they would like to eat, it will probably mean a lot to them.

For more great gluten free information and giveaways please visit the other bloggers joining in on the 10 Days of Gluten Free.

Getting Started – Linda @ The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Resources – Wendy @ Celiacs in the House

Traveling – Karen @ Gluten-Free Travel Blog

Eating Out – Heather @ Gluten-Free Cat

Frugal Tips – Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal

Cooking – Carrie @ Ginger Lemon Girl

Baking – Jules @ Jules Gluten Free

Lunch Boxes – Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva

Shopping – Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry

I hope you will join us for 10 Days of Gluten Free! 

And here are the details for my giveaway. GIVEAWAY OVER EMMA’S COMMENT ON THE PLAGHDOUGH POST WON. Winner chosen by

I am giving away one $25 Bob’s Red Mill gift card that is good for their online store and one copy of my Cooking 101 For Kids ebook to one reader. 

  • This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.
  • You are allowed one entry per “10 Days of Gluten Free” blog post for a total of 10 entries on this blog.
  • Enter by leaving a comment on this post (and other 10 Days of GF posts)
  • The giveaway begins May 7, 2012 and ends at 11:59 pm eastern time on May 18, 2012.
  • No purchase is necessary.  Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.  The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond.  If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.


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  1. Angel R. says:

    Thankfully we have found suitable replacements for all of my son’s favorite things. He was diagnosed at age 3, so there wasn’t much – standards such as chicken tenders, mac & cheese, waffles and pancakes. All easily replaced with GF!

  2. Jessica B says:

    Good reminder.

  3. Bonnie B says:

    Thanks for the reminder.

  4. I know that I miss a good italian meal. I can’t imagine how hard this must be for a child, thankfully I was diagnosed at an older age.

  5. Natalie says:

    This is great advice, as all of your ideas have been. I have loved all of the “10 Days of Gluten Free” posts. Thank you so much!! Since I was diagnosed only about 2 months ago, all of your collective advice / ideas have been invaluable! Thanks!!

    • Thank you! I am so glad that you have enjoyed the series. It has been fun to do and I also have enjoyed all the information that everyone has shared.

  6. I have a husband, granddaughter and 2 kids that I continually ask what they would like to have gluten free. They enjoy it when I ask them.

  7. Cindy W. says:

    Great reminder.

  8. Nadine I says:

    Great advice and I have loved reading all the information these past 10 days!

  9. Great idea! I also like to encourage them to help me in the kitchen, so they get a feel for cooking early, since it’s something they’ll have to be familiar with if they still want gluten free twinkies when they’re 35.

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