A Gluten & Dairy Free Thanksgiving

A couple of months ago, I realized that I was feeling sick after eating dairy or gluten. It was after a long trial and error to figure out why I was feeling so sick. I’m still in the process of getting a diagnose but at least a feel a little bit better being off dairy and gluten. This may be another auto-immune disorder to add to my great list of auto-immune disorders.

Last month, my gluten free friend and I went to the Gluten Free Expo. It was a lot of fun. Here are some pictures.

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So this Thanksgiving, my mother in law made me some gluten free stuffing… which is probably my favorite Thanksgiving dish. I’m super grateful because pretty much you can find anything in gluten free now-a-days… well… except for butter croissants. I’m still waiting for the day when I can eat those again. ๐Ÿ™‚

I have a lot to be grateful for. My husband has been so kind during my journey of finding out what is wrong with me.

My kids are so funny. They make me laugh even on days when I don’t feel good. Being a parent makes you have to work even when you’re sick but it’s worth the sacrifice because of the joy I feel when I’m with my kids.

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I’m grateful for my parents who have taken care of me during all my childhood health problems and for the great doctors I have.

I’m super duper grateful for the atonement of Jesus Christ. I mess up everyday but I’m soooooo grateful that I can try again and pray so God can forgive me. Seriously, it’s the greatest feeling ever to feel forgiven. I’ve notice I’ve been getting better at accessing the blessings of the atonement. I can tell that it doesn’t take me as long to ask for forgiveness.

Thanksgiving really is a nice time to spend with my family and think about all the things I’m grateful for.

What are you grateful for today?

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8 thoughts on “A Gluten & Dairy Free Thanksgiving”

  1. Hooray for being a little closer to figuring out what will make you feel better!! A dear friend of mine has Rheumatoid Arthritis and a family history of other autoimmune disorders, so she is trying this “Auto Immune Protocol” (AIP)/Paleo diet at the moment. I can’t remember what all it cuts out, dairy/grains/seeds/tomatoes&certain types of fruits&veggies is what I can recall off the top of my head. But she has been feeling so much better since she switched her eating habits! She posts about her recipes and everything on Instagram and is working on getting a blog up and running: @myfeelbetterfood is her Instagram username. I can give you the link to her blog as soon as it’s up, if you’re interested!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

      1. No, I’m the gluten-intolerant one in the family, and my wife goes to great lengths to accommodate the many inconveniences that involves.

        I believe that she used a Glutino stuffing mix. There are so many more options available nowadays.

  2. I’m sure any health issues I’ve had over the years are embarrassingly inferior to yours, but I’m also grateful for a spouse who is patient when I’m out for the count!

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