Yep, you heard me. I would like to be your voice of authority here, and give you lots of great tips, but if you've learned anything about me yet, it's that I'm honest to a fault. I can't pretend to be an expert at restaurant eating, navigating parties, or traveling gluten-free because I'm not. I rarely dine out, and when I do, I generally go to restaurants that have gluten-free menus. If I'm going to a restaurant without a gluten-free menu, I inevitably become more and more anxious as the waiter comes to take my order. Will he understand what I'm saying? Will he get the cross-contamination issue? Will he make me repeat myself over and over? How about I just run across the street to the grocery store and get myself a snack and meet you all back here after dinner? Now, I've gotten better over the last couple of years, and my Triumph Dining Cards are a big help, but this is still not my area of expertise. Luckily for me, I love to cook, and I believe that learning to cook is the key to living a gluten-free lifestyle.
Nonetheless, social situations are a part of our reality, and we have to figure out how to handle them with ease, right? While I may not have all the answers, I have spent countless hours looking for those answers, and I want to share with you the best resources I've found for these tricky situations. If you have any tips or resources that have made it easier for you to socialize gluten-free, please feel free to leave them in the comments below for other readers!
Dining Out and Traveling
Gluten-Free Passport: Tips on traveling and dining out, as well iphone apps for eating out.
Gluten-Free Travel Site: This site has reviews of restaurants with gluten-free menus, as well as resources for traveling gluten-free.
Gluten-Free Dining Tips at Gluten-Free Mom
Dining Out at Gluten-Free Living
Gluten-Free Travel Tips at A Gluten-Free Guide
Tips for Traveling Gluten-Free at Gluten-Free Dietitian
Gluten-Free Travel Tips at The Gluten-Free Diva
Social Events and Traveling with your Gluten-Free Child
Handling School and Other Activities Gluten-Free at Gluten-Free Mom
Kids Party Planning at Gluten-Free Food Diet
Gluten-Free Kids at Gluten-Free Living
Gluten-Free Kids Travel: This blog is written by Jen, who travels frequently with her husband and young daughter (who has Celiac Disease).
Top Ten Tips for Traveling with a Gluten-Free Child at G-Free Mom
Summer Holidays with Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kids at She Let Them Eat Cake
Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom: Heidi is a great resource for up-to-date information on kids and the gluten-free diet.
Check out the other posts in this series:
This post is linked to Gluten-Free Wednesdays at The Gluten-Free Homemaker, where you can find many more articles on living gluten-free.