I love the great selection of food and drink that is available now for people who have to eat a diet free from Gluten and Wheat. It is also improving greatly for other dietary requirements too such as dairy free. I can get chocolate, cake and biscuits and that's all I'm worried about. Not really as yes I do have to remind myself I am on slimming world as well and on a continuous mission to shed my last two stone, always the hardest I know.
What I would love to see though is sandwiches and wraps in supermarkets. I want to pick up a quick bite for my lunch like everyone else, take advantage of the meal deal with my sandwich, crisps and drink for £3! Even a plain salad or one that includes free from pasta would be great, just something I can eat on the go. One place I have seen a sandwich so far is Costa Coffee but they only have only one selection and you get fed up with eating the same thing every time. So please supermarkets, shops and deli's make us a sandwich or two.
I also need more restaurants and eateries to get on board with this diet, most are good and some staff in some establishments are very informative but there are still a lot that are not. It's awful when there is no fixed food on a menu and you have to pick out what you think will be ok and sometimes take a risk. Most places would advise though but have you ever asked a member of staff and they pop off to find you your information only to return with a massive book, like the bible of everything that is included in every meal on the menu. I look at some people as if to say ,ok I will study for this degree in special dietary requirements and should just finish in about a month, will you need this table again in that time? It does make the whole process of going out to eat a bit of a chore, I sometimes dread it when I know we are going out, I shouldn't as it used to be something I enjoy but it does all depend on the restaurant.
McDonalds and Burger King please make a gluten free bun. I'm tired of a salad everytime or sometimes nothing but a brew. I want a big fat burger in a gluten free bun......I want to join in like the rest. I'm sorry but the amount of money they make, you can look into a nice gluten free area and produce us a burger. Otherwise I will just bring my own along, I think I did read that someone had done that if you can bear the risk of cross contamination from some foods.
Bread has always been a funny one on this diet. Yes you have all opened your nice gluten free loaf only for it to drop to pieces and crumble all over the floor. It takes a certain amount of delicacy and special handling to get a slice of gluten free bread into a toaster and thats if it doesn't just disintegrate inside. Pop up in a toaster it will rarely do and the slices are not big enough either, you fear for the poor slice like the first day you send your kids to school. Will they be ok and will they return?
It has improved and there are some good products including bread. I think we have a way to go to get takeaway options or quick convenience food yet but hey who know's what the future holds. I would love to hear about your experiences, have you been able to have a Maccy D's? Found a sandwich shop with more than one option? Purchased a GF Meal deal? Do tell, or if you have any views on how you think we could improve our experiences. That would be great.
Are you a shop who features a GF selection, if so please let me know as I will gladly feature your business. We need to know your are there for us!
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