Thanksgiving Redux - Celiac Disease
Subscribe Form

Get Notified When We Update!

Nov 21 2011

Thanksgiving Redux

Since Thanksgiving is only 3 days away, I thought it would be a good time to revisit some past posts having to do with preparing for the big day.  The holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about the safety of the food we put in our mouths.  I like to give myself a little pep talk before the crazy week begins.  This talk includes the following :

  1. Have fun.
  2. Enjoy your family & friends.
  3. It’s only food – there are much more important things to focus on.
  4. Nothing will ever be perfect, no matter how hard you try.
  5. When you begin to stress out – ask  yourself what you want to remember about this Thanksgiving.  Is it running around in circles trying to perfect the impossible or is it enjoying quality time with family & friends? 
  6. Give yourself permission to take short cuts or just let something be.  I’ve got $1 that says that you will be the only one who notices.

This pep talk doesn’t always work, but I think this year I will be writing it down and posting it on my refrigerator so that I can reference it often.  An extra yoga class might not hurt, either. 

Below I have included links to some past Thanksgiving related posts to hopefully make things easier for you guys.  I tried to include all aspects of the meal & holiday.  If you have a specific question, please let me know & I will do my best to get you an answer before the holiday .

Please feel free to share your tips below, too! 

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!


  1. Tiffany Youngren says:

    So helpful! Doing research for Thanksgiving – have my gluten-free, dairy free, cane sugar free, and FULL of nutrition pumpkin pie. So excited!!


  1. Menu Plan–Thanksgiving Week 2011 « Gluten-free is Life says:

    […] […]

Leave a Reply

How do I change my avatar?

Go to and upload your preferred Gravatar.

You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>