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About ChelseaBelle

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  1. Thanks for your responses. I still have not tried gluten free pasta, I have heard mixed reviews, but I just bought a box of schar to try, good to know pasta has been frozen with success! I think this weekend I'm going to make & freeze some chicken nuggets for the kiddos!
  2. I've been recently diagnosed & feel that I'm coping well & so far don't feel like I'm missing out a ton. But what I do miss is being able to pick up a pizza on a busy night & sometimes I just don't want to cook - I have 2 young kids. Anyway I think my solution is to make several "convience" meals & freeze them. I'm trying to stick to whole foods as much as possible. I've done this before but always here & there but never had a stock pile stored up and I'm realizing many of my freezer meals involve some sort of pasta or breading. Do any of you do this? Does it make things easier? What family fiendly freezer dishes do you have on hand? Also does quinoa freeze well? Also thinking I will need a deep freezer, haven't researched them yet. Size for a family of 4? Does brand matter? Don't want to spend a ton but dont' want to have to buy one again for a long time either. I have been lurking on here a lot - so grateful for you all!
  3. So I was just diagnosed Thursday. My diagnoses came quickly & unexpectedly, which I know is rare, so I am very grateful. I have been reading & trying to gather as much info as possible before I make the big switch. I'm married & have 2 small kiddos (6 & 3) and thankfully they show no signs of celiac. We've decided to make our home completely gluten-free, we don't plan on regulating the kids 100% but because they are with me most of the time it will naturally happen with the occational indulgence away from home. We've decided to use up what we have in our house & bring nothing with gluten into the house from this point forward and I've actually planned a party for the last weekend in July for my last meal so to speak. Anyway I say all that to ask this, do you think 2 1/2 weeks is enough time to transition my kids? Will they suffer from gluten withdrawals as well? My oldest understands that things are going to change but my youngest is an extremely picky eater & I always joke that all I can get that boy to eat is bread & cheese. Any advice would be greatly appreciated or is there a better place to post my rambling question? TIA!