Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly (it’s this weekend, if you haven’t looked at a calendar lately), and now is the perfect time to show a little extra love to those who support your gluten free journey – your #GFSquad.
Valentine’s Day is not a big day at our house. Gifts are not usually exchanged. Flowers are not always bought. And I’m okay with that. I’d much prefer flowers on any other random day of the year – ones that show that he was thinking about me when he saw them – than flowers that were purchased because he felt obligated to. I think that any day can be used to express your love for those around you.
Today though, I would like to show some love to those that have made my gluten free journey so much easier.
My husband – Thank you for always researching restaurants when we want to go out to eat, being the one to ask for a gluten free menu, and even ordering off of the gluten free menu so that there is more than one GF meal being prepped in the kitchen at once.
Thank you for consuming numerous ‘kitchen fails’ when I am creating recipes, and never flinching at the price of the occasional gluten free store-bought treat I buy.
Thank you for researching celiac disease, taking the diagnosis seriously, and never making me feel bad about the extra work or expense involved with eating gluten free.
Above all, thank you for doing ALL.THOSE.DISHES. It seems the counter is constantly full of dishes, and even after being at work all day, you take care of them.
To my kids – You guys rock! You guys totally get it. You’ve turned down offers to go to restaurants because you know that there wouldn’t be anything there for Mom to eat, even though there was an indoor playground there.
You’ve never double-dip the knife into the peanut butter jar when making a sandwich on gluten-filled bread.
You happily eat my gluten free baking, even all the experiments that didn’t work out so well. You guys have made living with celiac disease much easier. If either of you is diagnosed with it in the future, I hope you see that you can still thrive, travel, have fun, and do anything you want to do despite it. I love you guys!
Now is the time for you to thank your #GFSquad! Udi’s Gluten Free has launched a new contest on Instagram that gives you the chance to thank your loved ones for helping make living gluten free easier for you, and in turn, you can win great prizes! Here’s what you have to do:
- Share a picture of your gluten free supporters along with a short description of how that person/people has helped you on your gluten free journey.
- Be sure to tag Udi’s (@udisglutenfree) in your pic, and include #GFSquad.
- Contest runs until Feb 19, 2016, so don’t put it off – do it now!
- What’s up for grabs? $1,900 worth in prizes!
- You can find all the #GFSquad contest details HERE.
I’ll be following the hashtag on Instagram, I can’t wait to see your #GFSquad!
Disclosure: I was compensated from Udi’s Gluten Free for sharing my #gfsquad with you. However, like always, all opinions are my own. I truly do love those that support me on this gluten free journey, and am happy to share that with the world.