Merciful God, You are great in compassion and Your tenderness for us is without measure. We ask You to give us today our daily bread, and also provide for the needs of all of Your hungry children around the world. Through Christ Your Son and Our Lord. Amen.

Friday, January 7, 2011

More Wheat


Thank you for your comments on my "Wheat" post below.

As I thought, substituting for wheat is usually either unsuccessful or expensive. I didn't think I would be happy  baking with other grains, and I appreciate that you saved me a lot of money and time trying. ;-)

I think the solution to cutting back on gluten is eating other foods. While I do think that grains are important (I have been raised on the four food groups), I think that we don't eat enough of the other groups and we need to try harder. I need to be more creative in getting my kids to eat fruits and vegetables. While I am perfectly happy eating a large tossed salad, or a clementine, a pear and a banana for lunch, my kids generally are not. I have to suggest them and make them available in edible forms. Having foods like cut carrot sticks, homemade salsa, yogurt with chopped fruit available for snacks will help, I just have to continue to think of new ways to offer fruits and veggies. I think using whole grains helps too -- we are more apt to eat less if we eat whole grains because they are more satisfying all the way around.


1 comment:

LauraSuz said...

We have upped our intake of veggies and feel better already. When we've upped our intake of veggies our wheat intake naturally goes down a little without eliminating it. I've also started eat better wheats.

Happy Healthy Eating!