Oh my, am I overwhelmed! We’ve been toying with the idea of GFCF (Gluten Free, Casein Free) for a while. We have pretty much determined that we don’t think a casein/dairy elimination would make a huge difference, but that the GF would be easier to try out first.
“Easy” obviously needed to be in quotes. I started by making a list of all the items my son actually does eat that contain gluten. Next, I started some light researching to see if I could find substitutes for all of those favorite things. So far, I haven’t found good subs for all of them, which makes me a tad nervous.
I found GF food lists online for stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, and thought I should actually set foot in those stores to see what’s what. Holy smokes! This is going to be a crazy expensive transition. I definitely need to search out more and even check our “regular” stores since so many do offer specialty items now. But for the meantime, I grabbed a few things to have the kids test out. We’ll see how it all goes!