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   Posted 12/3/2009 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
This is a very difficult time of the year to keep to a gluten-free diet.  I work in a school and everyone is bringing in cookies, cakes, candy and treats.  Yesterday I bought a box of gluten-free crackers to keep in my office but I have to admit when I am around all the treats it is difficult to think about those crackers.  Right now there is a large tray of cheeses, with hot pepper jelly and assorted crackers sitting about 20 feet from me. 
So I was wondering what do y'all do when faced with treats you can't eat?  At staff meetings I sit with a bowl of fresh orange slices and secretly want all those dips, cookies and treats.
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   Posted 12/4/2009 10:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Did you know that Resee's Peanut Butter Cups, Plain and Peanut M&Ms are gluten-free? Along with many other candies.

Do you cook or bake? If you do, make a batch of cookies...almost all regular recipes can be made by just replacing the flour with GF All purpose flour. Chocolate Chips - I haven't found a brand that has gluten, but check the label.

Do you have a frig at work...stock some items so you have more than those orange slices at the ready. Apples, grapes, yogurt, string cheese or cheese slices, deli meat (check label) to add to those rice crackers. Add nuts or peanut butter to your stash. I have a jar on my desk with a few pnut M&Ms plus peanuts and raisins just in case it's someone's bday and cake shows up.

There are many healthy gluten free foods, but since your post is about treats at work I'll add cheetos, fritos and most regular potato chips are all gluten free.
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   Posted 2/23/2010 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
You have to find some treats that you can eat and you enjoy. It will take a while to adjust to the new diet, but once you are away from certain foods for long enough you most often stop craving them as you used to. Rather than look for "substitute" food products (i.e. "gluten-free" marketed treats), focus on what you CAN eat. Look for some gluten-free cookbooks and start experimenting, (you can find a list of great GF and allergen-friendly cookbooks at http://www.innatehealthfoundation.org/wiki/index.php?title=Cookbooks). I created a routine of trying one new thing each week and before I knew it, I had a huge new selection of GF choices that I loved! The best thing to do if you are struggling is to make sure that you have choices with you - a favorite bar or some other treat in your desk, purse, etc.

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   Posted 3/13/2010 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   
If you are in the US(guessing so based on TX) and near a decent sized city, you can probably find some GF cookies at health food stores in your area. I am a big fan of the ironically named Glutino brand vanilla wafers. There are quite a few decent brands of GF cookies/sweets/snacks/sweet cereal/etc around, you just have to try a few kinds and see what you like.
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