I am feeling especially grateful that this Thanksgiving, my daughter can enjoy everything at the table. After nearly two years of maintaining a very low carb diet to control her seizures, over the last month or so, she has been experimenting with more typical servings of gluten-free carbs, like slices of pizza or several plates from the sushi train, and not experiencing any seizures or seizure auras as she used to experience. Most children with Benign Rolandic Epilepsy outgrow their condition sometime during puberty. Fingers crossed, but perhaps we have reached the end of epilepsy.
We maintain a gluten-free and mostly grain-free and sugar-free diet, with occasional gluten-free baked goods away from home. Thanksgiving dinner includes a couple such exceptions. Cornbread is one of my daughter’s favorite, so we’ll celebrate her new-found dietary freedom with cornbread, kale, and pear stuffing. In addition, we’ll have two desserts, both sweetened with honey or coconut sugar, instead of the stevia that had been our only sweetener.
Do you have any particular graces to give thanks for this year?
2013 Thanksgiving Menu