And sometimes you don’t want that cookie to annihilate your kitchen with flour and dishes. All you need is dates, a banana, oats, almond meal and almond butter. Forget the eggs, the flax, the sugar, the flour, the butter.

When gluten-free is so expensive, we cannot afford desserts all the time and would rarely ever buy ourselves the even more expensive “good kind.” Trust me, you will make her WEEK if you buy her something delicious and gluten-free. *drools* If you’re planning on having a meal with your family, especially for the first time, YOU talk to your family and help make the arrangements so she can eat.

It’s so incredibly awkward to discuss with anyone that you have certain diet restrictions, but especially when it’s your boyfriend’s family who has invited you over!

Take care of it for her since it’ll be much easier coming from you to your own family. Don’t just assume she can eat somewhere and create the awkward moment of her having to choose to eat something she doesn’t like (or limited to a plain little burger without a bun or a salad with literally nothing on it) or having to ask you to take her somewhere else. Find what places have gluten-free options and even menus.

I wanted to share with you 10 things that I’ve learned make a HUGE difference to a girl like me.

These are ways you can be a total WINNER at dating a gluten-free girl.

(Ladies, feel free to share this if you’d like some fellas to take notes!😉 ) It will take you awhile to get used to the fact that she’s gluten-free and I’m sure you’ll slip up at least a few times and that’s ok. From my experience, hardly anyone remembers and I cannot tell you how many times I’ve gotten the start of a question “Would you like a chocolate chip cook–oh! ” The less slip ups, the more she’ll appreciate you and feel safe around you. It’s the baker’s equivelant of a punching bag for stress. After about 15 minutes in the oven these babes are ready for your mouth. These cookies are so healthy they could actually be breakfast or a post-workout snack. Of course, if you don’t have a food processor you could still make these in a regular mixing bowl, but it’s way more fun to whirl it around with a blade until pulverized. Though I’ve been living the gluten-free life for 4 years now, it still can be tough.I am so thankful for my wonderful boyfriend, Anthony, who has sought understanding since our friendship began and has made my day on numerous occasions as he’s helped me in this gluten-free journey.