kshacklett Posted January 14, 2013 Share Posted January 14, 2013 Ok, I need some advice on an upcoming meal with my inlaws. I picked January for my Whole30 because there were absolutely no family events planned where I would have to "explain myself". However, my mother-in-law emailed that she wants to have a birthday dinner for my husband's brother. Deep down, I'm desperately hoping it will be at a restaurant, because that would be so much easier to plan out in advance. However, assuming it is at her house, I need a plan. There is 0% chance I can just eat whole30 options from what she serves; they are very Standard-American-Diet type people - strawberries are topped with splenda, most foods enter their house already prepared, very rarely eat vegetables, etc. So, I figure I have 2 choices - let her know my diet, and see what she comes up with for me, or bring my own food. I'm leaning towards bringing my own meal - but either way, it's going to turn into a huge family (judgemental) discussion about my diet. Trying to make the best of a stressful situation here - any advice? *also, if I bring my own meal, do I let her know this ahead of time, or just show up with it ready to pop in the microwave? I don't want to look like I'm being sneaky, but I also don't want to look like I'm asking her to make a separate meal for me. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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