Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the US. Those affected by Arthritis know that everyday tasks, even the most simple ones can be extremely difficult to manage. As someone affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), I know all too well how difficult it can sometimes be to get out of bed, get dressed, wash my hair and brush my teeth, let alone cook myself a meal. But the truth is I love food. And I not to brag, but I know my way around the kitchen pretty well.
Unfortunately, when my arthritis is flaring, I’m typically left to eat some random unidentified food from my local grocer’s freezer. This stinks because my recent conversion to a gluten free diet coupled with my love for home cooked meals don’t allow for many short cuts around the kitchen nor a desire to eat prepackaged food.
I was recently introduced to Trudeau’s line of Stress Less kitchen gadgets. They offer a range of Arthritis friendly everyday household kitchen items like salt and pepper shakers, a cheese grater, pizza cutter, garlic press and can opener. I’ve recently purchased all of the above and can say they are a life saver when my hands are aching. These products are easy to hold and handle when my fingers are weak and numb. I’ve documented some of my most recent meals made easier by Trudeau’s Stress Less kitchen gadgets below.
Do you have any tips to share for people cooking with Arthritis? I would love to hear about them!
2 thoughts on “Cooking with Rheumatoid Arthritis”
Katie…thank you so much for your blog! I absolutely love it! I have had symptoms for years but only got the diagnosis 1 month ago.
My favorite and most helpful kitchen gadgets are my husband and teen daughter! Haha! I get the help I need and time together is priceless! But also I couldn’t do without a good electric can opener. Sharp knives help lessen amount of pressure needed to cut vegetates.
Thanks Brooke! I truly feel that the best way to work through RA pain is through a caring support network!!