Before you know it, the holidays will be upon us. Holidays can be a challenge for those of us who are gluten free or have other food allergies, so I’d like to share a few tips that help me to have a happy, healthy, and balanced holiday season.
Gluten-Free Tips for the Holidays
1. Choose your traditional favorites.
We all have traditional holiday recipes that we loved before going gluten free. You do not have to give them up. You may have to do a bit of research to learn how to tweak them, so it’s not a good idea to wait until the night before to find a gluten-free turkey gravy that comes close to Granny’s. For me, dressing (or stuffing) has always been the quintessential Thanksgiving dish. Thanksgiving just doesn’t work without it. So where ever I go, you know I’ll be bringing this Gluten-Free Stuffing along to share.
” We don’t just look like Pumpkins, we’re made with Pumpkin!”
Forget those store-bought, high fructose corn syrup, chemical containing marshmallows. Make your own with organic pumpkin puree, pure maple syrup and grass-fed gelatin!
Halloween is quickly approaching, and I am always on the hook to provide a snack for my kids classroom parties (not that I mind!) In the past, I have made cute Pumpkin Krispy Treats and Chocolate Covered Apple Slices . This year I decided to try and add pumpkin puree and traditional pumpkin pie spices to my homemade marshmallows. It worked perfectly! My kids LOVE them.
I cut out some with a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter and turned them into pops. I cut out some others with a circle cookie cutter and put a piece of dairy-free dark chocolate in the top for the stem. I think they turned out pretty cute!