Whether you follow a gluten-free diet or are hosting someone that does, knowing what to eat or serve around the holidays can be difficult. Thankfully, MyRecipes.com has thousands of gluten-free options to take the stress out of holiday menu planning.
Our resident gf expert, Catherine Oddenino, shares her top 10 tips for a healthy and happy holiday. Here are some of her thoughts:
- Be part of the planning. For example, it's not difficult for someone to make turkey gravy with cornstarch or gluten-free flour instead of traditional flour if they know in advance. Waiting until the last minute will leave you with fewer options.
- Do a test run. Gluten-free flours or ingredients may behave slightly differently when you use them in a traditional recipe. Try making stuffing or gravy for a dinner before the holiday to make sure you work out any kinks. Click here to see how to prepare gluten-free dressing and gravy.
- Enjoy all of the naturally gluten-free foods the holidays have to offer. Fresh fruits, vegetables and meat are all naturally gluten-free. Click here for naturally gluten-free appetizers, soups, and desserts.
- Double-check ingredients. Ask anyone bringing dishes that you think might be gluten-free to save ingredient lists or packaging so that you can double-check that everything is gluten-free.