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Gluten Free Holiday Tips – From Planning Dinner Foods To Buying Tasty Gifts

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By Andrea

holiday-dinner-with-gluten-free-options-by-mia3mom.jpg If you have a wheat allergy or Celiac Disease, you are restricted to a gluten free diet.

This can make holiday celebrations and meals at others’ homes a nightmare.

What can you eat?

What can’t you eat?

The dinner everyone else in your family looks forward to is the last thing you may want to deal with.

Fortunately, there are a number of options for a gluten-free holiday...

For starters, here are 10 tips for a gluten-free holiday — with suggestions that range from taking part in the planning, to bringing a few of your own dishes, to avoiding cross contamination.

Gluten Free Turkey Brands

The fact is, even turkey can be dangerous to a person following a gluten free diet.  Many turkeys are injected with a basting solution that contains gluten.

You can, however find a gluten-free turkey if you look for the following brands:

  • Empire Kosher turkey
  • Honeysuckle white turkey
  • Jennie-O Brand turkeys
  • Pilgrim’s Pride turkey
  • Shelton’s turkeys

These are all gluten free.  In addition, some Butterball products and Heritage turkeys are gluten free, as well.

The Gluten-Free Chef also has some tips for preparing a gluten-free meal for the holidays, plus recipes for turkey and all of the trimmings including gravy, Yorkshire pudding, and vegetables.


Gluten Free Cookies, Cakes & Side Dishes

gluten-free-shortbread-cookies-by-rick-eh.jpgThere’s no reason to go without holiday cookies if you are on a gluten-free diet.

With these 30 gluten free holiday cookie & candy recipes, you can enjoy cookies like the rest of the population!

Gluten-free Christmas cakes are another tasty treat.

For even more gluten-free holiday recipes, check out the following Gluten Free Holiday Collections for all of your gluten-free holiday needs.


Gluten Free Christmas Gifts

i-party-gluten-free-cafepress.jpg Finally, if you are looking for a special gift for that gluten-free person on your Christmas list, try these gluten free items that make great gifts.

For kids, you may want to purchase t-shirts and accessories that label them as gluten free so there will be no question from teachers, Sunday School leaders, and others.

These items are fun and cool looking, so you there is nothing boring or dorky about wearing them.  The gluten-free Items range from funny to serious.  For example, you can purchase a button that says “I party gluten free”, or a t-shirt with a simple “no gluten” sign.

The Gluten Free Celiac Web has other great gift suggestions for gluten challenged people.  For example, you can purchase gift certificates, cookbooks and other manuals, as well as stocking stuffers in the form of energy bars and other gluten substitutes.


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