Hi everyone! Today I’m joining the party over at Madison’s with my snacky contributions to our holiday eats. Between potlucks at work, cookie exchanges, and the like, snacks abound this time of year… and it can be hard to be the odd man out.
Those of us with food allergies all know how hard the holidays can be. You don’t want your boyfriends family to think you’re weird for not eating anything. You don’t want you grandma to feel bad when you pass on her famous pie. You don’t want to seem rude when explaining (again) that it actually is a big deal and no you don’t want “just a bite”.
Especially for those of us who are gluten free (due to intolerance, celiac, or choice) since the GF “diet” is still trendy in the media, it can be hard to explain (again and again) that we aren’t doing this for fun.
The best defense to any good problem is a good offense, in this case that means bringing along your own holiday offering to share. That way YOU know you have something safe to eat (just remember to set aside a plate if cross-contamination looks like it will be an issue) and you get to show everyone that gluten free food can be delicious!
Below are some great looking snacks (some holiday and some just tasty) that are sure to turn heads at any party this year, and all of them are Gluten-Free! Many of these are safe for other allergies too (or could be with a simple switch like vegan mayo and soy cheeses in the hot corn dip).