Gluten-Free Holiday Survival Guide
On Thursday November 18th we asked our Facebook fans to give us their best gluten-free tips for surviving the holidays. We received tips ranging from general celiac support to the best gluten free gifts, but we think the following ten tips are the best to remember:
- "Keep in mind that gluten free food isn’t the only thing that makes the holidays festive. The holidays are all about the friendship, love, generosity, and laughter that is shared with those around you. Take the focus away from the gluten-free food and enjoy the moment you are in."- Christine
- "When dining at other people’s houses always bring at least one dish you can safely eat."- Barb P.
- "Keep the peace by serving great wine along with great food and everyone will be so busy enjoying their food and drink that they’ll get along wonderfully!"- Michele H.
- "I bring colored spoons to serve my gluten free foods to avoid cross contamination and help make it easier on the other guests."- Haley
- "Remember that long-term health is more important than a momentary splurge."- Carol
- "Plan ahead, but keep things simple. Also remember that friends & family want to be involved so let them help too."- Deborah B.
- "Keep exercising throughout the holidays."- Beth W.
- "Remember that the holidays only come once a year so make the best of them!"- Samantha
- "Don’t go without! Find ways to make all your holiday favorites gluten free."- Lisa R.
- "Many years ago I started a gluten-free cookie swap in mid-November at my Celiac Support Group. Participants bring 3 cookies in holiday wrap times the number of participants. We leave our November meeting with between 10 & 20 packages of holiday cookies in pretty wrap to take to holiday parties and gatherings so we don’t feel left out!"-Aleka M.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey and we hope these 10 tips bring you success in living gluten free around the holidays. Remember to always HAVE FUN in everything that you do!