How many of your friends and family members eat gluten-free? This diet has gained popularity over the past several years, which means there are more and more gluten-free recipes to choose from this holiday season.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Those following a gluten-free diet exclude all products containing these ingredients. They are still able to enjoy fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, beans, and dairy products—all of which contribute to a healthy diet!
However, we all know the holidays aren’t known for healthy eating, and social gatherings this time of year can be a challenge to gluten-free folks in particular. Rolls, stuffing, casseroles, pies and other staples all contain wheat derivatives.
But there’s no need to fret. Foods that contain gluten usually have gluten-free alternatives available in many grocery stores. Take a look at these five gluten-free versions of common holiday dishes.
SLIDESHOW: 5 gluten-free holiday recipes
1. Gluten-free green bean casserole
A good casserole is hard to beat! Here’s a twist on the classic green bean dish that many of us have grown up with during the holidays.View Recipe
2. Gluten-free stuffing
Roll up your sleeves and make gluten-free stuffing this year. This recipe allows you to add your own personal flair.View Recipe
3. Gluten-free gravy
This 13-minute recipe is also dairy-free. Use chicken or beef stock to whip up this tasty, traditional addition to everyone's plate.View Recipe
4. Gluten-free cornbread muffins
These bakery-style muffins use both corn flour and cornmeal. They're sweet, simple, and complimentary to a meal or a simple cup of coffee.View Recipe
5. Gluten-free sweet potato pie
Gluten-free gingersnap cookie crust? Yes, please! Ready in just over an hour, baking this sensational, seasonal pie for your family gathering is time well spent.View Recipe
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