Thanksgiving can be a very scary time for those with Celiac Disease or a Gluten Intolerance. In fact it was exactly one year ago on Thanksgiving Day that I gave up gluten 100%. I was diagnosed in September 2011 with Celiac Disease but didn’t quite come to terms with it until I had a very painful Thanksgiving as a result of eating gluten.
This is my first Gluten Free Thanksgiving. I am not upset on what I am “missing” instead I am actually excited about my first Gluten Free Thanksgiving with my family. I wanted to share with you my menu and recipes as well as a few tips to help you.
If you are dining out please be very careful with sauces, gravies and seasonings. The safest bet is to dine “in” and help prepare the Thanksgiving Meal so you are sure to be able to enjoy your holiday. If you are eating a Pot-Luck I suggest bringing several dishes or collaborating with family members to have several dishes to enjoy.
It is very important to read the labels and be sure that your family members understand the importance too.
Fresh Turkey – How-To Roast Turkey :: Turkey Roasting Hints &Tips (Butter Ball Fresh Turkey is labeled Gluten Free)
Cranberry Sauce – Ocean Spray Brand is Gluten Free
Fruited Turkey – GREAT Idea for the Kids
Stuffing – Find a gluten free box variety (I like Gillian’s) or use gluten free bread, cornbread and chicken broth and make your own
Sweet Potato Casserole – use a gluten free flour in recipe (rice or almond)
Green Beans (Allen Brand) or Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole
Gluten-Free Mashed Potatoes
Linda’s Deviled Eggs
Gluten Free Slow Cooker Squash & Apples
Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese
Gluten Free Homemade Bread
Other Thanksgiving Ideas You May Enjoy:
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