An Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving
It’s the season of family meals, holiday travel, comfort food, and all things pumpkin! While Thanksgiving is a fun-filled holiday, the family gatherings, travel and traditional Thanksgiving dishes can be stressful for anyone with food allergies. We’ve compiled a collection of allergy-friendly resources, from cross-contact tips, to delicious gluten-free recipes, so you and your family can all eat freely this season!
Educate Family & Friends on Avoiding Allergen Cross-Contamination
Whether you’re hosting the feast, or traveling to a loved one’s house, it’s important to educate your friends and family on how they can keep you safe. The familiarity of cooking in your own home can be easier, as you know exactly which ingredients are safe, but at someone else’s house, the food prep may be different. It’s important to let your host know ahead of time exactly what you need to stay safe, so that if you need to prepare your meal ahead of time, you’ll be prepared! To help you educate your loved ones, FARE has some excellent cross-contact tips to help others prepare your meal safely.
Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes: Ideas for Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free & More
Thanksgiving dishes can typically be filled with common allergens, but that shouldn’t stop you from digging in! There are lots of allergy-friendly substitutes that you can use to re-create traditional favorites. Use our gluten-free Lentil Chips instead of bread crumbs for this gluten-free Green Bean Casserole, and these vegan egg substitutes to make decadent vegan Thanksgiving desserts and other dishes. And don’t forget the Pumpkin Pie made with our gluten-free Snickerdoodle pie crust! For more seasonal recipe ideas, check out our other recipes.
Holiday Travel with Food Allergies
Sometimes holiday travel can mean long car (or plane) rides. And long trips usually include hungry stomachs! All the hustle and bustle of planning for a holiday can leave travel snacks as an afterthought, so make sure you stay prepared (and satisfied) with allergy-friendly snacks to help sweeten the trip. Our Grab & Go options and Trial Pack are great for travel and easy to carry with you wherever your holiday takes you!