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Appetizers & Sides

Craving gluten-free and dairy-free appetizers? We’ve got your back. Choose from our selection of sweet and savory appetizers and sides recipes that feature Enjoy Life products.

As always, our appetizer and side recipes are free from gluten, wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, casein, sesame, sulfites, and potato.

We hope you enjoy our tasty, free-from appetizer and side recipes!

Chocolate Banana Crunch

Pair our NEW Dipped Banana Protein Bites with banana slices and melted vegan chocolate for an easy dessert to enjoy throughout the week.

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Skewers

A chocolate-y take on traditional summertime skewers. Pair Enjoy Life’s gluten free cookies and dairy free chocolate with fresh strawberries for a refreshing treat.

Mega Chunk Beer Bread

Father’s Day treat? Covered. This gluten free beer bread is packed with Enjoy Life’s dairy free chocolate chips for a treat the entire family can enjoy.

Pineapple Avocado Dip

Looking for a tasty, free-from snack for game day? Try this Pineapple Avocado Dip paired with our Sea Salt Plentils for an allergy-friendly touchdown!

Grilled Vegetable Flatbreads

Love grilled flatbread? We do too! Check out this allergy-friendly Grilled Vegetable Flatbread recipe that uses Enjoy Life Foods Pizza Crust Mix. Try it today!

Creamy Avocado-Lime Dip

Looking for a great snack or bringing a side to a bbq? Try this amazing, allergy-friendly Avocado Lime Dip recipe that uses our Thai Chili Lime Plentils!

Zucchini Squares

A “hidden” veggie creates a delicious flavor and texture. Make these Zucchini Squares on Sunday and enjoy for breakfast or as a nutritious snack all week long!

Brownie Batter Plentils

Need a quick and tasty afternoon snack? Try this simple, easy to make Brownie Batter Plentils recipe made with Enjoy Life Foods allergy-friendly products.

Seed & Fruit Crackers

Finally, a light and crispy gluten-free cracker! Made with Beach Bash Seed & Fruit Mix, the combination of sweet and salty will send your tastebuds on a tropical adventure.

Green Bean Casserole

Don’t skip the green bean casserole this year! Plentils add a crunchy topping to this gluten-free and allergy-friendly twist on a Thanksgiving staple.

Wild Mushroom & Sage Pinwheels

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound assorted mushrooms 1/2 C. sliced shallots 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 sage leaves, thinly sliced 1/4 C. white wine 1 box Enjoy Life Foods Pizza Crust Mix 1 T. oil + more for brushing flatbread 1 1/4 C. water 1 t. garlic powder 1 t. onion powder…

Butternut Squash Pizza

This gluten-free and allergy-friendly butternut squash pizza will satisfy all of your seasonal cravings.

Thai Chili Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Spice up your meal with these gluten-free chicken wraps. Thai Chili Lime Plentils are the perfect crunchy coating for this flavorful dish!

Mac and Cheese

Get a mouthful of this amazing, dairy-free Mac and Cheese Recipe topped with Enjoy Life Foods Garlic and Parmesan Plentils!

Toasted Quinoa and Beach Bash® Poppers

Made with a blend of quinoa, sunflower seeds and fruit, these protein-packed poppers make the perfect on-the-go or after-school snack. “Pop” a few in your kid’s lunchbox for a midday surprise!


A new and improved gluten-free version of a traditional sandwich! Applewiches are perfect for school-lunches, as after-school snacks, and pack more nutrients into a sandwich without using bread.

Allergy-Friendly Crackers

Who needs a store-bought school lunch? Make gluten-free crackers at home and assemble your own allergy-friendly lunch kit!
Allergy-Friendly Crackers.

Triple Tomato Panzanella

Enjoy this allergy-friendly take on a classic panzanella: an Italian bread salad made with our Plentils chips!

Wild Mushroom Tartlets

Guests will certainly gather around these delicious, bite-size beauties. Allergy-friendly goodness for everyone to love.

Garlic Hummus

Garlic lovers, rejoice! Here’s a dip for tasty allergy-friendly snacking.

Stuffed Artichokes

These make a perfect starter for a holiday meal or, along with a roasted chicken breast, make a lovely and simple dinner.

Spooky Spicy Chicken Poppers

These spooky chicken poppers are a great treat for Halloween parties. Add a touch of sriracha and ketchup for some extra spice!

Pizza Boats

A gluten and dairy-free twist on pizza! The perfect way to get your kid to eat their veggies.

Hidden Veggie Mini Meatloaf

This is a gluten-free version of a classic comfort food. Featuring Enjoy Life Foods Margherita Pizza Plentils, it’s sure to be a hit with the entire family!

Avocado Fries

These delicious gluten-free avocado fries from our friend Gluten-Free Gigi make a perfect vegan appetizer or side dish for any meal!

Chili Cheese-Stuffed Poblano Peppers

We love the mild heat of a poblano pepper – and we love it even more when it is stuffed with a spiced chili filling studded with seeds and dried fruit!

Margherita Chicken Sauté

Enjoy Life Foods Garlic & Parmesan Plentils really bring out the flavor in this gluten and dairy-free Margherita Chicken sauté.

Plentils Summer Heirloom Bruschetta

This delicious bruschetta looks even prettier with multiple colored heirloom tomatoes – try yellow, green or zebra for a vibrant bruschetta!

Loaded Crushed Potatoes

Here’s our vegan spin on the traditional potato skin. Try not to eat these gluten-free bites in one sitting!

Beach Bash Twice-Baked Crisp Breads

A bag of Beach Bash Seed & Fruit mix transforms these little twice-baked crackers into elegant accompaniments to dips, spreads, cheese and hors d’oeuvres!

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Enjoy this gluten-free take on a delicious favorite. Perfect for potlucks, parties, or a family dinner at home!

Gluten-Free Appetizer Recipes

These recipes for savory appetizers and sides prove that gluten-free dishes don't have to sacrifice flavor.