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Tips for your Allergy-Friendly Opening Ceremonies Party

It’s officially August and time for the big event that comes around only once every 4 years – the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! I’ve always loved watching the US gymnastics team compete every year. They are incredible! Fun fact – I met olympic stars Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, and Jordyn Weiber when my college marching band filmed a promotional video with them!

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Sporting events create the perfect opportunity to throw allergy-friendly viewing parties with friends and family! Here are a few delicious, gluten-, dairy- and nut-free snack ideas to celebrate and cheer on your favorite competitors with:

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  1. Create gluten-free gold medals using Enjoy Life Vanilla Honey Graham or Sugar Crisp Crunchy Cookies. Everyone’s a winner with these medals!
  2. Create a paper torch centerpiece like this one.
  3. Create patriotic treats using our certified vegan Brownie Mix or Muffin Mix by using tiny flags on sticks to decorate. They can be all USA-themed, or represent the many countries taking part in the games. A search on Amazon or at your favorite party store should help you find what you need.
  4. Create a mini-podium to put your treats on display. These gluten-free and vegan goodies will be sure to bring home the gold!
  5. Have a free-from potluck! Tell guests to bring an allergy-friendly dish based on a country participating in the events. To get them started, check out some of these delicious recipes!

unspecified-768x452Garlic Hummus – This tasty vegan dip pairs perfectly with our Plentils!

DSC_02091-1024x680Breaded Game Day Mushrooms – Wow your friends (and your tastebuds!) with these delicious bites of gluten-free goodness.

DSC_0078-1024x680Zucchini Pizza Boats – A gluten-free twist on a party classic. Make this dish even more fun by having people decorate their own!

double-chocolate-brownie-popsDouble Chocolate Brownie Pops – You can never go wrong when our vegan chocolate is involved! Give these treats some extra patriotic flare with allergy-friendly sprinkles.

doughnuts-768x532Cinnamon Mini Doughnuts – Chef Kendra’s scrumptious doughnut recipe is the perfect fit for a tv snack!

So Enjoy Lifers, which sports are you looking forward to seeing most in this year’s olympics? Will you be celebrating and hosting a viewing party? Share it with us by tagging @enjoylifefoods and using #eatfreely!

Eat Freely,

Kathleen

 

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