GFCF Holiday Recipes and Hints on Eating Outside of the Home
GFCF Holiday Recipes
The holiday season is upon us. Most of us enjoy this season, a time to be with friends and family, giving and receiving gifts and cards and EATING! Being on a special diet can often add some challenges to the holiday season, especially, if you are eating out or with friends or relatives. It is often best to pack your specialized foods to bring with you to relatives or friend’s house. If you are traveling by plane, iced gel packs are not allowed, instead use a soft-sided ice chest/lunchbox or a suitcase, using frozen vegetables, peas work well! Plan ahead for each meal that you will be away from home. Make sure, especially, that you bring desserts, as you NEVER want you or your child to be left out of this special holiday treat. There are many companies who make GFCF candies and treats. You can consult my book pages: 85-86 for companies, web sites and phone numbers.
Keep in mind that cross contamination is something you must be aware of when you are away from home. NEVER trust someone else’s home, pots and pans, toasters, even dish rags. If you must use their pots or pans, line them with foil to keep your foods safer. You can use toaster bags, too.
The best advice is to bring your own food. Another option is to order food online and have it delivered to the home where you will be visiting. (Many companies are listed in my book). Offer to bring a dish or several, you know will be safe. Serve the person on a GFCF Diet first, to avoid cross contamination with utensils.
Some families prefer to eat in restaurants for their holiday meals. On pages 99 to 103 of my book, I offer advice on how to eat out, as well as pages of listings or restaurants who can accommodate GF meals (Call ahead to make sure they are can also do CF and other allergens you must avoid). There are many listings popping up daily, as offering GF meals has become quite the thing to do these days! You can also check this web site to locate local restaurants to the areas where you will be visiting: http://www.glutenfreeglobe.com/
Enjoy a wonderful holiday season!
On the following page is a few recipes you might enjoy making this holiday season:
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