Oh, how do we love Thanksgiving! To share an abundance of food and family is always wonderful Still, minding a gluten-free diet can be a challenge. So! An acrostic poem with suggestions on how to minimize the risk of getting “glutened” when you can’t ensure a 100% gluten-free environment at Thanksgiving dinner.
THANKSGIVING and GLUTEN FREE – TIPS
Turn the experience into an education for your family
Help the host understand gluten and its risks for you and your family
Avoid wooden surfaces for food prep
Naturally gluten free items should not be served with wooden utensils or bowls
Keep food separate or under a couple watchful eyes
Separate gluten-free from gluten filled on buffet and pie tables
Gluten-free guests go first when serving mixed fare
Involve everyone at the table in the education
Voice concerns about improper food handling/ preparation
Invite everyone to share the gluten-free food
Never hesitate to correct a wrong action to keep the meal safe – but do it gently or with humor
Give thanks for the many great options that are gluten free!
These tips come with thanks from Gluten Free Dee
Of course, the best way to avoid gluten at Thanksgiving is just to ensure there is none! If you’re hosting the event, this is easy because you have complete control over the menu. If you’re going as a guest this year, offer to bring your own homemade GF goodies, or grab some treats from The Little Aussie Bakery to show your friends and family that gluten-free can be anything but boring! And enjoy 🙂