Make sure your Christmas is as magical and wonderful as can be. Our 10 tips for gluten free Christmas merriment will stop you missing a thing this year, and yes that includes the Christmas pudding, stuffing and chocolate log!
- Get yourself a gluten free Christmas pudding, we like this one from Freego – no one should feel left out of the xmas pud fun!
- When there’s Christmas pudding there should also be Chocolate Log – this recipe is naturally gluten free and looks incredible.
- Get baking! If you’ve got a batch of mince pies, sausage rolls and other xmas treats ready at all times you won’t feel left out when the party food rears its ugly head.
- When dining at a Christmas buffet look out for things that are naturally gluten free like crudités, dips, prawns, nuts and so on. Beware of crisps – hidden gluten may lurk behind their crunchy charm.
- Do not ask drunken partygoers for dietary information. These people cannot be trusted.
- Be vigilant – as always hidden gluten lurks everywhere. Rum Balls for instance contain finely crushed biscuits – but they’re so finely crushed that they just look like chocolate truffles. Sneaky.
- If you’re heading out for a Christmas feast make sure you phone ahead and speak to the restaurant about gluten free options, it’s much more likely that they’ll remember if you call and have a chat than if you send an email or put a note on your online booking.
- Bin the junk. Christmas is a time of indulgence, we’re not debating that – but things that are naturally gluten free are always going to be on average 18 times more delicious and 33 times better for you. We’ve just
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- Eat before you go to a party, that way if there’s nothing gluten free you won’t be tempted to take the risk with any sketchy looking options!
- Make a naturally gluten free stuffing with this recipe from Gluten Free Goodness – use cubes of toasted cornbread tossed with a skillet of softened onions, celery, chopped apple and cranberries seasoned with a touch of curry- then moistened with broth and baked till golden- top with pine nuts or pecans.
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