Okay y'all, it's Christmas time, which means all kinds of holiday get togethers are looming on the horizon. Whether your work caters in lunch, you go to a family gathering, or your friends invite you to dinner . . . you will probably encounter a gluten-filled event this holiday season. With that in mind . . . "How do you take part in holiday festivities while still eating Gluten Free?"
- Inform the host /hostess of the event that you eat Gluten Free. This information is in no way an effort to obligate them to make you a Gluten Free meal, but it is a courtesy to inform them of why you may not take a slice of their "Blue Ribbon Carrot Cake" or other traditional family favorite. Plus, you never know if the host/hostess may choose to offer to make you something Gluten Free! If they do, be prepared to answer questions or offer suggestions on making something appropriate.
- Offer to bring something. The best way to know if something is safe to eat is to make it yourself, right? Just make sure to make enough to share with everyone . . . they may find that Gluten Free food isn't the disgusting pablum they thought it was! :D This recipe is a SUPER easy one to make Gluten Free! Just sub in Gluten Free pasta and you're good to go! If you need it to be your meal, add in some grilled chicken chopped into chunks.
- Be prepared to answer questions. Don't be offended by other guests asking questions about your Gluten Free lifestyle; it's an awesome opportunity to educate people on Gluten Free living and the true reasons behind it. So many people have misconstrued views of it being a "fad diet." This can be your way to correct some of those misunderstandings.
- Have Fun! More than likely y'all are getting together to celebrate the holidays. It's a happy occasion and a time to spend with family and friends! Don't overthink the food. If you're unsure about something; don't eat it. Just enjoy the time with family and friends! :D
Hope y'all found this helpful! Feel free to chime in with any of your Gluten Free holiday festivity tips in the comments below!!
Have a great day and a Merry Christmas Season!!