To a Gluten-Free Christmas Dinner

Having food allergies or sensitivities can sometimes limit the excitement of holiday dinners due to the smaller number of dishes one might be able to consume. With a little menu planning, those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance can enjoy delicious holiday meals. There are some creative ways to integrate gluten into your holiday menu that will have even those without food sensitivities coming back for seconds!

Appetizers

Mint Lamb Pops with Raita – These flavourful bites are easy and delicious. The lamb is formed into small ‘lollipops’ and coated in chopped almonds and served with raita.

Get the recipe for Michael Smith’s Mint Lamb Pops with Raita

Charred Hot Pepper Dip – White kidney beans make the healthy base for this dip that holds in the great taste of grilled onions and hot peppers.

Get Anna Olson’s recipe for Anna Olson’s Charred Hot Pepper Dip

Sweet Potato Steak Fries – Baked sweet potato fries just need a pinch of salt to lift their naturally delectable, caramelized flavour.  A source of sodium-countering potassium, they’re a great way to conquer your salty, fried cravings without doing a disservice to your heatlh.

Get the recipe for Nancy Fuller’s Sweet Potato Steak Fries.

Entrees

Herb-Roasted Pork Loin with Gremolata– Many people enjoy a hearty prime rib for Christmas dinner however, this dish offers that same beef decadence and upscale feel only using pork.

A light and delicious main, tender pork loin roasted with rosemary and fennel, and served with a zesty gremolata packed with fresh parsley, lemon juice and zest.

Get the recipe for Giada De Laurentiis’ Herb-Roasted Pork Loin with Gremolata

Slow Cooker Sorghum Chicken and Peppers – Instead of takeout Chinese food on Christmas Day, this meal is perfect since it can be left to cook all day in the slow cooker.

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast – Ina Garten’s sage, rosemary and thyme-laced turkey breast is roasted until the skin is crispy and golden, mait it the perfect main for an intimate holiday affair.

Get the recipe for Ina Garten’s Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Side Dishes

Butternut Squash With Mustard Vinaigrette – There is always a buttery, tasty dish at the holiday dinner table and this side fits the bill. Balance the sweetness of caramelized butternut squash with tangy cider vinaigrette

Sorghum Sweet Potatoes – This dish has a combination of sweet, savory and spicy. It’s the perfect, colorful, creamy recipe to pair with many main dishes, like ham or turkey.

Baked-Potatoe Eggs – If you’re a fan of breakfast for dinner, serve this alongside the meal’s main dish.

Desserts

Apple Gingerbread Skillet Cake – Nothing says Christmas like the smell of gingerbread. This skillet cake is a fun twist on the traditional flavor by pairing with another classic fall taste – apples!

Flourless Pear and Cranberry Pie – This gluten-free pie crust is designed to work with any of your favouite fruit pie fillings – but we thing this combination of sweet pears and tart cranberries is best!

Get the recipe for Anna Olson’s Flourless Pear and Cranberry Pie

Gluten Free Healthy Brownie Cheesecake

If you are looking for a healthier dessert for your Christmas season, we’ve got one here for you! This healthy and gluten-free brownie cheesecake has a very flavorful raspberry swirl. And, it’s easy and fast to make! This is a 50-min cheesecake recipe from start to finish! Doesn’t get much easier than that when it comes to making a cheesecake!

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