Gluten Free Thanksgiving Menu

Gluten Free Thanksgiving


This is a long post!  Feel free to skip past the verbiage to the lists!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays!  I LOVE focusing on gratitude, and taking the time as a family to thank God for how great He is, for the many gifts we’ve received!  I believe that no matter how difficult life can get, there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for.  My life is in a season of fullness and happiness, but I’ve had times that were not so easy to live through!  I’m so thankful that regardless of what season I’m in here on earth, I have transcending hope in Jesus.  Whatever happens in this life, I am looking forward to an eternity of joy with my Maker and the ones I love!

Low Carb Pineapple Cranberry Sauce
This is my Low Carb Pineapple Cranberry Sauce. Find the link below.

 

As much as I love the idea of Thanksgiving, I have to admit that our first gluten-free Thanksgiving was a bit overwhelming.  I made some adjustments, and then two years later I also had to make it low-carb!  Now this year our Thanksgiving will be gluten-free, mostly dairy-free, and low carb.  Sound crazy!?  On top of that, we’ll be traveling to celebrate with family in Northern California!  Well, don’t worry, I have a plan.  I’m going to make most things we need ahead of time, freeze them, bring them up in a cooler, and reheat them when it’s time.  Thankfully, turkey fits into my family’s food plan, so I don’t need to bring that!

Now that I have a few allergy-friendly Thanksgivings under my belt, I thought it would be helpful for you if I compile a list of recipes and put them all together in one post!  I will break the menu up into the following categories: appetizers, salads, soups, starches, vegetables, main dishes, drinks, and desserts.  At the end I’ll also give you a list of recipes that I think would be great for Thanksgiving breakfast.  You can mix and match things however you see fit!  I’d also like to suggest that you subscribe to Simply Gluten Free Magazine.  This magazine is full of awesome recipes and ideas, and many of them are both dairy and gluten free.  They even have sections for Paleo recipes, and each issue includes a few articles on health, nutrition, and research related to gluten!  It has been a great resource for me! Here’s a link:

Before we get to the gluten free Thanksgiving menu I want to invite you to join with others who are making healthy changes.  I’d love to walk alongside you in your journey towards wholeness and health! Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full!”  Freedom from food addictions is part of having a truly full life.  

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Gluten Free Thanksgiving
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Let’s start with Appetizers:


Salads and Vegetables:


Soups:

 


Starches:


Sauces:


Main Dishes: 


Desserts (Woohoo!)  All of these desserts are gluten and dairy free, as well as Paleo.  I’ve noted the ones that are also vegan. 


Drinks:

So, there it is!  Hopefully this gives you plenty of options for a delicious, clean, diabetic friendly, gluten free Thanksgiving menu!  Many of these recipes are also vegan and dairy free, so that should cover most healthy diet plans!

Wild Rice Stuffing
Wild Rice Stuffing

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Breakfasts: 

 

Before I end this post I want to share one more list that may be helpful to you!  Many of you will be entertaining family or friends for the weekend of Thanksgiving, and you may want to serve a fancy, healthy breakfast one of the morning!  Here are some options (again, all are gluten and dairy free):

May you have  blessed Thanksgiving, focusing on gratitude for the many gifts from God, and connecting with your loved ones!  I pray that it is happy and healthy!  Enjoy!

          

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