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Holiday Recipes That Everyone Can Enjoy


The holidays call for comfort foods. Whether you are hosting a dinner or bringing a dish, it can be hard to find recipes that satisfy everyone’s dietary needs. If you or your loved ones have food intolerances, there is no need to worry— we have found some great paleo and gluten free options that everyone can enjoy this holiday season.

Canned soups or chilies often have sneaky fillers and thickeners that contain gluten in their ingredients. Two common ingredients that may contain gluten are “dextrin” and “malt,” and sometimes it’s hard to tell what else could be hidden in these food products. If you don’t want to risk consuming gluten or wheat, try making homemade chili or soup with all natural and clean ingredients. Here are some easy gluten free and paleo chili and soup recipes to try. These recipes can be easily altered for a vegetarian-friendly dish as well.

Pumpkin Chili from In Sonnett’s Kitchen

Carrot and Coriander Soup from Tea Biscuit

White Bean Chicken Chili from Gluten Free Goddess

Coconut Chicken Soup from Elana’s Pantry

Chicken Tortilla Soup from GrassFed Girl

Side dishes are sometimes the highlight of a meal and are a great way to contribute as a dinner guest. Bringing a side dish that you know you are able to eat is also a great way to ensure that there is an option for you at dinner and you won’t go home hungry. Paleo and gluten-free dishes are delicious and are enjoyed by everyone. Just wait and see how many compliments you get!

Cauliflower Pumpkin Swirl Dip from Lunch Box Bunch

Autumn Arugula Salad with Pomegranate Ginger Vinaigrette from How Sweet Eats

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes from A Girl Worth Saving

Mashed Cauliflower “Potatoes” from Detoxinista

Balsamic Roasted Carrots from Cravings of a Lunatic

You can’t have a holiday without indulging in some sweets at the end of the day. Many people assume that you can’t make a tasty dessert without sugar, dairy and gluten, but it’s simply not true. Here are some great dessert recipes that your friends and family will love.

Apple Cider Donuts from Paleo Spirit

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Soccer Mom Blog

No-bake Thin Mint Cookies from The Big Man’s World

Lemon Bars from Tea Biscuit

Mini Cheesecake Bites from Texanerian Baking

Lastly, what better way to enjoy the cold weather than by the fireplace with a warm drink? Try some of these delicious and healthy homemade tea recipes that aren’t from a bag!

Homemade Chai Tea Latte from Live Simply

Lemon Ginger Tea from She Wears Many Hats

Christmas Time Tea from Love Laughter Forever After

“Golden Milk” Turmeric Tea from Fresh Bites Daily

Warm Russian Tea from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

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