How to incorporate all allergies for Thanksgiving

By Sara Addis //

Although this year we may not be able to celebrate all together, you can still create a delicious Thanksgiving meal that anyone can try and love. From gluten sensitivities to peanut allergies, these recipes are for all. Whether you get to cook with your family or are dropping off a treat for your loved one, be sure to check with them what they can eat and try out one of the fun allergy-friendly recipes listed below. 

  1. Gluten-Free Pear Apple Crisp
Pear apple crisp

This delicious crisp is both gluten-free and vegan, making it the perfect treat for anyone who usually has stayed away from desserts this holiday season. It combines apples and pears with the most perfect crumbly crust to create a sweet treat that anyone would love. Make sure to use non-dairy butter for our dairy-free and vegan friends! 

  1. Glazed Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donuts 
Pumpkin donuts

Looking for a sweet treat to fulfill your pumpkin craving? Well look no further, as this healthy alternative donut is sweet but made with great ingredients. Instead of traditional oils and flour, it uses organic syrup and pumpkin puree to create the ultimate fall donut. The pumpkin flavor is strong but not overpowering and makes for a delicious treat that, like most other recipes here, can be substituted with non-dairy products to make the donuts dairy-free! 

  1. Red Quinoa Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash 
Quinoa salad

This fun take on a salad incorporates healthy and festive ingredients to make a delicious, texture-filled healthy side for any member of the family to enjoy. Using cooled cooked quinoa and cooled boiled squash, this recipe is healthy but definitely not boring. This side dish might be great for you, but you would never know based on the taste! 

  1. Hearty Minestrone Soup 
Minestrone soup

As a celiac, I always get jealous watching my friends eat noodle minestrone soup because it looks so good. This soup gives great advice and brand suggestions to substitute the usual wheat noodles with gluten-free noodles. My favorites include Banza Chickpea pasta and Jovial Organic Brown Rice pasta. If you are looking for something to warm you up this fall, you have found it.

  1. Stuffed Zucchini Boats 
Zucchini boats

Another family favorite, these stuffed zucchini boats bring a fun twist to a traditional vegetable. After carving out zucchini, you fill it with grilled peppers, garlic scapes, shallots, and a little more zucchini. If you want, you can even top it with a non-dairy cheese. This filling option can be used as a meal or a side depending on how hungry you are. It is a great option to keep you full and focused throughout the day! 

This is the season to try new and delicious recipes! As allergies are getting more and more popular, it is important to make sure our diets match. Take the time to research what you are putting into your body this holiday season, and make sure to meet your nutritional needs.

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