21 Thanksgiving Recipes Even Your Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, and Low-Sugar Guests Can Enjoy
Vegan, gluten-free, and more
As if hosting the holidays weren't stressful enough, you've just gotten word that your cousin's girlfriend is a vegan, and your father's developed an allergy to gluten.
Luckily, we've got tasty Thanksgiving appetizers, sides, and desserts to suit the diet constraints of every guest on your list.
When people with gluten allergies or celiac disease eat these grains, their immune system attacks the gluten, which can damage the small intestine.
Here are three simple gluten-free recipes that don't sacrifice taste.
Gluten-free: Butternut Squash Soup With Pear
Ingredients: Vegetable oil, onion, butternut squash, chicken (or vegetable) broth, pears or apples, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, chives
Calories: 184 per 1 1/3 cups serving
Try this recipe: Butternut Squash Soup With Pear
Gluten-free: Roasted Asparagus, Tomatoes, and Onions
Ingredients: Cooking spray, olive oil, pearl onions, sugar, salt, asparagus, tomatoes
Calories: 66 per 1 cup serving
Try this recipe: Roasted Asparagus, Tomatoes, and Onions
Gluten-free: Pumpkin Pie Pudding
Ingredients: Reduced-fat milk, brown sugar, cornstarch, eggs, pumpkin, salt, pumpkin-pie spice
Calories: 168 per 6 oz. serving
Try this recipe: Pumpkin-Pie Pudding
If your guest is a vegan, the dairy in these three recipes can easily be replaced with soymilk, soy cheese, and margarine. Other vegan-friendly substitutes, like vegetable broth for chicken stock, should be readily available at a grocery store near you. (Your vegan pal may not eat honey so best to check before using.)