With Christmas only a few days away and New Years Eve quickly approaching there is still plenty of the holiday season to experience. Gifts are yet to be opened (and in some cases bought), holiday dinners and treats are waiting to be made, and there are still holiday parties to attend. Since there is still some time to spare, and in case anyone reading this may need a few more ideas for having a healthy and happy gluten-free holiday, I decided to list some helpful links instead of a full review.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, the December edition of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA)’s Monthly Celiac Central Newsletter is packed with holiday cheer, tips, and ideas. This month, newsletter contributor, Tina Turbin, shares some tips for getting the kids in to the holiday spirit with gluten-free baking in her article Holiday Baking with Your Celiac Child. And Cheryl McEvoy, NFCA’s Online Content Manager, provides a great guide to giving in her article 20 Ways to Give Joy (and Share the Celiac Story) This Holiday. In addition to these articles, you will find recipes, product information, celiac news and more!
Elsewhere on the NFCA’s website, www.celiaccentral.org, A Gluten-Free Holiday Recipe Box has been compiled to make planning your holiday dinner a bit easier. It is filled with many of the delicious recipes that have appeared on the NFCA’s Recipe of the Week blog which is updated every Monday.
While you are checking out some of the helpful celiac and gluten-free resources that are on www.celiaccentral.org be sure to enter the Holiday Dips & Dishes: Gluten-Free Recipe Contest. One Grand Prize Winner will receive $500 in cash! The contest ends January 1st so there is still time to enter. Learn more about this contest, including how to enter, here.
On the subject of dips and dishes, are you hosting a party and expecting a celiac or gluten-free guest for the first time, or maybe this is your first holiday as a celiac? No need to worry. You can learn a bit about celiac disease and how to avoid foods with gluten in them in the celiaccentral.org’s gluten-free food section.
Remember you are not alone on your gluten-free adventure. In addition to the helpful information provided by the NFCA, the blogosphere is filled with celiac and gluten-free bloggers willing to share some holiday tips, recipes, and stories. This includes some of our favorite bloggers.
Discover more amazing Blogs in the NFCA’s Celiac Bloggers Section.
Though this list is far from complete, I hope it helps those who needed a little guidance.
Have a Healthy and Happy Holiday~