Gluten sensitivity is something that a lot of families have to keep in mind when hosting their holiday get-togethers. In fact, it is estimated that there are 18 million people in the United States suffering from non-celiac gluten sensitivity. That’s six-times the number of people diagnosed with celiac disease.
Therefore, the odds are very good that one or more people in your family can only eat certified gluten free foods. Are you prepared to meet their dietary needs this holiday season?
Certified Gluten Free Products for Your Holiday Table
When you’re planning your holiday feast this year, make sure you consider those suffering from gluten sensitivity by including certified gluten free products in your menu. Here’s a list of some foods you can include on your table:
Gluten Free Whole Grains
- Brown or wild rice
Fruits and Vegetables
- Citrus fruits
- Cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower and broccoli)
- Greens (spinach, kale and Swiss chard)
- Starchy vegetables (potatoes, corn and squash)
- Bell peppers
- Green beans
- Legumes (beans, lentils, peas, peanuts)
- Nuts and seeds
- Red meat (fresh beef, pork, lamb, bison)
- Poultry (fresh chicken, turkey)
- Seafood (fresh fish, scallops, shellfish)
- Traditional soy foods (tofu, tempeh, edamame)
Gluten-Free Dairy Products
- Butter and ghee
- Cottage cheese
- Sour cream
- 100% fruit juice
- Some alcoholic beverages, including wine, hard ciders and beers made from gluten-free grains, such as buckwheat or sorghum
- Sports and energy drinks
Finding Certified Gluten Free Dessert Options for the Holidays
While there are plenty of whole foods that are certified gluten free, it can be more challenging to find desserts that won’t affect your gluten-sensitive guests. Luckily, if you’re looking for certified gluten free foods in Los Angeles, you have an abundance of choices. Los Angeles is one of the cities at the forefront of helping those with gluten sensitivity enjoy everything they used to love, like premium, fresh-baked cookies.
At The Cookie Department, we offer a line of decadent and delicious certified gluten free cookies that all your guests can enjoy, even those on the keto diet or those with diabetes. Our new cookies make for the perfect holiday dessert option because everyone in your family can enjoy them.
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The Cookie Department’s certified gluten free products in Los Angeles are made from only the finest wholesome ingredients. Our recipes feature fully functional ingredients that actually do good for the body and no artificial ingredients. In addition to being a certified gluten free food, they’re also 3:1 keto, macro-friendly and low glycemic. So, for gluten free keto desserts in Los Angeles, look no further than The Cookie Department.
This holiday season set a table that everyone in your family can enjoy dining at. Include certified gluten free foods, products and (most importantly) desserts and everyone will enjoy a healthier and happier holiday!