But dang, as a food allergy mom, all the holiday meals and snacks can get a little disheartening and even downright stressful.
Eventually, though, I did figure out how to feed my family delicious holiday foods that were both safe and tasty enough to share with others.
In fact, we fine-tuned our holiday foods so well that we actually have allergy-free food traditions now. Woohoo us!
It’s always a good sign when your kids count on the same foods every year, and that just makes my life easier, too. It’s a win/win for all. Even grandma appreciates knowing what the heck is going on for Christmas brunch each year…before Christmas Eve.
Don’t get me wrong, I always like to add a new experiment or two. Pinterest and all my allergy friends on Facebook inspire me. But as long as I stick with our tried-and-true foods, playing around with a couple new ideas during the holidays isn’t overwhelming at all. In fact, it’s a really fun time for me and the kids. This year I think we’re tackling some concoctions with newly found dairy-free white chocolate! We will keep you posted on those treats.
If you’d like some simple, dairy-free holiday foods that have been our go-to’s, they are listed below for you! Many are free of other allergens like egg and wheat, too. And can often be made soy-free. So be sure to click on the items for recipes.