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Gluten Free Consultant offers THANKSGIVING Tips

2010 November 22

ThanksgivingHow To Not Make Your Friends Sick When Serving Gluten Free Guests

As a Gluten Free Consultant, I’m asked for advice by many gluten eating friends who are hosting guests who are gluten free.  “It’s simple, but not easy, to do it right,” I tell them.  If you have an open mind and a willing heart, it can be done successfully.  It will take a little time and good communication.  Here are the tips in an easy to print format.

THANKSGIVING Tips when Serving Gluten Free Guests

Turn the experience into an education for your family

Have the guest come early or the day before

Avoid wooden surfaces for food prep

No wooden serving pieces or bowls for naturally gluten free items

Keep food separate or under a couple watchful eyes

Separate gluten free from gluten filled on buffet and pie tables

Gluten free guest goes first when serving

Involve everyone at the table in the education

Voice concerns to the guest about anyone who might not take the extra steps

Invite a couple other guests to share the gluten free food

Never hesitate to prevent or correct a wrong action to keep the meal safe – but do it gently or with humor

Give thanks for the many great options that are gluten free and for the safe meal for your guest!

Copyright Dee Valdez, M.A. 2010

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  1. November 23, 2010

    I’m going to pass this link on to my family for when they have us over for the holidays!

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