The holidays are here which means family and friends gathering together with one thing in common: food! The food we share this time of year brings us together, keeps family traditions alive, and makes it feel like a truly festive time of year. For allergy sufferers, many of the traditional holiday recipes aren’t safe for them to enjoy. That doesn’t mean they have to be left out though! Instead, use that as an excuse to discover some new hypoallergenic holiday recipes.
Making Hypoallergenic Recipes Festive
When you hear the word “hypoallergenic” you probably picture boring and bland foods. The key to making hypoallergenic recipes during the holiday season is to make them festive and fun enough to be enjoyed by everyone at the party, not just allergy sufferers.
Hypoallergenic Recipe Ideas
The internet is filled with different hypoallergenic holiday recipes, but these are some of our favorites!
- Cinnamon rolls – these delicious cinnamon rolls are gluten, corn, and dairy free. Almond flour, agave nectar, and a handful of other fresh ingredients, you’ll be wondering how something so simple to make can be so delicious! Check out the full recipe here.
- Holiday cookies – every holiday needs a tray of chewy and delicious cookies, but those typically aren’t something that peanut or tree-nut allergy sufferers can enjoy. This recipe changes that! The unique waffle iron design and chocolatey flavor will be a hit with everyone at the party. Find the recipe here.
- Rolo Cake Mix Bars – this simple recipe contains just 4 ingredients and is egg-free. Evaporated milk, cake mix, rolo candy, and butter combine to make a tasty treat that kids can enjoy on the go. This is perfect for someone looking to join in on the holiday fun without taking hours to prepare something! View the details of this simple recipe here.
- Pie – pie is a must-have holiday tradition, but it’s hard to find a recipe that’s hypoallergenic. This site makes it easy by giving a list of pies that fit all different types of allergy restrictions. From dairy and nut to gluten and eggs, there’s something for every allergy sufferer!
What to do if There is an Allergic Reaction
In the event of an allergic reaction, seek medical attention right away. If someone begins experiencing hives, itching, or slight wheezing, visit your local urgent care center for immediate treatment. If someone is having difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, call 911.
Medical professionals know that this time of year brings more exposure to allergens. We want to do whatever we can to help keep you happy and healthy all season long!