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A Delicious Gluten-Free Christmas Meal? Yes!

gluten free christmas mealLiving gluten-free is becoming easier and easier these days thanks in part to better consumer education and the bounty of gluten-free products hitting supermarket shelves. Christmastime can be a bit tricky, however, as not everyone may be on the wheat-free bandwagon.

But fear not, there are several ways in which you can whip up a delicious meal without wheat. Take a look at some of these ideas that will keep your guests satisfied and asking for seconds.

 1. Appetizers and Finger Foods

Whether the entire evening is comprised of finger food fare or you just need some snacks scattered about to keep the company from raiding the kitchen too early, the holidays are all about appetizers. Ditch your traditional cheese and crackers and instead try some of these.

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2. The Main Meal

Many homes will celebrate December 25 with a turkey dinner. But, that doesn’t mean a stuffed turkey needs to be your only option.

3. After-Dinner Desserts

By the time everyone has feasted on your gluten-free Christmas menu, it’s a wonder there will be room for dessert. Nevertheless, a sweet treat is the perfect ending to a decadent meal. Serve up some of these gluten-free desserts to cap off your wheat-free Christmas celebration.

 Black Bean Brownie Recipe

Try these delicious and nutritious raw brownies for a sweet ending to your holiday meal.



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place all of the ingredients minus the chips in a food processor.
  3. Process the mixture until it is completely smooth.
  4. Stir the chips into the mixture.
  5. Pour the mixture into a greased 8×8 pan (use organic coconut oil for greasing).
  6. Cook the brownies for 15 to 18 minutes, or until a fork comes out clean.
  7. Add crushed walnuts on top.
  8. Let the brownies cool for at least ten minutes before serving.
  9. Serve brownies with warm coconut milk.

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