Gluten & Dairy-Free Thanksgiving

by Holly C. Berman, EAMP, MSOM

Holidays can be challenging when you are on a restricted diet due to a health condition or autoimmune disorder. This year, I enjoyed the best and healthiest Thanksgiving meal with friends!  The hostess is also gluten and dairy free and everyone was also happy to make the meal mostly low FODMAP, (especially helpful for Irritable Bowel Syndrome).  Here was our menu:

Roasted turkey

Mashed sweet potatoes (with marshmallows, a special treat)

Wild rice with mushrooms (cooked with bone broth)

Green beans (steamed and tossed with olive oil and salt)

House salad with homemade vinaigrette dressing

Homemade cranberry sauce (cranberries, oranges and fresh ginger)

Homemade gravy (no onions)

Winter squash pie (crustless) with homemade coconut whipped cream (coconut cream, maple syrup and vanilla)

Brownies with strawberries

Homemade Chai tea and Ginger brew with pineapple juice