flourless_chocolate_cakeThe Whole Foods website always has a huge selection of holiday recipes but this year, they have a huge selection of gluten-free holiday recipes too! I’m not talking about a handful of recipes but a nice selection for several categories including  Appetizers, Main Courses, Side Dishes, Desserts & Treats and Beverages. There is also an advanced search feature on the Whole Foods website. For example, you search for gluten-free, dairy-free recipes or nut-free, soy free, low sodium or vegan options.

Instead of dreading holiday events and meals, we can actually look forward to them. It just takes a little more planning and organizing on our part on our part to be able to enjoy holiday gatherings. Most any dish you can think of can be made gluten-free and many other people have done the work to figure out how to convert recipes for us. This means we don’t have to start from square one on everything we need make gluten-free during the holidays.

What is really nice about the huge selection of gluten-free recipes from  Whole Foods is that you don’t have to live near a Whole Foods store to use them. When recipes call for their brand of something, just substitute another gluten-free brand.

Check out the interesting appetizers below. It’s always a good idea to have something for people to nibble on in case the turkey isn’t ready quite on time.

Speaking of turkey, the Whole Foods website has tips for cooking the perfect turkey, carving it and making gluten-free gravy as well!

Here are some lovely holiday and Fall meat recipes. Many would be perfect to take to a potluck. And unless you tell the other guests, most will never guess the amazing food you brought is actually gluten-free!

For side dishes, check out these recipes that turn ordinary veggies into something impressive and tasty.

Don’t forget the cranberries! Here are some unique ways of using this traditional holiday fruit.

Use this cornbread in your own dressing recipe and serve the quick bread for a holiday brunch.

  • Gluten-Free Corn Bread (use in any cornbread stuffing)
  • Cranberry Banana Quinoa Bread
  • To round out our holiday meals, we all need a fabulous treat to enjoy and share with others. Whole Foods has you covered with delectable treats and you can make your favorite pies using one (or both) of their pie crust recipes!

    Last but not least, we need to know what to do with leftovers. Here are some dishes that will use up the last of your extra turkey.

    Especially at this time of year, it’s important to enjoy incredible food, just like everyone else does. There is no reason to go without or feel left out during the holidays. Look for gluten-free recipes or convert your old favorites yourself. Just be sure to take some time to treat yourself in this overly busy, some times stressful time of year. Have fun in the kitchen with friends and family this season. It’s easier than ever to enjoy the holidays gluten-free style these days. With so many great free gluten-free recipes online, we can have our gluten-free fruitcake and eat it too!