There are so many things to think about when having guests over for the holidays: which guests have what allergy, who is vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and the list goes on. Sometimes, you just have let the experts do all the work. I’ve compiled four brands that allergy-friendly and/or gluten-free, so you have the peace-of-mind that you are serving your guests snacks that won’t cause any allergy flare-ups.
Lucy’s Holiday Cookies: Lucy’s Holiday Sugars and Chocolate Merry Mint Cookies are a perfect holiday gift for anyone with a sweet tooth! Like all Lucy’s cookies, the holiday varieties are gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, and allergy friendly! Made without wheat, dairy milk, butter, eggs, casein, peanuts, or other tree nuts, anyone with or without dietary needs can enjoy these! ($5.49/ www.drlucys.com)
Vermont Nut-Free Chocolates: These rich, high-quality chocolates are for friends and family who have a nut allergy. They are super creamy and delicious (I actually hid a bar from my girls so I can have it all to myself!). (various / www.vermontnutfree.com/)
Mrs. Thinkster’s Cookie Thins: These cookies are thin, crispy, crunch cookies that are made of non-GMO ingredients. No corn syrup, growth hormones or anything artificial — basically cookies you feel good giving to your kids and holiday guests. Cookies are also made in a nut-free facility for those guests who have allergies. (http://www.mrsthinsters.com/)
Rhythm Superfoods Cranberry Orange Kale Chips: Limited edition for the Holidays, Rhythm Superfoods Cranberry Orange Kale Chips is a crispy, tangy and fruitful flavor. They are certified USDA-organic, gluten-free, as well as high in protein and fiber. They are air-crisped which means they maintain their natural enzymes. Serve it to guests in a small snack bowl along side some raw nuts for a pre-holiday appetizer. ($4.99 at Whole Foods / www.rhythmsuperfoods.com)
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