For those with food allergies Christmas dinner can be hard. We had a Christmas dinner that was part allergy friendly and part not. I will share with you what we made and it made things a lot easier for us to have something to eat that fit the allergies we deal with as well as tasted fabulous for everyone whether they had a food allergy or not!
I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest and I made it, and it was a hit! See I had planned to make a beef roast tenderloin…that was until I saw how much they cost!! So for a fraction of the cost I purchased pork tenderloins. We put them in the crockpot and it was the easiest meat I’ve ever made for Christmas and it was DELISH!
Here is the recipe Crockpot Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin. This pork tenderloin recipe was perfect for our kiddo with the most food allergies. It did not have any nuts, eggs, milk, wheat or chicken ingredients. It was great!
Then on to the next side dish, creamy mashed potatoes brought by my step mom. These were good and a hit. They were gluten free, but they were not milk allergy friendly.
Cornbread dressing, which was really not allergy friendly at all other than nut free. This from scratch recipe my sister makes though is my grandmommies recipe we had growing up, and it is super delish. I didn’t get to enjoy it though as my body does not tolerate gluten anymore.
Green bean casserole, was the original green bean casserole that is on the side of the French’s onions can, and it was nut free and egg free. It was not gluten free so I did not get to enjoy that.
Then for dessert we had the famous from scratch (another of grandmommie’s recipes) red velvet cake. This is by far the favorite food I make of all time. I can’t eat it of course because it is not gluten free, but it is nut free. Trust me, I’ve tried to make it gluten free but it just doesn’t work, it is NOT the same.
So since I can’t eat that, I had to come up with a new fun tasty recipe that was allergy friendly. This is one of my favorites that I make now that is gluten free, milk free, egg free, nut free and delicious! It is from the Betty Crocker website as they make a whole line of gluten free products. Here is the recipe for it: Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.
So there you have it, our families allergy friendly Christmas Dinner. What did you have that you could share that was an allergy friendly food at your Christmas Dinner? (OR any dinner for that matter)!