5 Ideas for a Gluten Free Thanksgiving Menu
While most of you must be thinking that it is practically impossible to make a gluten-free typical Thanksgiving meal, the fact is that you can really do it. The trick is only to know what ingredients add the gluten and to get the proper substitute for them without ruining the taste. So, here are 5 ways to bring small changes to your Thanksgiving menu and have a gluten-free dinner.
1. Get a gluten-free turkey
While a fresh or frozen turkey is usually gluten-free, the basting solutions that are used for processing the turkey may change that. Additionally, all the gravy packets which come along with most of such turkey are loaded with gluten. Since that is known, there are also several companies which sell gluten-free turkey and associated products. Hence, always read the labels before making your purchase. Some companies that sell gluten-free turkey are Empire Kosher Brand Gluten-Free Turkey Products, Honeysuckle White Gluten-Free Turkey, Jenny-O Brand Gluten-Free Turkey Products, and Butterball Gluten-Free Turkey Products among others.
2. Use gluten-free bread for stuffing
One may feel that a traditional stuffing cannot be made gluten-free. However, in reality there are plenty of gluten-free options. These recipes can be both traditional bread stuffing to lesser traditional cornbread and wild rice stuffing. If you home make your own bread, that is fine, but if not, you can use bread crumbs from any gluten-free bread. There are also readymade gluten-free bread cubes for stuffing which are available in the market.
3. Mash potatoes
There is hardly any reason for your mashed potatoes to contain gluten. There are several gluten-free readymade options available in the market, or you could make it yourself at home. Skin and boil the potatoes, and add some milk and butter. Now, whip them in a mixer and you are good to go!