Because of the kids’ food sensitivities, we eat mostly corn-free, soy-free, and dairy-free in our house. Andy does eat some products that contain those ingredients (sour cream, yogurt, store-bought bread, etc.). Primarily, though, our recipes exclude any major sources of those ingredients. This is the first year we’ve been avoiding corn and soy for the holidays. It requires a little additional thought, but for the most part it is not difficult to eat cleanly and festively. You just have to be willing to do the cooking!
Where we come across ingredients that are necessary but don’t work for us, we just substitute. For example, almond or coconut milk in place of cow milk (I’ve come to prefer these milks for cooking, baking, and smoothies), and dairy- and soy-free buttery spread in place of butter (no, that is NOT the same, but it IS healthier, and in our case, necessary).
Here are some healthy holiday recipes we plan to try out this Thanksgiving.
You can find more healthy and tasty recipes, including some clean stuffing recipes, on my allergy-friendly Pinterest board.