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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Friendsgiving with Udi's Recipes

Thanksgiving isn't just for families!  In a survey conducted by Udi's, 2 in 3 Americans report that they include friends in their Thanksgiving celebrations.  We think that it's great that 2/3 of Americans feel the Thanksgiving spirit and transform their celebrations into "Friendsgiving".

Holiday food is always trendy, but sometimes you have guests that are on gluten-free diets and you have to find new recipes and snacks. You may wonder, "What do I make for guests that are on gluten-free diets?"  Let me share some fantastic gluten-free foods that are delicious right out of the bag/container/box and then a couple gluten-free recipes that are perfect for Friendsgiving.

Let's start with a couple of snacks that are the cream-of-the-crop when it comes to gluten-free snacks.  These are our family favorites and don't require any prep work!

First, we love the Udi's Dark Chocolate Brownie Bites. These decadent desserts are soft and chewy. They are rich and delicious - you'll even notice tiny little chocolate chunks in them.  As part of our "Friendsgiving", I included these on my list of things that I am  grateful for because my son and I enjoy snacking on these throughout the year when we have our "movie nights"!
The next snack that we love right out of the box is the Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies.  It's hard to find good gluten-free cookies, but Udi's totally rocks with their cookie recipes. I don't know what their magic is, but their cookies are really good.  These Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect right out of the box.  Here is Dallas, anything with pecans is popular since pecans are a popular crop around here. These cookies disappear quickly at our house!
Another trendy snack is the Aged Cheddar Ancient Grain Crisps. These gluten-free snacks are fantastic because they are so flavorful. They contain a lot of healthy ingredients that we love, including Amaranth, Quinoa, Flax, Sesame, Millet, and Black Seeds.  They come in a couple of other flavors too, but Aged Cheddar is my personal favorite!
The Harvest Crunch Muffins are perfect for breakfast. These muffins are not only gluten-free, but they contain a unique combination of ingredients that are amazing together: cranberries, sweet potato, quinoa flour, and pepitas. These are the ultimate Friendsgiving breakfast or snack!
Now let me share three gluten-free recipes that are favorites at our house. The first is Gluten-free Skillet Stuffing.  This only uses 5 ingredients and is easy to prepare. We love how flavorful this recipe is!

The second is Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread Pudding.  This is a festive recipe that we receive many complements on and everyone wants seconds.

The third is Friendsgiving Yogurt Parfait.

Recipe: Gluten-free Friendsgiving Yogurt Parfait
  • 1/2 cup Udi's Cranberry Granola
  • 1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1 cookie of your choice for decoration 
1. Fill a glass with 1/4 cup of Udi's Cranberry Granola. 
2. Add the 1 cup of plain fat-free yogurt. 
3. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of Udi's Cranberry Granola. 
4. Add a festive cookie for decoration.
I hope that this post helps those of you that are on the search for gluten-free foods to share with friends and family at your Thanksgiving and/or Friendsgiving celebrations!

Do you have a favorite gluten-free recipe?

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  1. We love Udi's. Their products are delicious and I love that they are gluten free. I'm really trying to remove gluten from our diet altogether.

  2. Udi's is one of my favorite brands. Such great products! Didn't know they had Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies - going to have to search for those next time I shop!

  3. I love how you added the ginger bread man to the dish, it makes it very festive. Sounds delicious.

  4. adorable!! I love the gingerbread parfait!

  5. That parfait is adorable and I am certain my celiac daughter would love it.

  6. We love Udi's at our house too. They are so good!

  7. Oh yummy! What a unique and clever treat idea. I am going to have to try some of their products.

  8. Girl, I need to learn to NOT read your blog while I am hungry, LOL! That all looks soo good and now I want to take a bite out of my monitor. Love the little parfait!

  9. We always have friends at our thanksgiving, too!

  10. We have a mixture of well too, but for the most part it's mostly family.

  11. I have never had pumpkin bread pudding before. I should try making this recipe.

  12. I want a pretty and delicious parfait like that. I actually do have some Udi's granola around here.....hmmmm

  13. I love parfaits. And Udis. :)

  14. I'll have to try my own parfait. What a delicious idea! Yum!

  15. YUM! All of this looks so good - I want to try the Brownie Bites!

  16. Wow, lots of gluten free goodies, thanks for sharing!

  17. Although I am not on a gluten-free diet, I have really enjoyed all of the Udis products I have tried.

  18. I've tried those Harvest Muffins and they are definitely the BEST!


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