The holidays can be especially hard on your diet regardless of whether you are old or young. My stepdaughter suffers from Celiac disease and so, when she comes for dinner, we make sure to do a gluten free menu. Really, eating gluten free is not that hard especially in this day and age when the grocery stores make it so easy to find gluten free items to put on your menu.
However, you do need to pay close attention to ingredients. Many times, if someone needs to be eating gluten free, they also need it to be dairy free (no milk, no eggs). That can be tougher to find.
Here’s a link to a gluten free stuffing which has no eggs in it. It also is dairy free which is simple enough to convert by using olive oil in place of butter: Gluten Free Stuffing Recipe. Don’t want to miss the yummy dessert? Well here is a recipe for Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie.
Also watch your alcoholic consumption. Alcoholic drinks are loaded with calories, especially holiday favorites like eggnog. Alternate alcohol with non-alcoholic beverages to cut back on the amount of calories consumed.
When you are together with friends and family, try taking the focus off food and getting more active during holiday parties. Play a spirited game of charades, pull out board games or put on some holiday music, sing karaoke and dance! There are many activities you can do together for all ages.
Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season filled with lots of love and precious memories!