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5 Allergen-Friendly Holiday Snacks​

The holidays are a time for giving, community, and connecting with loved ones. However, often people with food allergies and dietary restrictions are left out during the Holidays. One way to include them? Offer or gift allergen-friendly snacks.

What Makes an Allergen-Friendly Snack?

Allergen-friendly means snacks that are free from many common allergens. Allergen-friendly is not to be confused with allergy-free which would mean a product is free from the top 8 allergens: dairy, wheat, eggs, soy, shellfish, fish, tree nuts, and peanuts.

An allergen-friendly snack may be free from all or most of those allergens, and thus is allergen-friendly but not allergy-free.

In general, if you’re looking to provide allergy-friendly snacks to serve at a gathering or to gift to a friend, check in with your loved ones to make sure you understand everyone’s restrictions.

That said, below are some allergen-friendly snacks you can gift or serve this holiday season.

Drizzilicious Rice Cakes

First up: Drizzilicious chocolate-covered rice cakes. Drizzilicious Rice Cakes are a perfect allergy-friendly snack because they are free from all 8 allergens. This makes them a delicious dessert to serve your gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and nut-free guests.

Lentil Chips

Want to spice up the snack table during your next holiday party? Or maybe you want to give some allergy-friendly snacks to a friend. Either way, lentil chips like the ones by Enjoy life can be a great allergy-friendly holiday snack. Serve them with some hummus to eally impress the party.

Black Bean Brownies

Perhaps more of a dessert than an allergy-friendly holiday snack, these black bean brownies are a great treat to serve during the holidays. Make the brownies top 8 allergen-free by substituting ½ cup tahini for the eggs and using enjoy life chocolate chips.

Drizzilicious Popcorn

Drizzilicious chocolate-covered popcorn is another delicious allergy-friendly holiday snack. After all, what better snack to represent that holiday season than candied popcorn? And our popcorn is also free from the top 8 allergens. So serve or gift away!

Good old Fruit and Vegetable Trays

Lastly, and perhaps the easiest allergy-friendly holiday snack is fruit and vegetable trays. As long as it’s just fruit or vegetables in the tray, most people should be able to enjoy them. Unfortunately, this option is more of a party suggestion than it is a gift suggestion, but it’s a great allergy-friendly option nonetheless. 

What are you serving up this holiday season?