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Your Ultimate Gluten Free Easter Guide

March 25, 2012 by  
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Here are some great resources for having an awesome gluten free Easter. A little planning goes a long way to gathering safe recipes and treats for a fun celebration. Here are some resources and ideas that I found for you.

GLUTEN FREE HAM LIST 2012

Many newly gluten free folks may wonder why a list is needed for gluten free ham. Ham is meat and meat is gluten free, right? Well, yes and no. Hams usually have a yummy, crunchy, sweet glaze atop them that often contains wheat.

If your ham comes with a glaze packet for you to add, it’s simple to leave it off and make your own. Each year I notice more companies who used to include wheat in the glaze, now make it gluten free. ALWAYS check your glaze ingredients.

CHECK HERE for the Gluten Free Ham List.

EASTER RECIPES

Here are some of the best Easter recipes I’ve found from around the web. I’ll be using many of these myself.

Cooking Light Deviled Egg Recipes (use gluten free bread in the French-Style Stuffed Deviled Egg Recipe)

Deviled Egg Chicks & gift ideas from Squidoo

Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns (Can be dairy free & egg free, too!) from Living Without

Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns from About.com

Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin

Creamy Cheesy Potatoes

Easter Basket Cupcakes from Jules Gluten Free

Robin’s Nest Treats (Use Gluten Free Rice Krispies)

Gluten Free Fruity Pebble Marshmallow Eggs (plus 4 other Easter Recipes from Glutenista)

Carrot Cake Balls (Raw, Vegan, Paleo) from Urban Poser

Meyer Lemon Pie with Shortbread Crust from Andrea Meyers (Use Pamela’s Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies as the crust)

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies with Icing from Jules Gluten Free

COLORING THE EGGS

You may be wondering if coloring eggs is safe if your children are gluten free. The answer is yes! The traditional Paas kits mixed with Distilled Vinegar have no gluten ingredients, so feel free to decorate to your heart’s content.

50 WAYS TO FILL AN EASTER EGG (without food)

Here’s a great list – About.com’s list of 50 fun fillers for those plastic eggs to get you started in case you are hunting for some non-edible treats. Click here.

GLUTEN FREE CANDY LIST 2012

Co-founder Denis Robinson sent me the 2012 My Gluten Facts’ Easter Candy list because they wanted to be sure that YOU know about all their work on behalf of those on a gluten free diet.  They put tons of time into researching, confirming ingredients and how products are manufactured so you can be assured that every product they list is safe for your diet.

This site labels which products are made on a (CL) Cleaned Product Line, a (DL) Dedicated Line, or a (DF) Dedicated Facility. They also report on the gluten free certification and the brand statement of each product.

Visit their site for a print version of the US Candy and Jelly Bean lists as well as the Canada Candy and Jelly Bean lists.

Visit MyGlutenFacts for all the details.

Since they are constantly updating the candy list – head on over there to see the most up-to-date information!

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

5 Responses to “Your Ultimate Gluten Free Easter Guide”
  1. Dora says:

    I was wondering if you have a recipe for a maple cream filled easter egg. My Mother In Law used to get my kids one from a local Church who made them this time of yr. They no longer to it…and we are doing GF now to so I want to be sure it is safe for her to eat. My daughter loves them and misses them so much. Hope you have a good recipe for one. Thanks so much.

  2. Nancy says:

    Hi DOra- I don’t have a recipe for that, but you may want to check with the myglutenfacts list – http://www.myglutenfacts.com/events/gluten-free-easter-candy-list/?bcode=0&gf_status=0&k=cadbury&gcat=14012&ccode=2
    That’s the Cadbury search- several of their cream filled eggs are gluten free.

  3. Debbie Cea says:

    Thank you for sharing. We have such a hard time as we try to move our son to 100% GFCF. I have really enjoyed all the help you have provided us. And who does not love easter basket cupcakes!

  4. Thanks for the info. I’m excited to make those cute chicks!!!

  5. Great website for deviled eggs. Olympics choice.

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