Especially for those of us who are gluten free (due to intolerance, celiac, or choice) since the GF "diet" is still trendy in the media, it can be hard to explain (again and again) that we aren't doing this for fun.
The best defense to any good problem is a good offense, in this case that means bringing along your own holiday offering to share. That way YOU know you have something safe to eat (just remember to set aside a plate if cross-contamination looks like it will be an issue) and you get to show everyone that gluten free food can be delicious!
Below are some great looking snacks (some holiday and some just tasty) that are sure to turn heads at any party this year, and all of them are Gluten-Free! Many of these are safe for other allergies too (or could be with a simple switch like vegan mayo and soy cheeses in the hot corn dip).
Clockwise from top
Snowman veggie plate (you could use a dairy free dip)
Parmesan edamame (sub soy cheese or nutritional yeast for a dairy free alternative)
Veggie tree (use gluten free pretzels or carrot sticks, use soy cheese for a dairy free alternative)
Hot corn dip (use vegan mayo and soy cheese for a dairy free alternative)
Strawberry Banana "Grinches" (already safe!)
Baked chips and "Fry" sauce (The sauce would work with soy yogurt or vegan mayo)
And if those savory options aren't quite what you're looking for I've got an awesome new recipe for Candy Cane Popcorn that's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Buuuttt you'll have to wait for tomorrow's Chopped Kitchen Challenge holiday party to get the details on that one J