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An Allergy-Free Memorial Day Menu

May 23, 2013

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It's Memorial Day weekend here in the US, which means that summer is finally upon us and it’s time to start planning a cookout with friends, family and lots of delicious food! If you’re cooking for a crowd this year, serving a meal that satisfies everyone, even those with food allergies, can be difficult. Instead of making one vegan burger, or a small batch of gluten-free cookies, why not make delicious, allergy-free dishes that everyone will enjoy? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite gluten-free, vegan, and raw dishes (with a few meat dishes for your omnivorous friends) that everyone is sure to love!

Have a gluten allergy? Try…

  1. Honey Cilantro Soaked Quinoa
  2. Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Quinoa Bean Salad
  3. Black Bean Salad
  4. Smoky Beet Burgers
  5. Buckwheat Tabouli Salad

Serving vegetarian or vegan guests? Try…

  1. Vegan Veggie Burgers
  2. Collard Green Wraps
  3. Kiwi Black Bean Guacamole
  4. Edamame Burgers
  5. Vegetarian Buffalo Salad
  6. Sweet Potato Salad

On a raw food diet? Try…

  1. Vitamin C Charged Fruit Salad
  2. Sweet ‘N Cheesy Sunny Carrot Dip
  3. Kale Slaw with Tahini Dressing
  4. Gabby’s Famous Chopped Salad

Feeding a meat-loving crowd? Try…

  1. Kimchi Turkey Meatballs
  2. Cinnamon Steak Tips
  3. Lemon Pepper Shrimp over Quinoa
  4. Meatloaf Muffins
  5. Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers

For a fresh take on refreshments try…

  1. Lavender Lemonade
  2. Mango and Lime Agua Fresca

Don’t forget about dessert! Try these allergy-free treats…

  1. Healthy Lime Sherbet
  2. Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Now you can rest assured that your Memorial Day menu will feed a hungry crowd without excluding those with food allergies. What are you planning to serve this weekend?