Allergy friendly foods is a tough topic when it comes to hosting a brunch or event. There are so many categories you have to pay attention to, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, meat free, flavor free (just kidding on that one)! But seriously, what do you do when you want to be allergy friendly all while having outstanding food?
First off, know your audience. Be aware of their food sensitivities. If you are dealing with meat eaters then phew don’t worry about having a meatless meal. Obviously if you have someone allergic to eggs (raise my hand) then you want to make sure you avoid eggs in at least a few dishes.
Secondly, keep your menu uncomplicated. When you stick to the basics you’re not only relieving some stress off yourself but making it easier to have an allergy friendly menu. Don’t get me wrong, there are AMAZING gourmet recipes for allergy friendly foods and it that’s your thing, go for it! I just know from experience the more complicated I make the food for large events the more stressed out I get.
Think salads, fruit salads, hash, gluten free desserts, specialty sandwiches and wraps, veggie platters, dips, protein burgers (that’s a burger with lettuce as the buns), flavored popcorn, skewers.
In case you missed any posts from our summer brunch series with Alexis at Chemistry Cachet, you’re in luck! For my refreshing fruit salad and fruit spritzer (link here). Alexis’ frozen fruit cake with raspberry jam (link here), egg free sweet potato breakfast hash (link here), and a printable menu.
Allergy Friendly Foods Selection
Thirdly, not every food item has to be allergy friendly. You can designate gluten free, sugar free, egg free, dairy free, etc… You can also host a potluck and designate allergy friendly foods to each individual. That way you can create a few non-allergy friendly foods with several allergy friendly options, providing several selections and keep everyone happy.
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Until next time, Stay well y’all!