Try this streamlined four- step plan to prepare a holiday meal without gluten and genetically modified ingredients.
voiding both gluten and GMOs is never easy, but it’s even more diffi cult during the holidays. For a truly safe Thanksgiving, try this step- by- step plan.
Several weeks before the holiday, order an organic turkey or turkey breast. That will ensure that the centerpiece of your meal wasn’t raised on GMO feed.
Once your turkey is ordered, plan your holiday meal preparation. See “Make the Switch” ( below) for non- GMO, gluten- free substitutes to many common ingredients, and gather non- perishable, USDA Organic or Non- GMO Project Verifi ed, gluten- free products that you need. Dried herbs and spices, chicken broth, non- GMO gluten- free fl our, and rice are common ingredients that can be purchased weeks ahead of time.
Half a week before the holiday, buy hardier vegetables that will last, and fresh ingredients that you need for side dishes— such as chestnut and vegetable stuffi ng or a wild rice pilaf— that you can make a day or two ahead of time, refrigerate, and reheat on the holiday. Condiments, such as homemade cranberry sauce, and many desserts, such as apple or pumpkin pie, that are often served cold, also can be made in advance. It’s an organization of more than 350,000 followers that collectively speaks to, boycotts, and forces large food manufacturers to remove GMO ingredients from their products. To learn more, visit GMOFreeUSA. org.