Quick Tips for a Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day with Families, Lovers or Friends!

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Quick Tips for a Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day with Families, Lovers or Friends!

The season of love is in full swing and we’re planning to make it the best Valentine’s Day yet. If your goal is to achieve the perfect gluten-free valentines day (and it should be!), then preparation is key. Break out your notebooks and get ready to take notes: we’ve got every aspect of a gluten-free Valentine’s Day covered, no matter who you’re sharing your love-fest with this year.

1.  Families.

Families with gluten-free children are bound to encounter some sticky situations come Valentine’s Day. Cupcakes and candy abound, be sure to talk to your child’s teachers beforehand to remind them about their gluten-free diet. Talk with your child about a GF snack or alternative dessert they’d like to bring in, and make sure it’s enticing enough that they won’t be tempted to cheat or wind up feeling left out. As for candies, the most common Valentine’s Day classroom treat is the classic Necco Sweetheart conversation hearts, which are gluten-free, according to the company’s ingredient information. If you’re planning to bake a special GF dessert for your child’s class, check out these gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free heart-shaped sugar cookies from Elana’s Pantry. You’ll side step some of the most notorious classroom allergies and satisfy their sweet tooth with a healthier treat.

2.  Lovers.

If you’re planning a GF Valentine’s Day date, check out our 2014 post for inspiration. One of the perks of a gluten-free Valentine’s Day is that it demands creativity. This year, team up with your date to create a GF culinary masterpiece that’s as romantic as it is delicious. Be ambitious and plan a three course menu with an appetizer, a main course masterpiece, and an Instagram-worthy dessert. The internet is flooded with delicious GF recipes, and Pinterest even has Valentine’s Day theme boards for gluten-free recipes. If you’re ready for the big leagues, check out Buzzfeed’s 33 Amazing Gluten-Free Recipes for Valentine’s Day. Pour two hearty glasses of red wine (also gluten-free!) and let the perfect date night begin.

3.  Friends.

Whether you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day with the girls or getting together with friends on February 14, drinks and food are likely to take center stage. When it comes to libations, you can easily access our Gluten-Free Food List from your mobile device or computer and confirm the GF status of your preferred spirit. We love the gluten-free craft cocktail recipes from Taste Guru and Glutenista – there’s even a cocktail called French Kiss to keep your drink menu festive.

Take control of the Valentine’s Day cuisine by sharing a list of gluten-free, V-Day-themed recipes. The Food Network rounded up 29 of the most delicious GF desserts on the internet, and you can wow your friends with gourmet-status GF appetizers. Break out the heart-shaped confetti and pink balloons – your perfect GF Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

Happy gluten-free Valentine’s Day from the GFB! How will you be celebrating your gluten-free Valentine’s Day? Share your best tips and tricks with us in the comments below!

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