Gluten Free Finger Foods for the Holidays

I am not entirely sure how this year flew by so quickly but it happened in a blink and in just a few short weeks, the holiday season will be in full swing. 

I am pretty sure I was in total denial that it was even November until this past week or so.  The weather here has been unseasonably warm – in fact, up until Halloween, it was like 70 degrees outside.  Then, all the sudden, it was like someone flipped a switch and it became fall. 

I think it also hit me that “winter is coming” when I took a trip up to the Adirondacks this past weekend.  I actually went up there to bring my kids to the North Pole “Santa’s Workshop” but once we got up there we realized it was CLOSED.  Huge bummer (it used to be open year round) but we made the most of our trip which included a stay in a cozy cabin complete with a fire to keep the chill out.  

While the afternoons were mild, the mornings were quite nippy and by nippy I mean a cool 25 degrees.  That didn’t stop me from getting a run in though, which I practically had to force myself to do but the views were SO worth it.  

Anyway, it was on my run (while I was trying to warm up) that I realized that winter was in fact, coming and I needed to start prepping menu ideas for Thanksgiving which I happen to host.  I toyed around with the idea of making something new to share but we were greeting with a massive rain/thunderstorm once we arrived home so I decided to round up a few of my favorite recipes instead :) 

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Gluten Free and Delicious Finger Food and Party Appetizer Recipes for the Holidays

Spicy Buffalo Carrot Fritters

Spicy Buffalo Carrot Fritters {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}


Toasted Goat Cheese & Pecan Sweet Potato Bites


Caramelized Mushroom Polenta Bites

Caramelized Mushroom Polenta Bites. Crispy baked polenta rounds topped with caramelized onions and mushrooms sauteed with cabernet, white stilton cranberry cheese and garnished with thyme. Gluten free, vegetarian with vegan option. Perfect for holiday and New Year's Eve parties.

Pomegranate & Crushed Pistachio Crostini

Pomegranate & Crushed Pistachio Crostini Appetizer Recipe {gluten free}

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Jennifer Fisher
Reply November 6, 2017

Those Toasted Goat Cheese & Pecan Sweet Potato Bites look crazy good!

Deborah Brooks
Reply November 6, 2017

Those carrot fritters look amazing! Thanks for linking up for meatless Monday
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Reply November 6, 2017

OMG- those carrot fritters! Ridiculously good! I love all of these but my weakness is always crunchy!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply November 6, 2017

These look really good!! Love the one with the pomegranate seeds. :-)

Rachel (Little Chef Big Appetite)
Reply November 6, 2017

Oh man, I want all of these PRONTO! SO yummy!

Reply November 6, 2017

These all look so good!!! *-* I want the carrot fritters and the goat cheese sweet potato bites! <3

Katie @ Hungry Runner
Reply November 7, 2017

Oh boy! Those carrot fritters and sweet potato bites sound SOOO good. Gotta bookmark this page for future holiday cooking reference :)

Reply November 7, 2017

Oh. My. Effing. YUM! These allllllll look so good. I'm seriously salivating right now. Thanks for sharing!

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