By Vanessa Greaves
December 09, 2014

Sure, you could put out a plate of raw veg, and that would technically work for your paleo, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and prebiotic/probiotic eaters (the superorganism-conscious who eat with gut health in mind). But you love your party peeps more than that, right? So, here are better ways to feed some popular diets this holiday. Bonus: These recipes can serve more than one kind of special diet...and they all work for your guests whose only food restriction is that things have to taste good.

Bacon and Date Appetizer

Feeds gluten-free and paleo.

Photo by Jessica

Chef John's Deviled Eggs

Feeds gluten-free and paleo.

Photo by Christina

Greek Salad on a Stick

Feeds gluten-free and vegetarian.

Photo by Lindsey

Grilled Shrimp Scampi Cocktail

Feeds gluten-free (choose gf cocktail sauce) and paleo.

Photo by AcaCandy

Jicama Appetizer

Feeds gluten-free, paleo, prebiotic, vegan, and vegetarian.

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

Korean Egg Roll Triangles

Feeds gluten-free (choose gf wrappers), prebiotic, and vegetarian.


Roasted Chickpeas

Feeds gluten-free, prebiotic, vegan, and vegetarian.

Photo by Scotdog

Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Feeds gluten-free, probiotic, vegan, and vegetarian.

Photo by lutzflcat

Tzatziki Sauce

Feeds gluten-free, probiotic (choose full-fat Greek yogurt), and vegetarian.

Photo by CC♥'s2bake

Chunky Paleo Guacamole

When in doubt, set out a big bowl of guacamole. Because just about every kind of special-diet type can eat avocados. It's a party now!

Photo by Molly

Looking for special-diet ideas for main dishes and desserts? We've got you covered.