Among your wedding guests there will be people who due to intolerance or medical restrictions cannot consume gluten. We are the Wedding officiants at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and today we will share menu options for your wedding so that all guests can enjoy the meal.
Although according to the studies, there is a low percentage of the population that suffers from celiac disease or gluten intolerance, many people have opted for a diet free of this protein, contained in wheat, to improve your digestion or lose weight, so it is worthwhile to include options with alternative ingredients in your marriage menu.
Just as they have dedicated time to define a decoration for marriage that makes the room look fabulous, they have had several tests of the wedding suit or the wedding hairstyle and they will review different models of party dresses that adapt to the figure of the bridesmaids or define the color of the costumes of the godparents, have an alternative menu, gluten-free, will make each guest can eat at ease and without limitations.
What is celiac disease?
According to studies, gluten intolerance is an inherited autoimmune disease that is characterized by the malfunction of the small intestine villi, caused by protein. This causes that there is not a correct absorption of nutrients from food, causing eating disorders such as loss of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, excess gas and constant feeling of tiredness, among others.
What foods is gluten found in?
Gluten is a protein present in different varieties of cereals such as wheat, oats, barley and rye, all used for bakery and pastry, also in other types of food such as soups, pasta and thickeners for creams or instant preparations. This is why so, as they were careful when choosing their wedding floral arrangements, they should request an alternative menu that does not contain any of these ingredients.
Consult and prevent
Taking into account the inconvenience that this disease can cause, the suggestion is that they include in their invitation card design, a space for their guests to express any intolerance or food restriction. With this clear, set an appointment and talk with who will provide the catering service to convey all the resulting concerns. Keep in mind that food handling is of the utmost importance, as gluten intolerance and symptoms of celiac disease can appear not only by the consumption of the ingredients mentioned above, but by contact with traces of these, for example, if with the same bread knife, they split some other ingredient.
Ideas for a gluten-free menu
We propose four menus with equally delicious options that can easily be incorporated into your wedding banquet, so that all attendees can enjoy with equal taste, the food they are going to offer. And for the peace of mind of those who suffer from this disorder they can include in the invitation card model, a small legend that says: “There is a special menu for you”.
Menu option 1
- Entrance: Creamy spinach soup.
- First course: Baked salmon with hot vegetables.
- Second course: Beef sirloin with Jerez.
- Dessert: Snow of red fruits with chocolate zest.
Menu option 2
- Entrance: Tuna with lemon and arugula leaves.
- First course: Eggplants with tomato sauce.
- Second course: Baked chicken with potatoes with paprika.
- Dessert: Fruit cocktail and whipped cream.
Menu option 3
- Entrance: Arugula, tomato and mozzarella salad.
- First course: Baked loin with sweet and sour sauce
- Second course: Fish fillet (seasonal) in orange sauce with pea puree.
- Dessert: Vegan chocolate cake.
- Snack: Brie cheese baked with apple and honey.
Menu option 4
- Entrance: Shrimp Ceviche.
- First course: Asparagus casserole, beef leg and mushrooms.
- Dessert: Meringues with peach.
- Snack: zucchini rolls and blue cheese.
In general, they will not have a problem with drinks because celiac have a lot of alternatives. The only thing that is restricted is beer, but, just as they will leave their mark on the decoration of the marriage hall, they can, with the help of their barman, create some signature or signature cocktails with the drinks and flavors they like best and give it a name special for you They can make preparations with gin and vodka that are also low in calories, prefer strong drinks or cocktails based on brandy or if they have a larger budget, opt for margarita and other preparations with tequila.
If you want to have a healthy option, try a Ginger cocktail, mint and bitter drops or fruit smoothies such as pineapple and peppermint lemonade, Jamaican flower tea or red fruit smoothie.
The Wedding officiants at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma will help you chose the right menu for your wedding. Agree with your catering service any of the proposed gluten-free menu options or others that professionals can provide. Remember to be clear, especially if it is a plate at the table, which will receive the special preparations and include the description on the same stationery of the marriage cards, so that the guests find in the assigned place to sit.