The holidays are my FAVORITE time of the year. Growing up in West Virginia, we had a beautiful four season year with a distinct Fall and Winter. Those times, while sometimes uncomfortably cold, were always my favorite because of the holidays, good food, family, and friends. Now I'm in Texas, and while we don't have four seasons (we have "Winter" which is like fall, hot, and scorching) I can bring back all those nostalgia-inducing seasonal feels with my favorite holiday foods, Paleo Holiday Recipes style.
Below I've rounded up some of my favorite paleo holiday recipes that we've created for the blog over the last few years. I hope these paleo holiday recipes become as beloved in your home as they have in ours!
Holiday Spice Latte - this spiced coffee drink is cozy and warm and perfect for snuggling up to on a cold day.
Mulled Apple Cider Smoothie - if you're like us, it's sometimes a little too warm to cozy up with a hot drink, so this is the perfect sip on those warm winter days.
Cheddar Dates - These primal appetizers will become a staple at your holiday gatherings. Sweet, savory, umami little bites of deliciousness.
Ultimate Green Bean Casserole - This is a Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner favorite that I could eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner any time of the year. It's creamy, savory, and has all the yummy fried onion flavor you love.
Real Deal Thanksgiving Stuffing - Stuffing/dressing has always been my favorite Thanksgiving food. I would gladly skip the turkey in lieu of a larger serving of the mushy, crunchy, moist, herby, deliciousness.
Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole - Sweet potato casserole was always served at big family dinners in the fall and winter in my family, topped with candied nuts, toasted marshmallows, and all- except ours was filled with sugar. No more!
Crock Pot Apple Pumpkin Butter - This paleo treat is comforting, sweet, and combines your favorite flavors of fall, all in one jar. It's great for topping grass-fed yogurt, paleo bread, and even homemade cookies and pastries. I've been using it as a "dip" for some filled shortbread cookies I whipped up. This easy recipe will become a favorite!
Chocolate Covered Paleo Chow - Did anyone else grow up looking forward to holidays parties for the "Puppy Chow?" My mom didn't make it in our house, but I wasn't a stranger to this AMAZING (yet overly sweet, insanely overindulgent) treat. I've got your cleaned up alternative.
4 Ingredient Chocolate Cereal Bark - I've seen a million and twelve recipes for chocolate barks this past holiday season, paleo and non paleo alike, and figured it was time to create my own chocolatey goodness. This the perfect contribution to a holiday party, family gathering, or just for vegging out and getting cozy in front of a warm fire.
Paleo Gingerbread Raisin Cookies - Move over pumpkin spice, it's GINGERBREAD time. I made these little chewy, cakey, gingerbread treats while waiting to prepare our Thanksgiving feast so I could enjoy them allllll through December. These are a soft and chewy
Paleo Creamsicle Macaroons - a delicious treat from Predominantly Paleo and Zenbelly's Yiddish Kitchen Cookbook!
and last but not least, these Crustless Pumpkin Pie Bites - When you want all the melt in your mouth goodness of pumpkin pie, without the hassle of baking a crust, these bites will do the trick. Made with just a handful of simple ingredients, these will fulfill all your pumpkin pie cravings without the gluten, or time spent at the oven.
We hope you enjoy these paleo holiday recipes, straight from our kitchen to yours.
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