- Diane Sanfilippo | New York Times bestselling author of "Practical Paleo" and "The 21-Day Sugar Detox" | Home of the Balanced Bites Podcast - http://balancedbites.com -

Holiday Recipe Round-Up

I’m reposting this for 2012, updated with a bunch of new additions! Enjoy!

I’ve had a few requests for some holiday recipes and while I haven’t made new ones this year, I have a bunch on the blog already that could use some highlighting. If you haven’t already planned out everything you’re making and still need a few ideas, here you go!

NEW! Thanksgiving Stuffing Meatballs – these little gems from Practical Paleo are sure to be a crowd pleaser as an appetizer, part of the main meal, or anytime of year. I’ll probably make these for the annual “Dip Party” my friends hold where everything must come with a dipping sauce!

Butternut Squash Soup – this soup won over my grandpa last year, which is no small feat. While he’s not picky, he’s not quick to comment on things tasting fantastic. He loved this one and I know many of you have made it and loved it as well. This is a great way to begin your holiday meal.

Grain-Free Sausage & Apple Stuffing – AMAZING stuffing/dressing/whatever you want to call it. I make mine outside of the bird to avoid any possible contamination or undercooking… I LOVE this stuffing.

4 Easy Holiday Sides & Desserts
(download all 4 recipes in one PDF!)
Easy, healthy spins on some traditional favorites: Chunky Cranberry Sauce
Carrot Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
Grain-Free Apple Crumble
Pumpkin Pie Custard

Pumpkin Custard – a delicious dessert alternative to pumpkin pie, especially nice for those who can’t eat the nut crusts typically included in a grain-free or Paleo pumpkin pie.

Roasted Winter Squash with Coconut Butter – this one will surely please their palates and surprise them when it’s not sweet potatoes and marshmallow but squash topped with a healthier, whole food alternative. Topping baked or whipped sweet potatoes with coconut butter is also amazing.

Grain Free Pumpkin Muffins – a great treat for dessert or for breakfast if you find yourself with an extra can or partial can of pumpkin!

NEW! Carrot Pumpkin Spice Muffins
NEW! Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins from “Practical Paleo.”

Sweet Potato Pancakes – perfect as a side or to use up the extra sweet potatoes you didn’t mash or bake, or for breakfast the next morning.

NEW! Pumpkin Pancakes – perfect for a breakfast with leftover pumpkin.

And, some of my favorites from other bloggers:

The Food Lovers’ Thanksgiving Recipes (a LOT of them!)

Nom Nom Paleo Turkey Day Menu Ideas

Everyday Paleo: Pumpkin Pie – I made this last year but I used only 1/4 cup of sweetener. I think I used maple syrup or 2 Tbsp of maple and 2 Tbsp of honey. This pie was delicious with it’s nutty crust!