Merry Christmas & What to Cook! :)

by brenda on December 23, 2010

GAPS Legal Christmas Recipes 

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Today is "baking day" at my home. When we started GAPS a year ago, I’m sure I probably thought that a "baking day" would be non-existent in the future. What can you possibly bake on a grain-free, sugar-free, starch-free diet? Well, let me share what I’ll be baking!

Well, first of all, this is where I encourage you to buy A Whole Food Holiday while it’s still on sale. You’ll find lots of great recipes in there! Also, the Thanksgiving Leftovers book applies to Christmas leftovers nicely. Are you serving turkey? Use these recipes for easy, GAPS friendly meals!

 

Other recipes I would like to make:

Almond Roca

Homemade Chocolate "Chunks" (w/honey, no agave) to put in these Chocolate Cookies (w/honey, no sugar).

The Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Clusters that I made up a whole back. (I’m seeing a chocolate theme here–who can have Christmas without chocolate though?? :) )

Peppermint Pattie Coconut Bark

Coconut Flour Gingerbread Cookies no Stevia and honey in place of molasses (we’ll see how they turn out!)

These Honey Sand Balls look interesting if you take out the Stevia and Xylitol somehow. I might get creative with these. :)

If you can tolerate almond flour, you can make these Cut Out Cookies

I’m thinking of trying these Linzer Tarts with honey instead of sugar.

I am thinking about making Carrot Cake to bring to a family Christmas Eve celebration

On Christmas Day, we always make a Birthday cake for Jesus with the kids, and this year we’re making Coconut Flour Orange Cake from Nourishing Days. (Farm Boy 1 and I both voted for a flourless chocolate cake, but we can’t have every dessert be our way :) )

 

Now for dinner–most of my recipes come from A Whole Food Holiday. We are cooking our first goose this year (from our own farm!) as well, and I found a recipe for Roasting a Christmas Goose.

 

We are having my parents over for breakfast on Christmas morning, and I am going to be making:

Turkey Apple Sausages

Scrambled Eggs with Diced Ham (Organic Prairie sells a sliced ham that has no sugar in it. If you live in Oregon, buy it at New Seasons! If you buy a case, you get 10% off! :) )

Coconut Flour Crepes probably with frozen strawberries cooked in some honey and some drained yogurt w/honey (I also still have some strawberry freezer jam with sugar from my pre-GAPS days, so I’ll probably pull that out for my non-GAPS eating parents :) )

Orange Juice

Peppermint Honey Hot Chocolate (I’ll share this recipe soon!)

and my mom is bringing fruit

 

I hope this helps you think of some ideas to feed your family! Have a blessed holiday!! :) :)

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