Paleo Holiday Recipe Roundup

So it's the holiday season and you're worried your going to have to abandon ship on your grain-free Paleo/Primal diet. I've come up with a list of my favorite recipes from this site to keep you on track! From holiday brunches to ideas for using up leftovers, I have you covered. From this list, you can come up with meals for a small group or a buffet for larger gatherings. I hope this helps you stay on track towards your health goals during this festive time. Happy Holidays from Chow Bella!

Breakfast/Brunch: 

Spiced Pumpkin Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

Grain-Free Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Sweet Potato Fritters
Breakfast Sausage Stir-Fry with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Burst Grape Tomatoes
Egg Muffins with Chicken Sausage and Vegetables
Turkey Breakfast Sausage
Sage Pork Breakfast Sausage
Frittata with Sausage, Spinach and Sweet Potatoes
Kale and Sausage Hash
Apple Cinnamon Coconut Flour Muffins
Grain-Free Blueberry Muffins
Asparagus and Ham Crustless Quiche
Eggs in a Cup with Ham and Mushrooms (Les Oeufs en Cocotte avec du Jambon et des Champignons) 

*Serving ideas: add fruit salad and/or sliced tomatoes on the side. Salsa can make a great accompaniment for some of the egg dishes.

Appetizers/Starters:
Creamy Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Soup
Curried Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup
Superstuffed Deviled Eggs
Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette on a basic salad-especially good with butter lettuce
Pistachio Pear Spinach Salad

*Other easy additions include a relish tray with pickles, olives, and cut vegetables with guacamole or other dip. If you eat cheese, a cheese tray with fresh seasonal fruit (pomegranate, apples and pears--be sure to toss them in a little lemon juice to keep from browning, clementines, and oranges) and nuts would make a pretty presentation.

Side Dishes:

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Frizzled Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic and Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, and Onions
Pumpkin Casserole (can also be a dessert)
Easy Green Beans with Caramelized Onions
Spiced Cran-Apple Sauce
Twice-Baked Honey Nut Acorn Squash (can also be a dessert)

Main Courses:
Cornish Game Hens with Orange and Herb Glaze
Roasted Chicken and Mushrooms with Rosemary and Lemon
Spice-Rubbed Roasted Turkey Legs
Slow-Cooked Turkey Legs with Mushrooms
Sweet and Savory Pork Loin with Pears and Onions
Honey-Lemon Glazed Pork Tenderloin Medallions
Roast Pork with Orange (Arrosto all'arancia)
Mustard-Apple Pork Loin
Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Portabella Mushroom-Onion Gravy

*If you are short on space with each burner on the stove occupied and the oven full, why not prepare your protein in a crock pot? You can set it ahead of time and food takes minimal maintenance while it cooks so you can go do other things!

Desserts: 
Grain-Free Sweet Potato Crisp
Gluten-free Chocolate Coconut Cake with Chocolate Pecan Glaze

Leftovers:
Southwestern Turkey and Vegetable Soup (use leftover turkey or other roasted meat)
Chicken and Kale Salad  (can substitute leftover turkey)
Chicken and Vegetable Patties  (can substitute leftover turkey or other roasted meat)



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