A Very Merry Paleo Christmas Menu 2014

By on December 24, 2014
Some rights reserved by kevin dooley.

Some rights reserved by kevin dooley.

I’m traveling this week up to my grandparents humble, snow-covered home in Northern Michigan. My grandma is an amazing cook–someone with remarkable talent to pull any two ingredients together and make a sort of feast. She’s not too familiar with the Paleo diet, but because she is a beautiful, ageless, graceful woman, I think she avoided needing the Paleo diet. What’s her secret? Birthed in the Great Depression, I’m sure she has many, many, many that I’ll never know.

However, this past evening, I created a Very Merry Paleo Christmas Menu for my Paleo friends and I, prior to leaping into my car and heading north. As such, I thought I’d share my discoveries with you–my favorite recipes, my delightful dinner, and none of the very, very silly jokes that were uttered over Paleo macaroni and cheese.

A Very Merry Paleo Christmas Menu Appetizer

Ground-Breaking Ground Beef-Stuffed Paleo Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms offer my favorite flavors in the world. They’re adorable and juicy–a sincerely perfect first course on your way to a complete paleo christmas menu. Plus, they’re ever-so-warm coming out of the oven, and they deliver a sort of rich, garlic-y palate layer for the evening ahead.

Ingredients:

15 button mushrooms

3/4 pound ground beef

1 tbsp. coconut oil

1 diced onion

3 minced garlic cloves

1/4 chopped bell pepper

2 1/2 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 cup almond meal

2 tbsp. minced basil leaves

Directions:

Begin by preheating your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Next, take the stems from the adorable button mushrooms. Slice and dice the stems and position them to the side.

Next, pour the olive oil into a medium-sized mixing bowl, and position the mushrooms in the bowl, as well. Place this bowl to the side.

Add the coconut oil to a skillet over medium heat. When it begins to melt, add the ground beef to the skillet and allow it to brown for eight minutes, stirring a bit with a spoon. Next, add the onion, the mushroom stems, the pepper, and the garlic. Allow this mixture to cook together for six minutes.

Next, pour the almond meal into the mixture. Stir well before removing the mixture from the heat and adding the basil.

Stuff up the mushrooms with the hearty concoction, and position each of the mushrooms on a baking sheet. Allow the mushrooms to cook for forty-five minutes. The ground beef mixture should begin to brown and crust.

Serve the mushrooms warm! And get ready for round 2.

A Very Merry Paleo Christmas Menu Main Course

Kale-Stuffed Autumnal Squash

That’s right. I decided to go anti-meat for the friends paleo christmas menu main course dish. After all, so many of them are vegetarians. I found that although this recipe is a bit starchy, it is so delicious. It leaves me full even now.

This recipe I’ve typed up is only for four. You can double it, triple it, whatever! for your holiday gathering.

Ingredients:

2 acorn squash

4 tbsp. coconut oil

4 minced garlic cloves

2 tbsp. chopped basil

1/2 tsp. oregano

1/2 tsp. sea salt

4 cups chopped kale

4 tbsp. diced pecans

Directions:

Begin by preheating your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Next, slice the acorn squashes in half. Remove all the seeds, and position the squash on a cookie sheet. Allow them to bake in the oven for forty minutes.

At this time, melt the coconut oil in a skillet. Cook the basil, the garlic, and all the seasonings in the coconut oil before tossing in the kale. Saute the kale for five minutes.

Next, stuff the squash with the created mixture. Sprinkle the pecans overtop, and enjoy the squash.

A Very Merry Paleo Christmas Menu Dessert Recipes

Actually, this is a cop-out. I didn’t make dessert because I’m trying to stay away from any formation of sugar. (I know. Poor timing.)

However, check out some of my favorite bloggers’ paleo christmas menu dessert recipes.

Paleo Fondue’s Gingerbread Cake and Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

The Sour Path is the Sweetest’s Sticky Almond Toffee

A Girl Worth Saving’s Dark Chocolate Peppermint Whoopee Pie

And as you gather around your paleo christmas menu during these last somber days of 2014, remember: you won’t feel as sick tomorrow as you did in Christmas past.

Enjoy!

email

About Megan White

Megan White is a Paleo diet food fanatic running around the world, searching for the most nutritional tasty treats in every country she can find. Follow her on her journey as she dodges sugar cravings, works to better her mind and body, and picks up some creative Paleo diet recipes along the way.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>