Holiday Recipe Series – Appetizers: Spark Your Appetite, Not Your Glucose

credit: Sarah Brett, RD

Happy Holidays WellnessFXers! Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and what better time to kick off our Holiday Recipe Series? In this post you’ll find four appetizers sure to start off right any holiday dinner. The only bad side? Get used to explaining to your health-conscious friends that ‘These are okay to eat, I swear!’

Our first recipe includes a very useful side treat: Paleo Mayonnaise. When searching around for appetizers to make your Holiday Party healthy and fun, we ran across a LOT of recipes calling for mayo. Glance just once at the labeling on a generic brand and you’ll see why homemade mayo is the way to go.

Now it’s time to use your newfound guilty (read: healthy) pleasure to make something truly devilish! Credit goes to

What Christmas Party is complete without a bunch of pigs in blankets floating around? The following recipe from A Taste of Wonderland is a gluten-free, grass-fed, healthy-fat-filled treat!

Halloween may be over, but pumpkin season isn’t. For those who have been yearning bread since going gluten-free and fear succumbing to the guaranteed temptations of the holiday season, here is a tasty alternative from The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre. This holiday season, the best defense is a good offense: bring your own special healthy recipe for the foods you love.

Not all carbs are created equal and sweet potatoes certainly fall within this rule. Author and health innovator Ashley Tudor recently released a book that goes in sweet detail about this super food, Sweet Potato Power: Smart Carbs, Your Body Your Rules. Here’s a sample of one of her recipes to start this Holiday Season. And don’t forget to sign-up for our first webinar featuring Ashley!If you try any of these, let us know! We want to hear your feedback! And be sure to share your own favorite holiday recipes.

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Stay tuned for the next post in the Holiday Recipe Series: Meat Dishes: Going Paleo for the Holidays

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