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The holiday’s are here! Lights, music, shopping, and lots of holiday parties. Hate ’em or love ’em, holiday parties are just inevitable this time of year. When on an elimination diet like the Autoimmune Protocol, Paleo, or another elimination diet, parties can be incredibly difficult to navigate. Do you eat before? Bring your own food? Risk facing the elements? How do you attend a holiday party and not leave feeling like junk while also bringing food that others will love? 

Luckily, these healing diets have such a strong online community making it easy to find recipes that not only you can enjoy for yourself, but easily share with others! Here is my complete list of what to bring to a holiday party if you’re following the AIP, Paleo, a gluten free diet, or are facing several food allergies.

Paleo AIP Holiday Party Recipes

Appetizers 

AIP/ Paleo Bacon- Wrapped Pears from A Squirrel in the Kitchen 

AIP Asian Meatballs from Joy-filled Nourishment 

Beefy Stuffed Mushrooms from Sparkle Kitchen 

Paleo Plantain Chips and Easy Guacamole from Gutsy by Nature 

Prosciutto e Melone by Primal Palate 

Main Dishes 

AIP Slow Cooker Ham from Thriving on Paleo 

Autoimmune Protocol Meatloaf from Autoimmune Paleo 

Best Ever Brined Turkey from Gutsy by Nature (used coconut oil if ghee is not reintroduced) 

Braised Beef and Carrot Mash from Heartbeet Kitchen 

Roasted Chicken from He Won’t Know It’s Paleo 

Side Dishes 

AIP Crusty Bread from Cook It Up Paleo 

AIP Dinner Rolls from the Paleo Mom 

Braised Garlic Carrots from AIP Lifestyle 

Cauliflower and Carrot Puree from Zesty Paleo 

Creamy Roasted Broccoli from Beyond the Bite 

Herbed Whipped Parsnips from Meatified 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon from Paleo Grubs 

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows from Enjoying This Journey 

Sweet Potato Salad with Bacon from Sweet Potatoes and Social Change 

Desserts

AIP “Chocolate” and Peppermint No Bake Macaroons from Primal Palate 

Christmas Cookies Two Ways from Angel Slice 

Coconut Butter Dates from Heartbeet Kitchen 

Blackberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies from Don’t Eat the Spatula 

Gingersnap Cookies and Coconut Milk from Autoimmune Paleo

Maple Shortbread from Meljoulwan

The Healthy Gingerbread House from He Won’t Know It’s Paleo

Drinks 

Egg-less Nog from Healing Family Eats 

Frozen Hot “Chocolate” from Joy-filled Nourishment 

Paleo Autoimmune Protocol Hot “Chocolate” from yours truly, Unbound Wellness

 

That’s my list, friends! I hope that you all have an amazing holiday filled with friends, family, and great food. 

What are you munching on this holiday? 

And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. – 1 John 5:11