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Paleo Mommas, Gluten free, grain free etc. Christmas....( GAPS)


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What are you serving for Christmas??

What treats are you making for your kiddoes?


It has been TORTURE keeping my youngest ( who needs it the most) GAPS compliant....grrrrr. He IS cute, so everyone thinks they have to hand him a cookie....or a chocolate....or a muffin....

I want to stock my house with fun Christmasy treats that are also compliant and not heavy on nuts or nut flours....coconut seems fine....


I will be making a flour less chocolate cake....can't wait .....for Christmas Eve....but I need to be well stocked for the next few weeks.

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Its not the same at all, but I'm eating low-carb (no grain at all, minimal sugar- but dairy and nuts are ok) and have made fudge and buckeyes at home also purchased ready made gluten/sugar free cookies from Netrition.con....(dixie diner brand- almond meal base)



It really helps to have treats made (or with me) so that I know I can have something if/when I want when I get home...so I'm not constantly feeling deprived :). Also I carry 86% dark chocolate with me :)

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We were actually able to make 12 different types of cookies that were grain/ dairy free. Here is my Pinterest board that lists the ones we made (and a few others we didn't get to). http://pinterest.com/purpleheartwife/12-days-of-christmas-treats/

For our Christmas dinner we will be having tenderloin, mashed sweet potatoes (made with coconut milk instead of cream), salad, and all of our cookies for dessert:)

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Here are a few candy recipes. I know not everyone does cocoa on GAPs but it seems a lot of people allow it. The second one should be ok, depending on what stage you are on if you use almond or another nut butter. These recipes need to be refrigerated due to the high coconut oil content, otherwise they melt. I think the fudge is especially good with chopped pecans. Oh and be aware- in case you are not aware- go easy on these at first- especially the fudge as the coconut oil can cause some digestive issues if you eat a lot at a time. I haven't had a lot of luck with coconut flour cookies and such, although I can make sweet bread with it and it is good.


For Christmas I'm not sure, usually we go to my parents and his. My mom will have a turkey and ham- not the best but gluten free at least. Then usually we will have baked sweet potatoes and some time of green bean or salad. I was just looking at recipes at:



Honestly with a newborn though I won't be attempting anything too fancy I expect. I'd love to get a goose to roast, make some paleo stuffing, roasted root/sweet pot veggies and real cranberry sauce- with a raw vegan "cheesecake" or such for dessert.


Healthy Fudge


½ c. coconut oil

½ c. cocoa

½ c. honey

dash salt

½ t. vanilla


1. Melt oil and honey together.

2. Process all ingredients together until smooth.

3. Pour into 8x8 pan and freeze until firm, keep cool.


Homemade Peanut Butter Cups


¾ c. peanut butter (or other nut butter)

2 T. honey

1 t. vanilla

¼ c. melted coconut oil

â…“ c. chopped nuts (optional)

4 oz unsweetened chocolate (or use sweetened and omit honey)

2-4 T. honey


1. Combine peanut butter, coconut oil, vanilla, 2 T. honey and nuts (if using).

2. Drop peanut mixture by the teasponful into mini- muffin cup liners

3. Place peanut butter cups into freezer

4. Melt chocolate and honey over low.

5. Pour chocolate over peanut butter cups once they have frozen, keep chilled when done.


Mounds Candy Bars



¾ cup dark chocolate chips

½ cup unsweetened shredded coconuthttps://lh4.googleus...yxrz_m2vSKQv3V4

¼ cup coconut oil

1 tablespoonhoney (if you want a sweeter filling, try 2 tablespoons)

  • Melt chocolate in a small pan over very low heat; or use a double boiler

  • In a small bowl, combine shredded coconut, coconut oil and honey

  • Fill mini- muffin cups with coconut mixture

  • Pour chocolate over coconut mixture.
  • Place in freezer for 10 minutes to harden.


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