I thought of this recipe roundup again as I was pondering all of the amazingly delicious and nourishing recipes that are available throughout the blogosphere for the holidays this year.
It can be tough to find “real food” recipes. I know, because I’ve gone to local stores and looked around online and found little. Yes, there are books on whole foods, but rarely with traditional techniques. There are books that don’t use processed foods, but they shun animal fats and dairy. It’s not hard to see why real food blogs have grown tremendously over the last couple of years!
When it comes to holiday cooking, many of us have family stand-bys or favorite recipes that we used to make, but now with our new knowledge of what real food really is, we get a bit stuck and wonder what to prepare for all of our special meals and get-togethers this season.
I decided to round up a huge selection of nourishing, whole foods holiday recipes. It’s nice to have everything in one neat and tidy list, isn’t it? Bookmark this list, Stumble it, tweet about it, share on Facebook, or send it to friends and family. Let’s share the real food love this holiday season, shall we?
So here you have it… a whopping 398 whole, real food recipes to choose from. Enjoy!
Here at Keeper of the Home:
Chewy Gingersnaps (No gluten, no grains, no dairy)
Sides and Appies
Guilt-Free Christmas Snacking (with recipes for Deviled Eggs and real food Cheesecake)
From last year:
Healthy Holiday Eats and Sweets Carnival- This was a carnival that I ran last December and it features 43 recipes, including beverages, desserts, main and side dishes, breakfasts, and even edible gifts.
Saving Naturally (our sister site)
Have a Healthy Holiday Recipe List- A nice selection of healthier holiday recipes for every part of your meal, from a group of 8 bloggers that I was a part of on my other blog. Find all of the recipes listed in this one post, along with a few reader contributions. Not every one is made with 100% traditional ingredients, but they are all made with whole foods and would be easily adaptable.
Whole Foods for the Holidays: Real Food Progressive Dinner
This was a collaborative effort with some of my favorite real food bloggers. Each link below contains a good 20-50 recipes with a nourishing, whole foods focus. They’re separated into different category of recipes (breads, side, etc.) and many have photo thumbnails for you to preview the recipe, making it simple to find what you’re looking for!
Modern Alternative Mama :: Desserts
From the Kitchens of the Keeper of the Home Contributing Writers
The faithful, incredible women who write here alongside me also have their own blogs bursting with culinary goodness. These are some of their best holiday-style recipes:
Chocolate Walnut Fudge
Chocolate Almond Coconut Candy
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread and Chocolate-Coconut Fudge
Real Homemade Eggnog
Thanksgiving Recipes (Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes)
Sides and Appies
Green Bean Casserole
Cranberry Cheese Bread
Favorite Salad Nuts