Jeff and I are very boring eaters all year round. If you came to our dining table, meal after meal, you’d see a ton of cheese omelets, salmon quiche, liver, heart, and onion paté fried in butter, and a ton of steak cooked in the air fryer with onions and mushrooms. Perhaps we go all out and add a salad, but often not even. Boring right?
We really whooped it up this week as I stuck a whole rabbit into the crock pot with onions, celery, carrots, and sliced mushrooms. I jokingly say that I would be a great, rough cook on a kibbutz (ditch the butter with the liver for sure) or a logging camp, especially for a bunch of ‘O’ and ‘B’ blood type lumberjacks. I’ve even got a closet full of plaid shirts, eh?
Sometimes I make almond flour blueberry muffins (https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/keto-low-carb-paleo-blueberry-muffins-recipe-almond-flour/) as a treat, but mostly we eat to live as opposed to living to eat. This is a challenge for me as I’ve suffered food addictions most of my life, and if I’m not careful to keep a lid on getting the sweetness out of life through my food, I can find a lot of sugar and carbs suddenly slipping into my diet.
So when the holidays came each year, I adjusted recipes and kept things pretty clean so that I wouldn’t be mopping up 5-7 lbs of indiscretions afterwards. I gave up drinking a decade ago or more, as I never liked the way it made me feel; especially afterwards, as my blood sugar plummeted at 4:00 a.m., waking me up, and then I would feel like crap for 2 days after. It just never served me.
So when the kids were looking for holiday treats, or we were invited to bring food to family gatherings (I mostly was asked to make a ginormous Greek salad), or if we had a hankering for something sweet, I might whip up the following keto desserts:
Chocolate Almond Butter – 4 Ingredient Fat Bombs
Raspberry Keto Thumbprint Cookies
Pecan Shortbread Cookies
Chocolate Almond Clusters
Keto Nanaimo Bars
Three Ingredient Coconut Macaroons
Elaborate Keto Lemon Bread
For a sweetener, I personally do best with monk fruit or allulose. If you don’t need to watch your glycemic index like I do, then maple syrup, cane sugar, or honey are good, natural options. Don’t hesitate to share your own keto adventures below. I love to exchange recipes during the holidays for sure.
Some of the most fun I’ve ever had was with a group of friends who came over with the ingredients for 2 keto treats each. We would all bake together and then share the yield on our own platters. This ensured that we had a greater variety and it looked like we owned healthy confection stores on the side. All of us were full-time working moms, usually trying to do way too much in isolation. It takes a village to take care of each other. Add your favorite holiday music and perhaps your heart will feel as full as mine did.
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy Winter Solstice to you and yours, whatever you celebrate. I will include other blogs we’ve written below that can also help to facilitate your health over the holidays. Be well and enjoy your time with those most precious to you.
How to Orchestrate A Spiritual Holiday On a Shoestring
Ideas To Make Your Holiday More Meaningful
Is Christmas Killing You? 10 Ways to Invest in Your Sanity and Health for FREE!
My Twelve Days of Christmas
Gift Shopping For The Genotypes (Homeopathic Constiutions)
- Success Story: Reduced A1C / Glucose Levels
- Keto Recipes And How To Stay Fit Over The Holidays!