Real Food for the Holidays

With Christmas less than a week away, many of us will be hitting the market to grab a few last-minute items as we prepare our holiday menu. There have been some amazing recipes floating around the blogosphere for meals and dishes using real, whole ingredients.

Next month we are going to talk more in depth about the real food movement, but today I wanted to leave you with some inspiring links for some healthy holiday cooking and baking.

As a starting point, Donielle at Naturally Knocked Up hosted a wonderful carnival of recipes with some other real food bloggers, called Whole Foods for the Holidays. She has the virtual “progressive dinner” links listed for a delicious, well-rounded holiday dinner.

And last week Simple Mom posted a great list of gluten-free appetizers that look delicious.

Read on for a few more recipes I’ve come across recently.

Main Dishes

Side Dishes


Last-minute-gift bonus: Edible Gifts :: Progressive Pioneer

One of our family traditions is to have grapefruit for Christmas morning breakfast, so this year I think I will change it up a bit by making Aimee’s Citrus & Pomegranate fruit salad. I can’t wait to try it!

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What’s on your holiday menu? If you have any healthy recipes to share, leave the link in the comments!

About Nicole

Nicole can be found blogging at her lifestyle blog, and is the editor of Simple Homemade. She loves to read, sew, make ice cream, take pictures, watch baseball and go for walks by the beach with her hubby and three little kiddos. She loves anything handmade and is affectionately known as a bit of a hippie among family and friends.


  1. What a great list of recipes! I’m off to get groceries one last time tonight and may pick up a few extras to try out a couple of these.

    *and thanks for including the Whole Foods Progressive Dinner!


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