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Eight Photos of Paleo Christmas Day Eats

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Believe it or not, today is Monday.  I don’t know about y’all, but it feels like anything but Monday.  I was fortunate enough to have the past four days off of work, and will only be working Monday and Tuesday of this week.  So I guess that makes today my Thursday.  That is a feeling that I can handle!

Things were pretty quiet around here and on social media around Christmas time.  It was so nice to unplug a bit and just enjoy time with family and friends.  We all need that from time to time, dont’cha think?

Since I did not even bring my fancy camera home with me for Christmas, I am going to briefly recap my Paleo Christmas Day eats via my iPhone.  I am honestly shocked that I remembered to take pictures of everything, but it happened!

Eight Photos of Paleo Christmas Day Eats

Eight Photos of Paleo Christmas Day Eats| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comBreakfast on Christmas morning was leftovers from dinner the night before.  I reheated parsnip fries and served them alongside canned salmon that I sprinkled with fresh parsley, cilantro, lemon zest, and sea salt.  I also drank a mug of warm lemon water with L-Glutamine on the side.

Eight Photos of Paleo Christmas Day Eats| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comWhile I was helping my parents cook our Christmas lunch, I snacked on quite a few pieces of this “chocolate” freezer fudge.  I essentially used this recipe for AIP Maple Caramel Fudge, but also added in carob powder to give it a chocolatey taste.  These tasted a lot like a fudgesicle and were so delicious!

Eight Photos of Paleo Christmas Day Eats| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comOur Christmas table was packed with food just before 1:00.  While I certainly could not eat all of this, I had more than enough to eat.  P.S. Can you spot my digestive enzyme? 😉

Eight Photos of Paleo Christmas Day Eats| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comHere are the three dishes that I contributed to the table.  I made Nom Nom Paleo’s slow cooker kalua pig (best idea ever), roasted brussels sprouts, and my mashed cauliflower.

Eight Photos of Paleo Christmas Day Eats| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comI grabbed a little bit of each and added in half of a baked sweet potato topped with cinnamon.  Seconds happened, obviously.

Eight Photos of Paleo Christmas Day Eats| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comI had to have something sweet, so I also ate another piece of freezer fudge.

Eight Photos of Paleo Christmas Day Eats| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comOf course I could not say no to a few of these AIP sunflower seed butter cookies.  I used this recipe for peanut butter cookies, but subbed in sunflower seed butter.  They were incredibly rich, moist, and delicious.

Eight Photos of Paleo Christmas Day Eats| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comJeremy and I went to his mom’s for Christmas dinner.  I packed a container of leftovers since I knew there would be very little that I could eat.  It worked just perfectly!  Oh, and I definitely packed a couple of those cookies.  I had to end the night on a sweet note!

I hope your Christmas Day eats were as delicious as mine and that you are set up for a relaxing week!

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  • Katie @ Adultingdaily December 28, 2015, 8:32 am
    Everything looks so delicious! My family's Christmas meal is definitely not healthy and basically replicates our Thanksgiving meal: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, spinach/parm casserole, broccoli/rice/cheese casserole and LOTS of Christmas cookies. Looking forward to getting back on the healthy eating track!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 28, 2015, 10:19 am
      That sounds amazing!! And it is the holidays, so you definitely get a pass for not having the healthiest day ever. We all need those days/weeks from time to time!
  • Miss Polkadot December 28, 2015, 6:06 pm
    It's awesome you were able to eat so much of your family's spread even following a special diet. That's something I feel not every vegetarian/vegan/paleo eater can say about their meal :). We had a traditional meal featuring mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, the Rotkohl [typical German stewed red cabbage that is everybody's favourite], mushroom cream sauce and the obvious roast [seitan for us vegetarians, meat for everybody else]. Miss Polkadot recently posted...Rotkohl [Traditional German Red Cabbage]My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 29, 2015, 10:54 am
      That German red cabbage sounds amazing! I'm going to check out your recipe!
  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health December 28, 2015, 10:07 pm
    Looks like you had a delicious Christmas! I need to make those cookies...YUM! Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted...Recipe Fails of 2015My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 29, 2015, 10:56 am
      It was a delicious day! And yes, I think you need to. If you enjoy sunflower seed butter then you should love them!
  • Mary @ Fit and Fed December 28, 2015, 11:39 pm
    You did a great job staying healthy over the holidays! We had kind of a Thanksgiving recap for Christmas dinner-- mashed potato, stuffing, vegetarian gravy, cranberry sauce. Ube (purple sweet potato) pie for dessert, that was a change of pace! Mary @ Fit and Fed recently posted...Solstice SunsetMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 29, 2015, 10:57 am
      I have never had sweet potato pie, but seeing as how I love sweet potatoes, I bet I would enjoy it!
  • lindsay December 29, 2015, 2:04 pm
    I'm coming to your house for christmas next year! just sayin...
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 29, 2015, 2:54 pm
      You are more than welcome!! But only if you cook something yummy to contribute ;)

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