If you are doing GAPS, you may be wondering how to do something extra special food-wise, like a GAPS Christmas Party. Perhaps you want to plan a special family dinner, or maybe something bigger like a holiday party with friends.
When I was growing up, our family tradition was to make the most of the nighttime magic of Christmas Eve. We set the table with our best dishes, silverware, and candles. We had sparkling juice in wine glasses, and an entire dinner of fancy hors d’oeuvre to eat before we dove into unwrapping presents by the fireplace. Dressing up was often part of the experience.
As an adult, I still love the magic of the nighttime in winter, with lights and good food.
In the spirit of my childhood Christmas Eves, I put together a special recipe round-up of appetizers and hors d’oeuvres so that you can create a special GAPS holiday dinner or party, regardless of when/what/how you celebrate.
Enjoy this GAPS Christmas Party menu. All recipes are grain-free, gluten-free, and Full GAPS Diet-friendly.
Proscuitto, Fig, & Parmesan Rolls – NYT Cooking
Sweet & Sour Meatballs – Comfy Belly
Apricot Zingers – Deliciously Organic
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms – Against All Grain
Crustless Mini Quiches – Comfy Belly
Bacon-Wrapped Dates w/ Goat Cheese & Pistachios – Mommypotamus (for advanced GAPS folks who can handle a soft goat cheese)
Deviled Eggs w/ Salmon & Capers – Against All Grain
Pickled Carrots – Comfy Belly
Fermented Veggie Medley – Honest Body
Fresh Fig Bites – Mommypotamus (for advanced GAPS folks who can handle a soft goat cheese)
Cherry Cream Pies w/ Chocolate Crusts – Urban Poser
Cardamom Thumbprint Cookies – Empowered Sustenance
Snickerdoodles – Comfy Belly
Pumpkin Pie Mousse Cups – Urban Poser
Baked Apples – Honest Body
Turrón de Navidad – Nourished Kitchen
Spiced Cranberry Mors – Nourished Kitchen
Mulled Wine – Nourished Kitchen
Fresh pressed juice w/ sparkling water added – Honest Body
Paleo Margaritas – Against All Grain (for the adults!)