Slow Carb and Paleo Recipes and Tips for the Holiday Season

I know you’re all getting ready for the holiday season and that normally means food.  Lots and lots of food.  And potential to pack on a few pounds that never really go away.

No one wants that, do they?

Keep the menu lean and healthy with one of these holiday recipe ideas put out by some friends of the Slow Carb Foodie.

A fantastic almost freebie from Jason over at Finding My Fitness (and a regular contributor here) has put together an ebook with Thanksgiving tips and tricks for Slow Carb and Paleo eating so you and your family can enjoy a happy and healthy holiday.  Since the date is fast approaching, he’s lowered the price to $1 – a steal!  Even if you miss it, check it out for the rest of the holiday season.  There’s 7 pages on preparing the perfect poultry,  7 scrumptious sides, 6 decadent desserts, 3 delicious drinks!  You’ll be set for the rest of 2012.

Looking for a healthy way to stuff your bird?

Check out this recipe for Paleo “rice” stuffing – made with cauliflower.  Looks yum!

Need some fresh ideas for what to do with your turkey leftovers?

This looks like a super easy recipe for Turkey and Black Bean Soup (ignore those crackers in the picture!)

Need some post Thanksgiving reading material while you surface from your Turkey coma?

If you were somehow under a rock and haven’t heard, Tim Ferris has just released the Four Hour Chef.  I’ve got mine on my Kindle and can’t wait to start reading this weekend.  Make sure you order a hardcopy (or the digital version!)

For those of you in the US, I hope you all have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.  I’m on vacation in tropical Northern Queensland, Australia for the week, so no Turkey for me.  I’ve been enjoying (a few too many) cocktails, doing some business planning for 2013 and trying to relax by the pool.  Next week I’ll be back to Melbourne, and looking forward to finally enjoying some summer weather.

Paleo Holiday Recipes

Guilt-Free Egg Nog For The Holidays!

Paleo egg nogThis is a guest post from Jason of Finding My Fitness

It’s crazy to think that you can go to the grocery store and see Christmas decorations already (at least here in the U.S.).

Around this time, I usually love to start drinking egg nog. There’s a problem though.

I can’t stand it anymore.

That’s not entirely true. I love it in theory. But then I start drinking it, and it’s so sweet that I can’t take much of it. Plus it’s too thick for me. I’ve given up milk for water long ago.

Then I found a recipe on Mark’s Daily Apple for a Primal Egg Nog. It’s a good recipe, but it needed a bit of help for my palate. This one is totally dairy free and uses honey instead of syrup.

Here’s my mostly-paleo, even sort-of-slow-carb egg nog. I hope you like it!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups coconut milk, divided
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1-2 tbsp organic honey (depending on how sweet you want it)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ground nutmeg or cinnamon for garnish

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the egg yolks, 2 cups of coconut milk, and honey.
  2. Over a medium-low heat, stir the milk continually until it starts to thicken, about 10 minutes. It’s important to gently stir the whole time.
  3. When it’s done with the heating, cool it in an ice bath until it gets to room temperature. You have to cool it quickly so the yolks don’t cook. Keep stirring for a few minutes.
  4. At this point, add the rest of the coconut milk and the vanilla. Maybe even a dash of nutmeg. Stir well.
  5. Before serving, garnish with some nutmeg or cinnamon.

Play around with the sweetness. Err on the side of less and adjust up.

I love that this egg nog is thick but doesn’t seem to coat your mouth in a film like its dairy counterpart does. And it doesn’t put you into a diabetic coma.

And especially if you love coconut, this will be right up your alley!

Incidentally, I’m just about finished with a Thanksgiving Recipe e-book, and this is one of my featured recipes. If you want to have a healthy Holiday season, this is an e-book for you.

Folks on my mailing list will hear about it first and get a hefty discount, so if you’re interested, you might want to get on the list. You’ll also get 10 of my favorite slow-carb recipes as a thank-you for signing up.

Happy holidays!

I’d love to hear from you. What is your favorite holiday-time drink? How can you modify it to fit within paleo/slow-carb guidelines?

-j

Jason has been overweight his whole life and is on a journey to being healthy and fit. He writes about his 4 Hour Body adventures with tips, encouragement, and advice on FindingMyFitness.com. Subscribe to his newsletter to get some more great slow-carb recipes!