Christmas time is coming up on us. We had a little snow this week! Yuck! For those of you who don’t understand why I say , yuck. Let me just say that after living with the cold ,wet, slippery stuff for around 40 years, it gets old real fast.
I have some of the best Clean Eating Christmas recipes you will ever find, because it’s time to start thinking about what you want to eat for those Christmas parties you are hosting. Maybe you are even thinking about what you want to eat for Christmas dinner. That’s where I’m trying to be helpful. You can find some of the best recipes for Christmas right here and they are all definitely Clean Eating.
When it comes to Thanksgiving, I think most people want the traditional turkey, dressing, cranberries, rolls and pie for dinner. When it comes to Christmas dinner I think the scope of what most people eat is wide open. Some people still have the good old turkey, dressing, pies etc., (that’s how my mother grew up and pretty much how I grew up with a few variations).
I tried to include Clean Eating Christmas recipes for as many different menu items that I could think of that I thought you might want for a great Christmas dinner. I include recipes for a rack of lamb, smoked ham and beef tenderloin and prime rib. Now that’s quite a few Clean Eating Christmas recipes.
I hope you have a great time preparing for Christmas this year and I hope you have fun trying out some of these great clean eating Christmas recipes. Enjoy! Yes, Christmas does help us enjoy Joy.
Other recipes you may also enjoy:
25 of the Best Ever Clean Eating Christmas Recipes
1. Smoked Rack of Lamb – Noshing with the Nolands
Make this is a process but it’s actually a pretty easy process. Here’s how it works, make marinade, wait. Make a rub paste, rub it on. Grill it. It’s not that hard folks and it is definitely worth it. It’s especially easy to get it cooked just the right amount with a smoker, which you need. You just have to wait for it to get to the right temperature and Bam! You’re done! My husband uses his smoker year round even in the winter.
2. Homemade Smoked Ham – The Healthy Foodie
3. Roasted Beef Tenderloin – Half Baked Harvest
This is so easy to make and it tastes just amazing. It’s made in one skillet so clean up is easy and it’s ready in an hour or less. Tieghan considers this a very special treat that she makes every year for her family for Christmas dinner. She says it’s melt in the mouth tender.
4. Prime Rib – One Good Thing
Bone-in Ribeye Roast – Onion Salt – Seasoned Salt – Garlic Powder – Au Jus Mix – Heavy Cream – White Pepper – Horseradish
Don’t be afraid of trying this, it’s been tested time and again and is pretty much foolproof. I agree that it could be a pretty expensive experiment, but don’t be afraid of it. It’s sure to be a real crowd pleaser. The horseradish sauce is awesome too.
5. Eggnog Recipe – The Gracious Pantry
Many people around the world consider eggnog a must during the Christmas season. As you know the eggnogg in cartons they sell in the stores isn’t fit to be eaten. It’s full of chemicals and processed sugar. This eggnog is made with all fresh natural ingredients and the flavor reflects that. It’s really quite a versatile treat. Read on….
6. Kale Salad with Butternut Squash, Blue Cheese & Honey-Cider Vinaigrette – Recipe Girl
This is such a simple salad that is so colorful and pretty with the green kale, the orange squash and the red pomegranate seeds. It’s perfect for serving for the Christmas season. The honey-cider vinaigrette dressing makes it perfect.
7. Homemade Cranberry Sauce – The Gracious Pantry
This homemade cranberry sauce tastes so much better than the store bought sauce that has refined sugar. It’s also really easy to make. It’s all made in one dish. You can’t ask for anything more than that in a recipe, ease and taste.
8. Maple Roasted Acorn Squash with Apples and Peans – Eat Healthy Eat Happy
These apples and pecans with maple roasted acorn squash are rich, sweet and made with whole ingredients which are healthy and delicious. It’s super easy to make and it looks nice, now that’s what I call, perfect for a holiday dinner.
9. Green Bean Casserole from Scratch – Clean Cuisine and More
I love green bean casserole with it’s crunchy nuts and seeds and sauce. What I don’t love is the cream of mushroom soup it’s made with. This is a really good homemade version made with fresh mushrooms and a nice cashew cream sauce. I think some cashew pieces would be good so I can get that yummy crunchy taste.
10. Cranberry Macadamia Nut Clean Eating Cookies – Clean Eating Recipes
Quinoa Flour – Dried Cranberries – Macadamia Nuts
I love those macadamia nut cookies with white chocolate that they sell at Costco. So I decided to to make a somewhat similar copycat recipe, but a much healthier version. This is what I came up with.
11. Holiday Peppermint Fudge – Skinny Ms.
I don’t recommend eating a lot of sweets but once in awhile it’s nice to have a sweet treat especially for a holiday like Christmas. This homemade fudge is a good way to go because there is no refined sugar and it’s made with good wholesome healthy ingredients.
12. Raw Chocolate Pomegranate Bark – Naked Cuisine
I think pomegranates are really fun to eat. I love the burst of flavor you get when you bite into one of those little juicy berries with the crunchy seed inside. The flavor of a fresh pomegranate seed and dark chocolate in the same bite tastes like divine luxury to me.