Christmas Menu 2013 (GAPS, Autoimmune Paleo/AIP, Grain- & Gluten-free)

Christmas Menu 2013 (GAPS, Autoimmune Paleo/AIP, Grain- & Gluten-free)

Christmas at my house is filled with great memories. Growing up, my small family celebrated by opening up presents and then going to my Nana’s house for dinner.

Our traditions were to prepare the same favorite Southern classics each holiday and to gather together and reminisce by telling stories of the past.

New Traditions

Since hubby and I got married, we’ve hosted both sides of the family at our house and my small, quiet Christmas got kicked up a notch or two.

Five people became fourteen, and a combination of Italian and Southern classics with a new focus on allergies has turned dinner on its ear.

This year, there will only be one dish that we have to avoid — Nana’s cornbread stuffing. My mom will bring it for the purists.

Everything else will be a combination of the classics with a new spin on healthy, allergen-free, and mostly Autoimmune Paleo compliant. It will also be ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS because that’s how we roll.

I hope you are having a wonderful, wonderful holiday season and wish you good food and warm memories.

Christmas Menu 2013

All recipes are free of grains & gluten, eggs, dairy, tree nuts, soy, and refined sugar. Most are also compliant with the GAPS Diet and the Autoimmune Paleo protocol.

Spiced Maple Roasted Chick Peas: a Kid-Approved Crunchy Treat (free of dairy, nuts, corn, and other allergens)


Spiced Maple Roasted Chick Peas
Plantain Focaccia with Kalamata Olives, Onions, Garlic, & Olive Oil
Olive Tray
Cocktail Shrimp



Grass-fed Chuck Roast
Kombucha mustard
Sautéed Mushrooms
Nonna’s Carrots
Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Emerald Kale Salad with Bacon, Pomegranates, & Hot Bacon Dressing (Autoimmune Paleo)
Nana’s Cornbread Stuffing

The Paleo Sweet Tooth

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All I can say is Er.Mah.Gerd. The caramel sauce just made me weak in the knees and I may have just eaten it by the spoonful before putting it in the fridge.

Okay, I did. 


Pumpkin Pie with this crust (Autoimmune Paleo)
Baked Apples with Caramel Sauce (caramel sauce from The Paleo Sweet Tooth*)
Sugared Cranberries (substituting apple cider for water)
Pomegranate Chocolate Bark (adapted from The Paleo Sweet Tooth‘s Chocolate Mortar)
Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups (The Paleo Sweet Tooth)

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Jennifer Nervo is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner & teacher, and Aromatherapist. Her focus is on digestive, nervous, and immune system dysfunction and the fields of functional nutrition & psychoneuroimmunology. She works with all conditions and diseases including environmental and food allergies, autoimmune diseases, multiple chemical sensitivity, diabetes, eczema, anxiety, weight loss as a symptom of dis-ease, and gut-brain disorders like autism.

When she’s not herding her small troupe of monkeys or seeing clients, her free time is packed with researching and perfecting new wellness techniques (her not-so-secret passion). Jennifer is currently a group leader for the newest class of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners out of Ann Arbor, MI, studying for the national board exam in holistic nutrition, and running a combined distance and brick and mortar practice in metro Detroit. She’s also a homeschooling suburbanite, foodie, and mama to two littles and a schnoodle.

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