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Ha-Paleo Holidays: 5 Treats That Wont Ruin Your Resolution


It’s the haP-haP-haPaleoist time of the year…right?

Let’s face it, the holidays revolve around food. Whether it’s Christmas cookies, potato pancakes, or Lefse–it can be h̶a̶r̶d̶ darn near impossible to stick to your Paleo/clean eating diet. Here are 5 killer holiday recipes that will help you stick to your diet without missing out!


Maple Cinnamon Applesauce

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Photo: Real Food Real Deals

First off–this would make an excellent holiday gift, too! Super simple ingredients and 100% homemade (& Paleo). Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 6 lbs. apples, cored, sliced, and peeled
  • 2 tbs. lemon juice
  • ¾ cup maple syrup, or to taste
  • 4 cinnamon sticks

Find the recipe here.



Paleo Cranberry Orange Muffins

Photo: Paleo Newbie

Photo: Paleo Newbie

Perfect for a mid-morning pick-me-up or a pre-workout energy boost. Tangy, sweet, festive (perfect?), here’s what you’ll need.

  • 1 1/2 cups of almond flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbs of coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 4 eggs – whisked
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 6 tbs coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla
  • 1 cup unsweetened frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup juice from an orange (we used naval oranges)
  • Zest from 1-2 oranges
  • Optional: 1/2 cup of pecans

Find this recipe & more here.


Frozen Hot Chocolate

Photo: Holistically Engineered

Photo: Holistically Engineered

Mmmm..an awesomely Paleo take on the original post-sledding treat.

  • 1 cup coconut milk (or heavy cream)
  • 1 oz chocolate, melted
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup chocolate ice cream
  • 1 cup of ice
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Optional: 1 drop of Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil

Get the recipe here.


Dairy-Free Paleo Eggnog Chia Pudding

Photo: Stupid Easy Paleo

Photo: Stupid Easy Paleo

Party idea: serve in double-shot shot glasses with teaspoons–the perfect dessert mini!

  • 4 small dried dates or figs (or 2 large)
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 Tablespoons chia seeds

Get the recipe here.


Paleo Peppermint Patties


Refreshing peppermint with just enough chocolate to indulge, here’s what you’ll need:

  • ¾ cup melted coconut butter
  • ¼ cup finely shredded coconut
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • ½ teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons cacao powder

We found the recipe here.


Find more holiday-inspired Paleo recipes on the HumanX Pinterest!