Keep It Real Thursday – Last Minute Holiday Recipe Ideas

Whether you’re gearing up for holiday parties and entertaining and need goodie ideas and appys, or you want simple, healthy meal ideas, you’re sure to find something to suit your fancy. Here are a few highlights from some wonderful whole food blogs that I swear will have you salivating and give you a few holiday recipe ideas. I hope you’ll pay them a visit, since these highlights, as you may expect, are only the tip of the iceberg. Drooling is allowed.

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Peeling Back The Onions Layers

Soaked Millet Zucchini Pancakes

Why not try these with a cranberry or cherry topping for a truly festive green and red pancake breakfast! Wouldn’t that just be so much fun? I know what we’re having Christmas morning.

A Harmony Healing

Cinnamon Almond Butter Cookies

Almond Butter Cookies are one of my favorite cookies. My absolute favorite cookies are butter cookies…This is both in one!

Cooking Quinoa

Roasted Garlic Quinoa Kale Salad with Cranberries

I don’t think anyone can argue the fact that there is a decrease in the nutritional content of our food during the holidays. But with a salad like this one, you can load up on this nutrient dense meal or side dish and balance out some of that rich food normally served around the holidays.

Small Footprint Family

10 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System

If you struggle with one cold or flu after another during the winter months, here are some great tips on staying healthy and boosting the ol’ immune system. These tips and steps are sure to keep you feeling great and cold free.

Tessa The Domestic Diva

Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies (dairy free and gluten free)

What would the holidays be like without chocolate? For me it would be devastating. These decadent chocolate beauties will surely please your guests no matter the dietary requirements.

Keep It Real Thursday

1. Introduce yourself, your blog, and what you’re about in the comment section and a small blurb about what you’re sharing. This way people can get to know you a little bit right off the hop and hopefully follow you as well.

2. Be sure to add a link in your post back to this post otherwise the linky tool will give you an error message. Though it was suggested you add a back link to THIS post in YOUR post, it will now be required. Copy and paste the link in the address bar above and add it to your site before trying to link it here. Otherwise the linky tool will give you an error message. If you have any questions about how to do that, just send me an email and I can walk you through it. Thanks everyone for the support and your involvement in Keep It Real Thursdays! This allows your readers to find other posts that may help them on their journey.

3. If you’re sharing recipes,the ingredient list must be comprised of real food only, that means non-processed food items. That being said, we are all in different places on our real food journey, some more advanced than others. I invite all of you to share, no matter where you are on your journey, but I ask you to stay mindful when sharing your recipes that this is a whole (real) food blog. This means, no ingredient lists that include edible oil products (velveeta, frozen whip topping), protein powders, ketchup, white flour, margarine or white and brown sugar.

4. Less of a rule but more a suggestion: Retweet,  Stumble, or Pin this post so EVERYONE gets more exposure and traffic. It’s win-win for everyone.

Don’t have a blog? That’s ok, we’d still love to hear from you. Write your recipes or tips in the comment section so we can get to know you too!

Now it’s your turn to share your whole food recipes and ideas!



43 Responses to Keep It Real Thursday – Last Minute Holiday Recipe Ideas

  1. smallfootprintmama December 20, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    Thanks for featuring my post on strengthening your immune system!

    Last week I posted on Can Organic Farming Feed the World. As a follow up, this week I’ve posted on How Much Land Do You Need to Be Self Sufficient. You will be surprised by the answer!

    I’ve also posted my recipe for grain free chocolate hazelnut muffins!

    Thanks for hosting! Merry Christmas!

    http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/how-much-land-is-needed-to-be-self-sufficient

    • France Morissette December 21, 2012 at 12:17 am #

      Hi Dawn, Aren’t chocolate and hazelnuts just the perfect pairing.

  2. Sandi@SandisAllergyFreeRecipes December 20, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    This week I shared 21 Christmas Goodie Ideas.
    I’d like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

    • France Morissette December 21, 2012 at 12:15 am #

      21 cookie iideas! That is sure to be a winning post around this time of the year. Thanks for sharing Sandi.

  3. Joanne (eats well with others) December 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    I love those zucchini pancakes! They are so beautifully green!

  4. Dawn Tasher December 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    Thank you for featuring my Soaked Millet Zucchini Pancakes! I love your red topping idea!!!

  5. Steph J. December 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    Thanks for hosting! I’m numbers 13 & 14 with healthified pumpkin (and other veggies) cookies and how my kids now like veggies for breakfast.

    • France Morissette December 21, 2012 at 12:14 am #

      Veggie cookies?! A girl after my own heart.

  6. phoward336 December 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    Thanks for hosting – I see some yummy treats to try this week! I shared my super simple method for making chicken stock – easy and healthy.

  7. Laureen @FoxKitchen December 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    Hi France,

    Great highlights this week…I’ve already bookmarked the truffle cookies of course!

    I’m sharing recipes for Easy Sunflower Sesame Seed Crackers Three Ways and GF Cornbread Dressing (Stuffing) And Roast Turkey Half.

    Have a great week and Happy Holidays!
    Laureen

    • France Morissette December 21, 2012 at 12:14 am #

      I can’t wait to try your cracker recipe out. I love a recipe with variations!

  8. Jen December 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Hi France, this week I posted two holiday recipes: Chocolate covered candied orange peels, and fermented curry hummus. Have a Merry Christmas!

    • France Morissette December 21, 2012 at 12:13 am #

      Those sound lovely Jen, especially the curried hummous! What a great appy AND snack idea.

  9. LittleOwlCrunchyMomma December 20, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    Thanks so much for hosting.

    Linked up my post for Easy Baked Kale Chips.

    http://littleowlcrunchymomma.blogspot.com/2012/12/baked-kale-chips.html

  10. Joanna @ Plus Other Good Stuff December 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    Thanks for hosting France! I’m sharing a great last minute holiday treat…simple, healthy fudge with three variations. It’s gotten rave reviews and can be thrown together in just a few minutes. Your kind of recipe. ;)

  11. Lauren @ Oatmeal With A Fork December 20, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    Hi France! I’ve added my Fudgy, Guilt-Free Brownies this week. Have a Merry Christmas, and thank you for hosting!

    • France Morissette December 21, 2012 at 12:12 am #

      Hi Lauren, I love that. Fudgy and Guilt Free in the same sentence. That’s fantastic.

  12. Tessa@ Tessa the Domestic Diva December 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    more yummy chocolate ideas coming your way France…I am an addict myself! Thank you for the feature and Merry Xmas!

  13. OrGreenic December 21, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    Thanks
    for the holiday recipe ideas. It is always nice having a few things on hand
    just in case. Great post.

  14. Shelley Alexander December 28, 2012 at 1:01 am #

    Hi France, Thanks so much for sharing my cinnamon almond butter cookies and all the other fantastic recipes you highlighted in this post. I can’t wait to try some of them. xoxo, Shelley

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