Boxing Day, Paleoista Style

When my husband and I spend the holidays with his family in the UK, we get to enjoy another holiday right after Christmas- Boxing Day!

Boxing Day is the 26th of December and was traditionally  when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a “Christmas box”, from their bosses or employers.

Granted, my in-laws Boxing Day Dinners tend to be on the healthier side of what a traditional menu might consist of, but I find it to be yet one more example of how easy it is to choose wisely and keep Paleo without missing a beat during the festivities.

As a typical menu might consist of pork pies, leftover Christmas bird with a little added warm gravy, a dollop of cranberry sauce and bread sauce or perhaps smoked salmon, it’s easy to see how almost Paleo it already is.

Simply skip the pie part of the pork and the bread sauce, swap the store bought, high-sugar cranberry sauce for homemade and unsweetened add loads of fresh veg and you’re set!    Locally, here in the North of England, I’ve found Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Carrots and Kale to accompany every meal.   

A holiday appropriate toast with a glass of Cab is most fitting on this day, too.

Surrounded by family round a warm fire while it’s cold and crisp outdoors, this was the perfect way to wrap up our Christmas holiday.