Healthy Paleoista Holiday Tip of the Day: Host A Holiday Paleo Party

Just don’t call it that…depending on who your crowd is, of course! It’s alluring to some and off-putting to others who may not understand what it’s really about… While hosting a holiday party is clearly more time intensive than attending one, the beauty of doing so is that you’re in complete control of what’s being served. And what exactly should you serve? Sky’s the limit! Some of my faves include an amuse bouche of chilled melon wrapped in uncured, pastured prosciutto, a fresh fig stuffed with a pecan, warmed ever so slightly in the oven with a touch of coconut oil melted on top; this could also be the perfect time for that special occasion bacon-wrapped date which is so delicious it’s just ridiculous. Of course, there’s always the go-to: crudités with guacamole.  Not seasonally traditional, perhaps, but always a hit nevertheless. In addition, a fresh fruit platter with raw sprouted nuts on the side, sprinkled with fresh pomegranate seeds offers a nice complement to the savory nature of the other offerings. As far as drink?  A glass of vino or a neat, non-grain based spirit can be fitting.  Choose a potato-vodka, such as Chopin or Karlssen’s or even the grape-based Ciroq.  Another alternative is a neat tequila. Don’t get me wrong; I’m certainly not a proponent of the idea that you have to have an alcoholic drink. Rather, knowing you can budget it in for a holiday occasion by balancing out the rest of the day’s intake with alkaline foods high in fiber and low in sugar can help many stack on their Paleo track during even the most outrageous festivities.