Baked Brie with Cranberries and Cinnamon

Ooey gooey melted brie in a flaky low carb pastry crust. Really, you can’t get better than this for a holiday appetizer recipe.

Low Carb Grain-Free Baked Brie RecipeOkay friends, it’s crunch time. Christmas is in three days and you might be in full panic mode. Oh my goodness, I haven’t finalized my menu plan yet! Oh no, my brother invited 6 more people, what do I serve them? Argh, I know my mother-in-law expects me to create a stellar holiday cookie platter, and I need to get cracking! Oops, my husband told our neighbours we’d come to their holiday party and I have to bring an appetizer. What do I do??????

Breathe, friends, breathe. And remember that the holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and peace. As someone told me when I was stressing about my wedding day, no one is even going to notice if one or two of the little details is missing. They are too busy having fun and they are just happy to see you. Well, except your mother-in-law. If she’s the sort that expects perfection from the woman who stole her son, I can’t help you there. You just have to get cracking on that cookie platter, even if it means staying up into the wee hours of the morning. Fortunately for you, I’ve got healthy low carb holiday cookie recipes that will knock her socks off. Oh and you tell that brother of yours that if he’s going to invite extra people, HE needs to bring the extra food!

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Standing Rib Roast with Garlic and Rosemary

Looking for an easy low carb, diabetes-friendly holiday meal that looks like you slaved all day? You simply can’t get any easier than a rib roast. It practically cooks itself!

Low Carb Paleo Standing Rib RoastI love holiday traditions and I love learning about other people’s holiday traditions. I remember being fascinated when I moved to Arizona and found out that many of my friends traditionally had tamales on Christmas. My experience with tamales was extremely limited and based mostly in the Hot Tamale candies I had received on Halloween as a child. Mexican food for Christmas was very far removed from my Canadian childhood traditions. We usually had a very English traditional meal, replete with roast turkey or roast goose and mincemeat pie for dessert. Sometimes we got a little child and had French Canadian Tourtiere instead, but my father loved his own childhood traditions and usually insisted on turkey or goose. So when it came time to set traditions with my own family, roast goose was high on my list for Christmas dinner.

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Skillet Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookie

Low Carb Skillet Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

This low carb skillet gingerbread cookie is packed with sugar-free chocolate chips and makes for the best holiday comfort food dessert! Turns out it rains a lot here in Portland, Oregon. Of course, I knew this going into the move so it's not like … [Continue reading]

Bacon & Brie Frittata and a KitchenAid Cookware Review

Low Carb Bacon And Brie Frittata Recipe

Practically carb-free, this low carb bacon and brie frittata makes a great holiday brunch recipe. And this KitchenAid Stainless Steel Cookware is a fantastic gift for any foodie on your list. I have a new love and it's called stainless steel … [Continue reading]

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

Low Carb Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

A low carb Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread that does the original justice! Enjoy this naturally sweet and healthy treat for your holiday brunch or breakfast. This post is sponsored by the California Raisins Marketing Board. Many moons ago I was asked … [Continue reading]

Sugar-Free English Toffee

Low Carb English Toffee Recipe

No need to abstain from the Christmas candy if it's low carb and gluten-free. This homemade sugar-free English Toffee has all the buttery goodness of the original. English toffee is a holiday classic. It's everywhere you look at this time of year. … [Continue reading]

Low Carb Holiday Baking: Cookies, Cakes and Other Deliciousness

Best Low Carb Christmas Recipes

Do you love the holiday baking season as much as I do? Check out these 45 delicious low carb grain-free holiday recipes. Cookies, cakes, muffins, pies and bread, it's all here! If you haven't figured it out by now, Christmas is far and away my … [Continue reading]

Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti Mix – Gluten-Free Holiday Gift-Giving

Low Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti Baking Mix

Give the gift of good health with this delicious low carb, gluten-free biscotti mix. A great holiday recipe for anyone on your list. This post is sponsored by Bob's Red Mill. One thing I have always loved about the Christmas holidays is the … [Continue reading]

Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Pie

Low Carb Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Pie

Decadent low carb chocolate mint ganache in a gluten-free chocolate cookie crust. An ooey, gooey holiday dessert that's easy to make and even easier to eat! I just want to point out that this recipe deserves a special place in history, but it's … [Continue reading]

Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Low Carb Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

These slice-and-bake chocolate pinwheels are a fun low carb holiday cookie. Serve them to friends and family; no one will guess they are sugar-free and grain-free. My friends, I am beyond tired at the moment. The movers arrived yesterday and we … [Continue reading]