Hi all, I hope you are having a great weekend, you know 10 days out till Christmas
I’ve been spending some much needed time with Nick catching up since he has been having to work late all week.
This morning I’m having my last catch up with my best friend before she heads off to Europe over Christmas and New Years.
Today I am helping Madison out from Eating for Balance with her 12 Days of Allergy Free Christmas Recipes. If you haven’t heard about it a different blogger is doing a recipe round up of Christmas themed recipes in the lead up to Christmas, each taking on a different meal or course that is focussing on it being free of certain ingredients people may be allergic to or just don’t eat.
I am doing this because it is fun and also I now look for recipes that are wheat free, quinoa free and legume free as when I eat any of them my body always tells me how much it doesn’t like it later.
Here is Day 1 in case you missed it.
I think there are potentially 2 schools of thought when it comes to breakfast on Christmas day.
1. Eat something lighter and less filling to save room for all the rest of the food you are going to consume
2. EAT ALL THE FOOD! All day, even at breakfast, take a leaf out of Santa’s book.
I’ll start with breakfast recipes that would be suitable if you want to try and not be full when you arrive for Christmas lunch:
Edible Fruit Tree - (Vegan, Grain Free, Wheat Free, Nut Free)
Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie - (Vegan, Wheat Free, Nut Free)
Granola - (Vegan, Wheat Free, Nut Free)
Cinnamon Banana Scramble - (Vegan, Wheat Free, Nut Free)
Raw Buckwheat Porridge - (Vegan, Wheat Free, Nut Free)
Pear & Cranberry Baked Oatmeal - (Vegan and Gluten Free)
Strawberry Breakfast Cake - (Wheat Free & Nut Free)
Now for the other school of thought recipes…
Buckwheat Gingerbread Pancakes - (Gluten free, dairy free & nut free)
Snowman Pancakes - no recipe included so you could use any pancake recipe to style them like snowmen, I just think they are so cute!
Creme Brûlée French Toast - (Gluten Free & Nut Free) – definitely not a healthy one at all…but yum.
Vegan Breakfast Hash - (Vegan & Nut Free)
Vegan Gingerbread Waffles - (Vegan & Nut Free)
Mexican Breakfast Toast - (Vegetarian & Nut Free)
Gingerbread man cocktail - It would be bad of me not to include the traditional breakfast cocktail in the round up. Each year one of my good friends families actually holds a Christmas morning breakfast cocktail party, I’ve only ever had time to go once but boy were those cocktails strong and not a wise decision when I had a day full of family events ahead.
Phew and that is a wrap!
What school of thought do you follow on Christmas for breakfast? I am much more likely to eat less at breakfast or skip it altogether and save my stomach for all the lunch food!
Do you have any foods you need to or choose to avoid?
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