Paleo mama Leslie B is a regular contributor to the Paleo Treats blog. She is a recipe wizard and has two full time testers ready to taste everything she makes. Leslie lives in Colorado and in between raising her testers (aka little boys) and work manages to find time to run in the mountains and write down her best recipes and paleo tips. Here are some of her favorite holiday stocking stuffers, paleo style!
One of my favorite parts of Christmas shopping is discovering cool, interesting items to put in our stockings. If you follow a Paleo diet, some of the more traditional treats may need to take a hike.
Now, we're biased here at Paleo Treats to our amazing stocking stuffer ready desserts, but hey, you can only eat so much dessert. Here are five easy gift choices for when you want to go beyond dessert this holiday.
Steve is one of the original Paleo food peeps; he was making jerky, fruit, and nut mixes before most of us had heard of the Paleo diet. He's expanded his line (and donates part of his proceeds to Steve's Club, an an awesome mission to help at-risk youth), so you've got a huge variety of paleo snacks to choose from.
According to Red Boat Fish Sauce’s website, this first press, extra-virgin fish sauce contains no water, preservatives or MSG. Red Boat Fish Sauce is certainly a pricier condiment, coming in at $9.00 for 8.45 ounces.
The cool thing about this sauce is that you do not need to use much at all to make a huge difference in your favorite savory recipes. Red Boat Fish Sauce will take your cauliflower fried rice to a whole new level and it can also serve as an awesome marinade base for Thai-inspired dishes.
Santa may just pass on the cookies and milk this year if you leave out some Paleo-approved pork rinds. US Wellness Meat’s Pork Rinds do not contain any scary ingredients and I can promise you that these snacks will disappear faster than you can say “Happy Holidays!”
Coming in at $5.99 for 2 ounces, these are a pricier item, but that just makes them perfect for your special someone’s stocking. If you want to try out other brands just make sure you check for added sugars, food coloring and preservatives.
Nut butters are super popular in my house. Obviously nut butters are awesome on apples, bananas, in smoothies and even just eaten off a spoon. The thing about many nut butters on the market though, is that there are added oils and sugars which lower their nutritional value.
Meenut Butter is a Paleo-approved spread and comes in awesome flavors such as Pumpkin Spice Power and Chococo Nut Power. Buy the holiday pack of three nut butters for $40.00. Now you have three tasty stocking stuffers so you can spread the love.
Buffalo wings, meatballs, vegetable crudité, charcuterie, and the list just goes on…Regardless of what appetizers you want to throw on your holiday table this year, be sure to try out Tessamae’s to turn the traditional into the sensational.
Not only are these dips and sauces Paleo-friendly, they are also incredibly flavorful and delicious. With so many to choose from, you will find the perfect pairing for all of the stockings hanging on your mantle.
Tessamae’s sauces are about $6.50 a pop and are available online and in many supermarkets and natural food stores.
Paleo mama Leslie B is a regular contributor to the Paleo Treats blog. She is a recipe wizard and has two full time testers ready to taste everything she makes. Leslie lives in Colorado and in between raising her testers (aka little boys) and work manages to find time to run in the mountains and write down her best recipes and paleo tips.
Epic Provisions make many options for Paleo-friendly snack items. Not only are they perfect for stocking stuffers, but if you plan on taking any holiday car trips, these bites will keep everyone from boarding the “hangry train” on their way to Grammy’s house.
The Beef Liver Bites are my favorite, but my kids love the Chicken Sesame BBQ Bites. They have many different flavors to choose from and are reasonably priced at around $6.00 a bag. Just go to your local natural foods market, buy several and try them out.
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