What I Ate: Christmas Highlights

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

In typical “What I Ate Wednesday” fashion, I figured I’d share a few menu items from our Christmas day. I didn’t make a point of tracking or taking a picture of everything we ate, so keep in mind that the following pictures are just a few highlights.

To kick off the morning, my sister-in-law made us a batch of homemade spelt waffles! Served with pure maple syrup, they were a delicious holiday treat.

After opening our presents together, we snacked on a few cookies, too. I made these “Peanut Butter Temptations” using my grain-free peanut butter cookie recipe and the dark chocolate peanut butter cups from Trader Joe’s.

When we had a break in the afternoon at home, I whipped up a leafy green salad topped with raw goat cheddar and smothered in my favorite Honey Dijon dressing for lunch.

Before heading off to an evening Clippers game, I guzzled this green juice– Greens 3 from Pressed Juicery. (My favorite!)

This was my first time attending a Christmas day basketball game, but it turned out to be so much fun, we may have to make it a holiday tradition!

However you all spent your day, I hope it was a great one!

Reader Feedback: What was your favorite holiday meal? Any special activities or events you enjoyed? If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen the Christmas Caroling Truck we saw on Christmas Eve… I’ve never seen anything like it!


  1. Luvena Cervantes says

    Oh girl do you have the recipe for those spelt waffles? They look SO Scrumptious and I have some spelt flour I need to use up!

    I LOVE going to basketball games!!! SO FUN!!

  2. Hope says

    I made your pecan pie bars, but I didn’t have any coconut so I used your raw chocolate crust (from the swirled chocolate cheesecake bars) and they were fabulous! I loooooove that crust….

    Oh, and I mixed a big tablespoon of almond butter into the filling which made it smoother and less date-y. YUM :)

  3. says

    yum! those pb temptations look incredible! i literally ate prob a dozen gluten free cookies. my in laws made pb rice krispie treats, a cranberry tartlet, coconut brownies and pb meringues. oh i die. brb climbing down off the walls from my sugar high haha 😉

  4. Sheila says

    I didn’t fare so healthy….I was staying in a hotel as I traveled home and space was tight. I had plans to make some healthy treats, in my sisters kitchen, and forego traditional sugar junk…FAIL….big…big…big time fail….and I paid the price by feeling TERRIBLE!!! Live and learn…you continue to be a huge inspiration to me!!

  5. Jeanne says

    Those waffles look so good! I’ve been doing my best with the travel/inlaws situation… I have indulged quite a bit but have been back to basics the last few days. It’s awesome how healthy habits creep back after a few days of meat, flour and sugar! All I want to eat now is fruit, salad, coffee and maybe a little sushi for lunch to feel a little lighter and balance out all the heavy days :).

    Thank you for all of your work and inspiration, happy holidays to you and your fam :)

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