40 Delicious SIBO Christmas Recipes
Are you feeling overwhelmed at the thought of figuring out what you're going to eat during the holidays? Never fear, I'm sharing my Top 40 SIBO-friendly Christmas recipes with you. I do not believe that a SIBO diagnosis should mean bland, boring food. That's why I've taken traditional holiday recipes and put a SIBO twist on them.
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These sensational breakfast recipes will start your Christmas morning off with a bang and leave you in the festive spirit.
Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie
This smoothie is a great way to incorporate the flavours of seasonal pumpkin and it's the perfect snack or breakfast without much fuss. Recipe by Riley Wimminger from Bridgetown Nutrition.
Big Brekkie Fry Up
If you're looking for a breakfast fit for a King or Queen, you can't go past the Big Brekkie Fry Up. Crispy bacon, scrambled eggs, creamy avocado, roasted tomatoes and smoky salsa make the perfect Christmas breakfast dish. Get the recipe here.
Spinach Soufflé Pancakes with Roasted Tomato and Crispy Bacon
These light and airy spinach pancakes are a fun play on the more traditional heavy pancake. Using egg whites to get their light texture, they look so pretty on your plate when combined with roasted tomatoes and crispy bacon. Get the recipe here.
Low FODMAP Smoked Salmon and Spinach Frittata Cups
Filled with fresh dill, lemon, and salmon, these flavorful egg muffins will make a great addition to your Christmas morning breakfast. Recipe by Emily from Fun without FODMAPs.
Berry Compote and Coconut Pancakes
Sensational Starters and Appetizers
Start Christmas off on the right note with these sensational starters and appetizers. They are the perfect way to get into the Christmas mood and whet your taste buds for the taste sensations to come.
The humble prawn cocktail has been gracing Christmas feasts for years. Done right, there is no reason why it shouldn't be included in this year's menu. Succulent prawns are paired with a creamy dressing to make this bite-sized treat irresistible. This recipe will be shared exclusively with participants of the Christmas Cooking Class. Reserve your place here.
Smoked Salmon Blinis
These bite-sized treats make for a delicious canapé. Small enough to serve on a platter as your guests arrive, and pretty enough to seriously wow them, they will leave your guests going back for more. The blini is a mini pancake which is topped with puréed avocado, smoked salmon and a sprinkling of mini herbs. This recipe is available in the SIBO Holiday eCookbook. You can also get the recipe here.
Coconut crumbed shrimp with ruby grapefruit salad
When it's time to sit down, there's nothing better than starting the formal dining with a sensational shrimp dish. The zesty goodness from the ruby grapefruit pairs perfectly with the salty crunch from the coconut crumb on the shrimp. Get the recipe here. It is also available in the SIBO Holiday eCookbook.
Spiral Vegetable and Pesto Quiche
If you're looking for a more filling appetizer, or need to feed a vegetarian, this beautiful Spiral Vegetable and Pesto Quiche is perfect. It's also large enough to feed a small army, and the added pesto really lifts the dish. This recipe is available in the SIBO Holiday eCookbook.
Spicy Roast Pumpkin soup
Sardine Fritters with Spicy Sauce
Packed with protein, omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D, these sardine fritters are not only good for you, but they're delicious too! They'll make a sardine-lover out of even the biggest sardine skeptic. And, if we haven't convinced you yet, they're easy to make too. Recipe by Kristy Regan from Vital Food Therapeutics.
When it's time for the main event, you can't go past a range of perfectly roasted meats and a wide selection of side dishes.
Roast turkey roll with cranberry stuffing
Dry turkey is a thing of the past! This mouthwatering turkey roll is moist and full of flavour. The festive addition of cranberry stuffing makes it not only delicious, but adds a pop of colour that makes the dish a beautiful spectacle on your Christmas dinner table. This recipe will be shared exclusively with participants of the Christmas Cooking Class. Reserve your place here.
Succulent lemon and thyme roast chicken
If you're looking for something smaller than a turkey, you can't go past my Succulent Lemon and Thyme Roast Chicken. Basting in its own delicious juices, this chicken is the most tender, succulent bird you can eat. Perfect when cooking for 4 people. Cooking for more? Then double the ingredients or swap it for a turkey. Grab the recipe here or get it in the SIBO Family Favourites Cookbook.
Herb crusted roast beef
Pick and choose from your favourite side dishes. I love nothing more than having a little taste of a lot of different things. The hardest part is choosing which sides to cook!
Thyme Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
It took me a long time to be able to tolerate roast potatoes, and I longed for a good alternative. That's when my thyme roasted carrots and parsnips were born. The added thyme adds a lovely depth of flavour to the vegetables and they make an excellent alternative to potatoes. This recipe is available in the SIBO Holiday eCookbook.
Buttery Pan Fried bacon Brussels sprouts
Mashed Rutabaga (Swede)
Looking for an alternative to mashed potatoes? Mashed rutabaga (otherwise known as swede) is a tasty substitution that mimics the texture so well you might as well be eating potatoes! Recipe by Elena Wistey from Journey Through SIBO.
Carrot and Parsnip Gratin
There's nothing more delicious than biting into a creamy, cheesy gratin. This SIBO friendly version uses a surprising ingredient to achieve a luscious creamy texture. And for those who can tolerate it, a sprinkling of parmesan cheese is the perfect topping. This recipe is available in the SIBO Holiday eCookbook.
Roasted Pumpkin with a Sage and Walnut Drizzle
I love roasting my pumpkin until it caramelises and has a lovely deep flavour. Drizzling a sage and walnut dressing on it is next level stuff. This recipe is available in the SIBO Holiday eCookbook.
Pomegranate Celeriac Salad
This fresh Pomegranate Celeriac Salad is a refreshing way to use celeriac, while adding in some pomegranate for extra crunch. Not only is this salad delicious, but it's also super nutritious as celeriac is packed with a variety of nutrients. Recipe by Riley Wimminger from Bridgetown Nutrition.
Tomato Salad with Basil Dressing
For those celebrating the holidays south of the equator, this recipe is perfectly seasonal for your holiday dinner. Fresh tomatoes take center stage in this recipe, with an herby basil dressing on top. This recipe is featured in the SIBO Holiday eCookbook.
Cheesy Cloud Bread Rolls
I'll be honest. These aren't exactly like bread rolls, but when you have to steer clear of all of the ingredients that make bread, these are a good alternative. Shape them like a roll and you won't be feeling left out with these on your plate. This recipe will be shared exclusively with participants of the Christmas Cooking Class. Reserve your place here.
I always make room for dessert at the end of my Christmas meal. Depending on how many people you are cooking for, you can make one, some or all of the following SIBO desserts.
Christmas Meringue Tower
Gingerbread cookie ice cream sandwich
How good is pumpkin pie? I'm completely in love with the creamy filling which is offset with the nutty crunch of the pecan base. This version is best served cold, as it helps it set the filling, but it most definitely doesn't detract from the spectacular flavours. This recipe is available here and also featured in the SIBO Family Favourites Cookbook.
Fresh berries aren't in season in December in the northern hemisphere (but they are here in Australia), so I use good quality frozen berries when I can't get them fresh and get excellent results. The nutty topping adds a lovely crunch to this dessert. And if you can tolerate it, a scoop of homemade ice cream is perfect. This recipe will be shared exclusively with participants of the Christmas Cooking Class. Reserve your place here.
Lemon tart is one of my all time favourite desserts. I love the citrus tang from the lemon juice and zest, paired with the crisp pastry base. It's delicious served as it is, or with a scoop of whipped coconut cream on the side. This recipe will be shared exclusively with participants of the Christmas Cooking Class. Reserve your place here.
Mini Christmas puddings with warm custard
For years, I have made a traditional Christmas pudding with warm custard for the pièce de résistance on Christmas Day. When I stopped eating gluten, sugar and dairy I was devastated that I would never eat a Christmas pud again. These mini puddings use the aromatic spices from a traditional pudding but skip the fruit, making them a SIBO friendly version that you can enjoy once again. Get the recipe here. This recipe is also featured in the SIBO Holiday eCookbook.
Ruby Grapefruit and Custard Trifle
The flavours of delicious citrus combine with creamy layers of almond cake, custard, sweet ruby grapefruit and whipped coconut. If you miss trifle, you'll be thrilled to bring it back into your repertoire this Christmas. This recipe is featured in the SIBO Holiday eCookbook.
Vanilla panna cotta
Don't want to fuss for hours in the kitchen? This 5-ingredient recipe is easy to make and quick. Free from sugar, gluten, dairy, nuts and eggs, this dessert is suitable for even the most restricted SIBO diets. This recipe is featured in the SIBO Holiday eCookbook.
Smoked Trout Dip
Serve up this tasty smoked trout dip at your holiday party instead of commercially made dips. Not only will it taste nicer, you will know exactly what has gone into it and that it is safe on your SIBO diet. Get the recipe here.
These SIBO-friendly crackers are a great alternative to the real thing. Skip the dried currants if you're unable to tolerate them. Recipe by Elena Wistey at Journey Through SIBO.
Maple Spiced Roasted Nuts
Chunky Roast Pumpkin and Macadamia Dip with Fresh Vegetables
You will never go back to eating store bought dips once you’ve tasted this taste sensation! Make sure you have people to share it with as you won’t be able to stop at just one bite. Get the recipe here.
SIBO Chocolate Bark
Chocolate doesn’t have to be off the list with this SIBO-friendly chocolate bark. It is most deﬁnitely worth the effort! Once you have mastered this version, play around with different ﬂavour combinations with different nuts, seeds and freeze-dried berries. Get the recipe here.
Strawberry Shortbread Cookie
If Andes Mints are a part of your holiday regimen, then you're going to love these easy 4-ingredient mint patties. Recipe by Elena Wistey at Journey Through SIBO.
Chocolate Coconut Bites
I love chocolate, and I love coconut and so it was only natural that I would combine the two to create these sensational chocolate coconut bites. They are just sweet enough to keep your cravings at bay, and because they are in little bite-sized portions, it is easy to monitor how many you are eating. Get the recipe here. This recipe is also featured in the SIBO Family Favourites Cookbook.
Hazelnut Hot Chocolate
If you're able to tolerate chocolate, this hazelnut-infused hot cocoa is a must-have for the holidays. Recipe by Elena Wistey at Journey Through SIBO.
The Perfect Cocktail
If you want a drink and you're able to tolerate alcohol, give this recipe a try. Fresh-squeezed lime, honey and gin or vodka combine to make this refreshing cocktail. It's loads better for you than any store-bought cocktail mixes, and only has real ingredients. Recipe by Kristy Regan of Vital Food Therapeutics.
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The SIBO Holiday eCookbook is jam-packed with delicious SIBO friendly recipes that are perfect for your Christmas celebrations. Enjoy delicious appetizers and entrées, perfect vegetable sides and accompaniments, mouth-watering desserts and gorgeous gifts and baked goods. All recipes contain AU and US ingredient names, temperatures and measurements. Available immediately via email download.