Bulletproof Holiday Party Menu Your Guests Will Love
By: Julie Hand
Make your holiday party menu Bulletproof this season — and one that your guests will love to eat with you. Combining nature’s winter bounty as appetizers and side salads, with significant sustenance in the main course — lamb chili — this menu is sure to up your cooking repertoire with family and friends. Bulletproof means no bread, right? Think again, and test out this phenomenal three-ingredient recipe. It’s sure to be a dinner table talking point. Now all you have left to do is set the table — and enjoy that parfait dessert.
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Appetizer: Bacon-Wrapped Butternut Squash
Who would have thought? Crispy bacon and caramelized squash… A lower-sugar version of traditional bacon-wrapped dates, this recipe is sure to surprise guests at your dinner party. Serve as an appetizer or top off your salad with these instead of croutons. A note about cooking the bacon — best to bake it at 320 degrees or lower rather than broil, which takes the positive punch out of the proteins.
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Salad: Greens With Creamy Dressing
A fresh complement to your main course, or served with other apps as a lighter option, this green salad features arugula and chopped romaine lettuce, tossed in a zesty, lemony dressing. Strive for soft-boiled eggs to retain nutrients and avoid protein damage.
Main Course: Lamb Chili
Don’t let this humble recipe fool you — it’s rave-worthy — just check out the video above. And ah yes, a beanless chili without those undesirable phytates and lectins. Just as thick and filling as bean-based chili when made with lamb or grass-fed beef, your guests will be pleasantly surprised with this Bulletproof find. Serve as your main course or present with other apps for a larger gathering.
Bread: Keto, Low-Carb Bread
A three-ingredient keto loaf that still tastes like your baker’s best recipe? Come on. Seriously, try it. This Bulletproof bread is pure fat and protein, so it’ll keep you in a fat-burning, energy-producing keto state (you can read up on ketosis here). Top it with butter and you’re in business.
Dessert: Pumpkin Pie Parfait
Prepare a true gift for your guests this holiday season. A rich and decadent way to complete your party meal, this parfait contains carotenoid-rich pumpkin and healthy fats from coconut whipped cream that will assist your body to absorb all of the pumpkin’s nutrients. Blood-sugar stabilizing cinnamon and other warm spices make this a splendid way to end the evening.
A note on nuts
Except for coconut, all nuts are considered “suspect” on the Bulletproof Diet to some extent. Nuts contain a high risk of mold contamination and have high levels of omega-6 fats that oxidize easily and can contribute to inflammation. Nuts also contain varying levels of lectins, nutrient-sapping compounds that can also be tough on your gut.
If you’re having trouble losing weight or suffer from headaches, joint pain, or other autoimmune symptoms, try removing nuts from your diet completely. You can try reintroducing them once symptoms subside.
For more about the spectrum of Bulletproof Foods, check out the Bulletproof Roadmap, a visual guide to help you navigate the most nutrient-dense foods to the most kryptonite!
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