One more quick thing... I mention it at various places below but want to point out that you can substitute your preferred sweetener in most cases. I would stick with granulated sweetener if that's the type called for (or liquid if that is the case, etc.) but other than that, you should be able to sub easily. I do it all the time using coconut sugar, honey, or blackstrap molasses.
Cranberry Scones - Did I mention I love scones? Oh yea! And this one is amazing. I mean, you know, it's CRANBERRIES!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Dirt Cake - This isn't very Christmas traditional but MR specifically mentioned dirt cake recently, and then lo and behold I ran across this recipe. I will take it to a potluck to help us avoid all the other decadent desserts that I anticipate will be there. It has gotten to the point that one group I regularly pot luck with always has great interest in what we will bring. They have learned from us that clean eating does not have to be about giving up favorites!
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Cake - HA! Talk about a win-win! Slow cooker AND cake?! Love this idea! And the smell of gingerbread just says CHRISTMAS to me! (I linked this through the original blogger's site so you will have to scroll down and click one more time but it will be worth it. I have never made anything from www.alldayidreamaboutfood.com that wasn't wonderful!)
Cookie Cut Outs - Another Christmas-wouldn't-be-Christmas-without kind of recipe! Although cut outs can be tedious, this is the time of year that I don't mind doing it. They are so lovely to look at and these are even lovelier to eat!!!
And last but nowhere near least, cranberry fat flush drink drink to help clean it away!! I have tons of fresh cranberries in the freezer and I am going to make homemade cranberry juice (this recipe calls for agave or white sugar; I prefer coconut sugar or Stevia but I think you could even sweeten with a little apple juice).
Okay, wait a minute! Wait a minute! This is all about treats and sweets. Why, yes it is! Because, frankly, I think the easiest part about clean eating is meat and vegetables. It's when I want a snack or a treat that I get in trouble. But having all these great treat recipes really helps me. So cook up your turkey, your ham, whatever you prefer. Make a side of green beans, sweet potatoes, and even those candied yams (above!). And then allow yourself a wonderful treat. Just whatever you do, Keep it Clean!