51+ Sugar Free / Gluten Free / Dairy Free Recipes for a Healthy Christmas Dinner

Christmas is on my mind. Thinking about all the desserts and sweets family and friends are able to indulge in this time of year. I usually miss out because I’m gluten free, and since May 22 of 2017 I’ve been sugar free as well, not to mention dairy free since the mid 1970s. This year two of our boys are doing “No Sugar November” and currently experiencing sugar detox headaches, weakness and other unpleasant symptoms as well as some terrible cravings.

Thought it would be a good to post some old favorite as well as new recipes that meet the criteria of no sugar, no gluten and dairy free. Fermented dairy, such as cheese, doesn’t bother me, so some of the recipes do include cheese.. Warning: I don’t have much of a sweet tooth as you might imagine with all these limitations. However, through the years, I’ve learned to enjoy the smells and taste sensations when watching other people enjoy a decadent dessert. Hope you might find a worthy recipe in this list. If you have any favorite recipes, please be sure to share.


  1. 5-Minute Grapes in Honey-Lemon Sauce
  2. Santa Veggie Tray
  3. Kiwi-Strawberry Christmas Tree
  4. Cheese, Tomato and Olive Christmas Tree
  5. Cheese and Olive Weath
  6. Snowman Veggie Tray (2nd healthy appetizer on this site)
  7. Christmas Relish Tray

Main Dish

  1. Apple-Walnut Stuffed Pork Roast (use gluten-free bread crumbs and you’ve got this one)
  2. Garlic Prime Rib
  3. The Best Roast Turkey
  4. Citrus and Herb Roasted Turkey
  5. Cranberry Orange Brined Roasted Turkey
  6. Pineapple Glazed Ham
  7. . . . and for the vegetarian, why not try the  Tofu  Turkey Roast

Side Dishes

  1. Cranberry Apple Relish (I’ve been making this one for years. Just add 1 pear, 3/4 c raisins, 1/2 c apple juice and 1/2 lemon)
  2. Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
  3. Roasted Yam and Kale Salad
  4. Roasted Vegetables
  5. Christmas Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing (a family favorite. I use regular walnuts and 1/2 tsp. Stevia. It does take Greek yogurt and Feta cheese, but I am able to tolerate cheese–or any other fermented dairy products)
  6. Nuts about Berries Salad (use regular pecans/walnuts or glaze with Stevia if preferred)
  7. Garlic Green Beans–skip the Parmesan Cheese and you’re good to go on this one.
  8. Gluten Free Stuffing


  1. 3-Ingredient Sugar Free Cookies
  2. Low carb, gluten free, sugar free shortbread cookies
  3. 10-Minute Apple sundae
  4. Coconut Almond Kefir Ice Cream
  5. Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake (our Christmas breakfast go-to. This year I’ll be substituting Stevia for the sugar ad increasing molasses to 3 Tablespoons to make this sugar-free)
  6. Raw Cashew Dream Cake (Appropriately named, I’ve been dreaming of this raspberry cake ever since I first tasted it many years ago.)
  7.  Impossible Pumpkin Pie
  8. Sugar-Free Pecan Pie
  9. Low Sugar Mock Apple Zucchini Crisp


  1. Paleo Skittles
  2. Chocolate Avocado Mousse
  3. Cookie Dough Fudge
  4. Raw veggies and Hummus
  5. Beef jerky
  6. Fruit or berry salad
  7. Corn chips and salsa
  8. Raw Fig and Nut Bars (Can’t seem to get enough of these–delicious!)


  1. Gummy candy
  2. Mayan Chocolate Truffles
  3. No Bake Chocolate-Covered Raspberry Cookie Bites
  4. Peanut Butter Vanilla Protein Truffles
  5. No Bake Coconut Balls
  6. Peppermint Chocolate Bark
  7. Dark chocolate Detox Bites
  8. Sugar-Free Blondie Bars


  1. Dad’s Leftover Turkey Pot Pie (substitute oat flour, non-dairy milk, and skip the unbaked pie crust)
  2. Gobbler Cakes
  3. Turkey curry
  4. Country House Bed & Breakfast Casserole (of course, you will use dairy-free milk and gluten-free croutons–or leftover stuffing)
  5. Omelette with leftover meat and cranberry sauce
  6. Ham sandwich on gluten free bread with cranberry sauce and sauerkraut and cheese, fried in frying pan–a personal favorite.
  7. Ham and Egg Frittata (use water or almond milk)