Cleangoodeats: Holiday Party Pleasers

It’s the first week of December or what can easily be referred to as, Holiday party kick-off week.  Chances are you’re doing one of the following: throwing a party, attending a party, or participating in a work party/potluck.  While it’s easy to stop at the nearest grocery store or bakery and pick up a delicious, visibly appealing sweet treat, with enough prep time it can be just as easy to make something tasty and healthy at home. With that being said, I’ve reached back into the CGE archives and selected a few party-friendly recipes that are healthy, delicious and easy to make!


Salmon Balls

  • 2 cans Wild caught salmon
  • 2 tbsp avocado mayo
  • 3/4 cup rice flour (use chopped almonds for paleo or grain-free version)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dill
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • Turmeric and black pepper to taste
  • Avocado oil



  • -Empty salmon, mayo and spices into bowl and combine
  • -Add in 1/2 cup rice flour


  • -Form into balls
  • -Use left over flour to coat outside of salmon balls
  • -Use enough avocado oil to lightly coat bottom of pan and brown on all sides until done


Broccoli, Goat Cheese and Quinoa Bites

Ratio-Broccoli, goat cheese, 1/2 broccoli, quinoa 1/2 broccoli (Sakinah, this is how it’s written in the recipe but I don’t understand it. Can you explain?)

  • -Broccoli florets
  • -Goat cheese
  • -Quinoa
  • -1.5 tbsp cassava flour
  • -Sea salt & garlic (season to taste)
  • -Coconut oil (enough to cover bottom of pan)


  • Steam broccoli
  • Cook quinoa
  • Season mix of broccoli, goat cheese, and quinoa then place in a food processor.  Roll into small nugget sized balls.  Roll balls in cassava flour to coat the outside.
  • Coat pan with oil and cook on both sides until brown

Fried Baby Portabellas

  • -Baby portabella mushrooms
  • -Seasonings of choice
  • -Coconut oil


  • -Spoon coconut oil into pan over low to medium heat
  • -Rinse mushrooms (so breading sticks to them)
  • -Season chopped almonds (breading) and place in ziplock bag
  • -Add sliced mushrooms to bag and shake
  • -Place mushrooms in pan and cook on both sides until browned


Apple Crisp with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

  • -3 gala apples
  • -4 tbsp coconut sugar
  • -3/4 coconut oil
  • -1/2 cup almonds
  • -1/4 tsp salt
  • -1/2 tsp ground orange peel
  • -1/4 tsp vanilla



  • Slice apples and chop almonds (set aside)
  • -Melt coconut oil on medium heat in frying pan
  • -Place apples in pan (should sizzle)
  • -Add orange peel, salt, vanilla and sugar, then mix
  • -Add almonds mix then lower heat to simmer
  • -Let simmer until apples are soft


Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Recipe

  • -4 frozen bananas
  • -1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • -1/4 cup almond milk



  • -Mix all ingredients in blender
  • -Place atop apple crips, garnish with chopped almonds and serve


With these recipes, not only will you be serving something delicious, you’ll also allow others to enjoy foods that won’t contribute to their waistlines. Try one or all of these this party season and I guarantee you and your food will be a hit!

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