30 Keto & Paleo Christmas Recipes with Collagen and Gelatin

30 Christmas Recipes with Collagen and Gelatin #paleo #lowcarb #keto #christmas #gelatin #collagen

Celebrate a healing holiday season by adding Vital Proteins Collagen or Gelatin to these paleo-friendly, low-carb, keto Christmas recipes. Strengthen your gut, heal your skin and balance your body while enjoying the holidays with your friends and family.

Green versus blue! When I first started supplementing with Vital Proteins, I was a bit confused with which product I should be using. Green vs. blue, collagen vs. gelatin, how’s a girl supposed to decide which is best?

No matter which you decide to welcome into your life, you’re doing your body a favor. Because of the ample health benefits collagen and gelatin promote, scarcity can lead to unnecessary health imbalances. Leaky healthy, hormones, skin elasticity, skin aging, and arthritis pain can all be balanced, and often avoided when collagen and gelatin are part of a person’s’ life.

30 Christmas Recipes with Collagen and Gelatin #paleo #lowcarb #keto #christmas #gelatin #collagen

FOR HEALTH

Collagen Peptides and Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin are pretty even, contributing the same health-promoting effects regardless of the form you decide to take. The gelatin has the advantage of taking slightly longer to digest and coating the small intestine, which is beneficial in gut healing diets like GAPS, AIP or SCD.

In my experience, I’ve found that if you have severe gut health imbalances, it’s best to start with Collagen Peptides and work your way to Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin.

FOR RECIPES

Collagen Peptides does best in either cold or warm recipes. It dissolves completely in a liquid of any kind, cold or hot. Add it to a hot recipe and chill that recipe, it’ll keep its consistency. Add it to a cold recipe and heat it up, it will stay “normal.”

How to use: Mix into anything your heart desires. Add to cold liquids, hot liquids, baking, cooking, you name it.

Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin, on the other hand, doesn’t handle well in cold recipes unless you want them to be gel-like. If you add gelatin to cold liquid, it will clump up. If you add gelatin to hot liquid and let it cool, it will turn into a gummy-like consistency. If you add gelatin to warm liquids, cool it and warm it up again, the liquid will be liquid perfection.

How to use: Best mixed into warm liquids like soup or coffee or baked goods like bread and cake as a replacement for an egg or two in the recipe.

I have gathered 30 Christmas recipes that you could add collagen, gelatin; or both. Now, you can continue to do your body good, while celebrating with your friends and family. The best of both words. And hey, you may even get your people hooked on collagen and gelatin.

COLLAGEN PEPTIDE RECIPES

Rocket Fuel Cafe Mocha with Chia-4048

Keto Rocket Fuel Cafe Mocha

Keto Bulletproof-style coffee with a twist, chia seeds! Add chia seeds to your blended keto coffee to pump up your daily omegas, balance blood sugar and boost fiber intake.

How to add Collagen Peptides: add 1 scoop to the blender, just before completion.

2- Roasted Fennel and Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Fennel and Brussels Sprouts

This dish combines brussels sprouts and orange with roasted fennel, shallots, and almonds for the most delicious dish.

How to add Collagen Peptides: whisk 1 scoop of collagen with olive oil until dissolved. Add a touch of orange juice, optional. Add to the sprouts.

3- Sticky Honey Garlic Sausage

Garlic and Red Onion Sausages

It wouldn’t be Christmas without sticky honey, garlic, and red onion sausages. They are warming, moreish, delicious and will bring any room of distant relatives together in a second. Quick to make, with lots of added options to include, they are a Christmas snack for anyone and something that any gluten or dairy intolerance sufferer can indulge in.

How to add Collagen Peptides: make a quick mayo-based dipping sauce with 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 scoop of collagen. Blend until incorporated.

9- BRAISED RED CABBAGE WITH WALNUTS

Braised Red Cabbage with Walnuts

Looking for a yummy side dish with your Christmas dinner? This Braised Red Cabbage with Walnuts is a great side dish and goes with almost any entree. PLUS it’s both Paleo and Vegan!

How to add Collagen Peptides: add 1 scoop of collagen to 2 tablespoons of cooking water. Drain the cabbage and add the mixture to the completed dish. Allow to saute for 2 minutes before serving.

10- Deconstructed Guacamole Frittata

Keto Deconstructed Guacamole Frittata

This keto Deconstructed Guacamole Frittata takes the flavors of one of our favorite keto avocado dishes – guacamole – but transforms it into an easy, nutritious and interesting keto breakfast or keto brunch dish. Serve topped with Pico de gallo and a basket of high-quality tortilla chips or plantain chips and you have a wonderful vegetarian keto dish that everyone will love!

How to add Collagen Peptides: whisk 2 scoops into the egg mixture.

11- WILD OREGON SHRIMP + PESTO STUFFED SWEET BABY PEPPERS

Wild Oregon Shrimp and Pesto Stuffed Peppers

I combined the crunch and sweetness of sweet, baby bell peppers with some wild-caught Oregon Pink Shrimp (which by the way, usually come already cooked) lightly tossed with my Lightened Up Basil Pesto, a drizzle of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon and a bit of crushed red pepper flakes.

How to add Collagen Peptides: mash 1 scoop into the shrimp mixture.

14- Smoked Salmon Parcels

Smoked Salmon Parcels

Keto chopped salmon tossed with chives and enveloped by smoked salmon.

How to add Collagen Peptides: mash 1 scoop into the salmon mixture.

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Keto Dijon Herb Salmon Salad

Fresh and easy keto salmon salad with a light herb Dijon dressing.

How to add Collagen Peptides: add 1 scoop to the dressing before mixing.

15- Gingery Brussels Sprouts

Keto Gingery Brussels Sprouts

Crispy keto bacon tossed with Brussels sprouts and ginger.

How to add Collagen Peptides: add olive oil and lemon, and stir in 1 scoop of collagen until dissolved, like a salad dressing.

30- SWEET + CREAMY BROCCOLI SALAD

Sweet and Creamy Broccoli Salad

Creamy broccoli salad made dairy-free, low-carb and paleo-friendly.

How to add Collagen Peptides: add 1 scoop to the dressing before stirring into the salad.

21- The Ultimate Paleo Green Bean Casserole

The Ultimate Paleo Green Bean Casserole

Crispy onions, creamy beans, all baked together to create some weirdly magical Americana holiday dish. This version plays a little more respect to each ingredient- no overly fried onion, no “too soggy” beans. Everything in a delicate balance.

How to add Collagen Peptides: add 1-2 scoops to the broth before using in the recipe.

24- Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a classic North African and Middle Eastern dish and one that’s eaten for breakfast or really, any meal of the day. It’s simple, flavorful, healthy and delicious. Shakshuka means “a mixture” and the traditional version uses tomatoes and spices as the base with eggs poached on top. But once you’ve got it down, feel free to get creative. You can make a keto green shakshuka with spinach and artichoke, add feta/goat cheese or adapt it to your taste. The options are endless – which is what makes this dish such a national favorite (of so many countries!).

How to add Collagen Peptides: add 2 scoops of collagen when tomatoes are added.

1- Keto Lamb Chops

Keto Lamb Chops with Paleo Pesto Sauce

This is a great keto meal for someone on low-carb ketosis diet because it has healthy fats and moderate protein. Served with low carb, keto vegetable like asparagus that are also low in pesticides as well as carbs can be the perfect way to round out a meal. Lamb is meat that can be high in fat which is a good thing if it is grass fed because it has a healthy balance of omega-3.

How to add Collagen Peptides: mix 1 scoop in with pesto. Add a bit extra water if collagen needs help mixing in.

No Sugar! Ultimate Fat Bomb Ice Cream #keto #sugarfree #lowcarb #nutfree #keto #hflc #lchf #paleo

Keto Fat Bomb Ice Cream

An ultra-creamy, dairy-free, keto ice cream without the coconut milk or nuts. Keto, all the way… a frozen fat bomb.

How to add Collagen Peptides: add 2 scoops while mixture is being blended.

No Sugar! Vanilla Protein Bark #sugarfree #nutfree #dairyfree #lowcarb #keto #vegan

No Sugar! Keto Vanilla Protein Bark

A sugar-free, nut-free, dairy-free, keto vanilla bark recipe with a perfect combination of fats, protein, and fiber to put a stop to never-ending hunger.

How to add Collagen Peptides: swap the protein powder for an equal amount of collagen.

12- No Bake Coconut Delights

No Bake Coconut Delights

One thing that is nice about this no bake, keto cookie recipe is that they do not use rolled oats as one of the ingredients.

How to add Collagen Peptides: add 1 scoop to the food processor with all other ingredients.

Grain-free Rum Balls-4770

Low-Carb, Keto Rum Balls

A healthier, keto rum ball recipe without corn syrup refined powdered sugar or flour. 100% vegan, paleo, dairy-free, low-carb + keto. Under 2 grams net carbs per serving.

How to add Collagen Peptides: add 1 scoop to the food processor with all other ingredients.

COLLAGEN PROTEIN BEEF GELATIN RECIPES

Eggnog Rocket Fuel Latte-5574-2

Keto Eggnog Rocket Fuel Latte

A dairy-free, keto eggnog latte made with MCT oil that propels the health of your body and brain, boosting your metabolism and providing steady energy all day through.

Did you know MCT oil also comes in powdered form? Ya! In its powdered state, it's much easier to use, travel with, and incorporate into your favorite recipes. Plus, if you've experienced digestive issues with MCT oil before, MCT oil powder is a lot gentler on the gut. Check out my favorite brand of MCT oil powder here.

How to add Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin: add 1 scoop of gelatin while blending.

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Low-Carb, Keto Coconut Flour Bread

This keto recipe already has gelatin in it! A paleo, low-carb, keto, nut-free bread recipe made with coconut flour. Held together with keto grass-fed gelatin to benefit the digestive system.

Grain-free, Low-carb Chia Croutons-2315

Low-Carb, Keto Rosemary Chia Croutons

To make keto stuffing! Crisp, golden, sea salt-dusted keto croutons made from ground chia seed – entirely grain-free, low-carb, keto and delicious.

How to add Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin: Replace 1 egg with ¼ cup gelatin, combine with eggs and oil and go about the recipe.

29- TRUFFLED CAULIFLOWER MASH (PALEO AND GRAIN FREE)

Truffled Cauliflower Mash

Mashed cauliflower, completely paleo, keto, and dairy-free.

How to add Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin: before using the roasting liquids in the food processor, remove 1/2 cup of the liquid and place in a small bowl. Add 1 scoop of gelatin. Whisk to combine, then add back the processor.

5- Sweet Potato Bisque

Sweet Potato Bisque

Nourishing sweet potato soup with healthy oils and coconut milk.

How to add Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin: before serving, remove 1/2 cup of the soup to a small bowl. Add 2 scoops of gelatin. Whisk to combine, then add back to the larger pot. Whisk and serve.

Roasted Garlic Soup (104)

Keto Roasted Garlic Soup

Roasted garlic keto soup made creamy with pureed cauliflower. High in nutrients, simple to prepare, keto, and scrumptious with each spoonful.

How to add Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin: before serving, remove 1/2 cup of the soup to a small bowl. Add 2 scoops of gelatin. Whisk to combine, then add back to the larger pot. Whisk and serve.

16- CARROT GINGER SOUP WITH CRISPY SHALLOTS AND COCONUT CREAM

Carrot Ginger Soup with Crispy Shallots and Coconut Cream

Fancy (but totally easy) carrot soup that will please all of your guests!

How to add Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin: before serving, remove 1/2 cup of the soup to a small bowl. Add 2 scoops of gelatin. Whisk to combine, then add back to the larger pot. Whisk and serve.

Vegan Low Carb Seed Loaf-6984

Ultimate Low Carb, Keto Vegan Seed Loaf

This grain-free, low carb, keto, vegan seed roast is bursting with flavor, light and easy to slice. Made with keto hemp hearts, flax seeds, and nourishing fats. Great on its own as a keto snack or as a main keto dish for the family to enjoy.

How to add Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin: add 1 scoop to wet mixture.

28- Roast Chicken With Inside Out Stuffing

Roast Chicken With Inside Out Stuffing

The stuffing is made with so many delicious things – sage, bacon, leek, garlic, nuts.

How to add Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin: add 1 scoop of gelatin to the food processor when preparing the stuffing.

13- SLOW COOKER BEEF BRISKET WITH TOMATOES AND ONIONS

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket with Tomatoes and Onions

Description: Beef brisket is not something I make often, but I decided to mix it up for my last US Wellness Meats order and I am so, so happy I did. This recipe is unbelievably satisfying, full of flavor and tender as can be.

How to add Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin: add 2 scoops of gelatin to the InstantPot with the rest of your ingredients.

22- Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin

Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin with a Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce

When you need something special for a holiday meal or a fancy dinner such as a birthday, this is one dish to rely upon.

How to add Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin: before serving the sauce, remove 1/2 cup of the sauce liquid to a small bowl. Add 1 scoop of gelatin. Whisk to combine, then add back to the larger pot. Whisk and serve.

6- Crockpot Balsamic Roast Beef

Crockpot Balsamic Roast Beef

Description: roast beef and gravy recipe that’s fall-apart tender, extremely flavorful and always gets rave reviews whenever I serve it to guests.

How to add Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin: when making gravy, add 1/4 cup of hot liquid to a small bowl, add a scoop of gelatin and whisk until combined. Then add to the larger portion.

Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie-4523

No Sugar! Low-Carb Chocolate Pecan Pie

Low-carb chocolate pecan pie is free from sugars and syrups. Entirely sugar-free, grain-free and dairy-free. Paleo almond flour pie crust and chocolate pecan pie filling made creamy with zucchini!

How to add Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin: replace the egg with 1/4 cup hot water whisked with 1 scoop of gelatin. Whisk until incorporated.

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  1. Leanne, I consume about 1/4 cup of gelatin a day in an effort to help with bones. I have osteoporosis (age 30). So far this hasn’t yielded the results I thought it would. No difference in my bone density test and bone turnover rate is poor.
    Is collagen better absorbed even though it is the same thing (though processed differently)?
    Also is keto good for osteoporosis?

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