‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all across foodie blogs
Inboxes bulged with questions aplenty:
“Can I make that non-dairy?”, “Do you think that feeds twenty?”
Paleo, primal, low-carb or Whole30
If the turkey’s not pastured someone’s bound to get shirty.
Christmas cookies are baking for Santa to eat
After intermittent fasting all year, he deserves a treat.
All eagerly wait for the sound of a hoof
as a grassfed reindeer alights on the roof.
But before the festivities, there’s food to prepare
So with gnashing of teeth, and pulling of hair
Home chefs turn to the web for paleo mince pies
While non-paleo guests react with surprise:
“You made these yourself? With no gluten? That’s great!”
(You should see what I do with a chestnut and date)
And don’t forget the eggnog, fit for the non-dairy crowd
Even the lactose-tolerant try it, and are dutifully wowed.
All across the land, foodies are winning the war,
Showing that healthy festive fare need not be a bore.
Gather your loved ones close, and feed them something yummy
Because the way to the heart’s definitely through the tummy.
By the time dinner’s done, the guests are convinced
and they’re asking for recipes before the first plate is rinsed.
They entered skeptical, they leave on a mission:
To stop trusting the FDA when it comes to nutrition.