No need to blow your healthy diet. Get all the best low carb and keto Thanksgiving recipes here for a happy and indulgent holiday!
Are you still wondering what to cook for Thanksgiving this year? Or at least, what to cook that will fit your low carb diet and yet still be delicious enough to satisfy? Never fear, I’ve got you covered. I searched high and low for the best low carb Thanksgiving recipes the internet has to offer. I worked on this list for a long time, trying not to duplicate too many of the goodies from last year’s post!
Here’s the deal. I figure you know how to make turkey low carb. Slap some butter on that thing, sprinkle it with herbs, toss it in the oven. If you’re desperate for gravy, collect the pan juices, reduce them in a pan and add your thickener of choice – I like arrowroot starch but many people prefer xanthan gum so it will have fewer carbs. If you’re still uncertain, check out this primer on low carb gravy by Laura Dolson. Or go hog wild and make this BACON GRAVY from Fluffy Chix Cook to go with your turkey (bacon and turkey? A match made in heaven!).
Cranberry sauce? That’s ridiculously easy to make low carb as well. You don’t need me for that. Just grab a bag of berries, put them in a pan with a cup of water and the low carb sweetener equivalent of a cup of sugar, bring to a boil and cook until most of the berries have popped (about 10 minutes). Bam!
But it’s all the other things that get a little tricky. Apps and sides and dessert, that’s where you might find yourself floundering. But you don’t have to suffer without all of your favourites. From low carb stuffing to sugar-free pumpkin pie, there are recipes here to suit all your needs!
Appetizers & Cocktails
Who says you can’t enjoy a drink or two on your low carb diet? These sugar-free cocktails and keto snacks will keep your party humming along in a healthy fashion.
The best part of any Thanksgiving meal is the stuffing. And yes, there is such a thing as low carb stuffing recipes. All the best ones are right here!
Non-starchy veggies make tasty low carb holiday side dishes. Think Brussels sprouts, spaghetti squash, and cauliflower for healthy keto sides.
Breads & Biscuits
Low carb cornbread? Yep! Except it really isn’t made with any corn at all. Coconut flour has a surprisingly corn-like flavour when baked into muffins and skillets. If you have my book, The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen, check out the skillet cornbread recipe on p. 118. It’s divine!
Oh yeah, now we’re talking. Yes, you can enjoy dessert, because we’ve got everything from low carb pecan pie to keto pumpkin pie to sugar-free gingerbread bars!