Holiday gatherings with a heavy focus on food tend to be one of the times when keto dieters fall off the wagon and into the mashed potatoes and mac ‘n’ cheese. Staying on the keto track during Thanksgiving can seem especially challenging as you envision the usual mouthwatering parade of special dishes, many of which are loaded with carbs.
If you don’t want to impede ketosis and step back onto the blood sugar rollercoaster this Thanksgiving, stay keto with the following satisfying recipes and low-carb alternatives to your typical carb-heavy favorites.
Keto Thanksgiving Appetizers and First Courses
Start your Thanksgiving dinner the right way with these keto appetizers from Ketogenic.com:
Bring the melty goodness of mozzarella sticks to Thanksgiving dinner with these keto mozzarella sticks. Ditch the high-carb bread crumbs and use almond and coconut flour instead. When you’re hankering after something cheesy, you might also enjoy these homemade keto cheez-its!
This Thanksgiving, you might be reminiscing about those rich and filling casseroles your grandmother used to make when you were a kid. You can still enjoy a comforting and low-carb casserole recipe from Ketogenic.com:
Making your own keto gravy and stuffing gives you the peace of mind that you’re still reaping the benefits of ketosis this holiday. Gravy and turkey are like hand in glove on Thanksgiving. Head to your keto kitchen and whip up this homemade keto gravy and keto stuffing made with almond flour. If your family traditionally makes cornbread dressing (or stuffing) you’ll love this keto cornbread dressing.
Keto Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Lots of traditional Thanksgiving side dishes are way too high in carbs for anyone following a ketogenic diet, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on food or flavor. There are plenty of gratifying low-carb alternatives that’ll make you forget it’s not carb-loaded, like these low-carb mashed turnips, this cauliflower mash, or keto mac ‘n’ cheese made with low-carb elbow macaroni pasta.
Add one of these low-carb side dishes to your impressive Thanksgiving dinner table:
Steph Green is a content writer specializing in and passionate about healthcare, wellness, and nutrition. Steph has worked with marketing agencies, written medical books for doctors like ‘Untangling the Web of Dysfunction,’ and her poetry book ‘Words that Might Mean Something.’ In 2016, after four years of struggling with her own health problems and painful autoimmune disease, Steph developed a life-changing and extensive knowledge of keto, nutrition, and natural medicine. She continues on her healing journey and enjoys helping others along the way.
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