Thanksgiving Low Carb Menu

Holidays like Thanksgiving are tough on us low carbers… but here are some thoughts on changing things up a bit to make it low carb and still enjoyable for non low carbers.

Low Carb menu for Thanksgiving:

  • Turkey – Use your usual recipe.
  • Ham – Use your usual recipe.
  • Dressing – made with low carb almond flour “cornbread”.  Follow the link for my recipe.  You can make a regular one too for those not low carbing.
  • Mashed Cauliflower – the trick is to add in cream cheese and minimize liquid from the cauliflower.  A blender does the trick.  Save out some cauliflower to minimally process to create “lumps”.  Try George Stella’s Mock Mashed Potatoes recipe.  Follow the link for his recipe.  You can make regular mashed potatoes for others not on low carb.
  • Green Bean Casserole – Use your usual recipe using crushed pork rinds for the onion topping.  Or just make basic boiled green beans with seasoning.
  • Squash Casserole – Use your usual recipe using crushed pork rinds for the cracker topping.  The bacon-ey goodness goes great with squash!
  • Spinach Casserole – Use your usual recipe using crushed pork rinds for the cracker topping.   Again, what’s not to love about bacon-ey goodness?
  • Peas – Use your usual recipe or just basic boiled peas with seasoning. We avoided but kept in our menu for others not low carbing.
  • Cranberry Relish – We did two versions one with sugar for others and a low carb version with Truvia. Follow the link for my recipe.
  • Gravy – We did regular gravy for others.  For our gravy we simply used the turkey drippings and simmered until reduced by half and then added heavy cream and simmered and reduced (8-10 minutes) until it coated the back of a spoon and then seasoned to taste.  It worked, and there were no flour carbs!
  • Rolls – We avoided, but could have made low carb bread.  Check out my Low Carb 4 Ever! Pinterest page full of low carb bread recipes that I like!  Just follow the link.
  • Pumpkin Pie – we did two versions one for others and a low carb version.  George Stella does a great low carb Praline Pumpkin Pie.  Follow the link for his recipe.

We also had nuts out for munching.  Here are the links for those recipes:

A note about Sweet Potato Casserole.  I haven’t found a recipe that I have tried so that I can post here nor have I adjusted my families’ recipes yet, but I am still looking and will see what I come up with for Christmas!

Hope all that helps.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Until next time… #lowcarb4ever


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