Are you eating keto or following a low-carb diet? Here is the ultimate list of fantastic Low-carb and Keto Thanksgiving Recipes that are sure to wow you--and your guests!
My family and I don't eat exclusively keto. We eat keto-ish. That means we mostly eat keto / low-carb, but we don't worry about staying in ketosis or counting our carbs too exactly.
We just don't do well eating a bunch of carbs, and sugar is NOT our friend (well, sugar really isn't anyone's friend for that matter, but that's another story). You can read more about candida here and about my previous sugar issues here.
Anyhow, when then Holidays roll around, it can be a tough time for those of us who are watching carbs.
Think chocolate, candy, cookies, lots and lots of rolls, stuffing, pies, potatoes, and more.
It's rough, I tell you!
So I've learned you really need to be proactive to avoid the carb overload.
And where our Thanksgiving Table used to be all about sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, carrots, bread, stuffing, and more, we've had to rethink things.
Now we are serving more veggies, and low-carb / keto options wherever we are able to do that.
Why Are There Cheese and Egg in These Keto Thanksgiving Recipes?
Yes, I do blog almost exclusively dairy-free and egg-free. In fact, I don't think there's one post on my site that uses dairy. Our oldest has life-threatening allergies to both dairy (he can eat butter) and egg. However, the rest of us can eat these things, we just don't eat them very often. And I know that dairy mostly is a huge issue for a lot of people, so we just don't use it often.
Anyhow, I know that a lot of people looking for Keto Thanksgiving Recipes are able to eat dairy. So while there are some recipes on this list that have dairy and/or eggs, most of them don't.
So I would call this a Keto-ish, Vegan-ish list of Thankgiving Recipes. Got it :)?
If you're avoiding dairy like we are ('cause I won't be making 2 versions of recipes on Thanksgiving. Ain't no one got time for that!) most of the time, it's super easy to sub in a dairy-free option for milk, cheese, and more.
Dairy-free Options for these Low-carb Thanksgiving Recipes
Following are some great alternatives for milk. For cheese, you can often purchase vegan cheese options. I hope to have some DIY versions on the blog in the near future! You can also use the first few ingredients in this Pumpkin Truffle Recipe to make a Vegan Cream Cheese.
Egg Alternatives for Low-carb Thanksgiving Recipes:
For eggs, unless they are a big mainstay of the recipe, you can often use the following:
Before you check out all of the recipes, you might want to grab these Thanksgiving Leftover Box Labels to package up your extras with a little extra special touch after your gathering.
You also might want to check out some of these 60+ Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes if you have someone needing to avoid animal products at your gathering.
Most of the following recipes are Keto, but some are just low-carb / lower-carb versions of traditional Thanksgiving fare. Enjoy!
LOW-CARB | KETO THANKSGIVING APPETIZERS
LOW-CARB | KETO THANKSGIVING BEVERAGES
LOW-CARB | KETO THANKSGIVING SIDE DISHES
KETO THANKSGIVING MAIN DISHES
LOW-CARB | KETO THANKSGIVING DESSERTS
Pumpkin. Pumpkin. And more Pumpkin. (and a few pecans on top!)
Which of these Low-carb | Keto Thanksgiving Recipes is your favorite?