35 Keto Thanksgiving Recipes – How To Eat Low-Carb On Thanksgiving

When you’re on the keto diet, the holidays can be tricky (pie, boozy punch, and stuffing, I’m looking at you). But going low-carb doesn’t mean you can’t feast. Keto Thanksgiving recipes are totally a thing.

Let’s get this out of the way first: If you’re going to a loved one’s house for Thanksgiving, you’ll probably only be able to eat the turkey. Womp, womp. Many seemingly low-carb dishes like green bean casserole or gravy are made with flour, which adds too many carbs for the keto diet (sorry, folks).

Your fix: BYO. Make a couple of side dishes (or keto dessert!) at home to take with you–or go all out and host a keto Thanksgiving on your own. You can make all the traditional dishes, but with keto-compliant ingredients, says Los Angeles-area dietitian Sarah Jadin, R.D., of Keto Consulting, LLC. (She’s even crafted a full keto Thanksgiving meal for under 20 grams of carbs!) “There’s a substitute for everything,” she says.

In fact, there are so many keto-friendly recipes you can try, as long as you’re willing to get a little creative. A few general tips for making your Thanksgiving keto-friendly: Swap out mashed potatoes for mashed cauliflower, nix adding any flour to thicken recipes like green bean casserole or creamed spinach, and load up on the low-carb veggies like Brussels sprouts, spaghetti squash, and mushrooms.

Oh, and a word on booze: Jadin says if you do opt for an alcoholic drink, go for a pure distilled spirit (plain vodka, for instance) mixed with a splash of diet soda or tonic. A dry wine is another option. And, stick to a glass or two–max. “Alcohol tends to affect people on a keto diet sooner and harder compared to people eating a general diet,” she says.

And you didn’t think you’d have to start from scratch, did you? Here are 35 keto Thanksgiving recipes to put on your menu.

Written by Healthy Cat

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