Low-Carb Christmas

Low-Carb Christmas Recipes & Articles
Some people have trouble keeping their low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle during the holiday. At CarbSmart, we have recipes, suggested foods and strategies for making the holidays great without sacrificing your success.

Low-Carb Holiday Gifts by Dana Carpender

Low-Carb Holiday Gift Giving

Low-Carb Holiday Gifts. If I posted a Thanksgiving article a couple of weeks ago, it must be the Christmas shopping season! Or Hanukkah. Or Kwanza. Or Yule. Or Saturnalia. Or Festivus. Or "Let's drink to the days getting longer again." Whatever you want to celebrate is fine by me, so long as you count me in on the wine.

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New Year, No Excuses – Stay Low Carb During the Holidays by Amy Dungan

Holidays make us crazy. Everyone has somewhere to go, something to do. Hectic schedules, big family dinners, last minute party details - even small distractions could throw us completely off course. So why is it that we let the holiday season itself keep us from sticking to our eating plans? Many people can make the conscious decision to indulge in this or that and then jump right back on track. But making that decision, and actually doing it, are two different things. We can have the best intentions in the world, but if we don't follow up on them, they can be our undoing. I, for one, used to be guilty of putting off my healthy eating or exercise plan until after the holidays. I knew it would be difficult with all the tempting foods around. It was much easier to just wait until the feasting was over. But think about it. Are the holidays truly ever over? No, not really.

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Make Someone Happy with Low-Carb Gifts by Amy Dungan

Christmas is drawing close and many people are still trying to figure out what to get that special someone who is hard to buy for. You know the one I'm talking about - those that either have everything (which is certainly not me!) or those who are particular in their likes and dislikes. And let's just face the reality that low-carbers are picky. We have to be, at least where food is concerned. One of the great things about us is that we are passionate about our lifestyle and we aren't afraid to share that passion and help others. So this Christmas, give some of that love back to the low-carber in your life. Below I've listed what I believe to be some of the best gifts a low-carber could ask for.

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The Twelve Days Of Low-Carb Christmas Part II: The Aftermath

OK, here we go. In the last article I wrote entitled "The Twelve Days of Christmas," I detailed my plan to avoid gaining those dreaded "10 holiday pounds" that everyone gains. Well, needless to say, IT DIDN'T WORK! You know when those low carb "gurus" warned us about the one bite being the "kiss of death" on this way of life? Well, they were right! It is so hard to control the cravings and binge eating that the "one bite" produces.

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Make-Ahead Low-Carb Holiday Recipes, Part III: Holiday Desserts

Low-Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

All of these Low-Carb Holiday Dessert recipes are simple, and yet they will add the final touch to your holiday meal that most of us crave. They can all be made ahead of time, and several of them can be made in individual portions. If you are the lone low carber and are traveling to a family dinner, you can take just one portion of your dessert and won't have to lug the entire dessert along with you.

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Make-Ahead Low-Carb Holiday Recipes Part II: Main & Side Dishes

Zesty Roast Turkey Recipe

The best tip I can give you for make-ahead main dishes is to buy ahead. My stepmother routinely serves beef tenderloins and veggies at Christmas. Turkey and sometimes ham are on sale around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Beef isn't. Every year she finds beef tenderloins on sale during the summer. She buys them, wraps them well, freezes them until the day before Christmas, and saves a bundle. It's too late for this year, I suppose, but don't forget this tip next summer.

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