by Guest Columnist Franziska Spritzler
Ask most people what their favorite holiday is, and they’re likely to say Thanksgiving. Arguably the most traveled holiday, it’s an occasion for family and friends to come together to celebrate all the things they are grateful for. Aside from catching up on the happenings of the past year, watching football, and enjoying the crisp autumn weather, it’s an occasion to feast on a tantalizing array of favorite dishes that smell and taste absolutely delicious.
For people following a carbohydrate-restricted diet, the majority of foods comprising a traditional Thanksgiving dinner are off-limits: mashed potatoes, yams, stuffing, rolls, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. The average Thanksgiving dinner contains more than 300 grams of carbohydrate! Sticking with turkey and salad is safe, but why not also make a few low carb versions of your Thanksgiving favorites to enjoy and share with others? The following recipes are healthy, satiating, and decadent, yet will keep you well within your daily carb limit as you enjoy this very special holiday. There are less than 15 net carbs contained in this made-over Thanksgiving meal!
Low-Carb Thanksgiving Meal Menu
Zesty Low-Carb Roast Turkey Recipe
Mixed Green Salad With Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe
Low-Carb Green Beans with Bacon Recipe
Low-Carb Cauli-Mashed Faux “Potatoes” Recipe
Low-Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake with Walnut Crust Recipe
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