The holidays are upon us. It’s time to add another notch to your belt, right? Not necessarily. If you’re following the keto diet, you can have your Keto Christmas dinner and eat it too — without gaining weight.
So how can you throw the best keto Christmas ever? It’s easy! All you need to do is arm yourself with some irresistible recipes. Let’s take a look at the starter course.
The Starter Course
As your guests arrive and begin mingling, they want something other than a drink. You could put out a tin of nuts, but where’s the fun in that?
Try these recipes to start your holiday party right.
1. Stuffed Celery
You won’t need to cook to create these elegant-looking appetizers by Susie T. Gibbs in festive colors. If you can use a microwave, you’re all set. With only three grams of net carbs, you won’t stuff guests before they sit down at the table.
Also, try these fast and easy Low-Carb Stuffed Celery recipes:
- Low-Carb Apple-Walnut Stuffed Celery Sticks Recipe
- Fat Fast Peanut Butter Stuffed Celery Recipe
- Fat Fast Cream Cheese Stuffed Celery Recipe
2. Lobster Cakes
Few foods say elegance the way that lobster does. Plus, these cakes will delight guests without adding extra pounds to their waistlines. Pop them on sticks to make them manageable for guests to grab and snack on.
Sensational Keto Soups and Salads
If you’re going for the full restaurant experience, you’ll want to start with soup and salad. Here’s how to do so without maxing out your carb count for the day.
1. Cauliflower Bisque
Did you think that rich and creamy soups were off the menu once you went keto? Think again! This dish keeps with a seafood theme without adding a ton of carbs. If you have leftover lobster from your appetizers, you can substitute it for the crab in the recipe.
2. Arugula Strawberry Salad
Red and green are the colors of the season, and this salad plays up the festivities perfectly. Not only is it vegan, but it’s good enough to eat as the main course.
Scintillating Keto Side Dishes
What’s any good meal without Keto Christmas side dishes? These recipes will wow your guests without leaving them bloated.
1. Creamy Cauliflower Mash
Cauliflower makes the perfect low-carb substitute for potatoes, and the addition of kale adds an elegant touch. The beautiful thing about doing keto? You can feel free to add butter or bacon if you desire. How about a recipe without kale? Try our Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Faux Cauli-Mashed “Potatoes” Recipe.
2. Keto Cornbread Stuffing
Who says you have to forego the holiday stuffing if you’re on a diet? This recipe works best if you make the bread a few days in advance and let it dry out completely.
3. Cinnamon-Orange Cranberry Sauce
Be honest — does anyone genuinely enjoy that canned gelatinous mass masquerading as a sauce? With this recipe, you can make a homemade and delicious version without all the carbs.
The Main Event
You’ll want to impress your guests with a stunning main dish. Fortunately, that’s easy to do on the keto diet.
1. Flank Steak Pinwheels
Impress your guests with this easy beef recipe! Paired with cauliflower and a green salad, they’ll gladly accept your next invitation.
2. Horseradish-Crusted Prime Rib
What says “celebration” more than a delicious, juicy prime rib? With just a little bit of garlic, it’s simple to amaze your guests.
3. Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Breast
What makes the classic holiday bird better? Bacon, that’s what! You’ll adore how moist and juicy this turkey stays, even when it’s reheated.
Delectable Keto Desserts
Any holiday feast deserves a grand finale. Tickle your guests’ sweet tooth with these recipes.
1. Parke County Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Roll
Pumpkin. Cream Cheese. Need we say more? Not only will this look great on your table, but your guest will also go bonkers for it. Maybe you should make 2…
2. Keto Apple Tart
This recipe uses an artificial sweetener to mask that there’s no added sugar. Even the little ones won’t know that this treat is reasonably healthy. Plus it comes from our good friend Mellissa Sevigny so you know it’s amazing!
3. Chocolate-Mocha Cheesecake
Nearly everyone loves chocolate and cheesecake — so why not combine the two? Plus, with this no-bake recipe, you won’t need to run the oven.
Bountiful Keto Beverages
You need a mix of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at your celebration. You want to feel festive, but you also want to keep your guests safe. Some people choose to abstain from alcohol for many reasons.
1. Pumpkin Spice Latte
If you can’t get enough of fall’s favorite beverage even once the holidays arrive, try this version of the classic pumpkin spice latte. This drink makes an excellent drink for after dinner.
You should avoid alcohol while doing keto, but one or two drinks make any occasion more festive. Make this low-carb version of a mojito, so that you can indulge without all the guilt.
3. Low Carb Vodka Holiday Cocktails
In honor of the season, CarbSmart’s Budget Low Carb is happy to present low carb alternatives to high carb cocktails. We’ll focus on vodka this time since it’s a fairly universal alcohol.
Make Your Holiday Meal Keto-Friendly and Fabulous
It’s easy to put together a festive holiday feast while adhering to a keto diet. Follow the tips above and delight both your guests and your taste buds!
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