I firmly believe that holidays are for indulgence. I also know that my body reacts badly to carbs. So what’s a girl to do? Create a low-carb Thanksgiving spread that has all of the indulgence without the excessive carbs, of course!
Let’s talk about alternatives to our favorite Thanksgiving dishes that will keep us moving toward our goals without sacrificing taste, shall we?
The holidays are upon us! (Hang on a second while I scream! Eek!) And while I love the holiday season, navigating family gatherings and holiday parties for those of us who eat a low-carb diet can be tricky. But never fear, I’m here to help! The first traditional holiday food I’ll be tackling is the mashed potatoes. I’ve always been a fan. But did you know that a cup of mashed potatoes can have over 30 grams of net carbs?? Ouch! If you follow a ketogenic diet, your goal is to keep your total net carbs for the day at 20 grams. So, mashed potatoes are out for me. What can I eat instead? Mashed cauliflower, of course! And I’ll let you in on a little secret– they’re easier to make than mashed potatoes. Want to know another secret? My family actually prefers them to mashed potatoes. I know, crazy, right?! (more…)
This recipe may qualify as the doggoned easiest recipe to ever grace the pages of this blog. It’s so easy and so flexible that I’m not sure I can even call it a recipe. But it’s an almost effortless way to turn any regular old weekday meal into something special. Let me introduce you to herb butter.
When I started a ketogenic diet, I knew that the first recipe I needed to conquer was pizza. At our house, we have movie night every Sunday night and movie night means pizza! Since I didn’t want to be the only one in the family not able to enjoy a good pizza, my quest for the perfect low-carb pizza was born.