Back when I wrote up my favorite keto thanksgiving recipes, I told you I had been working on a low carb green bean casserole recipe but that I didn’t have it quite to where I wanted it. And I promised you I’d have it ready before Christmas. So here it is!
It’s not that there aren’t other low carb green bean casseroles out there. There are. But I couldn’t find a single one that had fried onions. And I really, really like fried onions in my green bean casserole. So while it’s a little more work to fry your own onions (the kind in the can aren’t low-carb) it’s absolutely worth it to me. I wanted this to have all the familiar flavors of the traditional green bean casserole, but with the exquisite flavors that only come from using fresh ingredients instead of canned. I used fresh green beans but I think you could also substitute frozen and get a similar result.
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?!
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.