Keto Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving is coming and as it’s bringing a marathon of amazing food with it, you might be posed with the question, “What can you eat at Thanksgiving on a keto diet?” Many of the season’s most iconic dishes may seem a bit more challenging to fit into a ketogenic diet (of which follows a high-fat, moderate protein, and low-carb macronutrient ratio), but there’s no need to worry! We’ve assembled some delicious keto-friendly Thanksgiving recipes, simple tips and smart swaps to enjoy the season’s best flavors without losing sight of low-carb keto goals.
Skip the sugary cocktails this year and try mixing your own keto-friendly drinks. There are plenty of low-carb and low-sugar liquors and wines available to make festive beverages, such as champagne, sparkling wine, dry wine, vodka or whiskey. Serve these options before and during dinner, then end the night with a keto-friendly frozen coffee with coconut whip or a cozy hot chocolate.
Before dinner is ready, try nibbling on some low-carb appetizers. With just a few simple swaps, like opting for lettuce leaves over tortillas or using ground almonds in place of breadcrumbs, you can put a keto-friendly spin on some of your favorite starters. Try a platter of Keto Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Dip, or impress guests with blackberry goat cheese toasts. With a little creativity, the options are endless!
Keto Thanksgiving Sides
Turkey might be the star on Thanksgiving, but the side dishes deserve a spotlight of their own. The classic stuffing gets a twist with this keto stuffing recipe. With options like twice-baked cauliflower and creamy asparagus and bacon, it’s easy to find delicious Thanksgiving sides everyone will love, even those following a low-carb keto eating plan.
Save room for sweets because there are a lot of great low-carb desserts to choose from this year. A few our dietitians’ favorite Thanksgiving-ready keto dessert recipes include cream cheese brownie bites and Coconut Lemon Cream Pie. These impressive end-of-meal treats allow for some indulgence while still working towards health goals. That’s a win-win!
Ready to start planning your holiday menu? In addition to the recommendations featured above, the Kroger Health dietitians have also gathered some more keto-friendly options below to satisfy Thanksgiving Day cravings without breaking tradition or lifestyle standards. And if you’re looking for more information on the keto diet, schedule a Telenutrition appointment out to one of our registered dietitians for more tips on the keto diet for the holidays!
Disclaimer: This information is educational only and is not meant to provide healthcare recommendations. Please see a healthcare provider.