These low carb holiday recipes should help you keep from losing the momentum you might have gained in your lifestyle change while still being able to enjoy a festive family meal. As the only person in my family actually eating low carb, I need these low carb holiday recipes so that when we sit down to eat, I too have food on my plate.
These low carb holiday recipes kind of figure that you will be roasting a turkey which is in itself a low carb dish. However, you could do roast beef or steak or even chicken depending on your preference and family size.
Low Carb Turkey Stuffing
Depending on the size of your turkey or if you are actually stuffing with only low carb turkey stuffing, you will need to make more than one loaf of low carb bread. My plan is to make low carb turkey stuffing on the side for me, but regular stuffing for the family.
Things you will need:
What you need
- 1/2 of the loaf of low carb bread toasted and cubed.
- 4 tbs butter
- 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
- 1 tbs finely chopped onion
- chicken broth
Slice and toast and cube 1/2 of the low carb bread recipe (from below). Saute celery and onion in 4 tbs butter. (I like my stuffing pretty buttery) Add the bread and saute that all together. Next add a bit of sage (when it smell amazing to you that is good). Sprinkle on a pinch of salt and pepper and mix well. Finally add enough chicken broth to make it stick together a bit. I’m thinking about 1/2 cup or less will do the trick.
Put the stuffing in a buttered baking dish and cover. Bake for about 45 minutes with the turnkey at the end (I bake my turkey at 325) If you are going to crank the oven up and bake stuff at the end then probably only take about 25 to 30 minutes to get it all yummy.
You will need this for the Low Carb Stuffing Recipe Above – Low Carb Bread Recipe
I am going with this bread recipe from Keto Connect.
- 1 1/2 Cup Almond Flour we get ours on amazon
- 6 Large eggs Separated
- 4 tbsp Butter melted
- 3 tsp Baking powder We use this! (important note – Make sure there is no aluminum in your Baking Powder for this recipe)
- 1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar It’s ok if you don’t have this – We use this!
- 1 pinch salt
Watch the video first before attempting this. Also if you add fold the egg whites into the batter the end product will be fluffier.
Low Carb Mashed Cauliflower Recipe
What you need:
- 1 head cauliflower
- Sour Cream
- Salt n pepper
Rice your cauliflower and then boil it for 10 minutes in chicken stock. Drain it well. Add a bit of milk, sour cream and butter then mash or blend with your hand mixer/beater until creamy. Finish with salt and pepper.
Low Carb Brussels Sprouts Recipe
- Brussels sprouts
- bacon (I use turkey because I don’t do pork)
- Hazel nuts
Clean your Brussels sprouts and half them. Fry up your bacon. You will probably need about 1/2 package of bacon for 2 pounds of Brussels sprouts. Once the bacon is finished set the strips aside and fry your Brussels sprouts in the bacon grease. If you are using turkey bacon you need to add some extra butter. when the Brussels sprouts are tender and almost done throw in your chopped hazel nuts to get a bit toasted. Mix in your bacon that you have chopped. Even people who don’t like Brussels sprouts can’t resist this tempting dish.
Broccoli with Hollandaise Sauce – Low Carb Holiday Recipe
Nothing says fancy holiday meal in our household like holiday sauce (Hollandaise)! Cooking the broccoli can be as simple as steaming it a bit in water or as fancy as sauteing it in butter and olive oil. I love to add garlic to sauteed broccoli, but not when I’m adding holiday sauce. Garlic and lemon are kind of weird together in my opinion. Well unless you are adding it to chicken, then it is okay.
How to make Hollandaise Sauce:
What you need
- 4 egg yolks
- a Teaspoon of water
- 1 Teaspoon of lemon juice (from a real lemon is best)
- a Stick of butter (melted)
- pinch of salt & pint of cayenne pepper (or a drop of hot sauce)
How to put it together
Vigorously whisk the egg yolks and lemon juice together in a stainless steel bowl and until the mixture is thickened and doubled in volume. Place the bowl over a saucepan containing barely simmering water (or use a double boiler,) the water should not touch the bottom of the bowl. Continue to whisk rapidly. Be careful not to let the eggs get too hot or they will scramble. Slowly drizzle in the melted butter and continue to whisk until the sauce is thickened and doubled in volume. Remove from heat, whisk in cayenne and salt. Cover and place in a warm spot until ready to use. If the sauce gets too thick, whisk in a few drops of warm water before serving.
You are looking at about .5 carbs per 2 tbs of sauce – Full nutrition info here
Low Carb Pumpkin Pie Recipe
- 2 cups (225 grams) blanched almond flour (almond meal–which often has bits of the dark brown skins in it–works but makes a heartier, more rustic crust)
- 1 tablespoons swerve
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (chilled briefly to firm up, if necessary; may substitute cold butter)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Mix the ingredients together then push into pie dish. Bake at 375 for 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool
- 15 oz can Pumpkin puree or 2 cups fresh pumpkin pulp
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup Swerve
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix everything together in a bowl then place in the baked pie crust. Bake at 325 for 40 to 50 minutes. The pie should be a bit wiggly in the center. Serve with homemade whipped cream.
Whip whipping cream in a glass bowl with squeaky clean beaters that are also cold. Add a bit of powdered swerve for sweetener. A little goes a long way with Swerve. You can add a couple drops of vanilla to make is extra special.
Enjoy these low carb holiday recipes. Eat well this holiday season. Eating Low Carb High Fat has helped my hypothyroidism immensely. Start now so you don’t lose your gallbladder too! Though I no longer have a gallbladder following this eating plan helps me to feel better. In case you didn’t know your gallbladder is intimately connected to your thyroid! You can read about that here.