Thanksgiving Sides


#1

Hey, American friends what side dishes are you cooking for Thanksgiving?

This is my first Keto Thanksgiving and I know I’ll have turkey as an option but mashed potatoes, herb stuffing, poblano creamed corn, and cornbread muffins are also on the menu so I’d like to bring a yummy side that everyone will enjoy that’s also carb-free.


(May the blessing of bacon be always with you) #2

What about fully-loaded cauliflower (florets blanched, then roasted with bacon pieces and cheese)? Not precisely carb-free, but low-carb and keto-friendly.

Or you might bring a nice block of aged cheese, which would also have minimal carbs.

If you’d rather bring a dessert, there is a nice sugar-free pumpkin cheesecake recipe on our Recipe forum.


(Jane) #3

Deviled eggs, zoodles cooked in butter, garlic and onion. Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon, cheese and pine nuts.


#4

I love the idea of loaded cauliflower!
Or your suggestion of a block of cheese made my mind go to a charcuterie board which would be great too!


(May the blessing of bacon be always with you) #5

Go for it!


(Laurie) #6

Everybody loves deviled eggs.

You could also bring some ham. It’s considered a holiday meat, and some people prefer it to turkey.

A nice salad is a pretty safe bet.


(Bob M) #7

I’ve had this many times:

Something like this:

I overeat that one, so don’t make it much.


#8

Agreed, although I eat more carbs than many, on Turkey Day I’m just eating! But good luck finding somebody that doesn’t like something covered in cheese and bacon!


#9

you want zero carb options here? :wink:
deviled eggs. bacon wrapped scallops. big ol’ platter of peel/eat shrimp! chicken wings with flavor like buffalo sauce. mini meatballs.

of course many consider this food ‘not sides’ to a Thanksgiving Day meal, I do HAHA I don’t put food in a box to eat this only with that or eat this only at this time of day kinda person :sunny:

but if you are thinking just lower carb sides, if one googles ‘low carb keto’ side dish recipes you get a gazillion options to make and bring for all. Good luck!!


#10

I made the loaded cauliflower - it was delicious and easy to make!
I also did a charcuterie board and no one missed the crackers :slight_smile: Thanks for your suggestions. I’m happy to report that I made it through the holiday weekend without falling off the keto wagon!


(Susan) #11

Looks delicious!


(Bob M) #12

Very nice!