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A Low-Carb Thanksgiving Menu

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Thanksgiving is a special day, and most of us will likely treat ourselves to the food we would normally avoid. But if you are intent on eating low-carbs, even on Thanksgiving, here are a few Low-Carb Thanksgiving Menu Ideas for you.

Roasted Rosemary and Lemon Chicken with Low-Carb Gravy

Roasted Rosemary and Lemon Chicken with “Instant” Gravy

Turkey is not a huge source of carbs but watch out for the gravy. The gravy in this recipe calls for blending the pan juices and roasted onions in a blender, resulting in a totally yummy gravy with few carbs as no flour required. A serving of this chicken and gravy figures out to approximately 6.6 grams per serving based on six servings per recipe.

Try the gravy poured over Not-Mushy Mashed Cauliflower.

Mashed Cauliflower

Not-Mushy Mashed Cauliflower

Check out my method for making mashed cauliflower with the best more-like-real-mashed-potatoes texture. Cover with highly flavored gravy, and you won’t miss the traditional whipped potatoes.


Grilled Asparagus with Poached Eggs and Toasty Crumbles

Poached eggs with a runny yolk provide an easy sauce for grilled asparagus. Cook on the grill, use a stove-top grill pan, or roast in the oven. No matter which method you choose, they won’t take long to cook. Leave off the bread crumbs, or crumble and toast the cheese biscuits shown below for a low-carb treat.

Cheddar Cheese Drop Biscuits with Yogurt and Almond Flour--Low Carb

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits with Yogurt and Almond Flour

If you need “bread” for your favorite dressing, or if you want to fill the void left by giving up flour-based dinner rolls, these biscuits are perfect for either purpose. If using these biscuits in dressing, slightly reduce the liquid called for in your dressing. Almond flour is less absorbent than wheat flour. You’ll know exactly how much to use after a little experimentation.

Pumpkin yogurt

Pumpkin Yogurt

Add 1-2 tablespoons of canned pumpkin to your favorite unflavored yogurt or homemade yogurt along with a pinch of pumpkin pie spice and your favorite sweetener. Go festive and top with whipped cream, again sweetened with your favorite sweetener. The crumbled gingersnaps are optional, but leave them off if you are seriously curbing the carbs.

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Ideas for a Low-Carb Thanksgiving

Cheddar Cheese Drop Biscuits with Yogurt and Almond Flour--Low Carb
Greek Yogurt Biscuits with Almond Flour and Cheddar
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