Surviving Holidays on a Keto Diet and Loving It
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These Holiday Keto Recipes will bring you much peace and deliciousness this season.
There are often two worrisome camps of keto dieters.
One pushes aside the diet and says just this one day. The problem with that is the carbs and sugar are so addicting, especially to those who have had a lifetime of overeating, that this one day can take you down.
Let me help you with that temptation, as we enjoy the weekend with amazing keto dinners, and a success.
Another thinks it’s impossible to control eating at parties and holiday dinners. Let me help you with that fear.
The Weight gain Typically starts at Thanksgiving and goes all the way to the New Year.
The calories consumed by the average person on a typical Thanksgiving day range from 3,000 to 4,500 calories. After about 2,000 calories the joy of eating is certainly lost and Black Friday often starts it all over again with leftovers. Christmas only gets more intense with treats in every office and cookies everywhere.
I’m here to help with that.
I want you to know a few things about holiday keto recipes that I recommend.
- I love food, good tasting food and I enjoy the holidays.
- I’m a pretty good cook, so you can trust my recipes.
- If there’s something old school you HAVE to have, have some of it, but surround yourself with sugar free desserts, and grain free breads.
- It’s better to stick with whole foods that don’t take you down, so enjoy some of the vegetables and fruits you may not normally, such as apples and carrots.
- If you must overeat a bit, eat low glycemic foods that don’t spike blood sugar, making it much easier to get back to your plan.
Holiday Keto Recipes
For the Morning, try a Grain Free Pumpkin Dutch Baby.
It’s lower carb and sugar free.
Keto Holiday Starters
Sausage Balls made with Almond Flour
No Baste Roast Turkey with Cheesecloth
Turkey leftovers could include turkey lettuce wraps, turkey stir fries and turkey fried caulfilower rice.
Red Meat is filling and these recipes will not leave you feeling deprived.
Cauliflower Mash (with olive oil or butter)
Instead of Sweet Potatoes, Try Roasted Sugar Pumpkin (very low carb). This also makes a great party appetizer.
Baked Cauliflower Au Gratin instead of Scalloped Potatoes
Five Minute Flash Fried Brussels Sprouts
Parmesan Garlic Brussels Sprouts
Low Carb Green Beans Casserole with Brussels Sprouts, Bacon
Hello filling fiber and don’t forget the pomegranates.
I know some of you can’t imagine the holidays without biscuits or bread of some kind. Not only are these delicious with a tad of sweetness, you can crumble these and make something similar to a corn bread dressing.
Grain Free Sweet Potato Biscuits
This stuffing really is as good as it looks.
Desserts To Get Through the Holidays on a Keto Diet
Keto Christmas Cookies
Lemon Basil Shortbread Cookies
Keto Holiday Cheesecakes
Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake (Cheesecake Factory Inspired)
Left Over Keto Holiday Recipes
Use this chicken salad recipe with left-over Turkey.
Make brunch with left over stuffing hash. Recipe here.
Tips for Staying Keto During the Holidays with Keto Snacks
Always have food on hand that you like to stave off cravings. These are some of the things we like.
Macadamia Nuts (The holidays is the time to splurge). I like these one-ounce snack packs.
Salted Chocolate Macadamia Nut Butters
Beef Jerky (sugar free)
Pork Rinds in Himalayan Sea Salt
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs (Recipe)
Hard Boiled Eggs (Recipe)
Celery with Cream Cheese or Nut Butter