Keto Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas
0:00 - Intro
1:55 - Where To Start
2:23 - Keto Side Dishes
2:44 - Keto Casseroles
3:11 - Keto Dips And Mashed Potato Alternatives
3:37 - Keto Main Dishes
3:56 - Keto Desserts
4:06 - Food Psychology Study
5:13 - Eating Less On Thanksgiving
6:22 - Staying Keto On Thanksgiving
7:07 - Recap
All Keto Recipes: https://ketogenic.com/recipes/
- Sides -
Zucchini Cheese Casserole: https://tinyurl.com/av9ym3eu
Low-Carb Veggie Casserole: https://tinyurl.com/ntbwy5a4
- Dips -
Bacon Spinach Dip: https://ketogenic.com/recipes/bacon-spinach-dip/
Keto Queso: https://ketogenic.com/recipes/creamy-cheesy-keto-queso-dip/
Keto Bread Bowl: https://ketogenic.com/recipes/italian-keto-bread-bowl/
-Mashed Potato Alternatives-
Cauliflower Mash: https://ketogenic.com/recipes/keto-mashed-cauliflower/
Mashed Palmini: https://eatpalmini.com/palmini-loaded-mashed/
- Main Dishes -
Chicken Skewers With Bell Peppers: https://ketogenic.com/recipes/cumin-chicken-skewers-with-bell-peppers/
Keto Eggplant Lasagna: https://ketogenic.com/recipes/keto-eggplant-lasagna-gluten-free/
Keto Meatloaf: https://ketogenic.com/recipes/keto-meatloaf/
Keto Chicken Parm: https://ketogenic.com/recipes/keto-chicken-parm/
- Desserts -
Keto Pumpkin Pie: https://ketogenic.com/recipes/keto-pumpkin-pie/
Keto Brownies: https://ketogenic.com/recipes/fudgy-keto-ricotta-brownies-with-chocolate-frosting/
Keto Peanut Butter Cookies: https://ketogenic.com/recipes/keto-peanut-butter-cookies/
- Other Links -
Keto Shopping List: https://ketogenic.com/keto-grocery-list-quick-guide-to-keto-diet-foods/
Food Psychology Study: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2019-04355-001?doi=1
Turkey Day is right around the corner, and you know what that means.
So the question is, what can we make and what can we eat in order to stay keto this Thanksgiving?
So if the goal is to stay keto for Thanksgiving, the best place to start is with a dish that you'll be bringing to the table. We came up with some great Thanksgiving dinner ideas for you!
There are a ton of options you can choose from. First, we need to decide if we're making a main dish, a side, or even a dessert.
Let's start with side dishes. One method we can use to make keto friendly side dishes is to keto-fy existing side dishes that are used during Thanksgiving. When you keto-fy a dish, it simply means taking the higher carb ingredients and swapping them out for keto friendly alternatives.
For casseroles you can even try a beef, broccoli, mushroom, and cheese casserole. You can also try a zucchini and cheese casserole, or even just a low carb veggie casserole. There are a bunch of keto stuffing recipes. Just make sure you're using the proper ingredients.
And as for dips, you can make a bacon spinach dip, a keto queso dip or even a keto bread bowl. Finally, for the mashed potato alternative, you could try something like cauliflower, mashed or even mashed palmini that tastes amazing.
Turkey is obviously a great option, but if you want to get some inspiration from the first ever Thanksgiving, you could try some venison or even some goose. You can also make chicken skewers with bell peppers, keto meatloaf, a keto eggplant lasagna, and even keto chicken parm.
And guess what? If you're making dessert, you can opt for things like keto pumpkin pie, keto brownies, keto peanut butter cookies or so many of the other options.
Now that we have our own dish covered, what do we do about all of the other food that's going to be all around us the entire day on Thanksgiving?
One of the ways you can combat this is by increasing something known as food volume. We can do this two ways on Thanksgiving. First is that we can consume water to help fill up our stomach. So that way there's less room for us to feel hungry later on.
The second way is we can start our meal with a big, low calorie salad because it does the same thing in that it fills up our stomach and prevents us from overeating with a lot of the other things that are available.
And the unfortunate reality is us Americans tend to have an extremely unhealthy relationship with food. So, if we can implement small changes to help us, I'm all for it. But you might say “But Dr. Lowery, there's no way that drinking more water, or eating a salad before my meal will make me eat less”.
And that's where I'd have to disagree, because all of the studies show that these two things alone can help you eat significantly less. And I believe in using every tool possible to help us live healthier lives.
Another strategy we can use is simply just ask “What's the ingredients inside of the dish?” And I don't know about you, but whenever someone asks me that I feel amazing because I want to tell them how I made it what it was made with, and no one's going to get mad at you for asking about those things to allow you to help make healthier decisions.
I hope you and your family have an incredible Thanksgiving!
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