It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving will be here in less than a week! I’m not at all ready for the holiday hustle and bustle, but thank goodness, I have recipes already dreamed up that work great for holiday snacks, meals, and desserts. Here are some of my favorites:
Sweet & Sour Pork & Radishes would make great appetizers. You could make the meatballs and radish pieces small before cooking, then put them on toothpicks or skewers after they are cooked. Maybe add some green pepper and/or mushroom chunks to the mix.
You can find other cracker recipes, including Low Carb Fancy Crackers (which are made in a pizzelle baker) in the Misc Recipes folder. An assortment of crackers would be great for a platter or to eat with one of those meat logs we see everywhere this time of year.
If you are making a turkey (or stuffing a chicken), try my Stuffing Oneself recipe. It makes enough stuffing for one or two, or you can make more than one batch and make enough for everyone. Yum!
My Poultry Noodle Bake is perfect for using up leftover turkey.
You could also use turkey leftovers in the Bright Raspberry Salad for a change of pace.
The Pudding Recipes folder has lots of ideas for desserts you can make and feel good about eating while you are surrounded by carbage during the holidays. You can see step-by-step directions for How to Make a Super Simple Low Carb Milk Chocolate Mousse to see how easy and yummy it is to stay on track.
One of my favorite low carb desserts to share is No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake. Even those who don’t normally eat low carb love it. You can find step-by-step directions with pictures at How to Make a Low Carb No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake.
Another great low carb dessert to share is Coco-Cocoa Cream Pie. It has a coconut flour crust and creamy chocolate filling.
For a single-serving pie, try Low Carb Mini Lemon Cream Pie, Low Carb Mini Raspberry Pie, Low Carb Mini Mocha Cream Pie, Low Carb Mini Banana Cream Pie, or Low Carb Mini Chocolate Cream Pie for a quick little pie you can make to treat yourself.
In the Cookie and Candy Recipes folder, you’ll find more cookies and a lot of chocolates recipes.
For step-by-step directions with pictures, see How to Make Low Carb Chocolate Disks, How to Make Low Carb Crispy Dark Chocolates with Chia Seeds, and other How To Articles at DARdreams Recipes.
The Coconut Flour Recipes folder is full of crunches, crumbles, mini cakes, and other desserts. You can find my Gingerwaffle & Cinnamon Cream recipe there, which can be used for a dessert or yummy holiday breakfast.
Cinnamon Chia Wiscotti, Raspberry Wiscotti, and Orange Wiscotti are crunchy biscotti-like treats you can make ahead and take along with you to make sure you have a low carb treat available, enjoy them at home, or make them for gifts. They keep beautifully for a week or more if wrapped in plastic or a baggie.
After listing all these dessert recipes, I’d like to repost a link to my thoughts about Eating Sweet “Treats” here. I believe we can eat our low carb treats without guilt or harm and will enjoy our holidays more if we don’t feel deprived while we’re surrounded by carbage.
I hope I have given you plenty of low carb ideas for staying on track with your low carb lifestyle throughout the next few months and beyond. Let’s make our New Year’s resolution “Continuing my low carb lifestyle” instead of “Restarting my low carb lifestyle” this year! 8+)