Holiday survival recipes

CRZYFTM
CRZYFTM Posts: 430 Member
This is my first holiday season on Keto. Please post your fave recipes!

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  • Rainqueen77
    Rainqueen77 Posts: 116 Member
    I made some keto biscuits and turned it into stuffing. Also, homemade cranberry sauce using swerve. Planning to try a low carb pecan pie recipe I found too.
  • RAC56
    RAC56 Posts: 435 Member
    I made some keto biscuits and turned it into stuffing. Also, homemade cranberry sauce using swerve. Planning to try a low carb pecan pie recipe I found too.

    Let us know how that low carb pecan pie turns out, please. :)

    @AlexandraCarlyle that's how I feel too, but about Christmas. We'll do a keto Thanksgiving, but Christmas is my favorite day of the year so I'll take a dietary 'vacation' day, heh.
  • ladipoet
    ladipoet Posts: 4,180 Member
    The damned best low carb cranberry sauce ever. I usually make up two (2) double batched during Thanksgiving every year:

    http://ginnyslowcarbkitchen.blogspot.com/search?q=spiced+cranberry+sauce
  • nikoba
    nikoba Posts: 291 Member
    edited November 2017
    I LOVE prosciutto wrapped green bean bundles...and so does the family/friends. It's a recipe I kind of threw together from a mish/mosh of other recipes. It's just frozen french style green beans, prosciutto, butter, soy sauce, and garlic.

    I unthaw/simmer the frozen green beans in some salted water...just enough to cover. After maybe 5 minutes, drain them, add them back to the pan with some butter, soy sauce, and garlic salt. (you could probably save a baby bit of carbs by using fresh minced garlic and salt...I'm lazy). Once they are done to your likeness...I still like a little "bite" to them...I take them off the burner and let them cool enough to handle.

    I cut each piece of prosciutto into thirds, grab a bunch of beans, wrap them in the prosciutto...continue until you have run out. Then they just need to be popped into the broiler for a few minutes to crisp up.

    I've made this cranberry slaw before and it seemed to be a hit, and a nice pop of freshness to the normally heavy Thanksgiving fair. I subbed the maple syrup for splenda and it was still tasty:
    http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-thanksgiving-slaw-237475
  • bametels
    bametels Posts: 950 Member
    ladipoet wrote: »
    The damned best low carb cranberry sauce ever. I usually make up two (2) double batched during Thanksgiving every year:

    http://ginnyslowcarbkitchen.blogspot.com/search?q=spiced+cranberry+sauce

    Interesting idea to put cayenne in cranberry sauce. I'm sure I would love it but my family - no way!
  • ladipoet
    ladipoet Posts: 4,180 Member
    bametels wrote: »
    ladipoet wrote: »
    The damned best low carb cranberry sauce ever. I usually make up two (2) double batched during Thanksgiving every year:

    http://ginnyslowcarbkitchen.blogspot.com/search?q=spiced+cranberry+sauce

    Interesting idea to put cayenne in cranberry sauce. I'm sure I would love it but my family - no way!

    @bametels ...you cannot taste the cayenne pepper because it's such a small amount and the sauce really does require that to come out tasting right!! I was very hesitant to add that ingredient myself, when I first tried this recipe but I'm so glad I did as it made the dish (seriously)!! So, if you don't tell you family about this ingredients, they will literally never even know it's in there and I'm a complete spice wimp myself with respect to "hot" spices.
  • Lalasouli
    Lalasouli Posts: 34 Member
  • swezeytba
    swezeytba Posts: 624 Member
    KnitOrMiss wrote: »
    I like doing green beans cooked in bacon drippings, then tossed with bacon bits, slivered almonds (toasted), and butter in lieu of a green bean casserole. Even folks who are "anti-veggie" generally will eat a few bits of this...

    @KnitOrMiss I agree....Any time green beans and almonds are sauteed together you can count me in.....The rest sounds wonderful too.....

    Just saw this receipt in my ditch the carbs e-mail and thought it sounded fantastic too.....

    https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/low-carb-eggplant-parmesan-bites/
  • canadjineh
    canadjineh Posts: 5,396 Member
    edited November 2017
    I like cranberry relish instead of sauce or jelly. I just run a bag or two of fresh cranberries and 1/2 to 1 (well washed or organic) unpeeled navel or other non-mandarin orange through a coarse grind on my grinder and add a dash of sweetener if desired. I can eat a whole bowl of this for dessert but if I do, it's not exactly low carb. Used as a condiment it's quite low though.
  • Twibbly
    Twibbly Posts: 1,065 Member
    This stuff is awesome: http://mariamindbodyhealth.com/pumpkin-swirl-cheesecake/

    I'll probably make it without the crust next time. You don't have to mess with the swirl if you don't want to, everything can just be mixed.
  • retirehappy
    retirehappy Posts: 5,230 Member
    Green beans almandine instead of the carby casserole.
    1 pound fresh or frozen green beans if fresh isn't available, cut into 2-inch pieces
    1/2 cup chicken bone broth
    Cook the beans in the broth til tender, drain and set aside
    In a skillet add:
    1/4 cup slivered almonds
    2 tablespoons butter
    Cook til almonds in butter til toasted light brown. Now add
    2 cloves minced garlic
    Then add in
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1 teaspoon Italian spice mix
    Place the beans and the almonds in the serving bowl and toss so the almonds with seasonings is mixed in well.

    Instead of pumpkin pie try this pumpkin cheesecake pie, make it at least a day ahead of time for best results.
    https://lowcarbyum.com/low-carb-pumpkin-cheesecake-pie/