5 Keto Subs For Your Thanksgiving Spread

Thanksgiving is a time of thankfulness, family, and of course food! The thing about it is though that being Keto makes some of the traditional foods are little harder to eat. Now you could have a cheat day but if you prefer to stay on track (much like I do because its a bit harder to get back on track if I get off) then there are some alternatives you can do!

1. Duck

Even though Turkey and Ham both can be fine on keto Duck actually has a higher fat content than both. It’s fat make up is closer to olive oil than butter. and its packed with Omega-3 and Omega-6. While both Turkey and Ham (minus the brown sugar and pineapple) are great keto options Duck is definitely the superior option (and our family favorite)!

2. Cauliflower VS Potatoes

Cauliflower mash is a great option and as long as you make it right most people wont even be able to tell the difference. In our home we like to make it loaded with bacon bits, sour cream and cheese, however there are plenty of options for flavor and recipes.

3. Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole is a holiday classic! But there are actually keto options available as well. Subbing out the canned soups for homemade soups or even cream cheese options is a keto friendly way to enjoy this southern comfort food this holiday!

4. Pumpkin Pie/Cheesecake

There are plenty of ways to take this holiday classic to a keto level! You can sub your regular crust for a keto option involving coconut flour, almond flour, xanthin gum, etc. You can also make this as a crustless option. Even making pumpkin pie fat bombs, or truffles instead. Just make sure you also sub and sugars with a keto friendly sweetener of your choice! Alternatively you can also just make a keto friendly pumpkin pie cheesecake.

5. Sweet Potatoes (Yams) VS Butternut Squash

Yams are a family favorite in many homes but let’s face it any type of potato is a good way to fall off the keto wagon. However butternut squash is a good alternative. While its not the lowest carb option it can be low carb and a good sub. If you’re at Walmart this is the perfect time to grab a bag of the Marketside Butternut Squash as its lowest in carbs with a total of 8 net carbs per one cup. If you’re like me with all the other options you probably aren’t eating a few cups of butternut squash as it is due to trying a bit of it all so your total carb count could be a bit lower depending on your serving! This winter squash makes a great sub with a bit of cinnamon and a keto honey sub and topped with some pecans!

And there you have it Some easy subs for some holiday classics this year to keep you on the Keto track! Let me know which ones you try and what recipes you find!

Until Next Time!

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