Don't Cheat, Make These Keto-Friendly Holiday Dishes Instead!
For most people, the average weight gain from Thanksgiving through the December holidays is 7 - 10 pounds. But if you're like me and have ever fallen off the wagon back into sugar addiction for those two months, it can be a lot more. I probably don't need to tell you this, but it's easier to gain weight than to lose it!
In honor of this bad tradition we put ourselves into, I've created a cookbook which you can download instantly, that contains everything you need to survive the holidays on keto. It covers all the keto-friendly dishes you can bring to parties that your non-keto friends will actually enjoy, but it also covers all the substitutes you'll need to make a keto-variation of traditional holiday dinners (so much more than mashed cauliflower, my friends, although it has that too!)
It includes lots of photos, 40+ recipes, holiday meal plans, along with nutritional information for each dish.
My favorite recipe in the whole book is one I made to taste just like those non-keto marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes. I think you'll love it. Oh, and stuffing! There's a recipe for stuffing that actually tastes like the real thing and can stuff a turkey!
The cookbook includes 41 recipes in total in your favorite holiday food groups:
- Holiday Mornings
- Finger Foods & Shareables
You'll find that you can host an entire ketogenic meal with these recipes and I've included 5 holiday meal menus. Or, you can dabble in the "finger foods and shareables" section for a potluck or office party. All of these dishes are meant to be muggle-friendly, meaning even your non-ketogenic friends and family will love them, and you won't spend two painful holiday months explaining your eating habits to people. :)
My goal wasn't to recreate junk food ketogenically, but to leverage ingredients we love in the keto diet to make healthy alternatives that everyone will devour.
However, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the dessert recipes like walnut-crusted pumpkin pie and blackberry cheesecake shooters! (To keep it simple I stuck with a kitchen staple most keto-ers have in their cupboard: sugar-free vanilla syrup, like Torani. You can of course always flavor to taste with your chosen sweetener.)
I promise the recipes are simple enough for any cook, and include no wacky ingredients—I kept picky eaters in mind since these dishes are meant to be shared with a group.
I hope you love them as much as I do!