I am reposting a list of food items that I posted last year to try to help everyone stay on track with eating low carb. The meal doesn’t have to be stressful. There are many meal options that will satisfy your traditional meal items but still be healthy for you.
With the holiday only a few days away I thought I would offer some suggestions to feed the masses and still stay on target for eating low carb. The holidays are not an excuse to go overboard. The holidays are really about being thankful and spending time with those that you love. Now I know that you aren’t going to stop having the holiday dinner just because you are a Diabetic but lets look at possible options for mealtime.
- Dill Dip– you can serve this with a nice veggie tray
- Pizza Bites– The kids will love these and they are very healthy.
- Bacon Wrapped Cocktail Sausages– My entire family LOVES these.
- Crab Rangoon Dip– you can serve this with a nice veggie tray too.
- Sausage Dip– This is excellent served with fresh broccoli or cucumber.
- Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes– I get requests for these.
- Zucchini Pecan Muffins– These are very light and would go well with either turkey or ham.
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin– These have a few more carbs but if you are careful you can fit them into your meal.
- Pumpkin Pudding- I love this. I may might it today.
- Grilled Zucchini with Parmesan– One of my favorites.
- Cauliflower Au Gratin– Another personal favorite. This will be on my table on Thanksgiving.
- Cranberry Sauce– This is sooooooooooo good. I will definitely be making this.
- Butternut Squash– This is an excellent replacement for mashed potatoes.
- Artichokes– Very good and low carb.
- Broiled Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese– This is one of Samantha’s favorites and if her morning sickness has eased up I will be making her this.
- Cabbage with Bacon– Another favorite that I have been meaning to make to take to work.
- Butter Pecan Ice Cream– Who doesn’t love ice cream?
- Blender Coconut Pie– Excellent choice.
- Pumpkin Cheesecake– I will be making this and topping it with the cranberry sauce above.
- Pumpkin Pie– This is a nice traditional pie that will make everyone happy.
- Coconut Cake with Buttercream Icing– I need to make this again. It was very good.
- Blackberry Cobbler– You can use frozen berries.
- Cream Cheese Brownies– I made this last weekend and took to work and shared. They were appreciated by all.
- Coconut Meringue Pie– This is a holiday tradition as well.
- Key Lime Cheesecake- I am making this today to take to work this week.
- Toasted Pecan Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake– I have been making this one for more than 10 years. We love it here.
These suggestions should keep you on track and happy during the holiday season whether you serve turkey or ham. Mike has requested turkey this year so we will be having that. I am looking forward to the holidays even though it will only be me and Mike for the dinner. Caleb is coming later in the evening and will be spending the night while his mommy goes shopping for Black Friday. Fun times will be had by all.