A happy and healthy keto and low-carb Thanksgiving

Our fantastic low-carb and keto Thanksgiving ideas will give you plenty to be thankful for — without any deprivation or guilt. From the turkey to the dessert table, we’ve got keto and low-carb recipes that you and your family will love.

We’ve also included a few tips to help you navigate the bounty of the buffet and feel good about your food choices.


Low-carb Thanksgiving turkey

Turkey has only trace grams of carbs and is a great source of protein. You can enjoy it with a flavorful gravy made from the turkey drippings. If you enjoy eating the roasted skin, then help yourself to the additional fat and protein.

Our delicious turkey recipes are juicy and flavorful, making for both a filling meal and a beautiful centerpiece.

Check out our stuffing guide for more inspiration.

Healthy Thanksgiving bread

Replicating the traditional Thanksgiving stuffing can be one of the biggest challenges on the menu. That’s why we’ve put together some of our best stuffing recipes using low-carb or keto bread. Use our guide to help you convert your family’s favorite recipe into a new, healthier favorite.

Low-carb or keto sides and sauces for Thanksgiving

Remember that side dishes will likely be your biggest source of carbs and fat. If you’re planning to indulge in a low-carb or keto Thanksgiving dessert, be sure to keep side portions small to save a few carbs for later.

With that in mind, select some lower-carb side dishes to enjoy.

Instead of potatoes, consider a luscious, creamy browned butter cauliflower mash, with fantastic flavors provided by caramelized onion and cheddar cheese.

You could also add some crunchy green beans to your plate? Or maybe some delicate Brussels sprouts?

The cranberry sauce on our menu is made without added sugar. The tartness of the cranberries is balanced by the natural sweetness of unsweetened apple sauce or freshly grated apple, complementing heartier dishes perfectly.

Thinking this sounds a lot like a traditional Thanksgiving menu? You’re right! And that is our most important message. Eat real food and avoid highly processed, overly refined, high-carb foods while celebrating — and you’ll be good to go.

Regardless of your family favorites, you’re sure to find delicious alternatives here. Some may be similar in nature, but all will be low carb or keto.


Low-carb or keto desserts that are perfect for Thanksgiving

Coffee is often the best dessert after a satisfying meal, but if you’re looking for a sweet treat, we suggest cinnamon apples with a rich, flavorful vanilla sauce or pumpkin pie with some homemade whipped cream as a sweet ending to the day.