Thanksgiving is one of the best food days of the year. It’s hard to beat platters of turkey, boats of gravy, mounds of stuffing, and tubs of cranberry sauce. And then there’s the pie. Glorious, glorious, glorious pie.
(Okay, and yes, and it’s a time to gather the family around the table and remember how grateful you are.)
All that said, Thanksgiving can be hard to maneuver if you’re on the high-fat ketogenic diet. That’s because high-carb foods like mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and—unfortunately—pie, can knock you out of ketosis, or fat-burning mode.
Look, enjoying yourself for one day won’t wreck your commitment to a healthy eating plan. So one option to retain your sanity on the holiday is to just let loose and eat the Thanksgiving feast guilt-free.
But if you don’t want to take a day off of your diet (but, really, it’s okay if you want to), you can pull off some kitchen slight-of-hand, magically transforming some of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes into keto-friendly dishes.
Now, granted, you will have to spend some time cooking—or at least energy convincing Mom that, no, you want a keto apple pie this year—but if you’re as committed as you are to remaining in ketosis, then maybe these obstacles are surmountable ones.
So, with fanfare, here are 25 keto Thanksgiving recipes—from bacon-wrapped turkey to green bean casserole to all sorts of pies—that will satisfy T-day cravings without breaking from traditional (too much).