Sticking to any healthy diet can be daunting around the holidays, but luckily it doesn’t have to be! This complete Keto Thanksgiving menu has everything you’ll need to celebrate without the carbs.
Before I get into the menu, I feel it’s important to say this … you absolutely DO NOT have to stay strictly keto or low carb over the holiday season or any season for that matter.
Please don’t let yourself feel one ounce of guilt if you are choosing to enjoy the ‘real thing’ over the holidays. We are only talking about a few days here and as long as you don’t let it snowball, it really shouldn’t hamper your progress that much.
Truth be told, if I could have one more Thanksgiving with my Grandmother’s cooking I would eat every dang thing and not even think twice. Food is often a part of a family’s culture and identity. It’s ok to celebrate with food in my opinion.
My personal approach to the holidays is to enjoy things in moderation and with some mindfulness. I do my best not to eat foods just because they are there. I try to ask myself if it’s worth the mental fog and just generally feeling icky. Sometimes the answer is yes, but honestly – most of the time it isn’t.
And even with that intention sometimes I fail miserably and find myself eating things I don’t really want just because they are around. And guess what … That’s ok!
Ultimately, if Keto is your lifestyle then you have to make it work for YOU and no one else. So, regardless of what you see big keto influencers saying you should do – you just do you!
So there you have it! A complete keto-friendly Thanksgiving menu. Did I miss anything? What’s typically on your holiday menu?