Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgivingWe have a sizeable American audience so Happy Thanksgiving if you’re celebrating the occasion with your friends and family today.

Thanksgiving means… well, a lot of food of course and a lot of carb-laden options.

Candied yams, pumpkin pies and stuffings made with breadcrumbs etc.

Of course, you can’t be perfect all the time when trying to stick to a low-carbohydrate diet, but if you do want some low-carb versions of your favourites, here they are…

Butternut Squash Soup – a favourite starter made lower-carb by the good folks at Atkins.

On the same website, there’s a great recipe for green beans, which can be served as an accompaniment to the roast turkey.

Lowcarbdiets has a stuffing recipe which uses low-carb bread, vegetables and seasoning to create a lower-carb version of this roast turkey accompaniment.

Still with Lowcarbdiets, the site also includes a pumpkin pie recipe which has roughly 8g of carbohydrate per serving so you don’t need to miss out on this seasonal speciality.

Finally, Mark’s Daily Apple has a whole host of delicious sounding recipes – from wild mushroom soup with vegetable confetti, devilled eggs, zucchini (courgette) and squash gratin to scallops wrapped in bacon and crab bisque. Check out the full range here.

As it so happens the Thanksgiving meal isn’t a million miles away from the typical British Christmas menu, so hopefully our British readers will find some inspiration for their own Christmas cooking.

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