Thanksgiving dinner can be a challenge if you have diabetes or you’re trying to limit carbs, but you’ll never miss them with these Lower Carb Thanksgiving recipes.
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Are you team turkey or team stuffing? For me, it’s all about the stuffing. And mashed potatoes. Maybe some sweet potatoes for color. Give me a heaping plate of starch, cover it with gravy, and for one day a year, I’m in heaven.
I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. For most people, Thanksgiving isn’t about the turkey, it’s about all of the sides carbs. Thanksgiving can be a tough one if you have diabetes, or if you’re trying to limit carbs. It’s one of those days that it’s just really hard to practice portion control if the table is heaped high with lots of delicious high-carb foods.
So, I think a good strategy for cutting back on carbs at the Thanksgiving table – or any day for that matter, is just to make lower carbohydrate dishes. Luckily, there really are some AH-Mazing lower carb options out there for appetizers, sides, and desserts.
Yes, even mashed potatoes, stuffing, and dessert can be modified a bit to be more blood sugar friendly. So, in honor of National Diabetes Month (is it a coincidence that they have that in November?), I asked my RD and healthy food blogging friends to share some of their favorites, and here are. Lower carb and diabetes-friendly appetizer, sides, and dessert recipes for your Thanksgiving table.