Thanksgiving Menu 2019 (low carb)

Although this is a high-calorie meal for me, it keeps the net carbs within a modest range (especially since I’ll only have a spoonful of the cabbage). I’ll be drinking Le Croix lemon sparkling water because I have some extra weight I need to lose, but the meal will still be completely delicious without wine. However, if I was drinking, I’d serving a sparking rosé, maybe Schramsberg’s.

A Low-Carb Thanksgiving Menu, 2019
Serves 4 // per serving: 771 calories, 24 net carbs

Cook’s Illustrated Roast Turkey Breast and Gravy
6—8 servings // 252 calories, 1g net carb
(Use 3/8 teaspoon xanthan gum instead of flour, to thicken gravy. Organic chicken broth can be used instead of making your own stock, if desired.)



Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan and Truffle Oil
4 servings (about 1 C. each) // 165 calories, 6g net carbs




Sautéed Cabbage with Bacon and Caraway Seeds
4 Servings (about 1 C. each) / 78 calories, 6g net carbs




Caesar Green Bean Salad
4 servings // 125 calories, 8g net carbs




Tiny Pumpkin Cheesecakes
12 servings // 151 calories, 3g net carbs




Serves 4, with leftovers 

Turkey and Gravy
4-pound bone-in turkey breast
Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt
2 T. Kerrygold butter
2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion
1 small carrot
1 small celery rib
2 springs fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
3/8 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/4 C. dry white wine

Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan and Truffle Oil
1 pound cauliflower (or 16 oz. pre-riced frozen cauliflower)
2 T. Kerrygold butter
1 C. Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. truffle oil
2 T. parsley leaves

Sautéed Cabbage with Bacon and Caraway Seeds
1-pound head of red cabbage
1 T. cider vinegar
2 tsp. Swerve sweetener (or 8 drops liquid stevia glycerite)
4 slices bacon
1 tsp. caraway seeds

Caesar Green Bean Salad
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves
2 anchovy fillets
2 tsp. extra virgin oil oil
1 pound green beans
1 Meyer lemon, zested
2 oz. Parmesan

Tiny Pumpkin Cheesecakes
16 oz. organic cream cheese
2 large organic eggs
1/2 C. organic pumpkin puree
1/2 C. Swerve /or/ 1/4 C. Swerve + 1/2 tsp. liquid stevia
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. powdered ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
Pinch of nutmeg
1 tsp. good quality vanilla extract

Sea salt and freshly-ground pepper