Back-2-Back Thanksgivings Next Week

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I’m cooking up a healthy, low carb post-Thanksgiving turkey feast for me and the hubby. (Image: An awesome Turkey with Brown-Sugar Glaze via marthastewart.com)

Since the husband and I are visiting friends for Thanksgiving, we’ve decided to prepare our own little, low carb turkey feast on Friday. The beauty of going low carb is we don’t have to fear leftovers.

I don’t want to prepare something that we eat everyday. I want something out of the ordinary. Considering I’m weighing in the next day, I don’t want to go too crazy.

Friday morning I’m planning on a muscle workout, followed by a spinning class and finally some yoga. That means it’s a “high-carb” day (100g of carbs). So stuffing is on the menu!

Low Carb Thanksgiving Menu
I’m going with a turkey breast and not a whole turkey. There’s only two of us for this meal, so no need for a full bird.

I came up with a lot of options including pumpkin-macadamia soup, apple-topped mashed sweet potatoes and garlic cauliflower mash. But I’m focused on keep the carb count under control. I’ll only have 30-40g of carbs available for dinner. Other than the stuffing, I’m keeping the net carbs for each dish at or under 5g.

  • Roasted Turkey Breast (0g)
  • Broccoli Au Gratin (4.1g)
  • Stuffing with Sage and Chives (19g)
  • Crustless Low Carb Pumpkin Pie (5g)

On paper the recipes look tasty. I’ll post the recipes if the dishes actually taste good.

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