OMG babes, Thanksgiving is a few days away! I grew up in the Philippines and we didn’t really celebrate this holiday there. However, in the last few years, I’ve really come to appreciate this holiday. I LOVE that the US has a holiday devoted to giving thanks! Being grateful is key to being happy. We talk about this a lot in our 28 Day Grateful Dancer Challenge.

Low Carb / Sugar Thanksgiving Dinner

You babes know I try to live a pretty low carb / low sugar life. This is since I’ve been diagnosed with PCOS which you can read more about HERE. I’m so grateful that there are so many low carb holiday recipes now so I won’t have to sacrifice enjoying my food with the company I have! I’m so grateful that the low carb / sugar-free / keto community is growing every year. I wanted to give a shoutout to some of my fave food bloggers:
  • PaleOMG with Juli Bauer for paleo recipes and lifestyle tips
  • The Lazy Keto Lezlee’s recipes are perfect for busy babes like us
  • Nom Nom Paleo with Michelle Tam for Asian inspired dishes
Today, I’ve gathered some of my fave holiday recipes. Some are my personal recipes and some are from these awesome ladies above!Do you have a favorite thanksgiving recipe? I wanna know babe, add it on the comments below.

For Starters:

Creamy Cauliflower Soup by me

Soup is a great starter for a big holiday dinner because it won’t make your guests too full for your main course. What I love about this dish is that it’s so easy to make and it’s packed with flavor even though it’s dairy-free! Of course, it has bacon so you know it’s going to be good!

Low Carb Side Dishes:

Hasselback Butternut Squash by PaleOMG

Squash is another superfood that we often forget about. It’s full of Vitamin C and A and adds fiber to a dish. I love using butternut squash because it has a little bit of sweetness that goes very well with savory dishes like turkey! Juli’s Hasselback Butternut Squash willl be the perfect side dish that everyone will enjoy.

Cauliflower Mash by The Lazy Keto

Cauliflower all day, everyday!! For the starch lover in your family, give them a little taste of what they’re missing. It’s 2018, you don’t need potatoes anymore. This cauli mash is healthier and it doesn’t get you stuffed like traditional mashed potatoes do.

Low Carb Turkey Stuffing

Stuffing by I Breathe I’m Hungry

No bread on the stuffing? Come back! It’s ok, you get ALL the stuffing flavors that you’re used to without all the carbs. I love that this recipe infuses nuts to give you those seasonal flavors and the sausage gives it a smokiness that should be on every Thanksgiving flavor wheel.

Not Feeling The Turkey?

Pressure Cooker Lamb Shanks By Nom Nom Paleo

If you don’t want a traditional Thanksgiving meal, why not try a little lamb? Create this delish lamb dish with a pressure cooker or an instapot, sear the shanks, cut the veggies and let the machine do all the work. Talk about comfort food made easy. Of course this could also be your protein number 2 for this years Thanksgiving dinner. Slay that holiday meal game!

Low Carb Dessert

Blackberry Chia Cheesecake by me

Yes babe, low carb desserts are you new BFF. I love me some blackberry and I cannot get enough of this cheesecake. It’s not too sweet, but still satisfies my sweet tooth. It’s also the perfect palate cleanser after all that savory goodness. How do we sweeten this? I use Swerve, my fave sugar substitute on the planet. I even got my mom using it! I should seriously be an ambassador.

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Happy Thanksgiving babes!

I’m thankful for this wonderful community that inspires me everyday. From dance workouts to low carb meals, we’re all in this together. Now who’s ready for Christmas? 😉