NSNG Low Carb Thanksgiving Round Up!

I love Thanksgiving food.  But I don’t love sugars and grains.  And I especially hate gluten.  It sure does seem like most Thanksgiving foods are gluten and sugar bombs.  So what’s a low carber to do?  Say screw it and binge?  Or miss out on all the yummy foods as you watch everyone else say screw it and binge?

There’s a third alternative!  Make these NSNG (No Sugars No Grains) Thanksgiving sides to eliminate the gluten, minimize your carbs, and maximize your eating enjoyment.

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Thanksgiving Turkey and Low Carb Gravy

Gluten Free, Low Carb Sides:

Stuffin’ Muffins

Roasted Zucchini and Squash Tian Casserole

Acorn Squash Soufflé (a great sub for candied yams)

Low Carb Thanksgiving Stuffing

Green Bean and Wild Mushroom Casserole

Creamed Spinach

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Leeks, & Apple

These recipes have added sugar–the least amount possible, but still…sugar nonetheless.  Use these instead of traditional Thanksgiving recipes to consume less sugar (and still stay gluten free and grain free):

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Pumpkin Bars Two Ways

The Best Dang Candied Yams

Now let’s get to eating and giving thanks!



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  • Rebecca J Chester / Reply

    I’m not a big fan of turkey. Any ideas to give it more flavor while roasting it this Thanksgiving?

    • I love to dry brine every turkey or chicken that I roast. The day before, you can clean and pat dry the turkey, then rub salt all over the outside and the inside of the bird. Let sit in fridge overnight, covered in a pan. Then when you roast the turkey the next day, you don’t have to season it as much, definitely rub the bird with olive oil on the skin, and tuck pats of butter under the skin of the breast. put lots of fresh herbs in the cavity, truss up, season again with salt and pepper and cook. It makes the tastiest most juicy bird!

  • Jessica Rowley / Reply

    Hi Anna,

    What would you recommend for a thickener to make gravy?

    • I use arrowroot powder–usually up to 1/4 cup with a pan full of dripping should work. But remove some of the drippings into a smaller bowl and whisk in the arrowroot, and then add that smaller bowl back into the gravy pan or else it may clump up if you dump it in there directly.

  • Thank you.

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