Lighter Thanksgiving Menu

Gobble your Thanksgiving meal without the post-dinner wobble! We’ve put together a low-carb Thanksgiving dinner menu you can serve without the guilt. See recipes and carb count to build your perfect plate!

Mix and match your favorite recipes below to make your perfect lighter holiday meal!  

 

Lighter Thanksgiving Appetizers

 

If you plan on indulging in some carbs during dinner, stay away from bread-y appetizers and hang out by the veggie and dip plate. Setting out pickles, olives, and marinated artichokes are also easy low-carb choices.

Jalapeno Cheese Dip

 
4 g of carbs per serving. 
 

Grilled Mushroom Appetizer

 
1 g of carbs per serving. 
 
 

Lighter Thanksgiving Turkey

 

Of course, naturally almost carb free, turkey isn’t the main carb heavy hitter. We’ve included turkey recipes so you can be sure to add your entire plate.

Rosemary Sage Turkey

 
1 g of carbs per serving. 
 

Apple Cinnamon Turkey

 
5 g of carbs per serving. 
 

Beer Can Turkey

 
1 g of carbs per serving. 
 
 

Lighter Thanksgiving Salads

 

Fill the bulk of your plate with turkey and salads to keep your meal with in your target carb range. Remember the Dietary Guidelines encourage us to make at least ½ our plate veggies and ¼ lean proteins, like turkey!

 

Strawberry Almond Salad with Vinaigrette

 
9 g of carbs per serving. 
 
Tip: Omit sugar and save 2 carbs per serving.The strawberries and juice will add sweetness.
 

Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

 
7 g of carbs per serving. 
 

Sugarless Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

 
0 g of carbs per serving. 
 
Tip: Add to any salad for some carb-free flavor!
 
 

Lighter Thanksgiving Sides

 

Side dishes that you've been craving all year but with a light twist!

 

Charred Lemon Asparagus

 
5 g of carbs per serving. 
 

Kale & Cauliflower Gratin

 
8 g of carbs per serving. 
 

Fauxtatoes (Cauliflower Mash)

 
11 g of carbs per serving. 
 

Creamed Spinach and Aged Cheddar Souffle

 
6 g of carbs per serving.