Thanksgiving is just around the corner! This festive, comforting holiday is full of LOTS of food. But just because there is a lot does not mean you have to fall off the Trim Healthy Mama train. That’s why I put together this simple but delicious THM friendly, keto friendly, low carb, gluten free, and sugar free Thanksgiving menu plan!
To keep you in weight loss mode (if you’re doing Trim Healthy Mama, keto, or a low carb diet) with this Thanksgiving menu plan, I have provided suggestions that are all Fatastic (meaning fat is the primary fuel source, making them an S on THM) or Neutralific (low in fat and low in carbs, FP on THM). This unfortunately removes such things as bread-based stuffing (but here’s a recommended one if you must) and sweet potatoes (here’s a recommended sweet potato recipe too, if you must) off the menu.
While eating, please keep portions in mind (most notably if you’re in weight loss mode), especially if you make one of everything and then some. You don’t want to pig out. Take a little of this and a little of that. Don’t stuff your belly to the brim–only eat until you just feel full. Before enjoying dessert, you may want to wait a few hours for your main meal to digest before digging in.
One last thing before diving in: you don’t have to make everything I suggest here. In my mind, simple is best, which often also means less is more. I pick about four or five things to make when I cook our family’s Thanksgiving meal.
Thanksgiving Menu Plan
Turkey of course is the centerpiece of this and just about every other Thanksgiving menu plan! While I don’t have a specific recipe for turkey (since it mainly consists of just roasting a turkey), I do have a great tutorial on roasting the perfect turkey. This tutorial is the combined methods presented to me by a variety of top notch chefs.
Low Carb Paleo Cauliflower Stuffing
This low carb stuffing from Wholesome Yum contains roasted cauliflower and crunchy nuts plus a bunch of traditional stuffing flavors so you won’t be missing carby bread stuffing at all.
Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce
Spicy cinnamon, juicy cranberries, hints of orange, and sweetness compose the notes of this easy-to-make cinnamon cranberry sauce.
Parmesan Green Beans
Colorful green beans and rich Parmesan cheese unite to create a tasty Thanksgiving friendly side dish from Joyful Jane.
Garlic Mashed Caulitoes
Enjoy all the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes without the potatoes with this yummy, simple, easy mashed cauliflower recipe from Briana Thomas.
The Best Turkey Gravy
This creamy, savory, herby, and flavor packed gravy is simple and easy to make to accompany any Thanksgiving meal.
Layered Pumpkin Pie in a Jar
If you like Red Lobster’s layered pumpkin pie in a jar, then you’ll LOVE this slimming version featuring all the same favored fall flavor sans the sugar or calories!
Low Carb Pumpkin Pie
Traditional pumpkin pie deliciousness sans the sugar and carbs from My Montanta Kitchen!
Pumpkin Crème Brûlée
Silky, smooth custard; a crusty, caramel topping; and sweet, earthy fall flavors are all yours at once in this easy-to-make, no special ingredients, sugar and gluten free pumpkin crème brûlée recipe.
Pumpkin Candy Cups
The creamy, fall favored flavor of freshly baked pumpkin pie mingles with the subtly sweet vanilla flavor of white chocolate or the cocoa rich taste of dark chocolate in these decadent pumpkin candy cups.
Dark Chocolate Torte
You’ll love this rich, creamy chocolate pie topped with ganache from My Fling with Food!
Pecan Custard Pie
Thanksgiving ain’t Thanksgiving without pecan pie. Enjoy this custard version from Briana Thomas.