If you’re planning your Thanksgiving menu, but need just a bit of creativity and help to keep it in the Keto Zone this year, we’ve got a full menu for you. Or, if you haven’t started, and are looking for recipes for a whole feast, look no further than this Keto Zone Thanksgiving Menu. It’s full of delicious foods that will nourish your body, delight your taste buds, and keep you in the Keto Zone.
Mushrooms are one of the most underrated low-carb foods available to Keto Zone eaters. In fact, this delicious recipe pairs mushrooms with ground turkey, cream cheese, herbs, and spices. It’s perfect for a Thanksgiving appetizer.
Get the Recipe: Keto Zone Stuffed Mushrooms
Reasons to be thankful: Mushrooms are packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. And like many other amazing vegetables and plant foods, they go beyond macronutrients. They serve as a functional food that can help fight and prevent diseases. Mushrooms are considered an anti-cancer agent. They also boost the immune system, fight viruses, and are a natural source of vitamin D (1).
Did you know organic canned pumpkin is a wonderfully healthy food? It is full of beta-carotene, fiber, and more. This colorful, warm-you-up soup will be the star of Thanksgiving Dinner. Double your batch, you’re going to want it for leftovers!
Get the Recipe: Keto Zone Pumpkin Soup
Reason to be thankful: Pumpkin is high in antioxidants that support heart, brain, and eye health. What’s more, its oils may reduce cancer and support bladder health (2, 3, 4,). There’s plenty of reasons to be thankful for pumpkin this year.
While the Keto Zone diet is not high in protein, a side of turkey, cornish hen, beef, or salmon is a great fit on a Keto Zone Thanksgiving Menu. In fact, along with fats and vegetables, you can use protein to promote satiety and health.
Get the Recipe: Keto Zone Thanksgiving Turkey with Gravy
Reason to be Thankful: Protein plays many roles in the body. When you include it in your diet, you promote hormone health, muscle repair, cellular structural health, and more. Proteins rounds-out a delicious Thanksgiving meal and gives many great leftovers!
Make sure to stock up on cranberries, because you’ll want this delicious cranberry jam year-round! It’s perfect, with turkey, yogurt, nuts, and more.
Get the Recipe: Keto Zone Cranberry Jam
Reasons to be Thankful: Cranberries are as healthy as they look. In fact, their deep, vibrant color is due to their high levels of anthocyanins as they are one of the most potent sources among berries (5). They are also anti-cancer, fight urinary tract infections, and support heart health.
A Holiday dinner would simply not be complete without Brussel sprouts. This recipe, with cranberries and walnuts, is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner (or any dinner). Here’s why:
Get the Recipe: Keto Zone Cranberry Walnut Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Reasons to be Thankful: Brussel sprouts are one of those quintessential “healthy foods.” And for good reason. They are loaded with powerful antioxidants (6), vitamin C, vitamin K, anti-inflammatories, anti-cancer nutrition, and fiber.
Cauliflower is one of the most versatile, low-carb foods available. Like magic, it can turn into rice, mashed potatoes, and more. Try this delicious “mashed potatoes” recipe and see for yourself.
Get the Recipe: Keto Zone Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes”
Reasons to be Thankful: While cauliflower shares many of the same great benefits as other vegetables, it is special because it is powerfully detoxifying. At a cellular level, cauliflower’s nutrients work to support natural detoxification to help cells renew themselves and stay healthy. Cauliflower is also high in choline and known to support brain health (7).
What would Thanksgiving dinner be without a green bean casserole? Sadder than with it, that’s for sure! And this year, you can skip the preservative-loaded, high-carb, unhealthy canned casserole, and use delicious Keto Zone whole foods instead. Ready?
Get the Recipe: Keto Zone Green Bean Casserole
Reasons to be Thankful: Green beans contain many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that support health and fight disease, just like many vegetables. But, there’s more to green beans. They are a natural of silicon. Silicon is important for bone health, especially in post-menopausal women. Amazingly, it may reduce fractures and improve bone density (8).
Thanksgiving stuffing is another classic that’s gotten a Keto Zone makeover. And you won’t be disappointed. Our Thanksgiving stuffing uses a delicious secret ingredient that will keep you in the Keto Zone.
Get the Recipe: Keto Zone Thanksgiving Stuffing
Reasons to be Thankful: Our secret ingredient is plant-based, but still provides complete protein. In addition, it’s a great source of anti-inflammatory fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Add it to your stuffing this year!
Pumpkin is so good for you, we decided to double up on it. You can start with pumpkin soup, and end with pumpkin pie. With only 4 grams of net carbs, there’s no guilt. You can have it for Thanksgiving dinner and breakfast the next day too (and the day after that, and the day after that).
Get the Recipe: Keto Zone Pumpkin Pie
Reason to be Thankful: Pumpkin is a nutrition powerhouse. Read about all its benefits above, and listed here: Benefits of Pumpkin.
While lemonade may seem like a summer drink, holiday meals are great with Keto Zone punches and fresh lemonade. And this recipe won’t disappoint. Not only does it taste refreshingly great, but it also packs a nutrient punch.
Get the Recipe: Keto Zone Lemonade
Reasons to be Thankful: The fresh lemons in Keto Zone lemonade are great for your body. They boost the immune system, fight kidney stones, support heart health, fight cancer, and even promote beautiful skin (9). Pour a glass and be thankful for health!
Need a healthy fat to make any of these foods or others higher in the primary Keto Zone nutrient? Just drizzle any or all with olive oil. You’ll add healthy fat and many nutrients to each dish.
Get the Recipe: No recipe needed, but make sure your olive oil is extra-virgin, and from Italy (look for the seal).
Reason to be Thankful: Not only is olive oil one of the best anti-aging oils, but it also is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, promotes healthy weight and blood sugars, supports heart health and reduces risk of strokes, and promotes brain health (10).
This year, we are overjoyed and thankful for all the wonderful nutrients God has provided in so many delicious foods. And, we are thankful that you have read and used our recipes this year. We hope you enjoy this 2019 Keto Zone Thanksgiving Recipe this year, and for many more to come.