Oh the weather outside is frightful.....yup it is snowing here in Calgary today as I write up this post. And with this being the Thanksgiving Weekend, and the kickoff to the holiday season....I don't mind the snow one bit! Especially when I am going through all my "go-to" dessert recipes to share with all of you!
I must share this with you....my daughter is hosting Thanksgiving Dinner at her house this weekend. She sent me a text yesterday wondering about dessert. Knowing that I follow a ketogenic lifestyle for my health, she asked...."For thanksgiving dessert, will you eat whatever I make?" My answer in short...NO!
I offered to make dessert (which I am) and she then asked me well what can I make that you can eat?
I told her nothing with grains or sugar....She came back with this answer....
WATER....basically you can have water.....
And I laughed and laughed! You see, following this lifestyle I DO NOT go without dessert.
This got me thinking...how many out there just starting out, or maybe thinking about starting, a LCHF/Keto lifestyle and think they cannot have dessert?!? Especially during the holidays!
So being Thanksgiving weekend, I went though my list of desserts and treats that I love. I have out together 8 different recipes that would be great for the Thanksgiving table and a great way to kick off the Holiday season! I sure Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.....
Low Sugar Low Carb Chocolate Pecan Pie
Need I say more? This one from SugarFreeMom is absolutely delicious topped with some whipped coconut cream or heavy cream
DEATH BY CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE
Carolyn over at All Day I Dream About Food has certainly got me hooked on this one. I made made this numerous times with rave reviews!
CRANBERRY SWIRL CHEESECAKE – LOW CARB AND
I love Lisa from Low Carb Yum! She has great recipes and is such a sweet person!
And this recipe just screams Holidays :)
APPLE CIDER DONUT BITES
Who said Thanksgiving dessert had to include pumpkin? These little Apple Cider Donut bites are delicious!
NO BAKE PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE BITES
oh Stacey over at Beauty and the Foodie....I love how you work! These little bites with a coffee of a huge meal would make for a great ending of celebration
PECAN PIE TARTSThis to me screams comfort food from home. There is something about warm gooey pecan pie and these little bite size tarts are just enough for that sweet ending.
CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN SEX IN A PAN DESSERT
Sweet baby Jesus....lord have mercy on me....
well we all know where this is going....This is a dessert from HEAVEN! Carolyn really knocked my socks off with this one! (Psst....this is what I'm making for our family dessert this weekend)
Sugar Free HOT CHOCOLATEWho said we had to chew something for dessert? Why not serve this delicious creamy hot chocolate as dessert! Maybe you can add a shot of espresso if that's your thing....
Well my friends, there you have it! An amazing list of recipes for you to choose from for your Thanksgiving Dessert! Of course it doesn't matter which one you choose, as they are all a hit in my books!
If you try any of these, or have a recipe you would like to see switched up to Low Carb/Keto, please leave a comment below! I look forward to hearing from you!
Certified Holistic Nutrition and Wellbeing Counselor