Keto Christmas Delights to keep your home-fires burning before you kick off the New Year!
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
We love food. And the eating time is upon us.
This post is dedicated to delectable Keto Christmas Delights.
But I think that these goodies are just as good on Thanksgiving, Easter and Tuesday. We don't really wait for special occasion to enjoy food...or anything really.
Everyday that we are here is a good enough reason to celebrate all of the good things this life has to offer, right?
1. Keto Christmas Cookies
“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart.”
I have to start here. Tis the cookie season and I love cookies. Low carb versions of every cookie can be found on Pinterest.
There are so many great options for low carb cookie goodness out there that I feel like this subject could be it's own post. In fact it is...
Check out these Amazing Keto Cookies for Keto Treats you can whip up right now.
We've also added a few cookies since this post was originally published and I'll just share a couple of our favorites!
The Low Carb Crinkle Cookie:
I am making my second batch of these this week. The first batch went too fast.
Low Carb Cashew Cookies:
I LOVE CASHEWS! And this cookie recipe tastes like buttery cashew shortbread..OMG.
2. Main Dishes
“The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.”
I think she must have been talking about the "low-fat" diet movement. If Julia were here today I bet she could get on board with at least some of the principles of Keto.
I know that Turkey or Ham used to be the go-to for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter but the winds of change are blowing.
This Prime Rib recipe will definitely be making an appearance in my home this Christmas.
Prime rib is a wonderful Keto treat that will make your guests feel special. But it needs some loving care to come out tender and juicy. This recipe includes everything you need to make sure your Prime Rib Roast comes out perfectly. And, they have included the horseradish sauce recipe in the post.
Prime Rib (OMG):
Seekinggoodeats.com has a ton of low carb options that look delicious!
AMAZING Roasted Lamb Recipe:
This lamb roast was the star of our Thanksgiving dinner and it'll make a second appearance on New Years Eve. I've already been asked by my family to make it again.
Stuffed Chicken Breast:
If beef or lamb isn't your thing then check out this stuffed chicken breast. It's delectable and looks gorgeous on the table.
When I think of holiday meals I like to make sure they are a mix of a few of the "traditional" meals we have every holiday season with a healthy dose of new recipes.
This is what we do every year. But I love to make new dishes just as much!
3. Holiday Sides
“Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”
There are ridiculous numbers of Keto Side recipe posts for good reason. One of the most important aspects of success on Keto ( or any diet) is planning. But planning isn't enough. You have to keep it interesting too.
That's where the side dish comes in. Because man cannot/should not live on steak alone....
So many traditional holiday sides are really carb heavy. Stuffing, rolls, casseroles made of corn, crackers and "cream" soups have dominated the holiday plate for decades.
Since that isn't an option for the "low carber's" lifestyle, we are making new versions of traditional sides. And lucky for us...there are a ton to choose from.
Veggie Holiday Stuffing:
This low carb version of "stuffing" packs a punch of flavor without kicking you out of Ketosis.
Garlic Parm Green Beans:
This Green Bean Recipe is a holiday staple around here...
Low Carb Cranberry Sauce:
This sweet and spicy cranberry sauce makes a few appearances every year because it's fantastic and picky teen approved to boot...
Savory Pumpkin Souffle:
This savory pumpkin souffle isn't something you see everyday. It's unique and adds some class to any holiday table.
This beautiful salad is not just tasty...it's bursting with the seasons colors!
4. Bread & Rolls
“All sorrows are less with bread. ”
Bread was the main reason we started this low carb recipe website. Low carb breads sure have come a long way in the last couple of years.
This little ditty from Gnom-gnom.com is the bees knees.
Low Carb Hawaiian Rolls:
This recipe is a holiday must in our house. The sweet pineapple and buttery baked bread is AMAZING with ham, turkey or roast beef.
Garlic Bread Sticks
This is a super easy recipe that goes with just about anything while still being worthy of your gorgeous holiday table.
Bacon & Black Pepper rolls:
The name says it all. These are by far my favorite Low Carb Rolls.
5. Keto Friendly Truffles (Fat Bombs)
“If you're afraid of butter, use cream.”Julia Child~
I'll tell you right now that I hate the term "Keto Fat Bombs". Who thought of it? It had to have been a man because a woman would have called them truffles.
Because that is what the sweet versions are...minus the ridiculous amount of carbs of course.
In fact, this recipe is called " Chocolate & Peanut Butter Fat Bombs" because it was developed and written by my dear husband....and because he wrote it, he got to choose the name.
But I think that "Fat bombs" don't sound as delightful as they taste. So I am calling them truffles.
In any case, they are freaking fantastic Keto Christmas Delights.
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Fat Bombs:
I am a recovering Reese's addict and these hit the spot during the "Reeses Trees" season.
Key Lime Truffles:
And these really break up the chocolate filled treats that dominate the season. Chocolate will always be my favorite but not everyone (ahem Thom) thinks that dessert HAS to be chocolate.
6. Keto Christmas Cheer (Keto Friendly Drinks)
“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.”
Whatever you do with your snowy days, you don't have to blow your carb count on drinks.
Low Carb Hot Chocolate:
What's better than a steaming cup of hot cocoa on a snowy day? Oooh, maybe hot cocoa and Netflix (or Disney+).
Hot Buttered Rum...OMG:
Taking photos and then enjoying this drink was probably the most fun I have ever had writing a post for this site. It's a gorgeous drink and tastes as good as it looks.
This wine is a treat and makes your house smell wonderful too!
Eggnog is the star on top of everyone's holiday drink list (okay, a lot of people's). I really like that this recipe includes cooking the eggs. Salmonella is rare but it could really a damper on the Holiday Spirit.
7. Keto Christmas Appetizers
“It's so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it.”
At parties these are "appetizers" but sometimes we call them dinner around here. We love "tapas" dinners.
And, most of the time I end up making a charcuterie board for parties if I am asked to bring an app. They are fun to make and everyone likes them.
This one was for a photo of our Chia Crackers. But it was also dinner that night. And, my fingers were all over it.
But I know that we cant get through the holiday season on salted meats alone....
Bacon Cheddar Fat Bombs:
I really love this appetizer. It's perfectly Keto and BIG on taste.
Antipasto Christmas Tree:
This is adorable! I love it. Cafedelites.com hit a home-run with this tree.
I don't know if spinach dip is part of everyone's holiday app's but I have been making this dip for Christmas since wayyyyy before Keto entered our lives.
8. Keto Christmas Candy
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”
I know, I know, I already had truffles (fat bombs) in the list. But I feel like that is a completely different category.
Easy Almond Bark:
I love this Almond Bark and it's absurdly easy to make. Those two qualities alone make it one of my FAVORITE Keto Christmas Delights!
These will disappear in a flash so you might want to make double if you plan on sharing.
But if you are looking for a big list of tons of Keto Candy to make this season, you are not going to get a better one than right here @ Whoa Keto.
Seriously, I do the Keto thing all day. I read about it, I write about it, I talk about it and I cook the food. This list is tops in the Keto Christmas candy recipe department.
9. Low Carb Pies
“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”
It's true. Pie is as much of a holiday tradition as a tree. I will admit that I am not expert pie maker.
In fact this is what makes the Keto versions so much more appealing to make (for me). Most of the crusts are much simpler than the traditional pie crusts are.
Pumpkin is by far favorite pie and you can keep it low carb without sacrificing the creamy goodness.
And this Pecan Pie is fantastic!!! We made this last week and it lasted exactly one day.
10. Keto Christmas Delights - Cakes
“He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: “celebration.”
While this one is a layered, creamy dessert and not technically a cake, I really thought it deserved it's own spot on this list. This decadent, chocolaty confection is LUSCIOUS and will look beautiful on your Holiday table.
I am usually suspicious of any thing called "Better than Sex", "Sex in a pan" or "Crack" anything because it seems like a sales pitch. In fact I ignore the third one entirely because...I hate the name and I'm allowed to be quirky about my food.
But this looks legit and Maya at Wholesomeyum.com is a Keto Dessert Rockstar.
We don't make a lot of Keto Cake around here. Mostly because some people around here eat too much of it if it's just sitting around. (It's me. I'm "some people").
Anyway, we just don't usually make whole cakes. Unless it's something that I find on Fittoservegroup.com. (Yep, even Keto Bloggers have favorite sites outside of their own).
I love Hilda's desserts because she truly understands the importance of using good fat in Keto Baking. I know a lot of sites claim that they understand...but she actually does. Her pound cakes are the bomb dot com.
This one is no exception....
11. Custards & Mousse
“A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.”
Custards and pudding present their own unique challenges when cooking low carb. But if you have always had creamy desserts during the holidays and love them, there is no reason to to give it up. These bloggers have you covered for Creamy Keto Christmas Delights.
I am not sure why every single vanilla custard recipe includes Stevia. But this one includes a lot less than some of the others I have found.
Stevia in small amounts won't hurt you but if you have too much it can be really damaging. See this post about Keto Sweeteners if you are the curious type and want to know why.
If you are not comfortable with any sweetener in Keto Recipes that you find online just switch them out for whatever you like to use. Allulose is our favorite. Only you can take charge here.
With that little rant out of the way I'll say that this looks fan-freaking-tastic and oh so Christmasy.
I can not believe how good this tastes. It is so much better and far more superior to the usual custard you make or buy.
This one might be my favorite! I love the chocolate & peanut butter combo. It's been my favorite since forever. You can bet that this one has been made in my kitchen more than once. Even the Non Keto-ers will snarf this one up. Don't actually wait until Christmas to make this. It's too good and too easy.
12. Christmas Breakfast
“Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It's made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!”
If there were one thing I could add to this quote it would be "AND SUGAR". Most cereals are just bowls of sugar waiting to inflame your body.
We love breakfast food, even though we don't typically eat it in the morning. One of the many benefits of Keto is that you don't wake up starving. And, you don't get hungry for a looooong time.
Here are just a few of our favorite breakfast recipes...
“I come from a home where gravy is a beverage.”
This sort of reminds me of when I lived in Missouri. Gravy was part of almost every breakfast and dinner meal.
So....I give you Keto Biscuits & Gravy. My FAVORITE!!!! These are delicious and you should make some right now!!!
Ok, maybe not right now but I swear these are up to par with your childhood memories of this dish! Except that they are low carb and will make you SKINNY!
(Disclosure: Personal results may vary lol).
But they are almost perfectly Keto with 80% fat/15% Protein and only 2 carbs so you'll have some leftover for pie or whatever floats your rubber duckie.
That concludes our 12 Days of Keto Christmas Delights!
I am starving now and am off to the kitchen!
Cheers everyone and have a wonderful Holiday/Christmas/Kwanzaa/ Hanukkah/ Yule Season!!!!
And do yourself a favor and watch Adam Sandler being his amazing self....