Make Your Thanksgiving Low Carb

Halloween's over. And hopefully the candy is gone, but not because you ate it! Time to move onto the next big day, Thanksgiving. And it's coming up fast, isn't it? So what will you be having? Something healthy for your body and brain, I hope. And I don't mean just on Thanksgiving Day. Let's not forget the parties and other events and extracurricular activities on the horizon.

Make Your Thanksgiving Low-Carb

How about doing your part to make Thanksgiving healthier for everyone you care about? Have you considered making your Thanksgiving dishes low-carb? Dinner will still be delicious and you'll be less likely to pack on extra pounds.

Here are a couple of ways to reduce your carbohydrate intake...

Making broccoli cheese soup? Don't broccoli and cheddar cheese taste like they were made for each other? (But what doesn't taste good smothered in cheese?) Go to any chain restaurant and they're sure to have a broccoli cheddar soup. That's how popular it's become. But one of the things you love about it, is the texture, which comes from flour, a carb. Instead of flour, try using xanthan gum. (Just don't feed it to premature infants). With less than a 1/2 teaspoon you will have impressive results.

Now what about that stuffing?

Of course everyone's expecting stuffing! Make it without bread. Chop up sausage. Add chopped onions, peppers, celery and whatever else you like along with pepper, salt and garlic. Stir in eggs. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and put the mixture into a shallow 2-inch glass pan. Brown and serve.

And the potatoes?

Forget the potatoes. Use cauliflower instead. Pan fry garlic and rosemary. Then boil some cauliflower, mash it, stir in butter or cream -- just don't go crazy here! -- add salt and pepper, then the rosemary and garlic.

Sounds delicious, doesn't it?

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