A South Beach Thanksgiving: 11 Delicious Menu Items for a Healthy HolidayArticle posted in: South Beach Diet
So, you’re on a weight loss journey over the Thanksgiving holiday; the one day of the year that’s labeled as a diet disaster. But here’s the good news: Turkey and gravy can still be a part of your low carb holiday. You can also treat yourself to something sweet! Bring a little fancy to the table the night before, the night after and the whole week of Thanksgiving with healthy meals from the South Beach Diet. Plus, for the first year ever, you won’t derail your healthy diet. Now that’s something to be thankful for!
Here are 11 South Beach Diet meals for your Thanksgiving menu:
On Turkey Day, one should eat turkey, which is why our chefs in the South Beach kitchen developed this classic entree. With 18 grams of protein but only 200 calories and six grams of net carbs, it’s like a breath of fresh air, nutritionally speaking. Forget baking a turkey for hours at home and dig into our tender, roasted turkey medallions served with fresh sautéed green beans. Enjoy a low carb holiday classic all year long.
If you’d like to have an appetizer before Thanksgiving dinner, soup is a lovely choice. We created a creamy, dreamy mushroom soup filled with Parmesan cheese and tender chicken. It feels fancy when dressed up in a china bowl and garnished with fresh herbs. On an average day, you can still enjoy this dish for a comforting lunch or dinner.
If you need a carb with your holiday meal, our tastes-like-homemade chicken and brown rice is a healthy option. We combine tender chicken (close your eyes and it’s turkey) and filling brown rice for a delicious Thanksgiving dish. Earthy mushrooms and gravy add even more hearty depth, while carrots add pretty color and that “home-style” feel.
If you love a creamy casserole, this is your dish. Nutritious cauliflower and hearty chicken unite in a decadent, Parmesan sauce that’s reminiscent of your home-cooked favorites. It tastes like it’s been baking for hours. However, you can dig in after less than two minutes in the microwave. Feel free to add your own flair and spice it up with oregano and basil for an Italian twist. Add curry and cumin for a taste of India. Or, get that savory Southwest flavor with cayenne, chili powder and garlic.
Not much of a turkey fan? We won’t judge. This dish—starring the other white meat—has a similar “full dinner” effect thanks to crisp veggies and brown rice. The moist pork tenderloin and creamy Dijon sauce adds a unique twist to your low carb holiday dinner table.
The big meal is served at 6:00. So, what’s for lunch? This beef soup is satisfying and easy to prepare, so you can get busy and focus on the main event. To prevent overeating and to keep your energy levels up, it’s imperative to eat three meals a day and supplement with healthy snacks—even on Thanksgiving.
Another delicious swap for turkey, flame-broiled steak just found a place at your holiday dinner table. We keep it fancy by pairing ours with crispy asparagus spears. A rich, mushroom gravy provides the hearty, Thanksgiving flavors you know and love.
We love breakfast foods that can double as dessert. While your family is enjoying pumpkin pie, you’ll be digging into these wild blueberry muffins with a healthy twist. You’ll consume fewer calories but won’t be missing a thing.
What are you grateful for? We’re grateful for you. And, we’re grateful for peanut butter. It’s sweet and decadent yet loaded with healthy fats. We combined your favorite nut butter with keto-friendly almond flour to create delicious, low carb cookies with only two grams of net carbs and zero added sugars.
Is there ever a time when warm chocolate cake isn’t invited to the party? Just add water, mix and microwave. Fresh blueberries, raspberries or a dollop of whipped cream will give it that special holiday feel (just make sure they fit into your daily net carbs). This chocolate cake is always welcome at our Thanksgiving dessert table.
Add autumn spices to our vanilla shake for a healthy, fall flavored treat. Try a sprinkle of cinnamon or a dash of nutmeg. You can even throw in a tablespoon of unsweetened pumpkin puree to create your own pumpkin pie milkshake.