This post looks at how to have the best healthy holiday ever. From desserts to dinner and side dishes, these 11 Best Keto Christmas Recipes are a good place to start...
Here at Living Chirpy, we encourage people to be balanced in their dietary approach. Relaxing a bit on Christmas won't ruin all the progress you've made. However, sometimes finding healthier alternatives might be necessary if you're very sensitive to certain ingredients or still have a long way to go until you reach your body goals.
Just know that holidays don't have to be a source of stress, because there are so many resources available that can make your Christmas happy AND healthy!
How To Stay Keto On Christmas?
If you want to stick to your healthy eating habits on Christmas, make sure to use ingredients that are compliant to your dietary guidelines. Many classic Christmas dishes have keto versions that you can find online.
Below is a collection of keto-inspired Christmas recipes, from desserts to dinners...
These cookies are an excellent Christmas treat and making them can be a fun holiday activity if you involve the kids. The recipe uses almond flour as the base ingredient.
- Calories: 27
- Carbs: 1g
There's no need to skip this classic Christmas sweet if you're sticking to keto during the holidays. There are a lot of healthier ingredients available, like stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, which makes it possible to still enjoy your favorite treats.
- Calories: 84
- Carbs: 1g (net)
The great thing about this recipe is that the dough can be made ahead of time and frozen, so you can just whip it out on Christmas day and have a fresh batch of gingerbread cookies without too much of a hassle!
- Calories: 169
- Carbs: 3g (net)
Your low carb Christmas side dishes doesn't have to be overly complicated. The olive oil, parmesan, garlic, and Italian herbs really bring out the flavor in these simple veggies. If you're having this for a special dinner, you can save some time by slicing up the vegetables on the day before.
- Calories: 168
- Carbs: 6g (net)
This recipe uses mashed cauliflower to create a thick and smooth base for this delicious creamed spinach. It uses simple, clean ingredients and you can have it ready in about 20 minutes.
- Calories: 155
- Carbs: 7g (net)
Using a slow cooker is the ultimate way to take some stress off yourself if you're in charge of making a special Christmas dinner. The only prep that needs to be done is to whip up the glaze which can be done in less than 10 minutes. The ham then cooks for 3-4 hours and the only thing you need to do is serve it to your family.
- Calories: 493
You can't go wrong with carrots for a simple keto Christmas side dish. Covered with butter, parmesan, garlic and herbs, this flavorful veggie pairs well with anything.
- Calories: 157
- Carbs: 11g (net)
A whole roast chicken is always a winner. It requires minimal effort to throw this recipe together and can be prepped in under 10 minutes. If your spice rack is well stocked, the only fresh ingredients you'd need are the chicken and lemons.
- Calories: 301
- Carbs: 4.8g
Aside from salt and pepper, this tasty prime rib roast only needs 4 ingredients. This recipe article goes in depth about how to get the meat done just right and how to properly time the cooking and resting process.
- Calories: 575
- Carbs: 0g
Keep your holiday sugar-free and start your Christmas morning with a steaming cup of this keto peppermint hot chocolate. It uses coconut milk as a creamy base and only needs 4 ingredients to make!
- Calories: 239
- Carbs: 7g
This cake-like dessert is a British favorite for Christmas. If you're a fan of this holiday dessert, make this simple keto version to keep your Christmas menu clean and healthy!
- Calories: 271
- Carbs: 8g (net)
The variety of healthy holiday recipes available online means Christmas doesn't have to wreck your keto meal plan. There are so many wonderful alternatives available to all your favorite classic Christmas dishes!
Did You Make One Of These 11 Best Keto Christmas Recipes?
If you made one of these yummy recipes that we rounded-up for you – please let us know in the comments how it turned out for you! If you have any improvements or other awesome keto Christmas recipes of your own – let us and other readers know as well!