Feeling Good and Grateful

This week is Thanksgiving! Yay! Another year has (almost) flown by and I have to say this is one of my favorite holidays.

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I realize that may come off a little crazy given how strict the Ketogenic Diet can sound especially when you list off the traditional Thanksgiving dishes.  But the Ketogenic way of living has given me so much more than any slice of pie ever has.

 

Really, I try not focus on enjoying what don’t eat and instead really enjoy every bite I put in my mouth. I no longer feel that I have to have a little of every single dish that entered the house. Thanks but no thanks on the Jellomold.

I mean, it’s pretty but…. 🙂

 

This year we are celebrating at my parent’s house. So, what am I going to eat?

 

I will likely bring a few tasty low carb options-artichoke dip, cheese crisps, full fat ranch dip, guacamole, and accompanying veggies for dipping.

 

I know my mom makes the best deviled eggs and marinated olives both of which are 1,000% keto friendly.

Turkey-dark meat please 🙂 I’ll pack some Kerrygold to replace the gravy if its not low carb

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my daughter calls these meat popsicles

 

All the veggies and salads (less anything candied or marshmallow topped.)

 

Maybe I will bring a sugar free cheesecake or whipped cream…

 

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I’m considering using the pizza recipe to make low carb Rosemary bread sticks-Totally fooled my dad with this on my mom’s birthday. He had no idea I was the one who made the “bread.”   I love those “Gotcha! It’s low carb!” moments.

 

I’m actually getting fairly full thinking about all this food.

 

Honesty, the real plan is to enjoy the holiday, spend time with the people I love, eat, give thanks, and appreciate what life has to offer. My family actually does a super cheesy tradition where we go around the table and each person has to say what they are thankful for. It’s always interesting what people say, in the past it’s gotten a little silly,a little rowdy, and of course teary.

 

I can almost guarantee my four year old will be thankful for Elsa, unicorns, her kitties, and her dogs. But I can’t wait to actually hear what she has to say, fingers crossed I make the cut.

The reality is I am actually quite thankful for the Ketogenic Diet, what it has done for me, for my health, and that of my families. I am also supremely thankful for everyone that has supported me through it.

 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone. We all have a lot to be thankful for.

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