Top hacks to stay low carb during the festive season
Keeping the carbs down around Christmas is no mean feat. It's even harder if you are looking to go gluten free too. Especially when roast potatoes, stuffing, mince pies, and Yorkshire puddings (contentious) are being passed around the dinner table. However Christmas doesn't have to be carb-heavy, and certainly doesn’t mean you have to struggle to stay on plan. Fear not, we have numerous ways you can indulge in festive feasts and keep the carbs to a minimum (even in line with your keto-diet).
Your low carb Christmas recipe saviour
Lo-Dough works as a bread and pastry alternative and it's a really unique way of eating the food you love without being weighed down by calories and carbs. It's virtually carb free (2.2g per piece) with the added bonus of being gluten-free, high in protein and fibre, and an amazing 39 calories per piece. Being on a low carb diet during the festive season is a walk in the park with Lo-Dough, as you will see from these amazing recipes.
For a totally indulgent twist on pizza, you've just got to try this class combo of Christmas flavours! We switched out the usual passata for the cranberry sauce and added a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese, slices of brie and cooked bacon. The whole pizza still comes in under 11g carbs.
This sausage stuffing should take pride of place on the Christmas dinner table. It's made with Lo-Dough breadcrumbs so is a great low carb stuffing options, plus, the beauty of a stuffing is it is totally customisable. You can add fruits, herbs and spices to match to the meat you are serving it with.
Ok, so it isn't the classic shape you expect to see when you think of mince pies. But trust us, if you're looking for a delicious and low carb mince pie alternative, this recipe is for you. It is also gluten free and is made with our low sugar, homemade mince meat recipe.
Around Christmas, there is often a lovely bit of ham lying around, crying out to be put in a sandwich. If you are looking to keep the carbs down and beat the bloat, why not make it with Lo-Dough? The real twist here is the seasonal coleslaw made using raw sprouts. When sliced finely enough (a mandolin works best), sprouts are delicious and make a great replacement for the cabbage you would normally find in coleslaw.
Oh yes, we're not joking around, Baking is right back on the agenda with Lo-Dough, as you can blitz it into breadcrumbs which make low-carb desserts and cookies possible... and we can say from first-hand experience that they taste delicious. Even a full cookie with the chocolate chips comes in at 4.5g carbs, meaning you can enjoy a classic sweet treat whilst staying on plan.
Lo-Dough works well with a rolling pin, and it's a great low-carb pastry alternative. What better time of year to make the most of that? Better still, these sausage rolls are completely gluten-free.