My Keto Christmas (Part 1 of 2)

Holidays can be a challenging time for people changing their diet.  Inevitably there are several holiday traditions centered around food, usually sweet sugar infested “carbage”.  So how can we cope?  Well I don’t know what will be the best course of action for you, but here’s how I coped over this Christmas season.  We celebrated our Christmas in two parts, first my wife’s family at our home, then traveling to my mother’s house in Florida.  This post will cover having family coming to visit us.

We had company coming to our house, my wife’s parents and her brother’s family.  That made for a total of six adults, three children and two dogs for the holidays.  Definitely a full house.  Since we were hosting, that put us in charge of the menu. Which made it easier for us to plan a keto Christmas and avoid any pitfalls.  Our goal was to have food that was good enough that no one would really miss all of the sugary treats that usually accompanied the holiday season.

For Christmas morning I decided to make scrambled eggs (20 eggs for 9 people) with bacon, sausage, onion, green peppers and cheddar cheese.  I also made some English muffins for the non-ketonians.  Then there was snacking until a dinner of prime rib with au jus, slow cooker pepper jack cauliflower and green beans.

I don't think anyone felt deprived and I must say the prime rib turned out excellent, which is good given that it was my first time making it.  Hopefully our guests recognized that our diet isn't an austere, flavorless punishment, but instead a rich and luxurious way to become healthy.  Below is our Christmas menu.

Christmas Eve Menu (all appetizers):
Christmas Morning Menu:
  • Scrambled eggs with bacon, sausage, onion, green peppers, and cheddar cheese
  • English muffins for the non-ketonians
Christmas Evening Menu:
In my next post I will discuss how we handled holidays while traveling to visit my mother.  You can also read my last post about the benefits of exercise.


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