5 Low Carb Holiday Tips | Atkins

Colette's Blog

December 21, 2017

This is one of the most food-centric times of the year, with parties, potlucks, cookie exchanges and more. But with some planning and patience, it is possible for you to enjoy this special time of the year without inflicting too much damage to your waistline.

 Be realistic. First of all, don’t put unrealistic expectations on yourself. Focus on maintaining the weight you’ve lost so far and the strategies you’ve come to rely on to live a low carb lifestyle, such as planning your meals and snacks.

  • Stay hydrated. It’s easy to let this simple healthy habit go to wayside when holiday planning and shopping suddenly monopolize your time, but keep your water bottle filled and always available. Water does wonders for your digestion, your skin and for keeping your hunger under control.
  • Spoil your appetite. If you’re headed to a party with carb-filled temptations at every turn, fill yourself up with a hearty low carb snack before you go.
  • Fill up with protein. Fortunately, many holiday dishes are naturally low in carbs and higher in satisfying protein, such as ham, turkey and prime rib, plus appetizers like shrimp cocktail or smoked salmon. Fill your plate with these choices, and round out your meal with veggies.
  • Find some go-to low carb holiday recipes. From holiday cheer to sides, appetizers and desserts, these delicious low carb holiday recipes will be perfect for any party, potluck or dinner:

Low Carb Holiday Drinks

 Ginger Lemon Champagne Sparkler

This festive bubbly drink has the touch of citrus and the zing of ginger.

 Hazelnut Eggnog

You can sip on this traditional holiday glass of cheer without guilt.

 Low Carb Holiday Appetizers

 Mushrooms Stuffed with Sausage and Mozzarella

This hearty appetizer features mushrooms, which are a super food. Savory sausage and gooey mozzarella add the perfect finishing touch.

 Spinach and Shrimp Dip

You can serve this dip with cut-up veggies or low carb crackers.

Low Carb Holiday Sides

 Candied Ginger Sweet Potatoes

The sweet potato dish of your childhood gets a new low carb twist. Sugar-free syrup and ginger at sweet without carbs.

  Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Parmesan

Nutrient-packed Brussels sports are the star of this delicious dish.

 Low Carb Holiday Desserts

 Chocolate Yule Log

You may want seconds of this rich and chocolate-y low carb holiday dessert.

Chocolate Pecan Shortbread Drops

These low carb cookies are perfect for any cookie exchange or bring them to your next potluck or office party.

 #Atkins #LowCarb #EatRightNotLess #LowCarbHoliday #LowCarbHolidayRecipes  

More From Colette

   Food is Medicine

The Facts Behind America’s Public Health Crisis Bad Heath Comes at a High Cost Why Food Should Be Considered Medicine A Low Carb Diet May Be Your Preventive Medicine Small Changes, Big Results with Atkins 100 TM How Atkins 100 Works Food is Medicine Why a low carb diet may offer benefits beyond just weight

Read More »

Cool Low Carb Drinks for Hot Days

Cool Low Carb Drink Recipes Chocolate Fudge Brownie Icy Treat Keto Dirty Chai Latte Keto Iced Protein Coffee 4 Tips for Ordering Low Carb and Keto Coffee Drinks 1) Order a smaller size. 2) Go for lower carb milk, such as almond or coconut. What’s the Best Milk for Keto? How to Choose Keto-Friendly Creamers

Read More »

Everything’s Peachy

2 Important Health Benefits of Peaches New Low Carb Peach Recipes for Summer Red Lettuce Salad with Peaches Grilled Peach Salsa Over Grilled Pork Tenderloin Low Carb Peach Dessert Recipes Peach Buttermilk Sherbert Coconut Lemon Ice Cream with Blackberry Peach Compote Everything’s Peachy Low carb recipes inspired by fresh peaches. There’s nothing like a sun-kissed,

Read More »